Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD
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Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin. I believe that consumers deserve a medically trained and unbiased skincare advocate.

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Skincare Products for sunny places

Which sun skin care products do I really need when I travel to sunny places and can’t take everything!

April 4, 2017
All of you ask such great questions! Thank you for that…..it really helps me also because it makes me more pragmatic :). Here’s what sun skin care products I take when I go on a vacation to sunny places. I’ll also discuss...
How to tell if a skincare product is safe....in general and in pregnancy.

How to tell if a skincare product is safe….in general and in pregnancy.

March 30, 2017
This is such a great question. You’ll notice I cut off that list of chemicals above at about the 1/3 mark…… 🙂 First………… sadly…the requirements for skincare product safety in the US are not very high. Basically for ALL the...
Are there lasers to treat or prevent cancer? Dr. Brandith Irwin answers on SkinTour skin care blog

Can certain laser treatments reduce or eliminate skin cancer risks?

March 23, 2017
Lasers that actually remove old cells and allow new fresh undamaged cells to grow in CAN reduce skin cancer risks for NON-melanoma skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma. Carbon Dioxide Lasers (CO2) – fractionated or fully ablative...
What do you recommend for crepey skin?

What do you recommend for crepey skin?

March 20, 2017
I love that you ask this because many women/men have this complaint, especially around the eyes and on the neck. I’d like us to understand this problem better so here it goes. You didn’t tell me how old you are...
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One of the best investments in your skin is your daily skincare. Why? Because you can prevent many problems with blotchy skin color, lack of glow, texture, some types of acne, and fine lines with good skincare products. You can also correct some of these problems with effective skincare products. Great skincare is often more expensive because quality ingredients are expensive. Some companies spend on research/development which benefits all of us and adds to the cost. Are they worth it? In general - yes! I have handpicked some of what I consider to be the best skin care products, and offer them for sale on SkinTour's shop. This is based on my team and I's testing and research at our clinic. Many of the products are in my own regimen. What could be better than using skin care products a dermatologist uses?!