With the dizzying array of skin-care products and cosmetics on the market, it is difficult to establish regimens to help your patients achieve and maintain healthy and younger-looking skin. Here are products that help protect the skin, keep it looking young and healthy, and slow the effects of aging, because—let’s face it—everyone likes to look younger.

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 more information, contact Therapon Skin Health, 2081 Dime Dr, Springdale, AR 72764; (800) 443-7549; www.therapon.com.


Dermesse™ by Lycoscience is a prescription-strength hydroqui­none and tretinoin skin therapy that works at the cellular level to help correct and improve skin texture, and to treat hyperpigmentation and the signs of photoaging. Dermesse can be customized for the patient. The products are odorless and safe for all skin types and colors. The Dermesse product line also includes moisturizers, 5% and 10% vitamin C serum, and topical products.

For additional information, contact Lycoscience, 660 Newport Center Dr, Suite 900, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (888) 800-4627; www.lycoscience.com.

La Roche-Posay

Biomedic 21-Day Intensive Acne and Wrinkle Treatments by La Roche-Posay are in-office procedure-enhancement systems that complement corrective and aesthetic medical procedures. Innovative combinations of key ingredients with optimum concentrations en­hance the results of anti-aging procedures and acne treatments.

For additional in­formation, contact La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Pharmaceutique, 112 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016; (888) LRPLABO; www.laroche-posay.com.


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

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

Innovative Skincare

Pro-Heal Serum by Innovative Skincare promotes and encourages healing and provides antioxidant protection against UV damage. The formula, which combines vitamins A, C, and E along with olive-leaf extract, also evens pigmentation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, controls acne and rosacea, and increases overall cellular integrity.

For additional information, contact Innovative Skincare, 312 Western Ave, Glendale, CA 91201; (888) 804-4447; www.isclinical.com.

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; www.brushesbykaren.com.


Environ offers Hydra­ting Oil Capsules for female patients with dry or thin skin. The capsules contain a mixture of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, an adaptogen, and a female hormone stimulant. In­tended for all skin types, the capsules are fragrance-free and sunscreen-free.

For additional information, contact Environ, PO Box 36057, Glosderry, South Africa 7702; (877) 337-6227 in the Eastern US; (866) 866-ENVIRON in the Western US; (416) 907-4937 in Canada; www.environ.co.za.

Borage DiabetiCare

To treat dry skin caused by diabetes, turn to Borage DiabetiCare™ by DiabetiCare Labs. Borage DiabetiCare lotions and creams contain high levels of borage oil and address dry skin by supplying gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) directly to skin cells, enabling the skin to better retain moisture and treat chronic dry skin by restoring its natural GLA level. The nonprescription lotions and creams are available in an 8-ounce body lotion, a 3.5-ounce intensive cream, and a 4.2-ounce foot cream.

For additional information, contact Diabeticare Labs Inc, PO Box 2866, Santa Rosa, CA 95405; (888) 544-3427; www.diabeticarelabs.com.

Institut’ DERMed

Institut’ DERMed introduces Cellular Energy Complex, a potent antioxidant daily moisturizer cream for sensitive skin that reduces visible redness, and it 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, reducing the incidence of visible facial capillaries, and also 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; www.idermed.com.


KINeSYS introduces sunscreens formulated to meet the needs of the active family. KINeSYS is applied evenly with a fine mist spray and dries quickly, leaving no greasy residue on the skin. KINeSYS is oil-free and alcohol-free, is water- and sweat-resistant, and provides full-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. All KINeSYS products contain hypoallergenic ingredients such as Parsol® 1789 (UVA block) and titanium dioxide, and they are recommended by dermatologists.

For additional information, contact KINeSYS Inc, 150 Bellam Blvd, Suite 270, San Rafael, CA 94901; (888) KINESYS; www.kinesys.com.

Physicians Complex 

Physicians Complex offers 6% Skin Bleaching Cream, which is designed to lighten skin discoloration and pigmentation. The formula combines hydroquinone, kojic acid, and bearberry extract, and can be used in conjunction with laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and other cosmetic skin-peeling procedures. The cream prevents future melanin formation by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase present in the human skin.

For additional information, contact Cosmed Inc, 3883 Rogers Bridge Rd, Suite 302-B, Duluth, GA 30097; (800) 826-4480; www.physicianscomplex.com.

Jane Iredale

24-Karat Green Gold Dust by Jane Iredale is a powder that can be brushed on the face, eyelids, shoulders, and hair after a mineral base is applied. The delicate powder contains genuine 24-karat gold flakes and glides gently on the skin to provide an elegant, shimmering glow. It can also be mixed with a moisturizer for the décolleté, or with a gel to work into the hair.

For additional information, contact Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Ltd, 28 Church St, Great Barrington, MA 01230; (413) 644-9900; www.janeiredale.com.


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 does not have to be reapplied after swimming or perspiring. One application provides all-day protection.

For aditional information, contact Colorescience, 24501 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629; (866) 426-5673; www.colorescience.com.

Revision Skincare

Combat dark circles around the eyes with Teamine Eye Complex by Revision Skincare. This specialized eye treatment visibly brightens and re­duces the appearance of dark circles, fatigue, and bruising due to allergies, lack of sleep, or surgery.

Teamine increases the thickness and density of the periorbital tissue, reducing the visibility of blood vessels underneath the eye. Microcirculation is increased to reduce the pooling of blood in the capillaries, where darkness appears. Teamine also smoothes away expression lines and retexturizes the skin, revealing a healthier, more youthful appearance.  

For additional information, contact Revision Skincare Inc, 9019 Premier Row, Dallas, TX 75247; (800) 385-6652; www.revisionskincare.com.

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; www.skinrenu.com.

GlyMed Plus

GlyMed Plus introduces Action Pacs, which offer immediate help for all skin problems, from mild occasional breakouts (including menopausal pimples and teenage acne) to moderately severe conditions that require the most active treatment and management. Each Action Pac contains GlyMed Plus’ FDA-approved ingredients for acne and problem skin in formulas with complete, easy-to-understand instructions.

Action Pacs are available in three levels, providing continuing care for troubled skin. Easily incorporated into any current skin- care program, Action Pacs boost the body’s ability to fight acne and reduce blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules, and acne-related lesions. They may be used on all skin types and for preoperative procedures.

For more information, contact GlyMed Plus, 235 N Main St, Spanish Fork, UT 84660; (800) 676-9667; www.glymedplus.com.

Jan Marini Skin Research

Jan Marini Skin Research introduces Trans­for­mation, a line of products designed to reverse the visible signs of aging by rebuilding the skin’s appearance. The line of ad­vanced hydrators includes Transformation Cream, Transformation Serum, and Trans­formation Eye Cream. Transformation helps repair the skin and helps it appear normal, healthy, and youthful. The product line also includes powerful anti­oxidants to help protect the skin against free-radical damage.

For more information, contact Jan Marini Skin Research Inc, 6951 Via del Oro, San Jose, CA 95119; (800) 347-2223 ext 325; www.janmarini.com.


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 cause pore blockages and blemishes. Neova helps decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin blotchiness; 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 more information, contact ProCyte, PO Box 808, Redmond, WA 98073-0808; (888) 966-1010; www.procyte.com.