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Which sunscreen is the best?

March 10, 2020
Thank you and I’m so glad you wrote this.  I’m starting to thinking there’s need to be a new site that just lists and refutes the weird, inaccurate and crazy stuff we all see on the web every day. Some...

Fibroblast and Plasma Pen Technology. Should you try it?

March 6, 2020
It seems like almost every month a new “miracle” treatment with a new, easy, no surgery, hand held device that can fix everything pops up.  We all know to be cautious, so we’ll investigate this more.  Is it really FDA...

Which skincare products are safe to use in pregnancy?

March 3, 2020
This is important. Not much gets absorbed from the skin; skin really is a good barrier.  Minor birth defects are common. If we have a child with any kind of birth defect, we never want to look back and think...

Would Coolsculpting help a couple of stubborn areas?

February 28, 2020
Hi Casper –  Goods questions!  It’s spring and we are all starting to think about wellness, body shape and our goals for the year. I know exactly what you mean.  I work hard to stay in shape, but as our...
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