Dr. Irwin's Fall Winter Product Regimen

Note: We will have the Pevonia products displayed here on SkinTour by the end of October.

AM Regimen:
Cleanser: Eminence Lemon Cleanser or Pevonia Sensitive Skin Cleanser
Repair: SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel
Moisturizer: Pevonia Marine Collagen Cream
Eye Treatment: Pevonia Evolutive Eye Cream *Still Love Neocutis Lumiere Riche Eye Balm Also
Sunscreen (Face): Elta MD SPF 40 Daily - Tinted
Sunscreen (Neck): Eminence Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32
Lip Treatment: Jack Black Intense Lip Therapy Balm SPF 25
PM Regimen:
Cleanser: Eminence Lemon Cleanser or Pevonia Sensitive Skin Cleanser
Eye Treatment: Pevonia Evolutive Eye Cream *Still Love Neocutis Lumiere Riche Eye Balm Also
Moisturize (Face & Neck): Eminence Blueberry Soy Night Recovery Cream or Pevonia Timeless Repair Cream
Repair (Face): Renova 0.02% on top sparingly; or you can use one of the over-the-counter retinols I recommend in the Retinoids section. I also like the TNS products, but I have stopped using them myself because I developed a mild allergy to something in their base.
Repair (Neck, Chest & Hands): SkinCeuticals Neck, Chest & Hand Repair
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  • organic cleanser
    Lemon Cleanser
    Eminence
    $36.00

    Size: 8.4 fl oz

    Who It's For

    Good for most skin types, especially dry or sensitive skin. Not great for oily skin or citrus allergies. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Organic. I use this organic cleanser as part of my own daily regimen. It cleans well but without stripping off natural oils. Like many Eminence products, it has a subtle fragrance that's not overpowering or too long lasting.  A creamy base.

    How to Use

    Apply to damp skin and massage gently once or twice a day.

    Ingredients

    Lemon, Lemon Grass Tea, Corn Germ (Zea Mays) Oil, Bioflavonoids, Natural Cream Base, Calendula Oil, Glycerine, Natural Moisturizing, Factor, Biocomplex (Vitamin A, Esther C Vitamin E Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid), Lemon Oil, Balm Mint Oil, Glycine Derivative, Xanthan Gum

  • antioxidants
    Phloretin CF Gel
    SkinCeuticals
    $165.00

    Size: 1 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    All but sensitive skin.  If you are sensitive, try this in a small amount for a few days on a test area.  

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    SkinCeuticals made its name originally by making the best antioxidants, and this one is no exception. 3 antioxidants in one, it contains L-ascorbic acid 10%, phoretin 2%, and ferrulic acid 0.5%. My personal antioxidant under my sunscreen. The same high quality without the glass jars - love the new closed pump with its travel-friendly packaging. Oxidizes only minimally with time (turns slightly yellow).

    How to Use

    Apply after cleansing and under your moisturizer and/or sunscreen.

    Ingredients

    2% Phloretin, 10% L-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), 0.5% Ferulic Acid

  • Rich hydrating eye cream
    Lumiere Riche Bio-Restorative Eye Balm
    NeoCutis
    $108.00

    Size: 0.5 oz

    Who It's For

    Ideal for those with wrinkles and sun damage on the eyelids and around the eye area.  

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This one is interesting and supported by a study in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Contains PSP which is just their term for a soup of human growth factors, cytokines and interleukins (cell activators similar to TNS).  Also contains hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid.  This product seems to work but my guess is Neocutis doesn’t know exactly what

    in it is working. It’s worth trying, in my opinion.  Contains a yam extract which plumps the thin skin around the eyes.

    How to Use

    Apply morning and/or night to the eyelids down to the cheek margin and include the wrinkles ("crow's feet") 

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua), C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isohexadecane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Bisabolol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Caffeine, Processed Skin Proteins (PSP™), Disodium EDTA, Phospholipids, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkylacrylate, Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Beech Tree Bud Extract (Fagus Sylvatica Extract), Palm Oil (Elaeis Guineensis), Tocotrienols, Squalene, Phytosterols, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Polysorbate 60, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid

     

  • sunscreen, normal to combination skin
    Non-Tinted UV Daily SPF 40 Pump
    Elta MD
    $28.00

    Size: 1.7 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Best for normal to combination skin to moisturize and protect from sun damage.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Light, sheer, daily SPF 40 (but not as light as the Clear) with 9% Zinc Oxide for good UVA and UVB protection. For the face, either alone or under makeup. Glides on easily and absorbs quickly into the skin. Hyaluronic acid to increase skin smoothness and softness and to decrease appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Paraben-free. Men like this product usually.

    How to Use

    Use daily on face, neck, chest and hands, 30 minutes before sun exposure.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc Oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate. Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyether-1, Citric Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

  • Tinted UV Daily SPF 40 Pump
    Tinted UV Daily SPF 40 Pump
    Elta MD
    $28.00

    Size: 1.7 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Best for normal to combination skin to moisturize and protect from sun damage.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This is my favorite daily sunscreen, and it is more affordable than my other daily favorite, the DermaQuest ZinClear. It's lightly tinted and lightly moisturizing, but isn't oily. Goes on sheer with just a hint of color and make-up goes well over it. Has 9% zinc oxide. A little hyaluronic acid in it improves skin texture. Paraben free. Men usually like this product. 

    The Tinted version just adds a bit of color, which is great for summer and fall.

    How to Use

    Use daily on face, neck, chest and hands, 30 minutes before sun exposure.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc Oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate. Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyether-1, Citric Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

  • Organic hydrating sun screen
    Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32
    Eminence
    $68.00

    Size: 2 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Great for dry to normal skin.  Too chalky for the darkest skin types or oily skin.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Organic. Great product on the the neck and chest because it's very hydrating (remember very few oil glands on the neck especially), doesn't stain clothing and contains zinc 5% which blocks UV through the full spectrum.  Subtle fragrance and a little chalky at first but absorbs well after a few minutes.

    How to Use

    Apply a generous amount to facial skin about 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Massage until product is fully absorbed and reapply as necessary after excessive sweating or swimming.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 5%, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate 6% Ingredients: Linden Tea, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vegetable Glycerin, Shea Butter, Aloe Juice, Corn Germ Oil, Biocomplex™ (Vitamin A, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid), Naturally-Derived Glyceryl Stearate, Natural Moisturizing Factor, Sodium PCA, Glycine Derivative, Corn-Derived Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Vanilla Extract, Lecithin

  • organic moisturizer for aging skin
    Blueberry Soy Night Recovery Cream
    Eminence
    $64.00

    Size: 2 fl oz

    Who It's For

    Mostly for dry, 40+ or estrogen-challenged skin

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Organic. This rich moisturizer contains blueberry extract as an antioxidant and soy which has some estrogenic effects (helps plump the skin). Great for extremely dry skin. Smells wonderful and a very nice consistency.  You don't need much and it's a very popular gift.

    How to Use

    Apply once or twice daily.   You can thin it a little with water in your palm to make it a lighter consistency or if travelling to a more humid climate.   I love this on airplanes to rehydrate hands and face and put it in a small container in my flight bag.  It doesn't have a lot of preservatives, so if you haven't used it in 3 months after opening, throw it out.

    Ingredients

    Blueberry Juice, Blueberry Pulp, Corn Germ Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Shea Butter, Soy Yogurt, Raspberry Juice, Bramble Juice, Glyceryl Stearate, Grape Seed Oil, Calendula Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable Based), Xanthan Gum, Biocomplex (Vitamins A-C-E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid), Evening Primrose Oil, Glycine Derivative, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid

  • Neck, Chest, and Hand Repair
    Neck Chest and Hand Repair
    SkinCeuticals
    $70.00

    Size: 2 oz

    Who It's For

    Everyone interested in preserving the skin on their neck, chest and hands.  Not irritating but be careful if you have sensitive skin - try a small area at first.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Finally a good product for the neck, chest and hands.  Does seem to improve color and texture overall but don't expect change in deeper wrinkles or raised brown spots. You need your dermatologist for those.

    How to Use

    Every morning under sunscreen and every evening under moisturizer on the neck, chest, and hands.

    Ingredients

    Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Sodium Tetrahydrojasmonate, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil / Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone, Bis-peg/ppg-16/16 Peg/ppg-16/16 Dimethicone, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide, Salicylic Acid, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Dimethiconol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vigna Aconitifolia / Vigna Aconitifolia Seed Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Argilla / Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Disodium Edta, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil / Rosemary Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract / Cucumber Fruit Extract, Linalool, Citronellol, Curcuma Longa Extract / Turmeric Root Extract, Sclareolide, Rosa Spp / Rose Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale Extract / Jasmine Extract, Citric Acid.

  • Sensitive Skin Cleanser - Pevonia
    Sensitive Skin Cleanser - Pevonia
    Pevonia
    $31.00

    Size: 6.8 oz

    Who It's For

    Sensitive or irritated or post laser skin.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review 

    For sensitive skin.   Also see the Pevonia Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream that goes with this.

    Creamy and gentle, and removes makeup well for a gentle cleanser.  Contains safflower seed oil, horse chestnut seed extract and calendula extract.  The size is almost 7 ounces and lasts a long time.

    How to Use

    Once or twice a day

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Polysorbate 20, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Allantoin

  • Eye cream for wrinkles and fine lines
    Evolutive Eye Cream
    Pevonia
    $67.50

    Size: 1 oz 

    Who It's For

    For all skin types.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    My personal eye cream.  Gentle and helps with early fine lines and crepeyness.  Contains hyaluronic acid, Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Vit E, Glycolic acid (low concentration for the eye area), a little sunscreen, and a Vitamin C ester.  It has enough low strength actives (better for the eye area) to be effective.  Results evident at 30-60 days.  I love the NeoCutis Lumerie Riche too, but I Iike to try new products and change things up sometime.

    Mid weight, hydrating and good for sensitive skin.

    How to Use

    Morning and night - entire eye area and eyelids

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua), Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Elastin, Glyceryl Stearate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Glycerin, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Panthenol, Glycolic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Allantoin, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone

  • Marine Collagen Cream
    Marine Collagen Cream
    Pevonia
    $81.00

    Size: 1.7 oz

    Who It's For

    Dry skin 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Safflower seed oil, marine collagen (algae), and Vitamin E.  Feels rich but easy to blend into the skin.  Similiar to La Mer in weight but at a better price point. Not greasy, with a light, feminine fragrance. Very moisturizing and usually good on irritated or sensitive skin.

    How to Use

    At least once or twice daily. Or at night with a lighter cream during the day.   Should last several months with daily use.  You don't need much.

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua), Squalane, Collagen, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Panthenol, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Narcissus Jonquilla Extract

  • Timeless Repair Cream with caviar extracts
    Timeless Repair Cream with caviar extracts
    Pevonia
    $199.00

    Size: 1.7 oz

    Who It's For

    Normal to dry skin

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    For normal to dry skin.  Great under makeup. Caviar extract contains 40 minerals and vitamins.  I honestly have no idea which of those 40 minerals and vitamins are really the "actives," but I have to say this product performs well. They also make a caviar serum that we don't carry yet, that can be used under the cream.  Has a light, unisex fragrance that doesn't compete with after shave or perfume. Moisturizing but a slightly lighter formulation than the Marine Collagen Cream.

    How to Use

    Once or twice daily

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua), Squalane, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Caviar Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Dextrin, Algae Oligosaccharides, Sorbitol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Thioctic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Retinol, Calcium Ascorbate (Vit. C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract

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