Also known as provitamin B5, panthenol is known for its moisturizing and soothing properties. Particularly effective in hydrating the skin and enhancing its texture and elasticity.
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Dermatologist-tested means safety testing takes place under the supervision of a dermatologist. Safety testing performed under the supervision of a dermatologist can include RIPT (repeated insult patch testing), which tests the irritation and sensitization potential of a product, as well as safety-in-use testing which reflects typical consumer use and exposure to a product. During such testing, a dermatologist will observe, record, and evaluate any skin reactions to confirm or not the irritation potential or allergenicity of the product which ultimately affirms the product’s safety.
Hypochlorous acid is a powerful oxidizing agent that can help reduce bacterial bioburden on the skin to address topical systems of congestion and rosacea. Also helps improve the overall health and appearance of skin by soothing and calming irritated or damaged skin.
Allantoin is a compound that can be found in several plants, such as comfrey, chamomile, and wheat sprouts. In topical medical treatments, it's used to promote wound healing and in skincare, allantoin is recognized for its soothing, moisturizing and keratolytic (skin-softening) properties.
Adenosine, a bio-organic compound found in every cell of our bodies, has gained recent recognition in the skincare industry for its topical restorative and skin-soothing properties. Particularly effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and improving skin elasticity, adenosine is a promising ingredient for those seeking to achieve overall healthier looking skin.
Your skin barrier is like a shield that protects your body from environmental aggressors, such as pollution, UV rays, and harmful microorganisms. When this barrier is compromised, it can lead to various skin issues ranging from dryness and sensitivity to infection and chronic inflammation. Made up of skin cells and a blend of fats and proteins secreted by skin cells deeper in the dermis, the skin barrier essentially guards your body against the outside world while preserving moisture and key lipids that keep the skin hydrated and healthy. Maintaining a strong skin barrier is essential for skin that looks and feels its best.
If you've ever incorporated a new skincare product into your routine, particularly a retinoid or an exfoliant, you may have experienced new breakouts or skin reactions. While initially alarming, this process, known as "purging," can be a sign that your skincare product is effectively working. Dr. Sam Ellis, a board-certified dermatologist, sheds light on this phenomenon.
Your skin barrier is your first line of defense against environmental stressors, and nurturing it is vital for healthy, glowing skin. By following this dermatologist-approved morning skincare routine, you can effectively repair and strengthen your skin barrier, leading to a happier and healthier complexion. With dedication and the right products, you'll be well on your way to achieving a resilient, high functioning skin barrier.
Our Barrier Therapy Skin Protectant Cream for face and body is part of our Skin Protectant platform, a drug category identified by the FDA meant to protect injured or exposed skin from harmful or annoying stimuli while helping to provide relief to the skin. Containing 1% Colloidal Oatmeal, our Barrier Therapy Skin Protectant Cream addresses dryness, eczema flare-ups, and atopic dermatitis.
“A cleanser is an important step in any skincare routine but for many it can be the most irritating step so I created Gleanser to fit all skin types and work for both the face and body.”- Dr. Sam Ellis
“In my practice, I always say: “Keep it goopy.” For cuts, post-procedures, etc, it’s important to keep the skin barrier protected. This works with the skin barrier both ways. So that good stuff doesn’t get out and bad stuff doesn’t come in.” - Dr. Sam Ellis
Acne-prone skin refers to skin that is prone to developing various types of acne lesions, including blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, and comedones—those small, skin-colored bumps commonly found on the forehead and chin. This skin type is characterized by several factors, such as increased sebum production, inflammation, clogged pores, and the presence of the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria on the skin.
Rosacea is a skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It's a persistent inflammatory condition of facial skin. Though it's treatable, there's no definitive cure for rosacea. The goal of rosacea management is to keep it under control, preventing it from affecting your daily life and keeping your skin happy.
Hyperpigmentation on the body can manifest as darkened areas, such as knees, elbows, armpits, and other skin folds. In many cases, this is a normal and physiologic occurrence, particularly in individuals with melanin-rich skin. However, it can also result from various causes, making treatment a common concern.
Aging is a natural and beautiful part of life, but many of us want to age gracefully and maintain a youthful appearance. As a board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist, I'm here to help you understand your skin and provide you with 10 dermatologist-approved anti-aging tips to achieve a harmonious balance between how you look and how you feel.