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The Skin-e

So...here's the Skin-e.

The Skin-e Basics:

Having beautiful skin does NOT mean you need to have a complicated, over-the-top skin-care regimen. However, we are here to tell you that every woman needs a good skin-care foundation, and that entails three (3) key elements:

  1. An effective sunscreen. Broad-spectrum sunscreen is a Dermgirls must -- and you need to use it on your face and body every single day, every season and in every weather condition. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher be used every day. You're not going to argue with the Skin Cancer Foundation, are you? Neither are we. 

    Today, we are fortunate to have many sunscreens available that are ceritfied organic, non comedogenic, sensitivity free, paraben free, chemical free, and even some that contain antioxidants. The Dermgirls have hand picked what we feel are the industry's top products -- effective, good value, cosmetically pleasing and family friendly. http://fox6now.com/2014/03/24/love-to-soak-up-the-sun-check-out-some-sun-safety-tips-first/
  2. An anti-oxidant. Antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, are powerful substances that help the body fight inflammation and fight free radicals, like pollution and UV radiation. They help increase collagen production and slow the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants also help reduce the appearance of age (brown) spots. Dermgirls.com has several excellent options, including Glytone Anti-Aging Serum, Neocutis Reactive Vitamin C, and Obagi's Vitamin C line.

  3. A retinoid. Retinoids are the No. 1 topical way to reduce fines lines and wrinkles. Retinoids are a derivative of Vitamin A, and play an important role in speeding up cell turnover,  fading sunspots, and building collagen. Dermgirls.com carries different forms and strengths of retinoids to meet your needs and work with what your skin can tolerate. 

With these three elements as your foundation, the Dermgirls assure you that you can have beautiful, healthy skin!

Now...we all have our "skin issues" that we are trying to address.  Maybe you have hyperpigmentation or redness due to rosacea.  Perharps your eyes are not as youthful looking as they once were.  Well, once your skin care foundation is in place with a good sunsceen, an anti-oxidant, and a retinoid, you can add on from there. Adding an eye cream, a skin brightener, or a lash enhancer are all good options, depending on what you need and which signs of aging you most want to address. You will find a variety of options in our store -- and you can rest assured that the medical-grade products we carry are effective and live up to their claims. After all, the Dermgirls are here to help you put your best face forward every day, and feel comfortable and confident in your own skin!

The Skin-e on Our Brands:

Avène's origins go back to 1736, when the curative properties of the Saint-Odile spring in Avène, France were discovered. The spring water makes a 40-year journey through the Cevennes Mountains, becoming gradually enriched with trace elements and silicates and eventually acquiring a perfectly balanced mineral composition. More than 300 clinical studies have verified the water's dermatological benefits, and this proprietary ingredient anchors the Avène product line.

Avène offers products for the entire family that are effective, non-irritating, and non-comedogenic. The Dermgirls have found Avène products to be perfect for sensitive skin, and for skin affected by rosacea, psoriasis, eczema or chronic dryness. The products are incredibly gentle, yet maximally effective, with results you can both see and feel!

  • The Thermal Spring Water itself is amazingly versatile. We have used it to set our makeup and to hydrate rough, dry skin.
  • We have used the Avène Trixéra line on our own children's sensitive skin and eczema, with incredible results. Where other products sting and burn, Avène products soothe, heal and calm.
  • Both of us are fans of the Retrinal line for our own battles with aging skin. We have personally seen the "magic" of Retrinal H.A.F. and are here to tell you that it really does soften deep wrinkles and smooth skin texture right before your eyes! We love how the Retrinal products offer all the benefits of a retinoid, with no peeling or irritation.

Avène’s products are sterile, pure, and we appreciate that they truly live up to their claim of being sensitivity free!

Blue Lizard
This Austrailian-born sunscreen is considered one of the "gold standards" in sun protection. All of Blue Lizard's products offer photostable broad-spectrum protection. What that means is they offer UVA/UVB protection from radiation between 280-400 nanometers from the sun. All of their products are mineral based, and have at least 6% Z-Cote, are SPF 30 or greater, and are water resistant. They also offer a sensitivity, face, and baby line -- meeting everyone's needs!

Clarisonic-This state of the art skin care brush is a DermGirl must have and should be a part of everyone's skin care routine. The sonic method of cleaning gets dirt, oil, makeup, and environmental pollutants off of the skins surface. Helps unclog pores and leave your skin smooth and radiant. The oscillating at a sonic-frequency that produces over 300 movements per second helps losen dirt and debris from your pores and primes the skin to better absorb topical traetments. Clarisonicskin care brushes cleans 6x better than your hands alone. Once you use it you will never go a day without it!

EltaMD has a deep heritage of developing skin care products that help restore, protect and maintain healthy skin.

The Dermgirls particularly like EltaMD for its amazingly lightweight line of sun protection products, which are all paraben free and formulated with Zinc oxide. Zinc oxide is great for even the most sensitive skin types, blocks the broadest spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, and is more photostable than certain chemical ingredients.

We especially love the EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 because it protects you from the sun and also contains Hyaluronic acid to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We find it fantastic for daily use under makeup. The Dermgirls feel that you really and truly get "bang for your buck" with EltaMD's outstanding line of SPF products!

Glytone's products are made with the highest levels of Free Glycolic Acid available for home use. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid used to improve skin's appearance and texture, and "Free" simply means more of the acid is delivered to the skin more efficiently.

Glytone's products are proven treatments for skin rejuvenation. They have the power to brighten, exfoliate, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen and moisturize. They address a variety of skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, fine lines, skin firmness, and acne.

Glytone delivers real, measurable results that the Dermgirls have seen for themselves! 

  • Using the Mild Gel Wash exfoliates our skin without over-drying, and the Mini Gel Peel keeps skin bright and radiant between in-office microdermabrasions and/or peels.
  •  For anti-aging, we declare that "nothing comes close" to the Glytone Anti-Aging Serum! It goes on smooth and absorbs quickly, and improvement in our skin’s texture and complexion was apparent in just two weeks! We now have a daily glow that we didn't have before. And we feel the anti-aging eye cream is a must for tired, puffy eyes, instantly soothing and making eyes look more awake.

Glytone products receive raves from many of the top beauty magazines, including Self, Allure, Oprah, New Beauty and many others. That's because they really work to rejuvenate your skin.


This swiss based company pioneered their way into skincare by getting their start in wound care and scar healing.  Neocutis uses skin nourishing technology called PSP that has clinically demonstrated to help diminish the appearance of aging skin. PSP is a natural blend of processed cell protiens and polypeptides that combines with the power of human growth factor and cytocines to deliver state of the art skin rejuvination. They also use Vitaplex which is a synergistic antioxidant delivery system in their Viatmin C product Reactive. This powerhouse Vitamin C helps manage oxidative stress through free radical neutralization and antioxidant regeneration helping rejuvinate your skin.


Obagi Medical
Considered one of the leading pioneers of pharmaceutical-grade skin care products, Obagi Medical is a brand that many have come to love and trust -- because their products deliver results!

Obagi Medical was founded in 1988 by leading skin-care experts and has become gold standard in medical-grade skin care. We know this brand intimately, because one of our co-founders worked as a sales representative and account trainer for the company. We have found that Obagi products live up to their strong reputation and particularly love their Elastiderm Eye Cream for its ability to noticeably diminish the dreaded "crow's feet" that can really age our faces.

Raw Elements
We love Raw Elements because there's so much passion and concern for mankind and the environment behind this brand. The products are all natural, eco friendly, reef safe, and made of certified organic ingredients that are completely biodegradable. The only active ingredient is Zinc oxide, a natural mineral. Their proprietary formulation of Zinc oxide is "non nano," which means it does not penetrate into skin tissue. Their motto is "completely safe for the whole family, all ages, and the environment, too!"

Raw Elements Eco Stick and Eco Formula (both SPF 30) received a #1 rating from The Environmental Working Group for safety and efficacy, which is no small feat. They rate more than 1,800 U.S. sunscreen products every year and only 60 to 100 products receive the #1 rating!

The Dermgirls love these products because they provide long-lasting, superior coverage and sun protection while our kids swim and play. They are also sweat proof and don't run into our children's eyes and sting like many other sunscreens can.

Supergoop! has won a special place in our hearts. It was founded by Holly Thaggard -- she was on a mission to "do something that matters" after her good friend was diagnosed with melanoma. She set out to create a skin-care line with three key benefits: superior broad-spectrum sun protection, anti-aging benefits, and antioxidants to combat free-radical damage. Supergoop! includes ingredients the Dermgirls love, and none of the ingredients we don't! The products have no parabens, fragrances or harsh chemicals.

Supergoop!'s wide variety of anti-aging products, with their natural ingredients, high levels of SPF, age-defying antioxidants, have won a special place in our store because these products really work to protect you from the sun's damaging effects and are safe for your entire family. Thank you, Holly!






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