Anti-Aging and Wrinkles: 5 New Interesting Products

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  • Skin cream for brown spots or pigment
    Advanced Pigment Corrector
    SkinCeuticals
    $90.00

    Size:  30ml 

    Who It's For

    Mild to moderate brown spots or other pigmentation problems and for those who can't or don't want to use hydroquinones.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector contains actives 0.5% Ellagic Acid, 5.0% yeast extract, 0.3% salicylic acid and more ingredients. All of these lighten pigment. Small studies show similar results to prescription strength hydroquinone 4% but without the irritation or potential toxicity. Good alternative to hydroquinones in the winter and for anyone who is allergic to or irritated by hydroquinones.  We are getting good reports from our patients on this product.

    SkinMedica has also come out with Lytera. We don’t know yet which of these two works best. I recommend trying one for 3 months and then the other for 3 months and see which works best until we have more information. Please remember that none of these including prescription strength hydroquinones offer miracles for pigment problems.

    How to Use

    Once or twice a day on cleansed skin. My bias is to put any antioxidant or cell growth factors on first, and then the lightening cream. Then use a high zinc (>10%) sunscreen and double layer with a 2nd sunscreen like the Colorscience powder.

    Ingredients

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Pentaerythryityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Ptfe, Methylsilanol/Silicate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid, Ammounium Polyacrydimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Pentylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldmethyltaurate/Steareth-8 Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Cl 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Salicylic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Flax Extract/Yeast Extract/Extrait De Lavure, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Disodium Edta, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Citric Acid, D159713/2 

  • skin cream for brown spots and pigment
    Lytera Skin Brightening Complex
    SkinMedica
    $125.00

    Size: 2 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Mild to moderate brown spots or other pigmentation problems and for those who can't or don't want to use hydroquinones.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex contains 9 different actives (but no percentages listed) including Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, Retinol, Tetrapeptide-30, a licorice extract and more. Small studies show similar results to prescription-strength hydroquinone 4% but without the irritation or potential toxicity. Good alternative to hydroquinones in the winter and for anyone who is allergic to or irritated by hydroquinones.

    SkinCeuticals has also come out with Advanced Pigment Corrector. We don’t know yet which of these two works best.  I recommend trying one for 3 months and then the other for 3 months and see which works best until we have more information.   Please remember that none of these, including prescription strength hydroquinones, offer miracles for pigment problems.

    How to Use

    Once or twice a day on cleansed skin.  Note that the cream comes out a light caramel color, not white.  My bias is to put any antioxidant or cell growth factors on first, and then the lightening cream. Then use a high zinc (>10%) sunscreen and double layer with a 2nd sunscreen like the Colorscience powder. 

    Ingredients

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrapeptide-30, Hexylresorcinol, 4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde,Retinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ethyl Linoleate, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Tocopherol, Squalane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol

  • Mineral Cover Up for Blotches, Bruises,  Red or Brown Spots
    Mineral Corrector Palette
    Colorescience
    $54.00

    Size: 0.42 oz (12 grams)

    Who It's For

    Anyone with spots or bruises (from cosmetic/laser they want to cover.  Available in two shades, light to medium, and tan to dark.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This the best invention since the iphone (jk). It contains 5 different shades of mineral cover-up that can be mixed to actually cover just about anything including a black tattoo. It covers acne, brown spots, anything red, and bruises!  Put all your regular products on first including makeup if used, then apply.  It works on skin types 1-4. Our patients and staff thought the darker palette for types 5, 6 was too orangey so we don't carry it.

     

    How to Use

    Put all of your products and normal makeup on first.  Then use the little brush to spot treat the trouble spots. Sometimes you need to use several of the colors together to get the right blend and it's fine to do that!

    Ingredients

    Mica, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate Benzoate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Leaf Extract, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Silicate, Sodium Sulfate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Beta-Carotene (CI 40800), Bismith Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Carmine (CI 75470) Contains Carmine As A Color Additive

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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