NEWSOctober 13, 2021

Home care for the best looking skin

By Kylie Apodaca and Megan Davies FNP-BC, CANS

What makes a moisturizer worth $140? Why would a retinol win more awards than any other in the history of retinols? We were skeptical at first, but SkinBetter Science has quickly become our best-selling skincare line. Every new product quickly becomes a fan favorite and it can be hard to keep products in stock due to frequent backorders. But what makes these products different from other famous lines like Obagi, Skinceuticals and Skin Medica? Let’s take a deeper look.

The first selling point is the products do not require much time and dedication to see results. Skinbetter is simple by making your routine less complicated and your skin BETTER. While one product can deliver results, two to three can change the way you feel in your skin. These products are derived from breakthrough science that focuses on rejuvenating, enhancing, protecting, refreshing, and simplifying skincare regimens. What’s more is the patented technology that helps drive the products in the skin in a way that is superior to brands such as the Ordinary or Drunk Elephant.

Rejuvenate: Receive scientifically proven results for improved skin appearance with tone, texture, aging, acne, etc.

My personal favorite from this collection is the AlphaRet Overnight Cream. If you are in search of a retinoid that doesn’t cause drying, flakey, sensitive skin which are the most common complaint with other products containing Vitamin A… this is the product for you! Skinbetter’s AlphaRet Overnight Cream is combined with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) to minimize irritation by hydrating the skin while significantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This is a must have and I will NEVER go back to any previously used retinol cream.

If you struggle with acne and breakouts, the AlphaRet Clearing Serum is the product for you. You can receive the benefits of retinoids while clarifying the appearance of oily, blemish-prone skin with salicylic acid in addition to other hydrating and soothing ingredients.

A fan-favorite is the Even Tone Correcting Serum. This is popular with many different skin types because of its ability to improve the appearance of brown patches, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration. This is great for melasma, sun damage, acne scarring, or just to improve your skin’s natural color and appearance. Most products only target one type of pigment, which makes it hard to ever significantly improve your pigmentation. This serum, however, works on multiple different types of pigment tones including browns, reds, and yellows!

A must have for any skin type is moisturizer. The _Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatm_ent is perfect for providing heavy hydration without the weight. This triple-action formula helps bring moisture and hydration balance back to the skin, especially in dry climates. Even if you have oily, blemish-prone skin, your skin still needs moisture for protection and refraining from using any moisturizer could be the leading cause of your breakouts. Invest in a non-comedogenic moisturizer such as Trio to help protect your skin’s natural barrier.

Last but not least in the rejuvenate line, is the InterFuse Intensive Treatment LINES. This no-needle hyaluronic acid improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This product is formulated with injectable-grade hyaluronic acid along with four additional types of hyaluronic acids to improve moisture retention and smooth those deep lines we are all trying to get rid of. You can use this product on your face, neck, or even those frustrating chest lines side sleepers are prone to.

Enhance: Add these complimentary treatment products to your morning and evening regimen for healthier looking skin.

Starting with everyone’s office favorite, is the AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads. This combination of retinoid, AHA, as well as glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid provides exceptional exfoliation and skin rejuvenation benefits. Depending on your skin, you can include this as a part of your evening skincare regimen up to 3 times per week. We especially love to use these the night before an event for an amazing glow and smooth look.

Skinbetter has come out with 3 amazing eye treatments as well. The newest formulation is the EyeMax AlphaRet Overnight Cream, bringing our favorite AlphaRet technology to the delicate eye area. With these products you can improve the appearance of dryness, crepiness, puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles. If you’re 25 or above, it is definitely time to add an eye cream to your regimen.

Refresh: Cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize the skin by pairing these products with Skinbetter Science’s more advanced treatments for optimal results.

If you are looking to multi-task with your skincare ingredients the Oxygen Infusion Wash is formulated with slow-releasing alpha hydroxy acids. It will also provide your skin with an infusion of oxygen to refresh and purify the skin all while removing makeup and a build-up of oils.

You can’t go wrong adding any of the Skinbetter cleansers into your regimen, especially the Cleansing Gel. We love to use this in the treatment room because of its ability to cleanse the skin gently. This product is suitable for all skin types, including compromised or sensitive skin, and can be used as a daily cleanser.

As much as we love a gentle cleanser, our skin also needs a little exfoliation a few times per week. The Detoxifying Scrub Mask is a clay-based scrub that uses naturally derived ingredients to exfoliate the skin and leave you with smoother, even-toned skin while absorbing unwanted oil and removing other toxins/impurities. If you are still using an over-the-counter scrub, you need to ditch that immediately and pick up one of these. Many over-the-counter scrubs actually harm the skin and can cause micro-traumas to the skin. Not exactly what we are trying to accomplish here!

Although we love hydration here in the desert, we understand that a rich moisturizer, such as Trio, may not be for everybody. The Hydration Boosting Cream is good for all skin types and can be added to any skincare regimen for a light moisturization and airy finish.

Protect: With any skin care regimen, you must protect your investment by protecting against the primary causes of skin aging, like sun exposure, blue light, pollution, and other environmental stressors.

Let’s start with our favorite defense serum, Alto. Not only does this product provide daily antioxidant protection against free radicals and the visible effects of aging, but it also improves the appearance of uneven skin tone and redness. 17 antioxidants are in this beautiful bottle of liquid gold, along with Vitamins C & E. It also doesn’t have a weird smell like so many vitamin C concoctions can have. One client told me she always loved their SkinCeuticals C & E Ferulic but it made her smell like wet hotdogs! She was so happy to find Alto!

For our men out there, if you had to pick one product to purchase the Solo Hydrating Defense is the one for you. But ladies, your skin doesn’t discriminate. This product may be labeled “MEN”, but that does not disqualify you from reaping the same benefits. This all-in-one product provides hydration and antioxidants to protect against the environmental stressors of life.

Did you know that 90% of aging is caused by sun damage? No matter how many products you are purchasing to correct your skin, if you are not using an SPF, you are just throwing away your money and slowly reversing your hard work. Skinbetter Science makes it so easy to remember your SPF no matter who you are, or what your situation is. If you like a classic lotion, S**_unbetter SPF 70 Lotion_** comes in both a Tone Smart and Sheer SPF. Same goes for the S**_unbetter SPF 68 Compact_**. The Tone Smart SPF 68 Compact flies off the shelves at DHH Med Spa because it is 100% mineral and can serve as a substitute for foundation. If you are someone who receives more intense treatments (such as microneedling) that leaves your skin red, this is safe to use afterwards. Skinbetter also carries a sheer S**_unbetter SPF 56 Stick_** that is light, quick, and portable, leaving you with no excuse to ever forget sunscreen. When traveling this stick is also reef safe in for our oceans, which makes us so happy.

All Skinbetter products are dermatologist tested, paraben free, fragrance free, dye free, and cruelty free. Whether you use a single or multitude of these products, your skin will receive proven results. DHH Med Spa provides free skin consultations where we can sit down with you and address any skin concerns you have and come up with a treatment plan and skin care regimen to get you on the path to cleaner, brighter and glowing skin.

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