One of the best things you can do for your skin is to incorporate a great skincare routine. With so many products on the market and so many labels claiming to be great for anti-aging, it’s hard to know just which products you should be using to combat the signs of aging and put your best face forward. Luckily, the SkinMedica® skincare line has a lot of options that not only promote anti-aging properties but also have been shown to improve the overall quality of your skin. Once you find the perfect product(s) head over to our online store to browse, purchase, and redeem your Brilliant Distinctions® points while doing so.

1. HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator

Looking for a lightweight moisturizer that does the work of a heavy-duty cream? You’ve found it! HA⁵® Rejuvenating Hydrator is the perfect addition to your nighttime routine or in the morning under your makeup. It provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and supports the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health. In a recent article, SELF magazine polled a panel of RealSelf dermatologists to find out which products they use daily and guess what made the list? If you guessed HA⁵® you’re right! To quote the article directly, “Dr. Waldorf doesn’t use the serum every day, but she does pull out this hyaluronic acid powerhouse when needed. “My primary concern is dryness,” she says. “The HA5 is great to layer with my sunscreen.”


2. Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting System or Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum

​In that same SELF article mentioned previously, one of our favorites Lytera® 2.0 made the list. 

“Dr. Zeichner likes this brightening cream because it has proven results when it comes to lightening dark spots and evening out skin tone. And, of course, doctors stand by the products that have clinical proof to back them up.”

Lytera® 2.0 is an advanced Pigment Correcting Serum, formulated to address the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration. For those that may be concerned about sensitive skin, this product is appropriate for all skin types and tones.


3. TNS Essential Serum®
One of the first ways our skin starts to show signs of aging is through the loss of moisture or dehydration. Dehydrated skin can show more fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections than skin that has been well hydrated. This all-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture through the rejuvenation of your skin. The cosmopolitan magazine noted in a recent article, “In addition (to your diet), investing in moisture-retaining skincare can help quench your skin, as unfortunately, it’s hard to hydrate your skin from consuming water (and foods with high water content) alone.”Build your skincare regimen around products that protect and repair the skin’s barrier, and help address and prevent age-related dehydration with a formula created to anchor moisture into the skin” Cammie says.”Products like TNS are extremely important and beneficial for retaining the moisture barrier of your skin to help prevent the appearance of aging. 


4. Vitamin C+E Complex
Is your skin looking a little dull? Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation? Do you miss the inner glow that you used to have? Incorporating Vitamin C+E Complex could be the perfect solution for your skin. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, which are generated by our bodies when exposed to certain conditions, including pollution and UV rays. A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is important —if the free radicals inundate the body and prevent its ability to regulate them, oxidative stress can occur. Likewise, Vitamin C can help protect your skin DNA from sun damage, especially when combined with other antioxidants, such as green tea, ferulic acid, and vitamin E. So what are some of the key benefits of the C+E Complex? Vitamins C and E are released gradually throughout the day to help prevent free radical damage to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture. Consistent use of this product will reveal enhanced skin brightness for a more youthful appearance!


5. Retinol Complex 0.5

​Known as the holy grail of anti-aging and skincare, retinol is seen as the blanket product for a mass of skincare concerns including its anti-aging properties. SkinMedica® offers it’s retinol in 3 concentrations: 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0. If you are new to using a retinol product it is best to start with the lowest concentration and then work your way up. 
So with all of this hype surrounding the product, what does it actually DO? “First thing’s first – let’s start with what retinol actually does. Many refer to it as the only proven anti-aging ingredient and that’s kind of on the money – Dr. Murad, dermatologist and founder of Murad Skincare, neatly summarises the action of retinol as ‘exfoliating, aiding in the production of collagen, and fighting free radicals.’ Those three jointly are a pretty powerful skin overhaul.”
It sounds like a skincare powerhouse for us! 


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