Ep 297 – “Chaotic Skin,” Grading Your Skin Age & Are Single-Ingredient Serums Over? With Olay Principal Scientist Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson

September 20, 2023

A photo of skincare scientist Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson

In partnership with our friends at Olay, this week we’re asking all of the questions you ever wanted to know from a cosmetic chemist, with Olay Principal Scientist, Dr. Rolanda Johnson Wilkerson. In this uninterrupted chat, the STEM powerhouse enlightens us on the meaning of “chaotic skin,” the most underrated (and most overrated!) ingredients in skincare and what happens to your skin while you sleep. 

Carlene Higgins and the Olay Super Serum

Carlene and the Olay Super Serum

Plus, stay tuned until the end to find out how old Carlene’s skin really is compared to her actual age, according to a professional imaging device you can now find in derm’s offices and facialist spots.

You’ll hear all about:

  • Are the latest all-in-one serums as effective as single-ingredient formulations? 
  • Should you really avoid using vitamin C and niacinamide at the same time? 
  • The one ingredient that Dr. Wilkerson has been studying lately, proven to be a boon for redness-prone skin 
  • Why you should always wash your face at night, even if you’ve had a makeup-free day
  • The blue-sky skincare product that the chemist wishes she could develop, which doesn’t exist yet  
Carlene's Face Scan

Carlene’s Visia Skin Analysis Scan

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