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Here’s why you need to add a hyaluronic acid moisturizer to your skin care routine.

Portrait of woman caring of her skin standing near mirror in the bathroom.

“Hya-what, you ask? While the words “hyaluronic acid” may not roll off the tongue, it’s an ingredient you should get to know if you’re looking for that ever-elusive glowy skin. Hyaluronic acid (or HA, as the beauty pros like to call it) is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin, and it’s a not-so-secret skin care weapon that can keep skin looking plump and feeling quenched.

Not to be confused with exfoliating acids like salicylic or glycolic, hyaluronic acid works to cushion and lubricate our joints, nerves, skin, hair and eyes, says Dr. Benjamin Barankin, a Toronto dermatologist and medical director of Toronto Dermatology Centre. “About 50 percent of the body’s hyaluronic acid supply is found in our skin, where it helps to keep the skin soft and supple,” he says.

But (spoiler alert) that’s not always the case.” Click here to find out.


Check out the latest issue of Reader’s Digest Best Health where our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin is quoted:

Does your face gets really red sometimes? Like really, really red when you’re exercising or from eating something hot and spicy? Dr. Barankin is quoted in this article, “Why A Top Derm Says I Get Red Face From Exercise” about a common skin condition to find out what it is click here.13

3 Ways To Save Your Skin After Too Much Sun Exposure

“Any tan is a bad tan. Sun-kissed skin sounds healthy, but it’s not. The colour change comes from our melanin reacting to UV rays while trying to protect our skin cells from damage. No one is immune to this process. According to research from the Olay Multi-Decade and Ethnicity study, while darker-skinned people have more natural protection from…

Sun Safety: What you need to know

Dr. Freiman was quote in an article about the importance of sunscreen, especially with the approach of summer we need to be more mindful sun protection for our skin. Follow this link to read the full article. Credit:

What you need to know about cystic acne

Dr. Freiman was quoted in article about cystic acne & adult acne. To check out the full article click here. Credit:

Global news recently interviewed our dermatologist & acne expert Dr. Benjamin Barankin about pimples causing death!

Sometimes it’s hard to resist the urge to attack pimples the old fashioned way – that is, by squeezing them. But it’s a well-known fact that this practice can cause inflammation and scarring. Read full article here.

Dr. Benjamin Barankin was recently quoted by Global News discussing gluten and beauty products:

Bread has taken a major hit in recent years thanks to the gluten free movement that blames the pantry staple (as well as favourites like pizza, pasta and rice) for excessive bloating, gas and other gastrointestinal discomforts. But for the avidly anti-gluten, the perilous protein isn’t just banned from passing through their lips, it can’t go over them, either. These…

Acne can leave mental scars that are much worse than the physical ones

Our very own dermatologist and respected acne expert was recently quoted in York University’s Excalibur newspaper discussing the impact of acne on one’s psyche in “Acne can leave mental scars that are much worse than the physical ones.” Check out the full article here.

What Are Ingrown Hairs And How Can I Get Rid Of Them?

If you’ve ever suffered the discomfort of an ingrown hair, you already know how much of a nuisance they can be. The painful bumps, which are often found in places where you frequently remove hair — like under your arms and along your bikini line — are regular hair follicles that curl up and get…

Dr. Benjamin Barankin was recently quoted in The Kit

Our own award-winning dermatologist Dr. Benjamin Barankin was recently quoted in The Kit discussing acne in “Here’s how to banish adult acne for good.” Click here to read!

Dr Freiman discusses antiaging treatments in Macleans’s Magazine

Our expert dermatologist Dr. Anatoli Freiman is interviewed about antiaging cosmetic treatments in Macleans’s Magazine. Read it here: