New Products to Restore and Freshen Your Complexion

Diet, exercise, staying hydrated—we all know the importance of these for good health, and that goes for skin wellness too. But what about environmental factors you can’t control? Sun and pollution are responsible for the majority of skin damage we encounter, says Marisa Faircloth, PA-C., owner of Restoration MedSpas. For optimal skin health in the new year, Marisa recommends these medical-grade skin products to renew, repair and protect your complexion.

SkinMedica Retinol – A vitamin A-based exfoliant. “We build up a dead layer of skin, and that makes our skin look dull and old. By exfoliating that exterior layer of skin, you reveal a fresher complexion.”

Skin Medica Lumavive – For defense and repair of pollution-damaged skin. Tested in Delhi, India, where pollution levels are high, Lumavive quickly produced brighter, fresher-appearing skin. “This is an amazing product, and no one else in the industry has anything like it.”

SkinMedica Total Defense and Repair – In addition to providing UVA and UVB protection, this product also protects against infrared rays and contains antioxidants that work to repair and prevent damage. “Newer studies are showing that infrared light is also very damaging to our skin, and our typical sunscreens don’t have that.”

Color Science SunForgettable – A lightweight, water-resistant powder sunscreen that also has UVA and UVB and infrared protection. “You should reapply sunscreen every two hours, but if you have makeup on and sunscreen underneath, the likelihood is that it’s not happening. This will allow you to do that easily.”

Color Science LipShine – Contains luscious lip colors and 35 SPF. “Lips are one of the No. 1 sites for squamous cell cancer, so this will protect you from that.”

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