This is my third “Happy New Year” episode. I’m so lucky to have been afforded this opportunity because you, the viewers, are so receptive to, encouraging and reinforcing of the goals of DermTV… to provide just the facts and the truth… in a clear, concise message, without bias.
For this new year’s message, let’s talk about what you can expect in the cosmetic dermatology “pipeline” for 2012, and then I want to suggest one skincare new years resolution.
To discuss the 2012 pipeline, let’s separate our cosmetic concerns into three categories… colors, textures and contours.
In the color category, you can expect new products to fade and reduce brown discolorations, whose active bleaching ingredients are peptides and botanical extracts instead of hydroquinone… Which, by the way, as you know, I believe is safe in the over the counter products sold in the US, although new peptides may be more effective.
Also in the color category, the elusive scramble to find ingredients to reduce red will continue at a frenetic pace, but unfortunately, there are still no hero products on the horizon.
Next, for your skin’s texture, for more lustrous, radiant and glowing skin, glycolics will again be recognized as the gold standard in chemical exfoliants and will continue to grow in popularity.
In the third category… contours… non-invasive body contouring and skin tightening will take center stage as botox and fillers continue to be the staples of non-surgical treatment for medium and deep lines and wrinkles.
So there are my 2012 predictions… And now for a suggested resolution.
Just spend four minutes a day on improving your skin. Because I promise you that if you follow the tips and advice and use the products that I’ve discussed in the last almost 400 episodes, you’ll finally have the radiant and healthy skin you’ve always dreamed of.
So, with those predictions and resolution, I and the entire DermTV family would like to wish you healthy and beautiful skin and a wonderful New Year. We hope 2011 was great and we hope that 2012 is even better.
Happy New Year!