In the age where skincare gurus are not in limited supply and skintellectuals are on the rise, it comes as no surprise that medical skincare brands and innovative products developed by dermatologists and scientists are gaining more popularity.
From SkinCeutical’s cult classic C E Ferulic that have been proven to brighten and smoothen the skin, to Dr Barbara Sturm’s approach to a non-inflammatory lifestyle for a healthier complexion, both celebrities and everyday folk are pouring their love for these hi-tech products that pack a luxurious application and price tag, while delivering incredible results that garner a loyal following.
After all, it’s only natural that we trust our skin and beauty in the hands of professionals, who place science at the forefront of their formulations. However, not all medical skincare brands are created equal, and if you want to know which ones to invest in, here are some of the best in the market.
Dr Barbara Sturm
Inflammation is the biggest culprit behind some of our most common and tiresome skin woes, from irritation to acne, and as one of the major players in developing cutting-edge treatments for inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, no one understands its better than Dr Barbara Sturm. One can’t go wrong with The Good C Vitamin C Serum, which uses three skin-friendly forms of vitamin C to help even out the skin tone and provide powerful anti-oxidative protection. W drsturm.com
Dr Dennis Gross
To achieve naturally beautiful, refreshed and radiant skin, Dr Dennis Gross has a range for pretty much every skin concern. Look to the Hyaluronic range to quench parched skin, or the Ferulic + Retinol Brightening to for a more youthful countenance and even skin tone. And of course, there’s the famous Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel pads, which contain 7 exfoliating acids to drastically improve skin’s tone and texture, while antioxidants and vitamins help to boost skin health. W sephora.my
Founded in 1997 by dermatologist, skincare chemist, and professor Dr Sheldon Pinnell, SkinCeuticals products have become an essential in many high-performance skincare routines. Its medical approach to high-end skincare have produced some of the most beloved and beloved treatments such as the C E Ferulic® with 15 % L-Ascorbic Acid and Resveratrol B E – antioxidants that contribute to the pursuit of younger, clearer and more radiant skin. W skinceuticals.com
Models, celebrities, and socialites who seek to preserve their youth look to Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh and his breakthrough treatments. Rather than seeking out the secrets of anti-ageing, his precise techniques and revolutionary works aim to maintain existing youth, and he eventually coined the phrase “Ageing-Maintenance”. Cult products include the Supreme Maintenance Youth Serum, which boasts the highest concentration of active ingredients (95%) in any skin care product on the market today, containing vitamin C, Resveratrol, hyaluronic acid, anti-ageing peptides, a pollution filter, and a youth-preserving complex. W kensapothecary.com.my
Skincare doesn’t get any more high-tech than the one by Professor Augustinus Bader. As one of the world’s leading biomedical scientists, Bader is the pioneer of the breakthrough, proprietary Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8®), which comprises of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins, and synthesised molecules naturally found in the skin. When used in skincare formulas, this molecule basically improves the delivery os key nutrients to the skin cells, while making the latter work hard to repair and renew the complexion. One can understand its cult following upon trying The Cream, or its Rich counterpart. W augustinusbader.com.my
Inspired by patients who sought healthier looking skin without surgery, SkinMedica was founded by pioneers in the science of skin rejuvenation. Co-founder and dermatologist Dr Richard Fitzpatrick envisioned a better way to not only slow the ageing process, but to unlock the potential of the skins’ natural healing process. Highlights include the TNS® Advanced+ Serum, which uses a next-generation growth factor blend, a blend of botanicals and marine extracts, and an innovative peptide complex to support the skin’s repair and renewal functions to smooth coarse wrinkles and tighten saggy skin. W skinmedica.com
After experiencing a burn accident at the age of 7, Dr Harold Lancer became fascinated with the skin’s healing and regeneration process which led him to become a multi-award-winning and world renowned dermatologist. Then in 1985, he developed his own line of products, and The Lancer Method – where Polish, Cleanse, and Nourish is the heart of his assortment of skincare, and the regimen they would centre around. Newbies can check out The Method trio of products, made to ensure that each product enhances the efficacy of the other to help support natural collagen regeneration while accelerating cell turnover. W lancerskincare.com