Skin Care Library

Learn about the best ingredients for your Baumann Skin Type® on the Skin Care library.

Sunscreen Safety: Is SPF Bad for You?

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 10, 2024

Is sunscreen bad for me? A dermatologist's perspective on the safety of sunscreens, including a list of potentially harmful ingredients. While some concerns exist, the benefits of using sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and aging outweigh the risks. Consult our list of bad sunscreens to make informed choices.

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Benzene and Benzoyl Peroxide: What you need to know

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 07, 2024

Concerning headlines on Benzoyl Peroxide The skincare industry is facing a pivotal moment with the recent revelation about benzoyl peroxide...

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The Science of Sebum and the Sebaceous Glands

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 13, 2024

Sebum is a natural oil that everybody produces at different levels depending on their skin type. If you have ever looked in the mirror and noticed a shiny glow across y...

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Endocrine Disruptors and Hormones in Skincare Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jan 08, 2024

Potential endocrine disruptors in skincare like parabens and UV filters have unclear long-term safety with chronic use. Data gaps exist on absorption and biological effects from topical exposures over years. Due to hormone system interference observed in lab studies, medical groups advise caution for pregnant women, those breastfeeding or diagnosed with estrogen-linked cancers. Further research on ingredients and regulation are needed to define risks. More transparency and alternatives may reduce concerning exposures.

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