If I’m in my 60s with brown spots, large pores and dryness, which products would help?

I see you recommend SkinMedica Recovery Complex. I was wondering since it is what I consider an expensive product if it is actually worth the expense and is so much better than say Merle Norman, Clinique, or even Olay Reginerest Products. I am 68 years old. I have taken fairly good care of my skin but do have dark spots, large pores, and dryness. I have just recently started using Tretinoin at night and vitamin C serum and Sunscreen (50) during the day. I am able to purchase expensive products if I need to but just wondered if they are really that much better as I read in places that they are not. Thank you.

I’m glad you asked this because the answer is always relative to what your goals are.   That particular product can be excellent for some but it won’t address the 3 problems you mention, so I would vote no.  Also, give yourself at least 60-90 days to see the excellent results from your new products – the tretinoin, vitamin C and sunscreen. 

For the first two, see an excellent dermatologist and consider the Fraxel Dual laser and for the dryness, add in a good moisturizer.  Also try applying moisturizer at night, waiting 10 minutes and then applying your tretinoin 0.025%.    Dr. I

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