BIOLUMINESCENCE BLOG

The 5 unnecessary (and damaging) skin care products that are in everyone’s routine

To have perfect skin, you need the basics, and nothing more. I’m not a fan of the #shelfie, a photo of a cluttered bathroom shelf filled with 50+ skin care products. Maybe it’s just a way to show off how much is spent on skin care. Regardless, it promotes an...


Is water irritating to the skin? Is bacteria-infused skin care beneficial? And does the sunscreen in your makeup provide enough sun protection?

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: Why is...


Adult Acne is a Modern Woman's Problem

Acne is not a modern phenomenon. Teenage acne has existed for as long as teenagers, and has been documented in ancient Roman, Greek, and Indian cultures (to name a few). Regardless of what year we are in or what culture we find ourselves to be apart of, teenagers experience a...


How Dermarolling Causes Collagen Breakdown, Premature Aging, and Possibly Cancer

How Dermarolling Causes Collagen Breakdown, Premature Aging, and Possibly Cancer

If I had a dollar for every time I was asked whether or not dermarolling/micro-needling was beneficial to skin, I would have enough money to buy that Hitachi transmission electron microscope I have had my eye on. If you’re in a hurry, the answer is: no. Dermarolling is dangerous and...


Can pores close? Are essential oils anti-inflammatory? And an investigation of cited science

Ask a Skin Care Biologist Ask a Skin Care Biologist is a weekly 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. Thank you for...