Thalgo Oxygen SOS Serum is listed under the moisturizer category, but it is labeled as a serum. Is this a serum to be used under a moisturizer?
Yes, Thalgo Oxygen SOS Serum should be used under a moisturizer, day and night for skin that is exposed to pollution, is tired from lack of sleep or for age prevention. You may use this serum for a day and and alternate serum for night such as Thalgo Absolute Rehydrating Serum. Good moisturizers to complement these serums are Oxygen 3 Defense Cream and Collagen Cream Hydration first Wrinkles.
Every self-tanner I’ve tried tends to accentuate freckles, and especially brown spots on my legs and arms. I read that Jane Iredale’s Tantasia works with one’s own melanin, but I still worry that it would darken the age spots, etc. What is your experience with this?
Effective self-tanning lotions contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient. DHA is a colorless sugar that interacts with the dead cells located in the top layer of the skin. As the sugar interacts with the dead skin cells, a color change occurs. Since freckles and hyperpigmentation are already darker than the surrounding skin, they will consequently darken further with the application of any self tanner. If you’re looking to temporarily tint the skin while simultaneously covering freckles on the body, you can try Dermablend Leg + Body cover in one shade darker than your natural skin tone.
Labels: Dermablend , Make Up, Sun Protection
I am 30 years old and of South Asian descent. My skin is normal, with periodic breakouts and a few signs of hyperpigmentation. I have been using the Obagi Nu-Derm System off and on and love the products, but feel there are too many steps. I am looking for a routine that is wrinkle preventative and will clear my skin of blackheads and the sporadic breakouts on my cheeks. Could you recommend a regiment that includes some kind of retinol? I would like something that gives me the same results I would normally get from the Obagi Nu-Derm System.
You should try the NeoCutis Perle Skin Brightening Cream. It truly stops the production of pigmentation cells and corrects the existing marks. Jan Marini Factor-A Plus Lotion contains all-trans-Retinol and Glycolic acid that will help clear your skin quickly. And you should always wear a sun screen such as Elta MD UV Physical 41 to protect your skin from sun damage.
Labels: Elta MD, Jan Marini, NeoCutis , Acne, Aging Skin
I am 47 years old and have very dry skin with both cystic acne and signs of aging. Are there any products you can recommend?
Glytone products are formulated with Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid to address both of your concerns. Start by using the Glytone Exfoliating Gel Wash twice a day. Follow with Glytone Facial Lotion Step 1 in the morning, and Glytone Night Renewal Cream in the evening. For enhanced results, apply the Glytone Mini Peel Gel twice a week after cleansing.
Labels: Glytone , Acne, Aging Skin, Dry Skin
I have normal to dry skin, with flakiness around my mouth and eyebrows. I was recently diagnosed with rosacea by my dermatologist. Can you please recommend an appropriate cleanser and moisturizer?
One of the best moisturizers for rosacea-prone and sensitive skin is Obagi Rosaclear Hydrating Complexion Corrector. This moisturizer is hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and helps to neutralize redness. However, it does not contain sunscreen. Because UV exposure can aggravate rosacea, you may also want to incorporate Obagi Rosaclear Skin Balancing Sun Protection SPF 30 into your daily routine.
As for cleansers, Obagi Rosaclear Gentle Skin Cleanser and Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser both contain ingredients that will help to calm and soothe skin.
Labels: Dermalogica, Obagi , Skin Conditions
I currently wear Jane Iredale Foundation in Riviera, but it is sometimes too dark for me. Can you please let me know which color foundation would be slightly lighter than Riviera?
Try Jane Iredale PurePressed Base SPF 20 in Radiant. It is just a little lighter than Riviera without going warmer or cooler.
Labels: Jane Iredale , Make Up
Can you recommend a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30 for day time, and a good moisturizer for night. I am 62 and have normal to dry skin and a fair complexion.
The GlyMed Plus Photo-Age Protection Cream with SPF 30 is a nourishing moisturizer that will infuse the skin with potent antioxidants for additional protection. For nighttime, try GlyMed Plus Treatment Cream with 15% Glycolic Acid, which lightly exfoliates the skin, boosts collagen production, and repairs free radical damage.
Labels: Glymed Plus , Dry Skin
I suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and have adult acne and rosacea (constantly active, it never completely fades away) as well as scarring from the acne. I am 34 year old and am starting to notice fine lines around my eye area. Is there a simple regimen you could recommend to address all of these concerns, along with a good foundation?
Try the following, easy-to-maintain regimen to help with your skin concerns. Cleanse morning and night with soap-free, non-irritating Obagi Rosaclear Gentle Cleanser. In the morning, apply iS Clinical Super Serum Advance+, which treats scarring, inflammation, and fine lines. Follow with Obagi Rosaclear Hydrating Complexion Corrector, which moisturizes, calms, and reduces redness.
Since UV exposure can trigger rosacea, apply Obagi Rosaclear Skin Balancing Sun Protection SPF 30 daily. After cleansing in the evening, apply iS Clinical Poly-Vitamin Serum to accelerate skin’s renewal and healing process while you sleep, and follow with Obagi Rosaclear Hydrating Complexion Corrector.
Labels: Obagi, iS Clinical , Acne, Eye Care, Skin Conditions
What product would you recommend for ingrown hair along the bikini line? I have really sensitive skin and generally prefer organic/natural products.
Ingrown hairs are common in the bikini area. Try Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads daily until the hair has surfaced. They contain natural salicylic and glycolic acids for exfoliation, along with witch hazel, Japanese Green Tea leaf extract, and lavender oil which calm inflammation.
Labels: Bliss , Hair Removal
Can you recommend a Dermalogica skin care product that will reduce or eliminate the appearance of age spots.
I think you’ll like Dermalogica’s ChromaWhite TRx Brightening Regimen. It contains a gentle exfoliant to ensure optimum penetration of the brightening ingredients. Vitamin C and natural extracts dramatically diminish discoloration, and antioxidants and sunscreen prevent new ones from forming.
Labels: Dermalogica , Aging Skin