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Verdure Sunscreen achieves 2 great honors

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

We are happy to announce that Verdure Matte Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30+ not only won the Best of Suncare 2017 Award from the aesthetician journal Les Nouvelle Esthetique & Spa Magazine, it was also named as a Best Beach and Sport Sunscreen by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a consumer watchdog group well known to devotees of cosmetic safety. http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/best-sunscreens/best-beach-sport-sunscreens/

You can order from verdureskin.com or stop by our vendors distributing our sunscreen listed on our website. Again, DO NOT order from Amazon at this time. You could be getting fake product. Our line has been copied in India and South Korea unfortunately!

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So the compliments keep coming…

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

I keep getting told that “you look good ” “you changed your hair”. No, but thank you! My brows are lifted! I must’ve really needed that laser eye lift!

It was a pleasant surprise to get an update on my review paper of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma which was published 7 years ago. It has been cited by 135 other articles! Ask me how we can prevent this situation. It is not common but unfortunately, there are at least a few people with it every year. It’s very rare that women get them, but last year I did see the second woman of my career that had a SCC spread to her lymph nodes. The first patient I had met was mismanaged by a medical group in town and had her tumor treated numerous times without cure. She couldn’t talk or swallow by the time she met me. It was too late. The second lady had let the tumor grow too long and just had some bad luck.

Typically, the average SCC that spreads to the lymph nodes in my practice is an older white male who has had previous treatment of the lesion with radiation or liquid nitrogen. Size of the tumor, aggressive pathology, a delay of treatment and location on the upper half of the head or back of the hand are higher risk factors in my experience, and is backed up by research.

There are ways of avoiding this situation! Mainly, wear a hat and a zinc oxide-based sunblock such as Verdure. Get frequent exams and examine your own skin by looking and feeling. Talk to me about options for treating precancers that we can’t even see or may be too numerous to treat. And most of all, don’t delay seeking help.

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Verdure sunscreen is back!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

VERDURE MATTE MOISTURIZING MINERAL SUNSCREEN SPF 30+

Verdure Matte Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen with Ceramides and Antioxidants SPF 30+ is back and better than ever! We added ceramides for increased moisture and now we are going cartonless to reduce paper waste.

As before, it is still the first and only sunscreen with broccoli extract-an antioxidant known to have protective effects against skin cancer. In addition, green and red tea (Rooibos) extracts are also there for the same reason. Zinc oxide is the best and broadest spectrum sunscreen ingredient available.

Verdure sunscreen was featured in Allure and Lucky Magazines as one of the best new sunscreens of 2008, as well as on Yahoo Shine!

You can click here verdureskin.com to order online or pick one up while here in the office. Although it retails for $36 for 3 oz. it is price competitive with other sunscreens found in Sephora and in department stores. Some of our customers use it just for their face and use something less expensive for their body. It won’t sting your eyes and has the highest rating for water resistance. We hope you like it and for those fans out there, thanks for your utmost patience with our new formulation!

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Sunscreen tips from dermatologists

Friday, June 24th, 2011

With all of us busy and stressed, a helpful tip that I tell many of my patients is to keep sunscreen in multiple places (the bathroom, your purse, diaper bag, car, golf bag, drawer at work). This tip appeared in the May 2011 issue of Allure.

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Sunscreen suggestions

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Dr. Henry Lim who is one of my former professors and is now Chairman of the Dept of Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital recently gave a lecture at USC Grand Rounds on photoprotection, an area of his expertise.

I learned a lot from this excellent lecture, but most importantly, that octinoxate and avobenzone should never be used together. Turns out a heck of a lot of sunscreens use this combination, therefore rendering UVA protection in these sunscreens inadequate.

In my biased opinion, physical sunscreens such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are king. Many people are fearful of nanoparticles, but unless the skin is not intact, such as a widespread rash, there is little to be afraid about. The Australian equivalent to the FDA has deemed micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safe. Verdure Matte Moisturizing Physical Sunscreen with Antioxidants, which I created contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and has been recommended by several women’s magazines.

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