Ask A Skin Care Biologist
Ask a Skin Care Biologist is a recurring Bioluminescence post where OUMERE's CEO and CSO, Wendy Ouriel, M.S., answers your skin care questions. Wendy is a cellular biologist with expertise in cellular aging, extracellular matrix biology and the biology of skin care.
Question: Is clay for use in skin care safe or healthy? Do you recommend its use?
Clay in skin care is nothing new, and it has been a popular skin care ingredient for hundreds of...
Consider the Source
The Ultimate Skin Care Credibility Guide is going to be a multi-part series on the Bioluminescence Blog where I will explore, discuss and investigate the legitimacy of skin care information.
I know that the root and propagation of most modern skin disease originated from an ocean of misinformation freely available on the internet written by those who are unqualified to speak on scientific matters. We live in the Information Age, and we live...
One of the great things about making all of OUMERE Skin Care in our labs is we have the ability to constantly improve our products. One area of research I am always working on is finding the finest sources for our ingredients. And finding newer and better sources for ingredients means an ever improving product without needing to change the core formula. The outcome of which is more profound results from the same skin care.
I recently came across a source of grape seeds that I became excited about due to its purity and dense...
Last week I had the honor of sitting on a scholarship panel for the University of California, Irvine medical school. This is something I have done for two years, and it is an excellent opportunity, not just to provide funding for great research, but to learn of what new biological research is being conducted.
Lately my research has been focused on skin care-related biology, which means I have tunnel vision and seldom get to venture out into other areas of scientific progress....
The OUMERE Arm’s-Length Rule
Before the Renaissance, it was unheard of for anyone other than royalty and priests to own mirrors. People probably had better skin during that time because mirrors are your skin’s worst enemy.
When you look in the mirror to check your skin, what do you do? If you’re like most, you get within an inch of the mirror, and pick at your skin. You pop that pimple, squeeze those blackheads, rub your skin and scrunch your face. That means: Inflammation, damage, pathogens and wrinkles.
And what for? Does anyone...