Aesthetic Skin in Chicago, IL
Retinol Lieve – Retinol Mezzo – Retinol Forza
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, a time-tested ingredient which improves the appearance of fine lines (in around 4 weeks), wrinkles (in around 12 weeks), skin texture and smoothness. These Cream formulations are appropriate for normal to dry skin. Decades of research have found that retinol are one of the few skin care ingredients to combat aging.
Every patient’s tolerance of retinol is different and so 3 different strengths have been formulated based on your skin. Retinol Lieve is the lightest strength at .5% and is a great product for patients starting out with a retinol or who have sensitive skin. Retinol Mezzo has a medium strength of 1% retinol to combat aging and is the most popular product as it strikes the balance of enough strength to allow patients to wear this product daily. Finally, Retinol Forza is one of the strongest formulations at 1.5% retinol and is designed for patients who are looking for the most robust results.
Our retinol is time released so that patients can use it every day or every other day so start with a lower formula and increase both strength and duration. Since the product is lipophilic, the product continues to work over a period of days.
Used PM every day or every other day
Difensa Acqua Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 is a combination of micronized Titanium and Zinc oxides, fortified with the powerful antioxidant Melanin, Vitamins C, E and Ferulic acid ester, in an emollient silicone elastomer vehicle. This daily facial photoprotection contains rich moisturizers and natural barrier lipids for patients with drier skin. Difensa Acqua is fragrance-free and preservative-free.
Difensa il Viso
Difensa il Viso is a broad-spectrum sunscreen that works wonderfully under makeup for daily use. This sunscreen is formulated with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide sun protection. The formula is enhanced by the addition of melanin, a naturally occurring antioxidant pigment in the skin. This formula creates both a barrier as well as allowing the antioxidant to help prevent breakdown of collagen. The silky, matte-finish ensures that makeup will glide on smoothly, without a caked-on appearance or feel.
Apply this as a last step in your AM skin routine so that it can be the final layer of protection between the sun’s harmful rays. Consider Difensa il Aqua if your skin is dry.
Use every AM
SKIN BRIGHTENING CREAM
A unique skin brightener, Luminoso combines Kojic acid, Hydroxy acids, Vitamin C and is fortified with Green Tea. This product improves the appearance of skin tone. Luminoso is best for drier skin types and can be customized for the patient by combining it with other products. The advantage of Kojic acid is that it is natural lightener which helps even skin tone. Hydroxy acids can promote skin turnover and improvement as well creating improved skin texture. Vitamin C provides antioxidant and skin brightening benefits.
This product can be refrigerated, especially when compounded with other products which will improve the overall freshness and duration of product. When compounded with Arbutin type derivatives (our office uses a variant as strong as hydroxyquinone but without the side effects) this product can create substantial lightening due to the double lightening effect. This product is often compounded with retinols in our office for a powerful triple strength lightner, retinol and exfoliation in one.
Since this product is fat soluble, it can be used every day, every other day and the product will still be active in the skin. This product can be applied to skin after washing the face and used in conjunction with other products.
Use this product every other day when using a separate Retinol. Can use this product daily to promote more rapid turnover and lightening and evening of skin tone.
BRIGHTENING EXFOLIATOR PADS
Sera Brillante pads contains Phytic, Lactic and Azelaic acids. The easy-to-apply pad facilitates uniform application to broad skin surfaces. These pads help retexturize skin by improving skin tone and exfoliating the skin.
These pads only need to be used once week and are a great way to exfoliate the skin.
ANTIOXIDENT + BHA
Our Complesso C products contain a form of Vitamin C clinically demonstrated to improve skin appearance. The antioxidant cocktail of Vitamins C & E and Green Tea, paired with penetration-enhancing hydroxyacids, makes them among the most potent ingredients available. Complesso C is for normal to oily skin types.
Since Complesso C is light sensitive we advise patients to apply this product at night. Complesso C is often used in synergy with Retinol helping skin recover faster.
Used PM every other day
REJUVENATING MOISTURE ENHANCER
Acqua Profondo C
A unique hyaluronic acid-based, oil-free gel designed to enhance skin moisture and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is one of the primary components of skin and hydration in our bodies helping skin look both plump and luscious. The natural aging process causes our bodies to produce less hyaluronic acid which can cause skin to become drier and look duller. Acqua Profondo can be applied under make-up, sunscreen or moisturizer and is appropriate for all skin types. It is also useful as a light moisturizer for oily skin. Acqua Profondo can be used in combination with other products to help create an improved overall texture for the skin.
Patients often mix this product with our Difensa Aqua to create a hydrating sun screen which will prevent the drying that occurs with most sunblocks. Since this is powerful product, a little drop will often be sufficient.
Can be used twice a day.
SKIN CLARIFYING SHAVING CREAM
Creme il Massimale
Creme il Massimale is a rich creme, not a foam or lather. It stays down at the hair roots to give a clean, smooth shave that feels better and lasts longer than those given by traditional shaving creams. This shaving creme is designed for patients with sensitive skin as it offers a non irritating answer. The skin is noticeably smoother for most patients after this making rougher legs and faces much smoother and improved.
This is a great product for dry skin and irritated skin.
Daily use of product is recommended until smoother skin is realized. For many patients, using this product once a week will still promote smoother legs and faces.
ACNE TREATMENT PEN
Acne Presto is the best solution for any acne problem. Formulated with our own .5% Salicylic Acid formula, Acne Presto tackles acne problems from the start. And the application tip prevents cross contamination.
Apply sun protection after use.
Can be used 1-3 times daily, being cautious not to overuse.
TRIPLE ACTION EYE COMPLEX
The creamy formula of Occi Dulci is a three-step cream that contains Lactic Acid and a retinoid gentle enough to exfoliate your skin without overdrying it. Vitamin C then gently brightens circles under the eyes. And to balance it out, green tea soothes the skin while leaving it hydrated, giving your eyes a plush, bright and youthful appearance.
Aside from Retinols, make this the first step in your skincare routine. The area around the eye is thin, so products absorbs evenly. Pat, do not rub into skin.
Apply once daily at bedtime.
Puro is our 100% soap-free cleanser that removes surface dirt and oil without stripping or drying out the skin. This cleanser contains gentle surfactants combined with purifying Alpha and Beta hydroxyacids, suitable for anyone with combination to oily skin.
Apply your skincare routine, including moisturizer and sun protection, immediately after.
Use a few times a week for combination skin and 1-2 times daily for more oily skin.
SKIN REVOLUMIZING CREAM
This superpowered moisturizer is clinically proven to restore skin volume up to 130% in only a few hours. Infused with Vitamin C and E, peptides and other components that are found naturally in our skin, our retinoid-free formula leaves your skin hydrated, stimulates collagen and strengthens the skin. Its light texture makes it perfect for day or night.
An amazing skin moisturizer on its own, Restaura is even better after a chemical peel or laser treatment.
Best used at night or during cold temperature days when the skin is more prone to dryness.