Facial Moisturizers

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  • moisturizer for sun damaged, aging, or dry skin
    Bio Cream with PSP
    NeoCutis
    $98.00

    Size: 30 ml

    Who It's For

    Sun damaged, aging and normal to dry skin.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Like TNS from SkinMedica, NeoCutis has it's own proprietary blend of skin cell growth factors, cytokines and proteins from young skin cells grown in the lab.  The actual science behind these is suggestive but not conclusive.  Most patients who have used these, concluded they were beneficial.

    Comparing this to TNS, they are very similar but this is a better price and more hydrating - it's a cream.  The TNS product is actually .63 oz for $165 and this product is $98 for 1 oz.   See also the Bio-Serum by NeoCutis which is more like the TNS in consistency. 

    How to Use

    After cleansing once or twice a day. Could be used as your moisturizer and antiaging treatment product.

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua), Octyldodecanol, Glyceryl Stearate, Decyl Oleate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Wheat Germ Oil (Triticum Vulgare), Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Processed Skin Proteins (PSP®), Myreth-3 Myristate, Ceteareth-12, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officinalis), Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Glycosphingolipids, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone.

  • 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

  • light moisturizer, normal or oily skin
    Daily Moisture
    SkinCeuticals
    $62.00

    Size: 2 fl oz

    Who It's For

    Normal or combination skin, or 40+ skin that is not too dry.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This lightweight, pore-minimizing moisturizer is for normal or combination skin. A nice, light basic moisturizer. Contains marine and plant extracts in small amounts. This is perfect if you are about 30 with normal or combination skin or older but not too dry.

    How to Use

    Once or twice daily

    Ingredients

    Water, Hypnea Musciformis extract, Gelidiela Acerosa extract, Sargassum Filipendula extract, Sorbitol, Cetyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Sanguisorba Officinalis extract, Glycerin, Alpha Tocopherol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hamamelis Virginiana extract, Hypericum Perforatum extract, Thymus Vulgaris extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra extract, Urtica Dioica extract, Urtica Diocia extract, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Panthenol,Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben

  • moisturizer, want for smooth and glowing skin
    Dermal Repair Cream
    SkinMedica
    $120.00

    Size: 1.7 oz

    Who It's For

    Great for normal or dry skin, but can be used by anyone who wants their skin to look smoother and more glowing. Not for acne prone skin though.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     I wish they would re-name this product, because it's a great moisturizer, not really a repair cream.  It has one wonderful property in particular - the best light diffusers of any moisturizers I've seen! It makes your skin look like you just actually got 8 hours of sleep or are at a candlelit dinner. There's a slight golden glow with reflectors that makes skin look wonderful. Worth a try especially if your skin tends to be dull or you're not getting enough sleep (sleep is better).

    The jar for this is beautiful, very sculptural almost like a fine perfume, so it makes a nice gift.

    Note: we've had a couple users return this product because the jar did not look full.  So don't be surprised if the jar looks only 2/3 full - it comes that way and has it's full 1.7 ozs. 

    How to Use

    Apply to the face and neck in the morning and at night after cleansing

    Ingredients

    Water, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polymethylmetacrylate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol, Lecithin, Aspergillus/Aspidosperma Quebracho Ferment, Acrylates/C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Algae Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Polysisicone-11, Panthenol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Squalane, Decyl Sunflowerate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Tocotrienol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Allenton, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Panicum Miliaceum, (Millet) Seed Extract, Cholecalciferol, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Fragrance, Pyridoxine Dipalmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Carotene, BHT.

  • Glycolic antiaging night wrinkle cream
    GlyPro Renewal Cream
    SkinMedica
    $89.00

    Size: 2 oz

    Who It's For

    Those who love that "glow" that comes with great antiaging products. Okay for all skin types.  Men love this product also. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This is the old Vivite Night Renewal Facial Cream, but SkinMedica bought Vivite and tweaked the Night Renewal Cream just a bit.  A 20% glycolic night cream. I have to confess I was originally skeptical about this product.  There are many glycolic products out there but this one truly is one of the best.  I use it now alternating nights - one night Renova and the next this product. I seem to get even better results. Try putting this over your moisturizer like you do your retinoid.  It does tingle or sting just a little for about 2-5 minutes. This is normal for this product.

    How to Use

    Nightly or every other night. A little stinging or tingling is normal but if it lasts longer, is painful, or is making you red or irritated, stop using it.  Glycolics can cause some sun sensitivity, so wear sunscreen or sun protective clothing if you are using this.

    Ingredients

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycolic Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin,  Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol,  Stearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,  Ceresin, Saccharide Isomerate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Algae Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate,  Octyldodecanol, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate,  Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Stearic Acid, Sodium PCA, Urea, Trehalose,  Polyquaternium-51,  Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose,  Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Triacetin,  Aluminum Hydroxide, Ammonium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

  • Hyaluronic facial moisturizer skin cream
    HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
    SkinMedica
    $178.00

    Size - 2 oz

    Who It's For

    Great for the very dry as a second moisturizing layer, great for oily skin and acne

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    There's a lot of buzz about hyaluronic acid (HA) as a moistuizer for skin.  What's nice is that it binds water in the skin without adding oil, so it's great at adding extra hydration for very dry skin......put it under your regular moisturizer.  And....it's great for those with oily skin and acne because it hydrates without oil.  Also, helpful when the the weather is hot and humid.  Very light.

    The SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is similar in that it's also almost pure hyaluronic acid, but with vitamin B5 (niacin) added.  The B5 helps to prevent age spots (solar lentigoes) and the "yellowing" that occur naturally in skin with aging. This HA5 SkinMedica product with both short and long chain hyaluronic acid molecules is better for fine lines and hydration.  

    The price point looks high, but is actually pretty good.  It has double the amount (2.0 oz) of many skin care products.  The SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is only 1.0 oz, for example. 

    The packaging is air travel friendly.

    How to Use

    Usually after cleansing and under other products, but ok to use with other serums/gels

    Ingredients

    Water, Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-8 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Flower Cell Extract, Vibrio Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Whey Protein, Plankton Extract, Trehalose, Urea, Serine, Algin, Caprylyl Glycol, Pullulan, Disodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium Citrate, Sea Water, Sucrose Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polysorbate 60, Propanediol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Silica, Decyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.

  • hydrating gel, no oil, light
    Hydrating B5 Gel
    SkinCeuticals
    $82.00

    Size: 1 fl oz

    Who It's For

    Oily, acne-prone skin that still needs hydration without any oil.  Good also if you are dryer but still acne prone.  Men generally like this product.  OR.....for very dry skin, as a layer under your moisturizer.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This product has three great uses:

    1. Men and almost anyone with oily or acne prone skin, love this product. Its hyaluronic acid base adds hydration without any oil. Very light, and still hydrating. One of the best moisturizers on the market for oily skin, in my opinion.  Expensive but worth it.

    2. As an layer under moisturizer, for very dry skin or skin that doesn't retain surface moisture very well - like the month or two after a laser procedure or peel.  Use it help retain moisture in the skin and put your moisturizer and sunscreen over it.

    3. For sensitive skin  -  tends to be well tolerated since very few chemicals.

      How to Use

      One to three times a day.  Good for use with a Vitamin C serum (use the serum first, then this), and can be used under another moisturizer or sunscreen

      Ingredients

      Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pantothenic Acid, Pheonoxyethanol

    1. tinted moisturizer, sunscreen
      Journee Day Cream with SPF 30
      NeoCutis
      $80.00

      Size: 15 ml.  Note that this comes in a small box, so don't be surprised.

      Who It's For

      All skin types except the oiliest.

      Dr. Irwin's Product Review

      Finally!  A tinted moisturizer with a high quality sunscreen.  Zinc 7.3% and has a universal tint works for most except the darkest skin types.  Our office really likes this product because the tint gives a little coverage like a tinted moisturizer but has a matte finish -  definitely more matte than the SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion Product which has an oilier base that's great for dry skin.   

      How to Use

      In the morning over your antioxidant and moisturizer (if you need one).  Can use alone or put over a sunscreen if active or outside a lot.

      Ingredients

      Active ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%) and Zinc Oxide (7.3%). Inactive ingredients: Water, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Hexyldecanol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Silica, Cutaneous Lysate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Steareth-21, Melanin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 60, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Disodium Edta, Xanthan Gum, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben.

    2. 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

    3. Rich and affordable moisturizing skin cream
      Replenish Hydrating Cream
      SkinMedica
      $66.00

      Size: 2 oz

      Who It's For

      Those with dry or very dry skin.

      Dr. Irwin's Product Review

      Similar to La Mer but at half the price, this product is very moisturizing.  Stays on the skin longer than most.  In my own skin care product regimen especially in dryer climates or skiing.  Has a very subtle fragrance that most patients like.

      The Replenish Hydrating Cream comes now in SkinMedica packaging (Allegan, the owner of Vivite, bought SkinMedica).  But it is the same product.

      How to Use

      One to three times a day.

      Ingredients

      Purified Water, Glycerin, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Sucrose Cocoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sericin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium PCA, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Glycosaminoglycans, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Cholesterol, Polysilicone-11, Millet (Panicum Millaceum) Extract, Methylparaben, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Cellulose Gum, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Ceramide III, Allantoin Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, And Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

    4. Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream
      Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream
      Pevonia
      $61.50

      Size: 1.7 oz

      Who It's For

      Those with sensitive skin. Allergic problems with this product are rare. Not for acne.

      Dr. Irwin's Product Review

      For sensitive skin. Hydrating and soothing. Much silkier than drugstore products. Good for those with product allergies. Has NO fragrance. Stlll try in one area first if you are extremely sensitive. We use this post-laser on most of our patients.

      How to Use

      At least twice a day.  More is even better if dry.

      Ingredients

      Water (Aqua), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Propolis Cera, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitol, Titanium Dioxide, Panthenol, Glycerin, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol

    5. Stem Cells Intensive Cream
      Stem Cells Intensive Cream
      Pevonia
      $165.50

      Size: 1.7 oz

      Who It's For

      Normal to Dry Skin

      Dr. Irwin's Product Review

      For normal to dry skin. Medium weight with plant based stem cell extract. The plant based stem cells are meant to stimulate our own dermal stem cells. Stem cells have shown promise in laboratory tests and are being added to almost everything.  They do seem to produce results in many, and again, it's difficult to know, until there's more research, exactly how they are doing that.   I see this as a product for those who are advanced skin care users who want to try maximize even a little more. 

      How to Use

      Once or twice a day

      Ingredients

      Water (Aqua), Collagen, Squalane, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Argania Spinosa Callus Culture Extract and Isomalt and Lecithin and Sodium Benzoate and Water, Symphytum Officinale Callus Culture Extract and Isomalt and Lecithin and Sodium Benzoate and Water, Royal Jelly Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vit. C), Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptides-7, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Sodium Ascorbate, Retinol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract

    6. organic, oil-free, moisturizer
      Sugar Plum Oil-Free Revitalizer
      Eminence
      $62.00

      Size: 2 fl. oz

      Who It's For

      Ideal for normal to oily and combination skin to balance out moisture levels without clogging the pores.

      Dr. Irwin's Product Review

      Our patients with oilier skin love this. Organic and oil-free, a hard combination to find. This is a lightweight and lightly scented moisturizer, with some antioxidants. It can be hard to find a good moisturizer like this for oilier skin, and this works really well with skin that is oilier than normal or a bit acne prone. Expensive, but you don't need to use a lot.

      How to Use

      Apply a thin layer to cleansed skin as a moisturizer. For a lighter application, dilute product with water as needed.

      Ingredients

      Sugar Plum, Plum Juice, Rosehip, Sage Extract, Green Tea Extract, Plum Nectar, Watercress, Natural Cream Base, Biocomplex (Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid), Plum Essence, Glycine Derivative

    7. 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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