Richard Troy

Medical Blogger committed to accuracy, I am passionate about delivering my readers critical insights into the medical field. Former paramedic, instructor and medical school student. You can read more about me in the dedicated section of the website.

Prevention and Treatment of the Aging Skin: Botanicals

    Botanicals are a large and diverse group of chemicals, which are extracted from leaves, seeds, bark, roots, and flowers of plants. They have been used in medicine / traditional medicine since human history and there is trace of their cosmetic use since ancient Egypt. Recently they have been brought to fame again by …

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Prevention and Treatment of the Aging Skin with Cosmeceuticals: Hydroxy Acids

The benefits of Hydroxy Acids (HA) were discovered almost 5 decades ago, during the 1970s, by two researchers looking for treatment for a family of rare genetic disorders (ichthyosis) in which dead skin cells, instead of shedding, accumulate in thick dry scales. After discovering the exfoliating effects of alpha-hydroxyacids, further research proved also the anti-aging …

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