About

Nicki Zevola Benvenuti founded FutureDerm in Pittsburgh in 2007 as a “Science of Beauty” blog, and in 2012 as a full-fledged beauty company. 

A note from Nicki:
At the time I started FutureDerm.com, I was in medical school, studying to be a dermatologist. I thought that there was so much science behind skin care that wasn’t being talked about. Literally, some of the same ingredients I was learning about in the lab and the classroom were on the shelves at Sephora!

And so, I started FutureDerm.com, a simple WordPress blog, to teach women the science behind skin care. 

The most empowering part of my job is elucidating the fact that women are smart consumers. We may not all be scientists, but there are so many smart, savvy beauty consumers who want high-quality ingredients, and who can sniff out snake oil from a mile away.

That’s the passion behind FutureDerm and our FutureDerm Specialist® Custom Skin Care — empowering a new generation of women to learn the science behind skin care and discover what works best for them.

My skincare routine:

CLEANSER

  • Green tea – 2%
  • White tea – 2% antioxidants FTW!
  • Salicylic acid 1%
  • Matrixyl – 3%
  • Oatmeal extract – 2%
  • Haloxyl – 2%
  • Kojic acid -2% sunspots are my worst enemy — maximally fighting it over here!
  • Arbutin – 1%

TONER

  • Matrixyl – 3%
  • Argireline 8% – I’m concerned about a loss of skin laxity as I age.
  • Green tea – 2%
  • Salicylic acid – 0.5%  
  • Witch hazel – 1.5%
  • Haloxyl – 2%
  • Licorice – 4%
  • Arbutin – 2%

DAY SERUM

  • L-Ascorbic Acid –  15% – one of my favorite all-time ingredients
  • Vitamin E – 2%
  • Coenzyme Q10 – 0.75%
  • Argireline – 8%
  • Glycolic acid – 2%
  • Grape seed extract – 0.75% – so potent when well-sourced!
  • Salicylic acid – 0.5%
  • Licorice extract – 0.75%
  • Kojic acid – 4%
  • Arbutin – 2%
  • Lactic acid – 2%

NIGHT SERUM

  • Retinol – 0.1% love it!
  • Niacinamide – 4%
  • Arginine – 1%
  • Argireline – 8%
  • Matrixyl – 3%
  • Green tea – 2%
  • Kojic acid – 4%
  • Arbutin  – 2%
  • Lactic acid – 2%
  • Hydroquinone – 0.5-1-1.5% some people won’t use it, but my skin is light-toned enough and tolerates it well

MOISTURIZER 

  • Retinol – 0.1%
  • Niacinamide – 4%
  • Arginine – 1%
  • Hyaluronic acid – 4% no more dry skin!
  • Argireline – 8%
  • Matrixyl – 3%
  • Haloxyl – 2%
  • Green tea – 2%
  • Oatmeal extract – 1%
  • Kojic acid – 4%
  • Arbutin – 2%
  • Lactic acid – 4%
  • Hydroquinone – 1.5%

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