With the variety of skin care products and cosmetics on the market, choosing a product that will provide all the benefits that patients are seeking is confusing. Today’s skin care products and cosmetics provide antiaging benefits and treatments for a variety of skin conditions. The items featured here combat and prevent dry, oily, and sun-damaged skin, as well as wrinkles, acne, and other skin problems.

Environ Skin Care

Environ Skin Care’s Body Profile is a body-sculpturing gel that is formulated to smoothen, tighten, and condition the skin. It contains ingredients that help reduce the “orange-peel” effect seen on the thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. Some ingredients are Pronalen Modeling™, which contains antioxidant properties; guarana (Paullinia cupana seed extract), which helps drain fatty overloads by improving circulation; and Myriciline™, which is involved in metabolic processes that are related to the storage of fat, including: adipogenesis, which decreases the development of mature fat cells; lipolysis, which increases the destruction of accumulated fat; and lipogenesis, which avoids the creation of new fat cells. The ingredients eliminate excess fluids and strengthen the moisture-barrier properties of the skin to boost the skin’s elasticity.

Environ Skin Care
766 Falmouth Rd, Bldg C
Mashpee, MA 02649
(877) 337-6227

PCA Skin

Anti-Redness Serum (pHaze 42) by PCA Skin is a corrective serum that controls persistent flushing in sensitive or rosacea-prone skin, as well as redness caused by inflammation or overexposure to UV rays. According to the company, clinical studies have shown that using the serum twice per day decreases transepidermal water loss by 14% over a 4-week period, and decreases redness by 50% in 8 weeks. The serum contains aldavine, a blend of brown and red algae that suppresses the components within the skin cells that are responsible for encouraging microcapillary hyperpermeability and dilation. Aldavine also prevents and suppresses the microcirculation in the skin caused by UV-induced inflammation. Cap­parenols and bisabolol inhibit production of cytokines that are responsible for the amplification of inflammation.

PCA Skin
8501 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(877) PCA-SKIN

Priori Skincare

Radical Defense with SPF 30 by Priori Skincare is a two-in-one topical cream that provides protection against premature signs of aging. Radical Defense also provides broad-spectrum UV photoprotection from sun exposure and includes environmental protection factor 95 to protect the skin from oxidative stress and free radicals. The dual chamber of the product‘s packaging contains SPF on one side and idebenone on the other.

U S CosmeceuTechs LLC
7413 Whitepine Rd
Richmond, VA 23237
(804) 743-9850

ColorStrokes Mineral Makeup

ColorStrokes Mineral Make­up introduces its Matte Minerals line, a foundation, concealer, and finishing powder in one. Matte Minerals is available in six shades and is recommended for all skin types and tones. It is beneficial for patients who have trouble applying standard mineral makeup. Matte Minerals may be applied in more than one layer and will not look shiny. The product is photofriendly and is great for smoothing out mature, textured skin.

Brushes by Karen/ColorStrokes Cosmetics
216 E Second Stt
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 739-7788

La Roche-Posay

Substiane by La Roche-Posay is an antiaging skin cream that includes Pro-Xylane™ 5%, a stem molecule capable of integrating itself within living tissues to help them replenish their own substance. Substiane includes arginine and serine, which are component amino acids that provide moisture and relieve tightness and irritation. Substiane is a daily skin care regimen that combats cutaneous sagging, loss of structure, and dryness in mature skin. It can be used alone or as a complement to other antiaging treatments.

La Roche-Posay
112 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(800) 560-1803

Galderma Laboratories

Galderma Laboratories’ Cetaphil cleansers and moisturizers will be available with new packaging in October. The company also introduces its redesigned Web site, which features a “Skin Assessment Tool.” The tool allows users to enter information about their skin color and condition and, in turn, receive an easy-to-follow, personalized treatment plan complete with a daily skin care regimen. After users receive their personal profiles, they will receive coupons based on the products they use most and skin care tips based on the season and climate.

Galderma Laboratories LP
14501 N Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76177
(817) 961-5000

Obagi Medical Products

CLENZIderm M.D.TM Acne Therapeutic Sys­tem for Normal to Dry Skin by Obagi Medical Products is a three-step system that helps treat acne. The Daily Care Cream Cleanser is a nonsoap hydrating cleanser that removes dirt and excess oil, leaving the skin clean and soft. The Therapeutic Lotion is a potent lotion that delivers 5% liquified benzoyl peroxide into the skin’s pores where acne originates. The benzoyl peroxide reduces whiteheads, blackheads, and red, sore acne. The Therapeutic Moisturizer is a noncomedogenic moisturizer that protects the skin. It contains 20% glycerin, which helps maintain moisture balance, and 1% dimethicone, which soothes the skin and prevents overdrying.

Obagi Medical Products Inc
310 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 628-1007

Medicalia International

Lipo-Guard Cream by Medicalia International combats cellulite. The cream may be used after liposuction or as a daily regimen to counteract cellulitic deposits and preserve skin smoothness. The cream is gently massaged in the morning and evening on dry skin, concentrating on the abdomen, hips, and thighs. The formula contains sphacelaria scoparia, pisum sativum, theobroma cacao, and zinc extract, which help smooth the dimply appearance of cellulite while tightening and hydrating the skin.

Medicalia International
300 Fentress Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(866) 314-1975

Jan Marini Skin Research

Jan Marini Skin Research announces the addition of PhytoMelanin to its Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant with SPF 30. PhytoMelanin is a derivative of date palm fruit that mimics human melanin. According to the company, when applied topically, PhytoMelanin delivers antioxidant and free radical scavenger properties to the skin, including protection from sunburn cell formation, lipid peroxidation, erythema, and inflammation. With a daily broad-spectrum protection of 400 mm, the Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant safeguards the skin from UVA and UVB rays. The face protectant has a creamy texture and glides on and locks in moisture while sopping up surface oil to maintain a matte look. It may be used as a base for makeup application.

Jan Marini Skin Research Inc
6951 Via del Oro
San Jose, CA 95119
(800) 347-2223


Glycolic Face and Body Wash by Benev cleanses and exfoliates the face and body and clears clogged pores. It includes 10% glycolic acid, which loosens and washes away surface cells to reveal fresh skin and eliminates excess cellular buildup. Glycolic Face and Body Wash may be used on sun-damaged, aging, or acne-prone skin. It helps decrease pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps) and keratosis pilaris (small, rough bumps). The cleanser is noncomedogenic, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free.

Benev Co Inc
23263 Madero, Suite A
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(888) 43-BENEV


Hydrating B5 Masque by Skin­Ceuticals infuses dehydrated and stressed skin with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to replenish depleted moisture levels. The mask re-establishes the water balance in the skin, which is critical for maintaining skin metabolic functions.

SkinCeuticals LLC
3402 Miller Rd
Garland, TX 75041
(800) 811-1660

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