SkinCeuticals’ Advanced Corrective Peel is a new in-office treatment that improves discoloration and hyperpigmentation. The peel protocol utilizes layering to control and adapt application and penetration, and has been proven safe and effective on all skin types and Fitzpatrick levels. After a series of four treatments, clinical studies showed more than a 20% improvement in pore appearance, sun and dark spots, and more than a 40% improvement in overall radiance and skin texture, the company reports. Adding phenylethyl resorcinol to the typical Jessner formula is what drives the extraordinary results. Price available upon request. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1KhmNMr
A new, easy-to-administer swab test can help plastic surgeons make more educated decisions on pain medications after surgery. The Harmonyx Test for pain, which retails for $99, was developed to eliminate some of the trial and error associated with choosing pain medication, including opioids. The test examines the effects of eight genes on a patient’s metabolism and the efficacy of more than 20 pain medications, ranging from common over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen to frequently prescribed medications like morphine, methadone, hydrocodone, codeine, and oxycodone, among others. Harmonyx provides a state-licensed physician to review each patient test request, and if deemed medically appropriate, the test is ordered on behalf of the patient. Detailed results are returned to the pharmacist and treating physician in 24 hours. To learn more, visit www.harmonyxdiagnostics.com
Many a well-groomed man has eyed his partner’s Clarisonic brush with envy, and now there’s one made especially for him. The Clarisonic Alpha Fit features two simple settings: Clean-Shaven (daily cleansing for clean-shaven faces to prep skin for a closer, smoother shave) and Bearded or Power Cleaning (a deep clean for a more comfortable beard or for more cleansing power post-workout).
After 4 weeks of use, 100% of men felt their skin was cleaner, more comfortable, and smoother, and more than 90% of men experienced less shaving nicks, razor bumps, and a closer shave. Men with beards reported a cleaner, softer, and more comfortable beard.
The Alpha Fit kit includes a Men’s Daily Cleanse Brush Head made for more resilient skin. The new kit retails for $189 at Clarisonic.com
Radiation-induced skin reactions are common during cancer treatment, and can lead to itching, pain, and delays in treatment. June Jacobs knows this all too well. While creams are available to reduce discomfort, Jacobs wasn’t happy with the results. Instead of giving up, she developed her own paraben- and preservative-free formula. Her brainchild—June Jacobs Rapid Repair Healing Cream—includes a concentrated edelweiss extract to cool inflammation, high-performance actives dimethicone and allantoin to lock in moisture and nutrients, a touch of shea butter to restore softness, plus a potent antioxidant blend to protect skin. The cream can also help alleviate dry, chapped, cracked, and flaking skin. Available starting in October, the cream retails for $60 at JuneJacobs.com with 25% net proceeds from every product going to The Anne Moore Breast Cancer Research Fund.