Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dr. Joel Schlessinger featured on Huffington Post

Dr. Joel Schlessinger featured on Huffington PostDr. Joel Schlessinger was recently featured in an article on the Huffington Post about strange things that can cause harm to your skin. The article, “7 Weird Things That Could Be Damaging Your Skin,” highlighted several things that we deal with every day that could be affecting our skin’s health, including laptops, sports equipment, our clothes and certain foods. Dr. Joel Schlessinger commented on two weird things that can damage our skin, pets and milk.

Your pet may be giving you a rash, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger says that the strange rash you have may be coming from your pet. “They can harbor infections including staph and MRSA,” he said. If you notice a strange irritation on your skin, make sure you get yourself checked at a doctor’s office and also get your pets checked as they might have mites that have transferred to your skin.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger also says that milk can be the culprit for skin flare-ups.

Although there hasn’t been extensive evidence that milk can cause acne, there have been many reports of patients noticing clearer skin after reducing or eliminating milk consumption. Dr. Joel Schlessinger says the hormones in milk may be causing acne flare-ups and it is a wise idea to switch to a non-dairy alternative, like almond milk. He warns against soy milk as it may also contain hormones. Read more from Dr. Joel Schlessinger about the link between milk and acne.

Always see your dermatologist for any skin irritation or irregularity, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Skin irregularities can be a sign of an allergic reaction or a larger skin problem. If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your skin, call your dermatologist. Many strange things can make your skin irritated, but it’s best to know if there might be an underlying problem. What other weird things have you heard about that can damage the skin? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses new NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses new NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream
In a recent article on Yahoo! Finance titled “NeoStrata® Introduces New SKIN ACTIVE Triple Firming Neck Cream,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger talks about NeoStrata’s latest neck and décolletage treatment. Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream is launching at the 2014 American Academy of Dermatology winter meeting this week in Denver, CO. Clinical trials for this anti-aging cream were performed at the Advanced Skin Research Center under the direction of Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

This firming cream targets hard-to-treat areas on the neck and chest, Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

“As we age, we produce less collagen and pigmentation becomes more mottled, resulting in sagging, discolored skin in the challenging neck and décolletage,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger says.

This treatment cream addresses these signs of aging for a more youthful appearance.

“Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream helps rebuild the skin’s matrix, encouraging pro-collagen and hyaluronic acid [production] and protecting skin’s essential cells,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger says. The result is firmer-looking skin with a more even tone.

Triple Firming Neck Cream is available exclusively through authorized sellers like Dr. Joel Schlessinger and LovelySkin.

NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream is designed to provide serious results. Available exclusively through physicians and approved websites like LovelySkin, this anti-aging product contains proprietary ingredients like NeoGlucosamine and NeoCitriate to hydrate, lift and firm sagging skin. Swiss apple stem cell extract also helps protect and maintain cell function. With regular use of this treatment, the skin on your neck and chest will look firmer, brighter and more hydrated.

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses product diversion with PRIME Journal

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses product diversion with PRIME Journal
Skin care products often pop up on Amazon and eBay at a bargain price. If the deal seems too good to be true, that’s because it is. These products are usually expired or out-of-date merchandise that has somehow shifted away from the intended distribution channel. In a recent PRIME Journal article titled “The Inconvenient Truth About Product Diversion,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares how this practice has hurt the skin care industry and what manufacturers are doing to stop it.

The skin care industry has been fighting product diversion for years, Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

Manufacturers and skin care professionals do what they can to stop products from being diverted, but they can only do so much, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

“Product diversion has always been a problem for some companies, but the newest challenge is their emergence on Amazon and eBay and the limited, if not zero, assistance these companies provide to deter this situation,” he says.

With Amazon recently launching its own skin care section, the company is taking action against select unauthorized sellers.

“Recent initiatives by Amazon clearly show that they are aware of this issue, but choose not to take stolen or diverted products off their site except if retailers ‘play ball’ with them by allowing Amazon to sell their products,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

“This clearly doesn’t pass the ‘sniff test’ in many retailers’ minds who go through appropriate channels to purchase and sell their products, yet are competing against grey market products.”

Many manufacturers are taking steps to stop diversion, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

To ensure only quality products make it to the consumer, some companies are implementing steep penalties for products that are diverted to other channels. Others are using special tracking codes so they can track exactly who bought what product. This way, they can trace diverted products directly back to the source.

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