Skin Care Products

Avène
The Avène line of skin care products is for those with irritated skin, sensitive skin, contact allergies, and facial redness due to rosacea and other skin conditions. It contains natural spring water from a thermal spring in Avène France.
The mineral content of this spring has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. The cleansers and moisturizers can be used on a daily basis or temporarily during times of increased dryness, redness and skin sensitivity. For more information, visit www.avèneusa.com.


Elta MD Sunscreen

All Elta MD sun care products contain zinc oxide as their main sun light filter.   Zinc oxide containing sunscreens are considered to be the safest and most effective because they block the broadest spectrum of UVA and UVB light with fewer potentially hazardous chemicals as compared to conventional sunscreens.  Zinc oxide is called a "chemical-free sunscreen" because zinc is an inert metal that stays on the skin surface and reflects away light without being absorbed by the body.  Zinc oxide is safe enough even for babies -- it's the main ingredient in most diaper rash ointments.  The latest technology involves micronized zinc oxide, where the particles are smaller so zinc blends in nicely without making your skin look pasty white.  There are products for acne prone/oily skin, dry skin, allergic/sensitive skin, sweat proof for outdoor activities, and more.  Two recent formulations include Elta UV Clear, a lightweight version for acne sufferers that contains niacinamide to reduce inflammation, and Elta UV Spray, a first of its kind waterproof zinc oxide spray for outdoor activities.  More information is available at www.eltamd.com

Sunbusters sun protective shirts for children
Of the healthiest things you can do as a parent is to protect your children's skin from the sun, thereby decreasing their development of moles and subsequent skin cancers.  Manhattan Beach Dermatology has researched many brands of swim shirts or surfer's rash guards and discovered that one of the best for kids is from a company called Sunbusters.  This company was founded by two moms, one Australian and one Californian, who wanted the most effective sunprotection for their kids but also clothing that is fun and fashionable.  This is the only children's line recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, and rigorous testing is done to earn this seal of approval.

Colorescience
Because reapplying sunscreen often throughout the day is so important to protect your skin, Manhattan Beach Dermatology carries the Colorescience powder and primer sun protection line for easy reapplication.  The mineral powder with SPF 50 is a lightweight powder with a barely-there feel that provides safe, non-irritating, water resistant, instant UVA and UVB sun protection (no 20 minute wait).  Not only does it prevent sunburn, but it helps prevent the appearance of aging, wrinkles and skin discoloration from the sun.  It contains 12% Zinc oxide and 12% Titanium dioxide.  This unique formula is made with the highest quality minerals and ingredients for healthy skin without blocking pores.  In addition, the SPF 30 primer provides a high level of instant UVA and UVB sun protection while evening out your skin tone and creating a more youthful texture.  The highly soothing formula combines essential oils with antioxidants, while blue algae gives skin a smooth, hydrated, silky finish. The primer is available in a universal shade that helps to minimize redness.  Another product from Colorescience is Lip Shine SPF 35 which gives your lips a natural shimmer and a powerful shield from the environment.  This chemical and dye free formula provides your lips with instant UVA and UVB protection as well as long lasting moisture and shine.  Visit the Colorescience website www.colorescience.com for additional details on these sun protective products.

Obagi Nu-Derm System
This prescription system has been formulated to decrease the signs of aging at the cellular level. It improves cellular skin function, minimizes the signs of premature aging, and reduces future photodamage.  It also reduces acne flares and helps skin look and act younger and healthier. Using a specific dose and frequency that's recommended specifically by your skin care professional for your skin condition, the prescription-strength system exfoliates old skin leaving healthy, new skin that looks rejuvenated and youthful.  This corrective system is particularly effective for hyperpigmentation from hormones, pregnancy, and past sun exposure. Go to www.Obagi.com for video testimonials on how Obagi products can truly transform your skin.

Manhattan Beach Dermatology Skin Care
Products by Manhattan Beach Dermatology contain active ingredients that provide patients with targeted preventive, protective, and corrective treatments designed to address special needs such as environmental damage, hyperpigmentation such as melasma, and acne.  Examples include a combination hydroquinone/tretinoin cream for hyperpigmentation, exfoliating cleansers and pads for acne and oily skin, and a glycolic body lotion for severely dry skin.  During a consultation for  your condition, our staff will determine the best combination of cleansers, toners, and more advanced topical agents to best restore your skin.

SkinCeuticals
SkinCeuticals serum antioxidants are specially designed and clinically proven to provide advanced protection from environmental aging.  SkinCeuticals corrective products combine reparative, lightening, and exfoliating ingredients to help rehabilitate the skin, restoring a healthier and more youthful appearance. While you may eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, and you may even take a multivitamin every day, your skin may not be benefiting from the age-reversing abilities of antioxidants.  When you consume these powerful substances, your body doesn't know how to concentrate them to the trouble spots on your face.  The solution is to apply antioxidants directly to the skin to deliver maximum benefits in reversing signs of skin aging and to prevent further damage.  Antioxidants work by neutralizing damaging free radicals generated by exposure to sunlight, pollution, cigarette smoke, and other toxins.  Vitamin C and E are two of the most studied antioxidants.  They are especially effective when applied before and after intense sun exposure, along with sunscreen, to further inhibit the sun's rays and to repair damage from sun exposure.  Go to www.skinceuticals.com for more information on one of the most researched antioxidant products, a pioneering Vitamin C formulation that prevents visible sunburn and the type of DNA damage that leads to skin cancer.

Scar Esthetique and Scar FX
Manhattan Beach Dermatology has discovered two of the best topical scar treatments to use over the six months to one year healing time of the average scar.  Scar Esthetique is a silicone based cream for use during the day, and Scar FX is a silicone sheet dressing to be used at night.   In addition to silicone, Scar Esthetique contains 22 active ingredients, including 12 antioxidants.  It also contains the onion skin extract of one of the best selling scar creams, Mederma.  Clinical studies have shown that what really accelerates the healing process and minimize scarring is keeping a wound moist and covered, and  silicone gel dressings seem to be the most effective.  Several articles reviewing 30 years of research suggest that daily use of silicone can speed healing and lead to thinner, softer, less red and less painful scars.   The silicone sheets are thought to work by keeping the scar covered, and that prevents water from evaporating from the skin surface, resulting in more skin moisture.  However, sometimes these sheets are uncomfortable and hard to apply to contoured areas, and many people won't wear them on their faces.  The silicone gel of Scar Esthetique is easier to use, and it dries clear on the skin so it doesn't rub off like ointments. It can even be worn under makeup.  Scar Esthetique cream and Scar Fx silicone sheeting can be combined with other scar treatments such as lasers and cortisone injections for even faster results.

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