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The role retinoids play in quality skin care

Retinoids, and related compounds are derived from vitamin A. In its many forms, vitamin A is quite different when ingested than when applied to the skin. In the world of skin care and beauty it has assumed a very central role as retinoids, retinol and retinoic acid. And that’s where the confusion comes in.

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Mouth lines can be treated with micro-needling

Periodically, this column will focus on questions from our readers. While we cannot publish answers to all of your questions, we will try to pick those that seem to resonate through our readership.

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How antioxidants aid in healthy living

Antioxidants are everywhere. Energy drinks, skin treatments, vitamin supplements, and cold remedies, and all extol the virtues of their special combination of health giving ingredients.