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  • Eye cream with anti-glycation
    A.G.E. Eye Complex
    SkinCeuticals
    $96.00

    Size: 0.5oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     Antioxidant/Anti-Glycation:  What's unique here is the addition of plant based anti-glycation extracts. This means it helps to stop the aging process.  Also contains gentle antioxidants (plant flavanoids) with peptides. Rich, creamy feel and highly moisturizing. 

    Use nightly, or morning and night. 

    Ingredients

    Ascorbyl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherylacetate, Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract/Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Sodium Citrate, Caffeine, Chlorphensin, Palmitoyl Terapepide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Dipeptide-2

    Allergies:  Contains propylene glycol

  • all trans retinol eye cream for dark circles, fine lines
    All-trans-Retinol Eye Repair Cream
    Replenix
    $90.50

    Size: 0.5 fl oz.


    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Retinoids are still the gold standard in antiaging, and this is a good retinol option for UV damage.  It's gentle enough for most people to use around the eye area while giving the benefits that retinoids do - decreasing fine wrinkles, helping to control pigment, dark circles, and improving sun damage overall.

    Also contains antioxidants like green tea polyphenols and vitamin C, arnica, and a peptide.

    Use the eyelid specific sunscreen like Colorescience Total Eye if you are outdoors a lot.  And remember that wearing sunglasses really helps to protect the eye area too.

    Key Ingredients

    Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Polyphenols, Myristyl Myristate, Myristyl Laurate, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipeptide-2, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Phospholipids, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract. Ascorbic Acid, Arnica Montana Powder

    Allergies: Contains propylene glycol

  • AlphaRet Overnight Cream
    AlphaRet Overnight Cream
    Skinbetter
    $110.00

    Size: 1.0 FL. OZ. (30 ML)

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Great product for busy women because it has most of what you need in one product - a retinoid and an alpha hydroxy.  It's also gentle enough that most can use it without irritation.  Easy texture to apply, but use at night due to the retinol.  

    Ingredients

    Aqua/Water, Sodium Glycolate, Glycolic Acid, Cetearyl Olivate,Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Niacinamide, Squalane, Ethyl Lactyl Retinoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Ceramide NP, Hyaluronic Acid, Ubiquinone, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Superoxide Dismutase, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Allantoin Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Panthenol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Linoleic Acid, Cholesterol, Linolenic Acid,

    Allergies:  Could be irritating if super sensitive

  • AM Therapy Facial Moisturizer
    AM Therapy Facial Moisturizer
    Elta MD
    $32.50

    Size: 1.7 oz airless pump 


    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Niacinamide is the true active in both the AM and PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer from EltaMD.  It's listed as the 4th ingredient which means there is a good concentration of it in the product.  Niacinamide is a work horse. Most people will notice within 60 days improvement in texture, elasticity, pigment and fine lines.  Also contains a vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate), caffeine, and willow bark extract.

    Other skincare products with niacinamide include Revision Nectifirm Advanced - also a great product.

    Ingredients

    Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide,  Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Sodium Chloride, Piptadenia Colubrina Peel Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Allantoin, Caffeine, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

  • eye gel, fine lines around eyes
    AOX Eye Gel
    SkinCeuticals
    $89.00

    Size: 0.5 fl oz


    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This gel antioxidant is formulated for the eye area specifically.  It contains L-ascorbic 5%, phoretin 1%, ferrulic .5% (last two plant based antioxidants). Helps to control and reduce pigment problems around the eyes.  If you have pigment problems around the eye area, be sure to also wear sunglasses when driving or outside.  Has a lighter, gel finish.

    How to Use

    Use it as an eye serum or put it under your eye cream either morning or evening. 

    Ingredients

    1% Phloretin, 5% L-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), 0.5% Ferulic Acid, Ruscus Aculeatus, Caffeine 

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  • Barrier Renewal Complex
    Barrier Renewal Complex
    Elta MD
    $46.00

    Size: 1.7 oz airless pump

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     Niacinamde is featured in this product and helps with skin texture, quality and eveness.  Niacinamide is a work horse. Most people will notice within 60 days improvement in texture, elasticity, pigment and fine lines.  Also great is the high concentration of lipids (skin oils) naturally found in skin to help build up the barrier function in dry skin.  Good for irritated or dry skin.


    Key Ingredients

    Purified Water, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Ceramide NP, Cholesterol, Ceramide EOS, Ceramide NS, Ceteareth-25, Ceramide EOP, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Caprooyl, Phytosphingosine, Ceramide AP, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane, Piptadenia Colubrina Peel Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract , Bromelain, Tocopherol, Xylitol, Ficin, Glutamine, Biotin, Proline

  • 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

  • hydrating lotion, good for swimmers, people with rough skin
    Body Retexturing Treatment
    SkinCeuticals
    $61.00

    Size: 6.7 fl ozs

    Who It's For

    Very dry, rough, or keratosis pilaris prone skin.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    If you have dry, rough skin on your body or keratosis pilaris (inherited bumpy follicles on the backs of the arms), this is the best choice for you. Very moisturizing.  It has 17.7% urea which is used at much higher concentrations in some prescription products.  At this level it is extremely hydrating and you will notice a difference within a week. Also contains 2% rice protein.  Also good if you are a swimmer in chlorinated pools.

    How to Use

    Daily after your bath or shower.  Or you can alternate with other lotions and still get a nice effect.

    Ingredients

    Water, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Undecane, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Palmitate, Tridecane, Glycine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Lactate, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Palmitic Acid, Dimethiconol, Chlorphenesin, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil / Orange Peel Oil, Limonene, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil / Sweet Almond Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil / Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil / Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil / Mandarin Orange Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita Oil / Peppermint Oil, Citrus Grandis Oil / Grapefruit Peel Oil.

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  • antioxidants, helps prevent skin damage
    C E Ferulic
    SkinCeuticals
    $165.00

    Size:  1 oz.

    Who It's For

    Most skin types except the most sensitive.  This product will usually be helpful for pigmentation problems also.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    In line with SkinCeuticals' superb antioxiants - a triple compound with L-Ascorbic 15%, Vitamin E 1%, and 0.5% Ferulic (a plant based antioxidant).  Acts to prevent damage to skin cell DNA from UV via reduced free radical formation and prevention of DNA mutations.  May stimulate collagen production slightly.

    How to Use

    Apply to freshly cleansed skin as the first layer.

    Ingredients

    Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L-ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Alpha Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Ferulic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate 

  • C-Infusion Serum
    C-Infusion Serum
    DermaQuest
    $92.00

    Size1 fl. oz 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     An antioxidant, this is a non irritating Vitamin C lotion that's still light.  With the Vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) as the second ingredient, it has enough concentration of the active to make it effective.  Great for sensitive or easily irritated skin, but also great for those with dry skin.  Use it under your sunscreen in the morning.

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua),Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Squalane, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Linoleic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Phospholipids, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Alcohol, Ectoin , Lecithin, Cyclotetrapeptide-24 Aminocyclohexane Carboxylate, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Glucosamine HCl, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract, Urea, Micrococcus Lysate, Plankton Extract, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil.

  • Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser
    Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser
    Eminence
    $38.00

    Size: 8.4 fl oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     I love the way the research on the biome is getting introduced now into skincare.  This is a good way to start.  You can use it for acne (skin bacteria regulation), for general cleansing, or even just hand washing if your hands don't tolerate most of the harsh cleansers (like mine).   Good for all skin types except the dryest.  Organic and Natural category.

    Ingredients

    Cucumber Juice, Willow Bark Extract, Sweet Almond Milk, Yogurt, Lactic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin , Xanthan Gum, Biocomplex (Vitamin A, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid), Salicylic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tea Tree Oil, Menthol.

  • Coconut Firming Body Lotion
    Coconut Firming Body Lotion
    Eminence
    $36.00

    Size: 8.4 fl oz

    Who It's For

    Normal to dry. This lotion is ideal for all skin types. Good for sensitive skin.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Organic, which is good for the planet and really helps limit your chemical exposure when the entire body is treated. I love this product (see the Honeydew lotion also). It can be used daily and has a yummy coconut scent, but it doesn’t overpower or interfere with perfume.  It goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly without being too thick or sticky. The oils in it are effective but not greasy

    How to Use

    Apply all over dry skin as often as desired to hydrate and renew.

    Ingredients

    Coconut Water, Corn Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Retinol Alternative Complex (Chicory Root Oligosaccharides, Vegetable Glycerin, Tara Tree Gum, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Shea Butter, Coconut Milk, PhytoCellTec (Swiss Green Apple Cell Culture Extract, Xanthan Gum, Vegetable Glycerin, Lecithin), Hyaluronic Acid (derived From Marshmallow Plant), Grape Seed Oil, Carrot Extract, Biocomplex (Vitamin A, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid), Sodium Salicylate, Xanthan Gum, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Coconut Essence, Corn-Derived Methyl Glucose Esquistearate.

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  • D.E.J. Eye Cream
    D.E.J. Eye Cream
    Revision
    $97.00

    Size 0.5 oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     Lots of very nice actives like Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (Vit C), natural lipids for moisture retention in this dry area, peptides, antioxidants, and vitamins.  The Revision company bases are more natural than most.  This also has a little luminescence which helps to hide fine wrinkles. 

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua),​ Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water,​ Glycerin,​ Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate,​ Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride,​ Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,​ Cetyl Palmitate,​ Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables,​ Cetyl Esters,​ Sorbitol,​ Dimethicone,​ Cyclopentasiloxane,​ Cetearyl Alcohol,​ Hypnea Musciformis Extract,​ Glyceryl Stearate,​ PEG-100 Stearate,​ Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide,​ Decyl Cocoate,​ Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract,​ Sorbitan Stearate,​ Methylglucoside Phosphate,​ Copper Lysinate/Prolinate,​ Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline,​ Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem Cell Culture,​ Sargassum Filipendula Extract,​ Butylene Glycol,​ Panthenol,​ Caprylyl Glycol,​ Squalane,​ Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract,​ Sodium Hyaluronate,​ Tocopheryl Acetate,​ Hydrolyzed Quinoa,​ Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38,​ Steareth-10,​ Gelidiella Acerosa Extract,​ Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14,​ Steareth-20,​ Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract,​ Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer,​ Ethoxydiglycol,​ Potassium Sorbate,​ Tocopherol,​ Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate,​ Polysorbate 60,​ Xanthan Gum,​ Phenoxyethanol,​ Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols,​ Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin,​ Sodium Benzoate,​ Ethylhexylglycerin,​ Citric Acid.

  • light moisturizer, normal or oily skin
    Daily Moisture
    SkinCeuticals
    $63.00

    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

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  • Emollience
    Emollience
    SkinCeuticals
    $62.00

    Size: 2 fl oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    One of our patients' favorites.  A great mid weight, go-to, every day moisturizer for normal to slightly oily skin types. Very light fragrance and the herbal extracts soothing.

    Avoid if propylene glycol sensitive.


    Ingredients

    aqua / water / eau, sorbitol, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, propylene glycol, stearic acid, rosa canina leaf extract, glyceryl stearate, vitis vinifera seed oil / grape seed oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, triethanolamine, algae / gellidiela acerosa extract, algae / sargassum filipendula extract, phenoxyethanol, algae / hypnea musciformis extract, allantoin, panthenol, rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract / rosemary leaf extract, prunus serotina bark extract / wild cherry bark extract, macrocystis pyrifera extract, hydrastis canadensis extract / golden seal extract, lawsonia inermis extract / henna extract, methylparaben, arctium majus / arctium majus root extract, parfum / fragrance, trisodium edta, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben, retinyl palmitate

  • Even Tone Correction Serum
    Even Tone Correction Serum
    Skinbetter
    $140.00

    Size: 1.7 FL. OZ. (50 ML)

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     Thankfully, we have now some real alternatives to prescription hydroquinones. This is one of them. Hydroquinones are effective, but they've been banned in the EU, and many Derms now use them for a few months at a time.

    This plant based skin lightener/brightener is an alternative and can be used year around.  Other ones to look at are Lytera and Skin Discoloration Defense.

    Ingredients

    Aqua/Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Linoleic Acid, Glycerin, Alpha-Arbutin, Arginine PCA, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Alcohol,  Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract,  Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Ceramide NG, Beta-Glucan, Algin, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum,  Sodium Hydroxide

  • Eye cream for wrinkles and fine lines
    Evolutive Eye Cream
    Pevonia
    $74.50

    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

  • eye cream, aloe, Vitamin E, soy, good for estrogen deficientcies
    Eye Balm
    SkinCeuticals
    $81.00

    Size: 14 g

    Who It's For

    All skin types, and particularly estrogen deficient skin

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Contains soy protein (plumps), silymarin (gentle antioxidant), a marine extract, Vitamin E, and aloe in a moisturizing base. The soy can be helpful during and after menopause for it's slight estrogenic effects.  It's a nice weight, not too oily and not drying.   Works well with eye makeup

    How to Use

    Apply morning and night to cleansed skin

    Ingredients

    Deionized Water, Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Soy Bean (Glycine Soya) Protein, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Stearic Acid, Myristyl Myristate, Cetyl Palmitate, Aplha Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol (and) Seawhip (Pseudopterogoria Elisabethae)Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Methylpolysiloxane, Caprylic/Capric/Stearic Triglycerides, Alpha Bisabolol, Lauroyl Lysine, Silybum Marianum Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethoxydiglycol, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Proylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Trisodium EDTA

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  • facial cleanser, makeup remover
    Facial Cleanser
    SkinMedica
    $34.00

    Size: 6 fl oz

    Who It's For

    Normal to dry skin

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Another good cleanser but with travel-friendly packaging. Does get rid of eye makeup and other stubborn makeup well.

    How to Use

    Twice daily

    Ingredients

    Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerine, Panthenol, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Blue 1, Yellow 10.

  • Foaming Facial Cleanser
    Foaming Facial Cleanser
    Elta MD
    $25.00

    Size: 7 fl oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     Our staff and patients loves this cleanser because it really removes make-up well, and they like the foaming action.  Super creamy. The bromelain in it is an enzyme in pineapple which gently exfoliates. Good all around cleanser and good buy for the quality.

    Ingredients

    Purified Water, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Magnesium Silicate, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Bromelain, Dimethicone Copolyol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Capryloyl Glycine, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Sodium Bisulfite, Fragrance

  • moisturizing cleanser, normal skin
    Fortified Cleanser
    Replenix
    $24.20

    Size: 6.7 oz

    Who It's For

    Anyone who needs a gentle cleanser that won't strip natural oils off.  Not good for oily or acne prone skin.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Creamy, moisturizing cleanser with small amounts of antioxidants and liposomal (just means encapsulated) vitamins.  

    How to Use

    Use with water to cleanse morning and night.

    Ingredients

    Purified Water, Sorbitol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, White Tea, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Polyphenois, Soy Phospholipids, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Glucosamine, Superdioxide Dismutase, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Bisabolol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA

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  • Gentle Cleanser
    Gentle Cleanser
    SkinCeuticals
    $35.00

    Size: 6.8 fl oz

    Who It's For

    All skin types but not for very sensitive skin. If you have oily and acne prone may want a cleanser that's more drying or medicated.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Creamy, gentle and good for most all skin types. Doesn’t foam. Slight orange scent that's nice.

    How to Use

    Twice daily

    Ingredients

    Aqua (Water), Carbomer, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methyl Gluceth 20, Cetyl Alcohol, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil (Orange), Thriethanolamine, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA

  • Glycolix Elite 10% Moisturizing Cleanser
    Glycolix Elite 10% Moisturizing Cleanser
    Topix
    $28.50

    Size: 6.7 oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     What a brilliant idea to make a more moisturizing cleanser that's still helps with oily skin and acne-prone skin.  It works!  Also fights inflammation.

    Ingredients

    Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, Sorbitol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ubiquinone (Co Q-10), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Bisabolol, Ascorbic Acid, Symphytum (Comfrey) Officinale Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Superoxide Dismutase

    Allergy/Sensitive:  Not good for very dry/sensitive skin

  • GlyPro Daily Firming Lotion
    GlyPro Daily Firming Lotion
    SkinMedica
    $74.00

    Size: 6 fl oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This product is fabulous for super dry body skin, legs, and good for dry heels, feet, and hands.  It contains alpha and beta hydroxys that stimulate old cells to slough off and new cells to grow.  Very light, almost imperceptible fragrance.

    Ingredients

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Caffeine, Lactate, Ceresin, Sorbitan, Stearate, Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Jania Rubens Extract, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance

    Allergy:  Very sensitive skin may get irritated by the polyhydroxy acids.

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  • body lotion, organic, all skin types
    Honeydew Body Lotion
    Eminence
    $28.00

    Size: 8.4 fl oz

    Who It's For

    Normal to slightly dry.  This lotion is ideal for skin types, except the very dryest.  Good for sensitive skin.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Organic. I love this product and use it almost every day. It goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly without being too thick or sticky. A subtle, honeydew fragrance that lingers just long enough but doesn't compete with perfume.  The oils in it are effective but not greasy at all.   Why use organic?  Especially on the body (a lot of surface area), it's nice to avoid the extra chemicals even in great products.

    How to Use

    Rub all over dry, clean skin as often as desired to hydrate and renew.

    Ingredients

    Honeydew, Melon, Carrot Juice, Calendula Oil, Carrot Extract, Bioflavenoids, Natural Moisturizing Factor, Natural Cream Base Biocomplex (Vitamin A, Esther C, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid) Corn Germ (Zea Mays) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Glycerine, Glycine Derivative

  • Hydra B5 Masque
    Hydra B5 Masque
    Cosmetic Skin Solutions
    $31.95

    Size  2.5 oz.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     Going out for the night, or just feeling dry?  This masque is a deep hyaluronic boost of moisture.  Great for winter and dry climates as a moisture boost.

    Ingredients

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Hyaluronic acid, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), D-Panthenol

    Allergy/Sensitive:  Have never seen one with this - very unlikely.

  • hydrating gel, no oil, light
    Hydrating B5 Gel
    SkinCeuticals
    $83.00

    Size: 1 fl oz

    Dr. Irwin's  Review

    Works well as an extra layer of hydration under moisturizer for those who are very dry. Great for acne and oily skin because it's completely oil-free.  Those who feel that most moisturizers are too "greasy" for them will love this. Expensive but worth it.  Sensitive skin loves this product.  Very pure with almost no chemicals.

    Ingredients

    Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), Pheonoxyethanol

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  • Jack Black Lip Balm SPF 25
    Jack Black Lip Balm SPF 25
    Jack Black
    $19.00

    Size  0.25 oz

     Includes:Black Tea & Blackberry Flavor, Lemon, Vanilla  (Bag with  3)

     Dr. Irwin's Review

    These go on clear and not too shiny. Great for stashing everywhere - your car, backpack, purse, laptop bag, desk drawer, etc. The sunscreen is a plus! The flavors and scents are very light and not annoying. Gender neutral which is nice.

     Active Sunscreen Ingredients: 

    Avobenzone 3.0%
    Octinoxate 7.5%

    Other Key Ingredients:
    Petrolatum, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Lanolin Oil, Beeswax, Ozokerite,  Beeswax, Flavor, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Microcrystalline Wax, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract




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  • organic cleanser
    Lemon Cleanser
    Eminence
    $38.00

    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

  • Lip Shine SPF 35 Rose, Pink and Coral
    Lip Shine SPF 35 Rose, Pink and Coral
    Colorescience
    $29.00

    Size 4 mL / 0.13 f.l oz.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Everyone in our office loves this product.  It goes on like a high-end lip gloss and comes in a easy to use tube with applicator.  AND....it has zinc - yay!!!  The best UV blocker on the market to protect your lips from wrinkling and shriveling up!  Has a little vitamin E and hyaluronic acid too. 

    Comes in 3 colors - rose, pink and coral. The pink is the lightest and most natural, the rose a little redder, and the coral....well coral but still light.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 6.6%, Inactive Ingredients: Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Flavor/Aroma, Limonene,

  • 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 product is great and supported by a study in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. It contains PSP which stimulates cell activity and growth. If you like science, it is a mixture of human growth factors, cytokines and interleukins.  PSP is similar to the TNS product (see antiaging in this shop) that so many people love.   Also contains a form of hyaluronic acid which hydrates and a yam extract which plumps the thin skin around the eyes.

    How to Use

    Apply morning and 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

     

  • Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum
    Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum
    SkinMedica
    $154.00

    Size: 2.0oz


    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Finally there is a plant based alternative that works almost as well as the hydroquinones which are available by prescription. For those those with melasma, or a lot of sun damage, there may not be a "cure," but it's nice to have a reasonable alternative to the hydroquinone.  You can use this product year around, or use it when you are taking a break from prescription hydroquinone.

    If you have pigment problems, you must wear  an 18-20% zinc containing sunscreen every day, and wear a brimmed hat whenever outdoors! 

    Ingredients

    Transexamic Acid Helps correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

    Phenylethyl Resorcinol Helps support melanin balance to correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

    Niacinamide & Tetrapeptide-30 Helps prevent the appearance of new spots while visibly balancing the appearance of your skin tone.

    Marine Extract Blend Helps to correct and prevent the appearance of hyperpigmentation while supporting a healthy skin barrier.

    Phytic Acid Enhances skin texture and promotes even-looking skin.

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  • Marine Collagen Cream
    Marine Collagen Cream
    Pevonia
    $81.00

    Size: 1.7 oz

    Who It's For

    Dryer skin types and those who are looking for deep hydration without stickiness.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Safflower seed oil, marine collagen (algae), and Vitamin E.  Feels rich but easy to blend into the skin.  Similar to La Mer in hydrating ability, but at a better price point. Not greasy, with a light, natural fragrance. Very moisturizing and 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

  • 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

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  • Neck, Chest, and Hand Repair
    Neck Chest and Hand Repair
    SkinCeuticals
    $71.00

    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.

  • Nectifirm Advanced
    Nectifirm Advanced
    Revision
    $133.00

    Size:  1.7 oz

     

    Dr. Irwin's Review

    This is one of the best performing neck creams we've tested and is popular with our patients. It improves the fine lines and mild laxity (sagging), if it's mild.  If you have loose skin, this will help a bit with texture, but not the sagging. Contains a high concentration (see the 3rd ingredient) of an extract from a red microalgae (porphyridium), peptides and green tea extract. It's not oily but moisturizing. Antioxidant with potentially anti-inflammatory properties.

    Ingredients

    Water (Aqua),​ Glycerin,​ Porphyridium Polysaccharide,​ Cetearyl Alcohol,​ Isosorbide Dicaprylate,​ Butylene Glycol,​ Methylsilanol Carboxymethyl Theophylline Alginate,​ Canarium Indicum Oil,​ Tricaprylin,​ C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate,​ Lauryl Lactate,​ Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,​ Squalane,​ Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract,​ Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract,​ Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate,​ Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38,​ Helichrysum Stoechas Extract,​ Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract,​ Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Fruit Extract,​ Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5,​ Glyceryl Caprylate,​ Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Triuoroacetate,​ Ceramide 2,​ Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract,​ Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract,​ Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine,​ Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract,​ Undaria Pinnatida (Algae) Extract,​ Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein,​ Triuoroacetyl Tripeptide-2,​ Epigallocatechin Gallate,​ Steareth-20,​ Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2,​ Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12,​ Hydrolyzed Manihot Esculenta Tuber Extract,​ Cetyl Alcohol,​ Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester,​ Diglucosyl Gallic Acid,​ Dicetyl Phosphate,​ Steareth-10,​ Ceteth-10 Phosphate,​ Laureth-3,​ Tocopherol,​ PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol,​ Dimethicone,​ Leuconos toc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate,​ Caprylyl Glycol,​ Tribehenin,​ Dextran,​ Carbomer,​ Disodium EDTA,​ Hydroxypropyl Cyclodex-tran,​ Xanthan Gum,​ Hydroxyethylcellulose,​ Silica,​ Aminomethyl Propanol,​ Propanediol,​ Potassium Sorbate,​ Magnesium Chloride,​ Citric Acid,​ Sodium Benzoate,​ Fragrance (Parfum).

  • 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

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  • 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%, phloretin 2%, and ferulic 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

  • Sunscreen, moisturizer
    Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
    SkinCeuticals
    $34.00

    Size: 1.7 fl oz

    Who It's For

    Not for oily skin but most other skin types will do well with this. Works fairly well for darker skin types but some find it won't blend well.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Zinc 5%/titanium 6%.  Most who have tested this loved it. At least half my office uses it. Lightweight, with a slight universal tint so not too chalky. Water resistant, mineral block with zinc, paraben-free.  Goes well under makeup as a base.  The Neocutis tinted sunscreen is more matte.

    How to Use

    In the morning over your antioxidant and moisturizer.  Reapply if swimming, sweating, out a long time, etc.

    Ingredients

    5% Zinc Oxide, 6% Titanium Dioxide. Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Undecane, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Nylon-12, Capylyl Methicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phencythl Benzoate, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Tridecane, Dicapylyl, Carbonate, Dicapylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10-15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Peg-9 Polydeimthcylsiloxyethnyld Iethicone, Alumina, Polyhyroxystearaic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Capylyl Glycol, Iron Oxides, PEG-8 Laurate, Disteradimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycapylylsilane, Tocopherol, Propylenen Carbonate, Artemia Extract, Benzoic Acid, C9-15 Flouroalcohol Phosphate, Peg-9, D46941/2

  • PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer
    PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer
    Elta MD
    $32.50

    Size: 1.7 oz airless pump 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Niacinamide is the true active in both the AM and PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer from EltaMD.  It's listed as the 3rd ingredient which means there is a good concentration of it in the product.  Niacinamide is a work horse. Most people will notice within 60 days improvement in texture, elasticity, pigment and fine lines.  Also contains a vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate), caffeine, and willow bark extract.

    Other skincare products with niacinamide include Revision Nectifirm Advanced - also a great product.

    Ingredients

    Purified Water, Niacinamide, Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linoleic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Thioctic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate

  • moisturizing antioxidant cream
    Power of Three Cream
    Replenix
    $89.00

    Size: 1 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Normal to dryer skin types and a good choice for sensitive skin.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    As antioxidants go, I still think the higher quality SkinCeuticals products or the high quality Vitamin C serums are more effective.   But not everyone tolerates those or likes the serum formulation.  This is a good option for those who don't like the serums or gels or just need an antioxidant that's quite gentle.  Contains reservatrol and polyphenol (plant-based antioxidants) isolates.  Also, this is more affordable than the SkinCeuticals ones.

    How to Use

    Apply in the morning under sunscreen or at night under your Vit A cream. 

    Ingredients

    Purified Water, Squalane, Cyclomethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Caffeine U.S.P. Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lecithin, Lauryl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Polyphenols, Resveratrol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutila (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Polysorbate-20, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethanolaine, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA

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  • Redness Relief CalmPlex
    Redness Relief CalmPlex
    SkinMedica
    $84.00

    Size: 1.6 fl oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    The niacinamide, the squalene, and the Palmitate help sooth and decrease redness.  You'll still need your treatment for rosacea and flushing from your dermatologist.  Also try adding a refrigerated (higher quality) probiotic daily.

    Ingredients

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Squalane, Isocetyl Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Isostearyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol,

    Allergy Alert:  parabens

  • Refresh Detoxifying Scrub Mask
    Refresh Detoxifying Scrub Mask
    Skinbetter
    $55.00

    Size: 2.0 FL. OZ. (60 ML)

    Dr. Irwin's Review

     

    Key Ingredients:

     Aqua/Water, Kaolin, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Bentonite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Octyldodecyl Olivate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mucor Miehei Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Glucosamine HCl, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Allantoin, Urea, Cetearyl Olivate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Sorbitan Olivate, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, 

  • 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

  • antioxidant cream, oily and acne prone skin
    Replenix Cream CF
    Replenix
    $89.00

    Size: 1 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    All skin types but the most oily and acne prone.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    An excellent antioxidant with 90% polyphenol extracts of green tea.  The cream form is very good for those of you with more sensitive skin or those who just don't like the smell or feel of the Vitamin C serums or gels.  The base is light but moisturizing.  Contains calming plant extracts as well, cucumber and chamomile. 

    How to Use

    Once or twice a day.  Use your antioxidants directly on cleansed skin and put your other products over that. 

    Ingredients

    Purified water, glyceryl stearate (soy), behenyl alcohol, palmitic acid, caffeine UPS, stearic acid, lecithin, lauryl alcohol, myristyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, 90% polyphenol isolate of camellia sinensis leaf, sodium hyaluronate, bisabolol, cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract, chamomilla recutita (chamomile) extract, triethanolamine, polysorbate 20, methylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, phenoxetol, tetrasodium EDT

  • Resveratrol Antioxidant for Anti-aging and wrinkles
    Resveratrol B E Antioxidant
    SkinCeuticals
    $152.00

    Size: 1 fl. oz (30ml) 

    Who It's For

    Be cautious if you have sensitive skin.  Do not use if you are propylene glycol allergic.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Antioxidants (especially the well formulated Vit C products) have beneficial effects on skin.  This product is another version based on the natural antioxidants found in grapes and wine. Antioxidants help prevent the damage to skin cell DNA  from UVA & UVB.  They also help prevent brown spots.  This one is meant to be used at night while their Phloretin CF is recommended under sunscreen in the am.  

    Bottom Line: If you love your morning antioxidant, and get good results, try this one for use at night also.   It's not a substitute for a retinoid though.  Try alternating nights.

    How to Use

    Using the Resveratrol and a retinoid on the same night may be too irritating. Try  alternating it with your retinoid.  It's wise to start any new product cautiously at first and watch for irritation.  Not for sensitive skin.

    Ingredients

    Aqua / Water / Eau, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Caffeine, Sodium Chloride, Peg/ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Resveratrol, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract / Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Disodium Edta

  • Antiaging wrinkle cream with retinol
    Retinol 1.0
    SkinCeuticals
    $88.00

    Size: 1 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Almost everyone who's trying to repair sun damage and prevent wrinkles and skin cancers should be on one of these vitamin A "cousins."   A few will be too sensitive for retinoids and should use a combination of cell growth factors and antioxidants instead.  Don't use if you have a propylene glycol allergy. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This product is now an excellent value for its price point!   The generic prescription tretinoin and all the prescription retinoids like Renova have gotten very expensive.  This product is quite similar in strength to Retin A .25% but at a much better price.   If you've used prescription products before, you should do well with this.   If you haven't used them before, consider starting with the SkinMedica Retinol .25 first, then going to the NeoCutis Nouvelle+ (.6%), and then this SkinCeuticals 1.0.

    How to Use

    Always at night.  Usually best to put a moisturizer on, wait 5-10 minutes and then apply a pea sized amount.  You don't need very much. 

    Ingredients

    Water, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butyorspermum Parkii (shea Butter), Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Ceramide 2, Ceramide 3, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Propylene Glycol, Allyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, BHT, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethicone PEG-7 Isostearate, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Leureth-7, Bisabolol. Rosa Canina Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (matreicaria) Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Methylsothiazolinone, Tetrasodium EDTA

  • Retinol for Wrinkles and Skin Care
    Retinol Complex .25
    SkinMedica
    $62.00

    Size: 1 oz

    Who It's For

    For sun-damaged skin and for those wanting to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and aging.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     This is SkinMedica's updated version of the old Tri-Retinol Complex, and it is still an excellent over-the-counter retinol.  At this percentage, the effects are similar to Renova/tretinoin, etc. Use at night. If you can use the prescription version of tretinoin (like Renova), do so - but many people don’t want to be bothered with a prescription and the two retinols listed on this site are almost as good. This retinol also has vitamin E in a base that will not clog pores and is still compatible with moisturizers and sunscreens. Also see the Neocutis Nouvelle+Retinol Correction Cream.  Start with this one though if you have never used a retinoid before.

    Retinoids are repair creams that have 20 years of science and experience behind them. They build collagen and normalize sun damaged keratinocytes (skin cells) and help to prevent precancerous growths and skin cancers if used regularly. 

    How to Use

    Apply one pump to the face at night. Always use at night - light inactivates it. Begin using twice per week, then increase gradually.  If this product irritates your skin a little, try applying your moisturizer first, then wait 10-20 minutes, then apply this. You must use a sunscreen every morning if you use a retinoid because your skin will be just slightly more sun sensitive.  Stop this product a week before sunny vacations and consider not using it if you can't be consistent with sunscreen or truly are outdoors constantly. 

    Ingredients

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate-13, Squalane, Retinol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Ceramide 3, Bisabolol, Phytosterols, Squalene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax (Oryza Sativa Cera), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dicaprylyl Ether, Lauryl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

  • Retinol Complex .5
    Retinol Complex .5
    SkinMedica
    $78.00

    Size: 1 oz

    Dr. Irwin's Review

    Same great, high quality retinol from SkinMedica, but twice the concentration as the 0.25%.  This one is a 0.5%.  If you are new to retinols, start with the lower strength (0.25) twice a week, gradually build up to nightly, and then try going up to this one (0.5%).

    If you are dry or sensitive, use retinoids OVER your moisturizer.

    If you have very oily, acne prone, tough skin, you can start with this.

    Key Ingredients:

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycine Soja Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate-13, Squalane, Retinol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Ceramide 3, Bisabolol, Phytosterols, Squalene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa Bran Cera,

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  • powder sunscreen,
    SPF 30 Powder Sunscreen
    Colorescience
    $57.00

    Size: 0.21 oz

    Who It's For

    Everyone, nice for kids and men, and for double coverage over a lotion or cream sunscreen.  Especially key for those with melasma or other pigment problems.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Powder Sunscreen. This is a great invention.  I love this product and use it all the time. The Medium shade is pretty clear and good for all sites.  The Tan shade is the tinted version and is nice for the face.  Especially great for outdoor sports because it can be reapplied without getting your hands greasy. It's also fast to apply due to the built-in brush applicator. Even better over a lotion sunscreen base.  I often use this product over a lotion/cream sunscreen base especially for athletics and high sun situations.

    Good for golf, cycling, hiking, open-water swimming, rock climbing, long distance running, rowing, and many other situations where grease doesn't cut it. It's lightweight and small to carry. Men and kids like this product usually.

    Great for a humid climate (or oily skin), because it goes on dry and leaves no oily, greasy sheen. Expensive but worth it, and it lasts a long time. Layer it over a sunscreen lotion for maximum protection at altitude or in intense sun. Men like this product usually.  Make sure to apply it in a well-ventilated area.

    Use this SPF 30 for everyday use.  Use the SPF 50 for outdoor activities or occupations or if you want extra protection. 

    How to Use

    Apply this in a well-ventilated area, and do not breathe in the powder.  Brush on skin that has some moisture or lotion on it (i.e., not on dry skin) before sun exposure, repeat application after perspiring, immersion in water or toweling.  It comes in a small tube, with a self-contained brush. You just shake the powder down, and brush on the powder. The powder stays on your skin, and the high zinc and titanium content gives you great UVA and UVB blocking.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (21%), Zinc Oxide (11.8%) Inactive Ingredients: bismuth oxychloride, calcium, cilicate, corallina officinalis, dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyldimethicone crosspolymer, iron oxide, manganese, violet, mica, titanium dioxide

  • powder sunscreen, good for outdoor activities
    SPF 50 Powder Sunscreen
    Colorescience
    $64.00

    Size: 0.21 oz

    Who It's For

    Everyone, nice for kids and men, and for double coverage over a lotion or cream sunscreen.  Especially key for those with melasma or other pigment problems.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Powder Sunscreen. This is a great invention.  I love this product, and use it all the time. The Medium shade is pretty clear and good for all sites.  The Tan shade is the tinted version and is nice for the face.  Especially great for outdoor sports because it can be reapplied without getting your hands greasy. It's also fast to apply due to the built-in brush applicator. Even better over a lotion sunscreen base.  I often use this product over a lotion/cream sunscreen base especially for athletics and high sun situations.

    Good for golf, cycling, hiking, open-water swimming, rock climbing, long distance running, rowing, and many other situations where grease doesn't cut it. It's lightweight and small to carry. Men and kids like this product usually.

    Great for a humid climate (or oily skin), because it goes on dry and leaves no oily, greasy sheen. Expensive but worth it, and it lasts a long time. Layer it over a sunscreen lotion for maximum protection at altitude or in intense sun. Men like this product usually.  Make sure to apply it in a well-ventilated area.

    Use this SPF 50 for outdoor activities or occupations or if you want extra protection.  Use the SPF 30 version for everyday use.

    How to Use

    Apply this in a well-ventilated area, and do not breathe in the powder. Brush on skin that has some moisture or lotion on it (i.e., not on dry skin) before sun exposure, repeat application after perspiring, immersion in water or toweling.  It comes in a small tube, with a self-contained brush. You just shake the powder down, and brush on the powder. The powder stays on your skin, and the high zinc and titanium content gives you great UVA and UVB blocking.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (22.5%), Zinc Oxide (22.5%) Inactive Ingredients: bismuth oxychloride, calcium, cilicate, corallina officinalis, dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyldimethicone crosspolymer, iron oxide, manganese, violet, mica, titanium dioxide

  • 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 many products.  I see this as a product for those who are advanced skin care users who want to try maximize even a little more.   I love Pevonia's more natural creams that are free of harmful chemicals and conform to the EU standards.

    How to Use

    Once or twice a day.  Use it for at least 3 months to see if you see a difference.

    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

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  • Timeless Repair Cream with caviar extracts
    Timeless Repair Cream with caviar extracts
    Pevonia
    $205.00

    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

  • 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

    Great daily sunscreen, especially if you have a more indoor lifestyle.  And it is more affordable than my other daily favorite, the DermaQuest ZinClear.  Zinclear has 18% zinc though versus 9.0% for this one. Also see the Image tinted and clear sunscreen. 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

  • growth serum, aging and sun damaged skin
    TNS Essential Serum
    SkinMedica
    $265.00

    Size: 1 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Sun damaged or aging skin, especially for the time pressured.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Cell Growth Factors/Antioxidants/ Peptides. Especially good for those women who want to do things as quickly as possible and have no patience with multiple steps. I wish I could bathe in this product, but it’s too expensive.

    Use it at night or under your sunscreen in the morning or both. It’s the first “double pump” product I’ve seen that works well. You press the plunger and it dispenses your cell growth factor serum (TNS Recovery – the reddish one) AND your antioxidant and peptide mix at the same time. 

    There are 7 different antioxidants so it’s hard to compare it with other antioxidant serums (7 is not always better than 1). Has some weak plant based skin lighteners.

    Expensive but could be worth it, in my opinion, especially if you hate multiple steps. 

    How to Use

    After cleansing both morning and night, massage gently over entire face.

    Ingredients

    Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, Water (Aqua), Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Unsaponifiables, Alpha-arbutin, Isoceteth-20, Arachidyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Ergothioneine, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Hydrolyzed Silk, Phospholipids, Ubiquinone, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aminobutyric Acid, Phytosterols, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Squalene, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Butylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Ethylparaben, Fragrance

  • cell growth factors, aging or sun damaged skin
    TNS Recovery Complex
    SkinMedica
    $179.00

    Size: 0.63 oz

    Who It's For

    Sun-damaged or aging skin, especially for the time pressured.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Contains Cell Growth Factors - this was the original cell growth factor product by SkinMedica.  Still a good product.   This is a product with less science behind it than the retinoids and high quality antioxidants so make sure you're using those first and then add this as a third anti-aging product.  My recommendation is to use your antioxidant as a first layer in the morning, followed by moisturizer and/or sunscreen.  Use this as a first layer at night followed by moisturizer then Renova/Retin A/tretinoin.

    The more expensive version just prior has added antioxidants and peptides. 

    How to Use

    Use it under your sunscreen in the morning or at night or both.  After cleansing both morning and night, massage gently over entire face. 

    Ingredients

    Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, Ethoxydiglycol, Isoceteth-20, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Fragrance

  • Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35
    Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35
    Colorescience
    $65.00

    Size: 0.23 fl. oz. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    SPF 35 and a mineral block only, this sunscreen formulated for the eye area is gentle and effective. Also contains antiaging peptides, and skin friendly lipids (natural oils). Has a little light reflecting sheen to it which is helpful for dark circles.

    Ingredients

    Aqua/Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Panthenol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Sea Water, Sorbitol, Jojoba Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Betaine, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Sucrose, Darutoside, Pantolactone, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride.

    Active Ingredients
    Titanium Dioxide 7.9%, Zinc Oxide 6.7%

     

  • Triple Firming Neck Cream
    Triple Firming Neck Cream
    Neostrata
    $84.00

    Size 2.8 oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     Very moisturizing which is good because we have almost no oil glands on the neck which is one reason it wrinkles so easily.  The actives are mostly lipids  and silicone like compounds that help to retain water in our skin.  This keeps is more hydrated.

    Ingredients

    Aqua (Water), Acetyl Glucosamine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethoxydiglycol Oleate, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Palmitoyl Glycine, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides.

  • Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
    Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
    SkinCeuticals
    $128.00

    Size 1.6 fl oz

    Who It's For

    A moisturizer for anyone with dry and dehydrated skin. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This new product from SkinCeuticals is great and deserves it's popularity.  Very nourishing while not greasy, it has natural cholesterol, natural fats found in skin (ceramides), and sunflower seed oil.  Not too scented with just a faint, soothing lavender hint.

    How to Use

    At least twice a day for those truly dry.

    Ingredients

    aqua/water/eau, dimethicone, hydrogenated polyisobutene, glycerin, cholesterol, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, ceramide 3, helianthus annuus seed oil unsaponifiables/sunflower seed oil unsaponifiables, bis-peg-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, sodium polyacrylate, peg-10 dimethicone, nylon-12, lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, phenoxyethanol, disteardimonium hectorite, hydroxyethylpiperazine ethane sulfonic acid, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, chlorphenesin, caprylyl glycol, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, propylene carbonate, disodium edta, acrylonitrile/methyl methacrylate/vinylidene chloride copolymer, adenosine, dipropylene glycol, lavandula angustifolia oil/lavender oil, rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil/rosemary leaf oil, t-butyl alcohol, mentha piperita oil/peppermint oil, sodium citrate, linalool, isobutane, ceramide eop, bht, tocopherol, limonene, d182888/1

  • organic, sunscreen
    Tropical Vanilla Body SPF 32
    Eminence
    $49.00

    Size: 5 fl oz.

    Who It's For

    All skin types except the oiliest and acne prone. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Organic. Zinc 5%. Very similar to the cream with the same name but a better value. You could easily use this on your face, it’s just a little less hydrating than the cream. It doesn't seem to stain clothing and contains zinc 5% which blocks UV through the full spectrum.  It's in a larger size which makes it more cost effective on the body. 

    How to Use

    Apply liberally all over skin about 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and every 2-3 hours thereafter. Reapply after swimming or sweating

    Ingredients

    Tilia Cordata Flower Water (Linden Tea), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vegetable Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Cutter), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Juice, Zea Mays (Corn) Germ Oil, Naturally-Derived Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sorbitol, Vegetable Lysine, Plant-Based Diglycerin, Lactic Acid, Sodium PCA, Glycine Derrivative, Corn-Derived Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Zanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extracy, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Esther), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Lecithin

  • 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

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  • face and neck cream, hydroxy
    Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA
    Neostrata
    $42.00

    Size: 1.4 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    An affordable cream for normal to dry skin and a good choice for younger skin.  Use the lotion version of this if you have acne or oily skin.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This alpha hydroxy based cream is good for normal to dry skin, isn't irritating, and it helps regenerate collagen a little  and speed natural exfoliation. Also helps with acne. But use the lotion not the cream if your skin is really oily or acne prone. Good choice for teens to early 30s.  Good price point.

    How to Use

    Apply to face and neck once daily for two weeks and twice daily thereafter, as tolerated. Gently smooth in the cream until it disappears. You must use a sunscreen daily if you are using a glycolic product. 

    Ingredients

    Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Decyl Oleate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Isocetyl Stearate, Arginine, Isostearic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben

  • sunscreen, oily and acne prone skin
    UV Clear SPF 46
    Elta MD
    $32.00

    Size: 1.7 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Best for oily and acne prone skin.  Men tend to like this product because it's light and nongreasy. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    9% zinc oxide for true broad-spectrum protection. Another great sunscreen from Elta.  Niacinamide to calm and protect sensitive, acne-prone skin. Oil-free, good for sensitive skin. Paraben-free, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic.

    How to Use

    Apply to face, neck, and hands 30 minutes before sun exposure. Use daily.

    Ingredients

    Zinc Oxide 9%, Octinoxate 7.5%. Purified Water, Cyclomethicone, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

  • UV Lip Balm SPF 31
    UV Lip Balm SPF 31
    Elta MD
    $10.00

    Size: 0.28 oz Slant-tip Tube

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     We need more lip sunscreen products with zinc in them that don't look white.  This is one of them.  Also see the Colorescience lightly tinted lip gloss with zinc.  Saves your lips from cold sores, wrinkles and skin cancer later.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: 7.5% Octinoxate, 5.0% Zinc oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Petrolatum, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lauryl Laurate, Purified Water, Flavor, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cera Alba, Glycerin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Glyceryl Behenate, Microcrystalline Wax, Quercetin, Thioctic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum.

  • Zinc Body Sunscreen by Elta MD
    UV Lotion SPF 30
    Elta MD
    $34.00

    Size: 7 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Great for those times when you want a pump and a bigger size to do larger areas. The facial sunscreens are too expensive to use all over.  Not for areas with acne or oily skin.  Rubs in easily.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    This is a fabulous product at a good price.  It's the highest quality sunscreen (7.5% zinc) that comes in a larger, pump size, that I've found anyway.  Comes in a 7 oz pump and can be used for face or body. Contains zinc 7% (blocks full spectrum UVA) plus a common UVB blocker. Paraben free.  Not too chalky.

    How to Use

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

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: 7.5% Octinoxate 7% Zinc Oxide Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, 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, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

  • sun screen, sensitive skin
    UV Physical SPF 41 Chemical Free Tube
    Elta MD
    $29.50

    Size: 3 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Especially good for those with sensitive skin.  Not great for those with acne and a lot of oil.  Water resistant.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Lightly tinted. This is a sunblock that is free of chemical sunscreen actives, with natural mineral UV Protection SPF 41 with 9% Zinc Oxide and 7% Titanium Dioxide for true broad spectrum protection. Oil-free, paraben-free and fragrance free. Ideal for very sensitive skin and children. Absorbs quickly. Can be a little chalky when first applied. 

    How to Use

    Apply before sun exposure and reapply every 2-3 hours in high sun or after swimming or sweating.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc Oxide, 7.0% Titanium Dioxide Inactive Ingredients (alphabetical order): Aluminum Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Hydrated Silica, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Octyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Perfluoronyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate 13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Purified Water, Quercitin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Selenite, Soft Tex Yellow Iron Oxide-C337773, Soft Tex Red Iron Oxide-C337775, Soft Tex Russett Iron Oxide-C337721, Soft Tex Black Iron Oxide-C337751, Thioctic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

  • sun screen, waterproof
    UV Sport Waterproof SPF 50
    Elta MD
    $22.00

    Size: 3 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Ideal for those who are active who want a waterproof, high SPF sunscreen that isn't greasy or heavy.  Not for those with sensitive skin. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Highly water- and sweat-resistant SPF 50 with 9% Zinc Oxide. Will not sting when sweating or drip into eyes and will not rinse off in water. Great sport or water sunblock.

    How to Use

    Apply before sun exposure and reapply every 2-3 hours in high sun or after swimming or sweating.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 9%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%. Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beeswax, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Methylparaben, Octyldoceyl Neopentanoate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Treithoxycaprylylsilane

  • V
  • Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque
    Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque
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    $33.00

    Size: 2 oz.

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

     Pre-event or just feeling like you need a skin boost?  This helps!  Also contains antioxidants, and gentle exfoliants to make your skin glow.  Not great for super sensitive skin due to the pineapple and papaya extracts.  Good for normal, dry or oily skin.

    Ingredients

    AQUA, CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT, ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT, GLYCERYL STEARATE & PEG 100 STEARATE,L-ASCORBIC ACID, SODIUM HYALURONATE, PHYTIC ACID, RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A), SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE, ALGAE EXTRACT, MACROCYSTISPYRIFERA EXTRACT, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, PHENOXYETHANOL & CAPRYLYL GLYCOL & ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN & HEXYLENE GLYCOL, VITISVINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, YEAST POLYSACCHARIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SODIUM RNA, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIS AURANTIUM DULCIS-ORANGE BLOSSOM EXTRACT (ORGANIC), SILK AMINO ACID, SODIUM DNA, DISODIUM EDTA. 

     

  • Vital C Hydrating Repair Creme
    Vital C Hydrating Repair Creme
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    $66.00

    Size: 2 oz

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Really nice, mid weight facial moisturizer packed with antioxidants. Nice, naturally focused base with very few chemicals.  A good buy for the quality!  Doesn't tend to clog pores.

    Ingredients

    AQUA, GLYCERIN, SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE, L-ASCORBIC ACID, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS (LADY'S MANTLE) EXTRACT, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PANTHENOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PHYTIC ACID, SODIUM DNA, YEAST POLYSACCHARIDES, SODIUM RNA, LINOLEIC ACID, GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) STEROLS, SQUALANE, CERAMIDE 3, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, ALLANTOIN, DISODIUM EDTA.

  • Z
  •  High Zinc Sunscreen Non-Tinted
    ZinClear SPF 30 Non-tinted (now called SheerZinc)
    DermaQuest
    $51.50

    Size: 2 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Great daily sunscreen (not for sports, water etc.) for those who want the extra zinc especially for melasma or other pigment problem.  Works well for all but the darkest skin types - could be a little chalky here but you can put makeup over it. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Still one of my favorites. Note that this is now called SheerZinc.  New name, but the same excellent product.  No other sunscreen has 18% zinc and goes on this well that I’ve ever seen. This is the clear, non-tinted version which goes on fairly white but absorbs quite well after several minutes.  Scroll down to see the tinted version which many like better.

    Great for melasma and anyone with pigment problems due to the 18% zinc. This is a physical (mineral) sunscreen, meaning that it contains no sunscreen chemicals. Excellent also for sensitive skin. Expensive, but worth it for the extra protection.

    How to Use

    Apply sunblock in the morning and reapply every 2-3 hours if sweating or outdoors.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 18.60%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Glycerine, Glyceryl Stearate and PEG 100 Stearate, Sorbitol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Lecithin, Arabidopsis Extract, Plankton Extract, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA

  • High Zinc Sunscreen Tinted
    ZinClear SPF 30 Tinted (now called SheerZinc)
    DermaQuest
    $53.50

    Size: 2 fl. oz

    Who It's For

    Great daily sunscreen (not for sports, water etc.) for those who want the extra zinc especially for melasma or other pigment problem.  Works well for all but the darkest skin types - could be a little chalky here but you can put makeup over it. 

    Dr. Irwin's Product Review

    Still one of my favorites. Note that this is now called SheerZinc.  New name, but the same excellent product.  No other sunscreen has 18% zinc and goes on this well that I’ve ever seen. This is the tinted version which some like better because it gives a bit of sunkissed look.

    Note that we carry the tinted version called "Nude," which has the least amount of dark tint.  If you want a darker shade, you can order "Tan" or "Sunkissed" through another site.  We do carry the non-tinted version also here on SkinTour.

    Great for melasma and anyone with pigment problems due to the 18% zinc. This is a physical (mineral) sunscreen, meaning that it contains no sunscreen chemicals. Excellent also for sensitive skin. Expensive, but worth it for the extra protection.

    How to Use

    Apply sunblock in the AM to fingertips and gently massage into the skin. Reapply as needed.

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 18.60%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Glycerine, Glyceryl Stearate and PEG 100 Stearate, Sorbitol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Lecithin, Arabidopsis Extract, Plankton Extract, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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