The New York Times' most emailed article of the day reports on the absurd marketing claims for cosmetic skin creams and the high prices the products demand. A Manhattan dermatologist recommends reducing your daily skin care routine to two simple ingredients: gentle soap and sunscreen, and a third product only for specific skin needs like acne or pigment spots. Avoid the high-priced brands, because no research suggests more expensive products are any better. For more information on the products you are currently using, or to find recommendations for facial cleansers and sunscreens, check out EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database.
The Cosmetics Restriction Diet. NY Times. (4 Jan 07)