Establishing a skincare routine you can be confident in isn’t an easy process. Reworking an existing routine can be even harder. With some companies putting products on the market and promising big changes with little evidence to back up their bodacious claims, how can we make smart choices and give our skin the pampering it deserves?
To help clear the confusion, we’ve assembled a list of five of our favorite skincare products to help you achieve smoother skin, beautify your skin tone, and improve your overall approach to top-tier skincare.
Total Defense + Repair SPF 50
SkinMedica® takes a comprehensive approach to great skincare and that includes laying a strong foundation for healthy skin day in and day out. That requires a stellar type of sunscreen, which Total Defense + Repair provides in spades. A whopping SPF 50 means that this superscreen provides broad-spectrum sun protection against harmful infrared rays, but the benefits don’t stop there. As it protects, Total Defense + Repair is working to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and repair existing damage. Even better, TD+R absorbs quickly without leaving behind any tell-tale white residue, and the non-greasy compound is water resistant for as long as 80 minutes to help you maintain your healthiest summer skin.
Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum
Hyperpigmentation—that’s a fancy term for uneven skin tone—can be frustrating to deal with. When sun exposure, pollution, or genetic factors cause skin to become patchy and discolored, we often apply layer upon layer of sticky cosmetics or duck out of pictures to avoid attracting attention.
Step out of the shadows and balance your skin tone with Lytera 2.0, a serum specially designed to deliver noticeable improvements upon hyperpigmentation in as little as 2 weeks—all without the use of retinol, parabens, or hydroquinone and with no additional fragrance. In one 13-week clinical trial, 95% of patients said Lytera lightened dark blotches on their skin, and a staggering 100% said their skin tone looked more even.
HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
When it comes to water-loving compounds, nothing beats hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring substance is already found in your skin, but production begins to slow as we age. The result is a gradual loss of moisture that can contribute to a corresponding loss of elasticity. HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator works by encouraging your natural production of HA while also acting as a smoothing agent to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reveal younger-looking skin. The proprietary blend is also time-released so hydration is sustained and infinitely more effective, delivering ongoing moisturization far beyond the skin’s surface.
TNS Essential Serum®
Few things in the world of aesthetics are truly "one size fits all," so it’s always a treat to come across a product that works well for all skin types. TNS Essential Serum by SkinMedica is one of those products. This rejuvenating treatment takes a two-pronged approach to skin revitalization: one of the bottle’s chambers contains TNS Recovery Complex® while the other is full of APS Corrective Complex. Together, the combo delivers a plethora of growth factors, peptides, and antioxidants that work tirelessly to prevent free-radical damage, improve everything from the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to overall skin tone and texture, and support your skin’s natural recovery and repair processes. One study showed 92% of recipients felt their skin looked healthier and more youthful with initial results showing up in just 30 days, and that’s something to smile about.
Revision’s Revox 7
What’s better than a single age-defying ingredient? Try seven! This oil-free serum fights fine lines using the exponential power of a whopping seven different peptides that band together to turn back the hands of time and prevent tell-tale age lines from forming in the future. It’s hard to find effective products that truly do double duty, but Revision’s Revox 7 turns out both immediate and long-term results.
Use it alongside in-office procedures like a non-invasive HydraFacial® to amplify your returns or incorporate it into your daily skincare routine for an ongoing way to expel those pesky expression lines decisively.
Are you ready to try these proven products yourself? Every item on our list is available at Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center. For help analyzing your skin and building a regimen that’s right for you, call Michelle or Alicia at (309) 243-3875 and request a consultation today.