• Skincare and Technology

    Winleviยฎ (clascoterone cream 1%): A new FDA-approved drug for hormonal acne

    WINLEVI cream is a new topical acne treatment by the Italian biotech Cassiopea which has been approved by the FDA recently. WINLEVI is the first acne drug with a new mechanism of action in 38 years; the last one was Accutane! How does this new drug work to combat acne? Acne is a multifactorial skin condition, affected by 3 distinct pathways: excess oil production, C. acne bacteria, and inflammation. Products such as benzoyl peroxide and topical antibiotics can target the acne bacteria and ingredients such as retinoids and salicylic acid can help regulate sebum production and avoid clogged pores, the inflammation which is caused by excess androgen is usually addressed…

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    Age-Repair Defensinsยฎ

    Defensins are the latest generation of anti-aging technology. What is so unique and interesting about Defensins? LGR6+ stem cells are master stem cells which are located in the hair follicle. These master stem cells are dormant most of the time and normally only come to action when the skin is injured.  In case of skin injury, human body naturally expresses Alpha and beta defensins, which are natural anti-microbial peptides. The defensins act as messengers and send signals and activate the dormant LGR6+ stem cells to produce new epidermal cells and repair the damaged tissue.  The brand DefenAge has developed a skincare line which utilizes this new technology to combat skin aging!…