Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD
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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin, and I believe that consumers deserve a medically trained and unbiased skincare advocate. That’s why I write these skin care tips and guides.

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Are skincare products bought on Amazon or other website guaranteed to not be counterfeit? Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour

Are skincare products bought on Amazon or other website guaranteed to not be counterfeit?

March 6, 2017
Ok so that wasn’t exactly your question but……….it’s really the concern that everyone has today. It’s very hard to get real data on this. In general though, if a skincare product is being sold seriously under it’s market value, it’s...
Do collagen pills or capsules work? If not, what? Dr. Irwin answers on her skin care blog SkinTour

Does ingesting collagen by taking collagen pills or capsules help to build collagen?

March 2, 2017
The short answer to this is no. There is no evidence that I know of that taking these supplements (collagen pills) improves your skin. But here’s what IS relevant! Collagen – what is relevant: Collagen in our bodies is in...
"bleaching" creams

Warning about “bleaching” creams for melasma, pigment after acne, and other pigment problems.

February 24, 2017
I  really wanted to emphasize this to all of you because I’m hearing problems with “bleaching” creams so frequently.  Most of the skin bleaching creams that are sold in drugstores, online, and through doctor’s offices by prescription, contain hydroquinone in...
Finding the right skin care regimen for you - Dr. Irwin on SkinTour.com

3 main goals of the right skin care regimen for you

February 21, 2017
In my opinion, there are 3 main goals in using good skincare products. It’s the, “Why are we spending time and money on these anyway?” 3 main goals of skin care products:  Preventing further damage both from light/sun and the...
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SkinTour Skincare
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?!