Skin Care Library

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

Best Oil Free Moisturizers

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 10, 2024

Dermatologist insights on what oil free moisturizers truly mean - do they really contain zero oils? Learn expert facts on oil free skincare - what oil free claims imply, who benefits most from using oil-controlling non-greasy textures, and professional suggestions for acne prone, dry, oily, sensitive, skin types.

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The Ultimate Guide to Massage Oils

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Dec 01, 2023

In this article, we list and explain the most common massage oils used by everyday masseurs, comparing and contrasting them. We give you dermatologist recommendations for which oils to choose to treat sensitive skin types. Using this information, you'll be able to find the right massage oil for you or your client without worrying about breakouts, allergic reactions, or greasy skin!

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Aquaporins in Skincare and Injectable Fillers

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Nov 11, 2023

Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann explains how aquaporins keep skin hydrated by controlling water flow between cells. Topical aquaporins don't penetrate deep enough but ingredients like ceramides can boost natural levels. Aquaporins also help maintain skin barrier function. Changes contribute to conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Targeting aquaporins may represent new treatments.

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Panthenol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 20, 2023

Panthenol is a popular humectant, anti-inflammatory ingredient that can be found in numerous products from moisturizers to cleansers. Check out today's blog on panthenol to see if this ingredients is right for your Baumann Skin Type!

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Ceramides in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 18, 2023

What are ceramides? How do they work? Are there any side-effects or concerns associated with ceramide products? Find out all about this fundamental lipid that's crucial to skin barrier health!

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Glycerin (Glycerol) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is Glycerin? Glycerin (also called Glycerol) is one of the most common humectant moisturizing ingredients in skin care. Find out all about how it works, how it moves through the skin, and what kinds of consideration to make before using it in your custom skin care regimen.

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Hydrating and Moisturizing Ingredients List and Dictionary

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 25, 2023

Moisturizers contain hydrating ingredients that are humectants, occlusives and emollients. They contain fatty acids, oils, lipids, fats, and natural moisturizing ingredients and. Find a list of the best moisturizing ingredients. Learn which ingredients moisturize and hydrate dry skin.

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Cholesterol in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 16, 2023

What is cholesterol used for in skin care products? How does it contribute to barrier repair moisturizers? How does it help prevent trans-epidermal water loss? Is Cholesterol good for eczema or other damaged barrier conditions? Find out in today's blog all about cholesterol!

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Humectants in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jan 31, 2023

Humectants bind water and are found in moisturizers. Which ingredients are humectants?

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Face Cream for Skiing

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Dec 19, 2022

How to protect your face when snow skiing? Using a stong. barrier repair cream can help prevent windburn

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Maltese Cross Pattern in Moisturizers

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Oct 17, 2022

The best barrier repair moisturizers display a maltese cross pattern when viewed under a cross polarized microscope. What is the maltese cross pattern?

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Occlusive Ingredients in Moisturizers and Masks

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Oct 04, 2022

Occlusive ingredients are found in moisturizers and other skin care products. They coat the skin’s surface, preventing water from evaporating off of the skin. Learn what occlusive ingredients do in moisturizers and which ingredients are considered occlusive skincare ingredients.

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