Today’s skin-care products and cosmetics provide healthy-looking skin, anti-aging benefits, and treatments for a variety of skin conditions. Plastic surgeons want to provide only those products that will give their patients the best results. The products shown here help physicians and patients combat and prevent dry, oily, and sun-damaged skin; as well as wrinkles, acne, and other skin problems.

Jan Marini Skin Research

Age Intervention Eyelash by Jan Marini Skin Research provides longer, fuller, and darker lashes, which are visible in as little as 1 to 2weeks after beginning applications. By the third week, the difference in length can be measured. Longer and fuller eyelashes can be achieved regardless of how thin, sparse, or short they were originally. This product, which may also be used on the eyebrows, is available in a 0.23-oz tube and comes with an eyeliner-brush applicator.

For additional information, contact Jan Marini Skin Research Inc, 6951 Via Del Oro, San Jose, CA 95119; (800) 347-2223;


Looking for an easy solution to makeup burdens? Per­mark offers permanent makeup to ease the application process. The permanent cosmetic starter kit contains two shades for lips, one for eyebrows, and one for eyeliner; plus needles and mixing containers.

For additional information, contact PMT/Permark Inc, 1500 Park Rd, Can­hassen, MN 55317; (800) 737-6275;

Physicians Complex

Microdermabrasion Cream by Physicians Complex exfoliates the skin with diamond-shaped magnesium oxide crystals, the same type used in microdermabrasion machines. Home use of the product between treatments enhances the results of the microdermabrasion procedures. A 3-oz jar provides approximately 50 applications.

For additional information, contact Physicians Complex, 3883 Rogers Bridge Rd, Suite 303-B, Atlanta, GA 30097; (800) 826-4480.


ProCyte introduces Neova Therapy Mattifying Serum, which combines the nourishment of GHK Copper Peptide Complex with advanced absorbent polymers to rid the skin of unwanted surface oil that can block pores and cause blemishes. Neova helps decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin blotches; and increases skin firmness and tone without irritation. This gentle, moisturizing lotion leaves skin hydrated and balanced. It may be used on oily and acne-prone skin.

For additional information, contact ProCyte, PO Box 808, Redmond, WA 98073-0808; (888) 966-1010;

La Roche-Posay

BioMedic 21-day intensive acne and wrinkle treatments by La Roche-Posay enhance and complement corrective and aesthetic medical procedures. During the 21-day program, the skin is infused with precise concentrations of key corrective ingredients using a “propenetration” protocol that consists of three steps that are designed to optimize the diffusion and bio-availability of the ingredients and to enhance the ongoing correction of the upper layers of the skin.

For more information, contact La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Pharmaceutique, 112 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016; (888) LRP-LABO;

Universal Companies

Renaissance Body Gloves by Universal Companies increase circulation and improve skin tone. Natural eucalyptus and spruce fibers eliminate soap residue and dead skin cells, and free ingrown hair. The gloves may be used during the preparation of cellulite treatments, body wraps, manicures, pedicures, and sunless tanning products.

For additional information, contact Universal Companies Inc, 18260 Oak Park Dr, Abingdon, VA 24210; (800) 558-5571;

Skin Sciences

Skin Sciences offers SkinRenu Intensive Serum-P, the first nonsurgical alternative for undereye puffiness that helps protect against environmental irritants. Developed as a topical formulation of vital nutrients, antioxidants, peptides, and botanical extracts, SkinRenu incorporates a two-step ap­proach. Step one reduces undereye puffiness by mobilizing fatty material and lymphatic fluids that accumulate beneath the eyes. Step two offers anti-inflammatory and free-radical relief within the cells.

For additional information, contact Skin Sciences Inc, 1836 Stout Dr, Suite 5, Ivyland, PA 18974; (877) 646-RENU;

Revision Skin Care

Revision Skin Care introduces Nectifirm to ad­dress the signs of aging on the neck. Nectifirm rejuvenates the skin on the neck and dé­colletage with seven active ingredients that work together to help strengthen the dermal­–epidermal junction. Nectifirm tightens the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes roughness and creepiness, increases the skin’s elasticity, reduces adipose tissue (fat) in the jowl area and chin, and protects the skin from premature aging.

For additional information, contact Revision Skin Care, 9019 Premier Row, Dallas, TX 75247; (800) 385-6652;

CosMedical Technologies

Ultra Firming Skin Care by CosMedical Technologies rejuvenates the skin’s appearance around the eyes, face, neck, and chest without severe irritation. Each formula contains peptides and antioxidants that boost the skin’s immune system, diminishing the signs of aging. The company also offers dermatologist-formulated skin-care products for private-label use, staff-discount programs, and marketing materials that promote skin care with minimum opening orders and no contract agreements.

For additional information, contact CosMedical Technologies Inc, 4700 SW 51st St, Suite 212, Davie, FL 33314; (800) 275-3627;

GlyMed Plus

Physician Elite Rx™ Arnica+ by GlyMed Plus promotes healing after aesthetic treatments. Ses­quiterpene lactones, the active ingredients in Arnica+, reduce inflammation and de­crease pain. Arnica+ increases local circulation, stimulates the activity of white blood cells, and disperses trapped fluids from the bruised tissue. The formula also contains anti-inflammatory components such as oat beta-glugan, which increases macrophage activity, and shea butter, which elevates hydration levels by reducing transepidermal water loss during healing.

For additional information, contact GlyMed Plus, 235 N Main, Spanish Fork, UT 84660; (800) 676-9667;

Brushes by Karen

Mineral Makeup by Brushes by Karen can be applied after most treatments to help cover, protect, soothe, and heal treated skin while providing an excellent barrier against the sun and other irritants. Mineral Make­up “Try Me Kits” come prepackaged with foundation, blush, rice powder, and three applicator brushes. Shade choices are broken down easily to cool or warm, in light, medium, or dark. Complete user-friendly instructions allow patients to try this powder in the privacy of their homes.

For additional information, contact Brushes by Karen Inc, PO Box 1547, Mineola, NY 11501; (800) 722-0528;


Dermesse™ skin-care products by Dermacia are now available in convenient travel sizes. Dermesse is a prescription-strength hydroquinone and tretinoin therapy that works at the cellular level to improve skin texture and treat hyperpigmentation and photoaging. The regimens can be customized by the physician. The hydroquinone products are odorless and are safe for all skin types and colors.

For additional information, contact Dermacia, 660 Newport Center Dr, Suite 900, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (888) 800-4627;


Colostrum Gel by Environ is indicated for aged, sun-damaged skin. The gel promotes the production of collagen and elastin, and thickens the skin. It also reduces fine lines, tightens the skin, and reinforces the skin’s immune system. It may be used in conjunction with vitamin A, even by patients who are sensitive to and reluctant to use the vitamin. The gel also contains soothing lavender oil, which has healing and antiseptic properties.

For more information, contact Environ, 7666 Falmouth Rd, Unit C17, Mashpee, MA 02649; (877) 337-6227;


The Solar Protection Formula® by Fallene contains titanium di­oxide, zinc oxide, and iron oxide, which form a protective barrier to UVA and UVB radiation. The product line includes an individually customizable Tinted Concealer SPF60 in three shades (blush, beige, and honey); a Clear SPF65 (noncomedogenic); a Chemical Sunscreen Free SPF58 (water and sweat resistant); and LipTECT SPF45, which is lanolin free.

For additional information, contact Fallene Ltd, 2555 Industry Ln, Norristown, PA 19403; (800) 332-5536.

Colorlab Cosmetics

Colorlab Cosmetics offers multifunctional makeup displays alone or in conjunction with seasonal collections and turnkey promotions. The countertop display features an 11- x 17-inch graphic with a spot for custom logos. Customizable graphics are also available. The countertop display houses Colorlab’s complete spring ready-to-wear collection, which features six lipsticks, three lip glosses, nine eye shadows, and three blushes. The interchangeable templates allow retailers to display a full line of products (pictured) or other assortments of their choice. The displays are made from thick laser-cut acrylic and have removable templates that make cleaning quick and easy.

For more information, contact Colorlab Cosmetics, 1112 Fifth Ave, Rockford, IL 61104; (800) 790-2417;

IS Clinical

Poly-Vitamin Serum by IS Clinical is a re­storative formula designed to hydrate, regenerate, and repair the skin while delivering a com­­bination of vitamins, bionutrients, and anti­oxidants to fight disease-causing and age-related free-radical damage to the skin. Poly-Vitamin Serum decreases fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes skin texture, and rapidly improves skin conditions.

For additional information, contact IS Clinical, 312 Western Ave, Glendale, CA 91201; (888) 804-4447;


Glominerals makeup is formulated for patients with problem skin who seek skin-care benefits from their makeup. Glomin­erals is made from pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, natural high-pigment minerals, the antioxidant vitamins (A, C, E, and K), and green tea. Its triple-milled minerals contain mica instead of talc to prevent pores from clogging, allowing glands to produce natural oils all day long. It is available in four different foundations and formulations; and it is allergy-sensitive, noncomedogenic, and anti-inflammatory.

For additional information, contact Caleel + Hayden, 1810 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202; (888) 496-8007;


O-Plex Acne-Treat­ment Sys­tem by AART is a holistic approach to acne control. Pa­tented lyphazome technology and the antibacterial power of oregano work together to treat acne.

For additional information, contact AART Inc, 3545 Airway Dr, Suite 106, Reno, NV 89511; (866) 853-6800;


For clear, odor-free sun protection that does not rub off on clothes and will not burn the eyes, turn to Sunforget­table by Color­escience. Sunfor­gettable relies on the reflective and refractive properties of micronized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and it does not have to be re­applied after swimming or perspiring. One application provides all-day protection.

For additional information, contact Colorescience, 24501 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629; (866) 426-5673;

Medicalia International

Medicalia International’s Flawless Refine­­ment MineroCare foundation powder incorporates pressed minerals in a lightweight formula to ensure full coverage of all skin imperfections. The foundation powder is easily ap­plied with a brush or sponge it looks natural and maintains moisture. It is recommended for all skin types, but especially for postoperative skin. The powder is available in eight colors and has SPF17 protection.

For more information, contact Medicalia International, 320 Fentress Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114; (386) 239-8980;

Institut’ DERMed

Institut’ DERMed introduces Cellular Energy Complex, a potent antioxidant daily moisturizer cream for sensitive skin that reduces visible redness and may also be used in combination with medications prescribed for rosacea. It consists of licorice-root extract, shea butter, and pumpkin-seed extract. The pumpkin-seed extract has natural spin-trap molecules that protect the dermal capillary bed, reduce the incidence of visible facial capillaries, and help balance the scent of licorice. After the prescribed cleanser is used, Cellular Energy Complex should be applied to the entire face and neck.

For additional information, contact Institut’ DERMed, 5589 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341; (866) IDERMED;


Z-Peel by Actifirm targets damaged skin cells and diminishes redness, flaking, and photosensitivity that follow other traditional peels. A patented mushroom-derived enzyme (Actizyme 3M-M) mimics the skin’s natural orderly exfoliation process. Z-Peel is mild enough for sensitive skin with rosa­cea, acne, or eczema, and it is compatible with all skin tones.

For more information, contact Actifirm, 1097 Yates St, Lewisville, TX 75057-4829; (866) 411-7600;

Sircuit Skin

Molecular Mist by Sircuit Skin is a hydrating complex with heavy water that restores the skin’s natural moisture balance, while protecting and preserving skin tissue. The mist features a high plumping factor, reduces free-radical stress (which inactivates certain acne-causing bacteria), and evaporates slowly so that is stays in the skin longer. Some of its ingredients are: hamamelis extract (chirally correct D-complex and witch hazel), which speeds wound healing; l-arginine PCA, which restores moisture; myrrh herb with antibacterial and antiviral properties; and a spin trap, which traps oxygen free radicals, transforms them to oxygen molecules, and “escorts” them back to the respiratory cycle, where they are used in tissue respiration.

For additional information, contact Sircuit Skin, 2027 N Edgemont St, Los Angeles, CA 90027; (323) 661-4544;

Therapon Skin Health

Therapon Skin Health offers the Eternox Wrinkle-Reduction System, a postprocedural topical formula designed to enhance and extend the wrinkle-fighting effects of dermal-filler injectables. Eternox consists of three patented peptide ingredients along with other skin nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins that penetrate deep into the skin, where true skin rejuvenation occurs.

For additional information, contact Therapon Skin Health, 2081 Dime Dr, Springdale, AR 72764; (800) 443-7549;