Rendon addressed “Anti-aging: Dispelling Myths and Legends,” emphasizing the intrinsic factors, such as those birth characteristics and the extrinsic factors, for example, UVB and UVA radiation effects, geography, and environmental damage, and their affects on the way skin ages. She cited the appearance of deeper nasolabial folds, hollowness around the eyes and pigmentary alterations among the most prominent signs affecting women of color as they age; and discussed some of the new soy products being found to be particularly good for ethnic skin and pigmentary alterations.
Halder addressed “Pigmentation: the Beauty Marks,” noting that pigmentary disorders in skin of color is the third most common concern reported by black, Hispanic and Asian individuals. He addressed melanocyte differences, skin sensitivity and exaggerated responses to skin incidents, and discussed the increased use of natural ingredients as skin lighteners and brighteners, including kojic acid, a natural product derived from a fungus, as well as the inhibition of melanosome transfer via soy proteins. He cited some ingredients in Ambi products, including vitamins A, C and E to lighten skin pigments; and the effect of feverfew, contained in Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer, to calm inflammation.
Aveeno’s Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream and Eczema Care Body Wash launched last month, and are formulated with active naturals, including ceramides and colloidal, shown to improve the symptoms of eczema.