Who are we?

Hello, and welcome to FryFace!

I've been a New York based dermatologist for over 25 years. I love music. I love triathlons, I love chemistry. (I love Petrolatum jelly.) I study skincare product ingredients and product formulation. I listen to skincare "advice" from self-proclaimed skincare experts, beauty specialists, advertisers, and the media, and can see why the average consumer is overwhelmed. (No, you don't need a silk pillowcase.) I'm asked on a daily basis, “What skincare products do I really need?" Primers, toners, astringents, exfoliants, scrubs, creams, lotions, oils...Exhausting. $50, $80, $100 an ounce...up to $3200 per pound. The industry has gone mad! Take a deep breath, FryFace is here to clarify your skincare needs. (No, you don't need to drink 8 glasses of water a day.)

The Product Selector tool will simplify your selection of moisturizers, cleansers & sunscreen.
(P.S. That's all you really need.)

I hope you find our blog, Fully Exposed, interesting, helpful, and informative, and that you share the site with your family and friends!

Fayne Frey, MD

About FryFace.com:

FryFace is the nation’s first skin care information and product selection service, developed by Fayne L. Frey, M.D., a board certified dermatologist. After more than twenty years of dermatology practice, it became clear that the average consumer is bombarded with an overwhelming selection of over-the-counter (OTC) products without a rational or scientific method of selecting a desired product. Influenced by the marketing claims of advertisers, consumers often purchase products they do not need, that do not fulfill their expectations, and that all too often, are very costly.

Our mission is to clarify and simplify the overwhelming choice of effective, safe and affordable products encountered in the skincare aisles. The products on FryFace.com have been selected based on sound scientific evidence, ingredient content, product availability, and price. FryFace.com offers factually based information and a Product Selector tool to assist the consumer in selecting the appropriate skin care product desired.

Products recommended on FryFace.com are manufactured by reputable companies that have invested millions of dollars in the research and development of quality skin care products that are readily available in local drug stores and retail shops. These major manufacturers develop, produce and sell skin care products using ingredients that are recognized as safe for human use by the United States Pharmacopeia, the US Food and Drug Administration, foreign government regulatory agencies, industry evaluation organizations, private company toxicology studies and the medical and scientific literature. In addition to the prudent selection of ingredients, these reputable manufacturers follow chapters 210 and 211 of title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations for the manufacturing, filing, and packaging of their products assuring the purity, integrity, strength, and safety of their products.

Product Selector details:

Final search results sorted by the "Fewest Ingredients" option are listed by the number of ingredients, with products containing the fewest number of ingredients listed first. Scientific research has shown that this may minimize the chance of allergic reactions. Should several products within a given search contain the same number of ingredients, products are listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer and name of product. Final search results sorted by "Typical Retail Price" list the least expensive products first. Products with the same "Typical Retail Price" are listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer and name of product. Since MSRP is not always available, "Typical Retail Price" reflects an estimated price based on prices listed on the Internet.

By selecting “Acne-prone” or “Eczema-prone” prompts within the My Skin Conditions category, final search results will exclude products that contain identified ingredients, that based on recommendations of the National Eczema Association, and on medical and scientific literature, have been shown to exacerbate or cause those conditions.

All products in the Sunscreen category contain broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology, have a minimum rating of SPF 30. All products in the final search results within the Moisturizer, Marketed For "Acne",category contain the ingredient salicylic acid. All products within the Marketed For "Anti-Aging" category contain a retinoid, a Vitamin A derivative that may increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun. Limiting sun exposure and applying sunscreen when outdoors is always advised, but especially when using these products. The use of retinoid containing products is NOT advised during pregnancy as the exposure to Vitamin A derivatives may cause birth defects.

FryFace.com offers the evidence based information needed to help you select the skincare product that is best for you. Opinions expressed on FryFace.com are those of FryFace, LLC alone, and do not represent those of any other organization or skincare product manufacturer. FryFace, LLC is an independent and impartial organization with no financial interest relevant to any products mentioned on this website.