FAQ with Dr. Loretta Ciraldo

What makes Light, Pollution, Climate and Irritants the major factors that cause skin damage and changes to our skin?

How does Pollution affect my skin?

What are some ways I can protect my skin against Pollution?

How does Light affect my skin?

What are some of the ways I can protect my skin against the harmful effects of Light?

How does the Climate affect my skin?

How can I protect my skin against Climate?

How do Irritating ingredients affect my skin and what are some of the most common ones?

How can I  protect my skin against irritating ingredients?

What has your personal skincare journey been like?

What is the process of developing a Dr. Loretta product?

Why do you think consumer trends have shifted towards a commitment to only using beauty products with 100% natural plant-based ingredients?

What do you think is the biggest misconception about using 100% natural plant-based products over products that include science-based ingredients?

What is the unique benefit of products that combine both science-based and natural formulas?

Additionally, what do you think of the rise of ‘affordable’ brands that focus on 100% science-based formulas?

What is your daily beauty regimen like?

Which active ingredients in skincare am I not allowed to use while pregnant and why?

If I typically use one or all of the above mentioned ingredients in my skincare routine, what do you recommend using during pregnancy that is safe?

What's the difference between AHAs and BHAs?

What skin types can use BHAs?

How do BHAs work?

How do they fight acne?

How can BHAs reduce the signs of aging?

Are there any side effects of using BHAs?

How do AHAs work?

What is the one part of the face (i.e. pores, eye wrinkles) that responds the best to products with AHA? BHA?

When can I expect to see results from AHA and BHA?

When should I not use AHAs? BHAs?

What is the one UNEXPECTED thing that people should know about AHAs and BHAs?

What is Retinol?

What types of Retinol exist on the market and what are their benefits?

Why is Retinol such a popular and sought after ingredient in skincare products?

Why is Retinol commonly misunderstood by consumers?

What are some of the myths associated with Retinol and its use?

Does Retinol support the production of collagen?

Do Retinoids prevent and/or treat signs of UV damage?

What are the potential side effects of Retinol use?

Are there natural, more gentle alternatives to Retinol?

What's the best way to incorporate Retinol into my skincare routine?

Are essential oils effective in reducing pimples and preventing future outbreaks? Are there other methods you recommend?

Would you recommend taking supplements like zinc or fish oil to help with the treatment of acne?

What are some of your tips for long-term acne prevention?

What are some of your tips for long-term acne treatment?

In what instance(s) should I consider Accutane as an appropriate course for the treatment of acne?

Which works better at treating acne: topical prescriptions or over-the-counter products?

If I’m currently on a topical treatment plan, is it ok to incorporate a "clean" face cleanser and moisturizer?

If I  begin a topical treatment plan, is it likely I’ll need to remain on it indefinitely?

Can you offer any advice or general recommendations for someone experiencing acne as a result of birth control use?

What product recommendations would you make for women battling acne who are also on birth control and plan to remain taking it?

Does diet have an effect on acne? If so, what foods should be avoided?

What are some of the harmful ingredients that should be avoided in skincare products?