Top Trends in Skin Care and Products in 2012

Here are two more of my top trends in cosmetic dermatology in 2012:


Neocutis Skincare. This innovative Swiss skin care company, which started out in wound healing products, has been in Europe since 2003 but is just beginning to expand in the U.S. Notably, most of their products contain something they call PSP which is their version of the soup of growth factors and other interesting compounds made by very young cells. The media, in which the cells are grown, is purified and is similar to TNS (SkinMedica) which has been available here for awhile. The company is worth watching. Try their Lumeriere Riche Eye Cream with PSP, among others.  I’ll be adding some Neocutis products to SkinTour soon.  Link to Neocutis.


Seea Beach clothing, for sun protection.  This cool LA company makes rashguards and suits for all the water girls, surfers, snorklers, swimmers, paddle boarders, rowers, etc Those who spend time in the water and sun know that cute protection is very difficult to find. If you are tired of all the usual rashguards that make you look like a grandmother, look no further. These do not have SPF ratings, but should do well unless you’re out for way too long. Just remember to sunscreen the uncovered parts.


See Dr. Irwin’s new article Understanding Pigment Problems, for her information on brown spots, melasma, and other pigment issues.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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