I’m 60, how can I figure out a product regimen?

Hi, I will be 60 yrs in April, 2014. I don't have any major issues with my skin, other than the normal aging process. i have use Obaji Nu-derm for the past 5-6 years. I like Obagi, however. feel my skin has no glow and is dull. I am considering changing skincare products and have been researching. I've had a consultant approach me with the redefine Rodan & Fields. i have looked into Pevonia as well. the other line I have considered is Skin-Medica. I realize there is a great price difference in these products. I have read extensively about TNS product with Skin medica. I know retinol and vitamin c serum and hyaluronic acid are good for anti aging regimen. What is your opinion of these 3 and what would you recommend? Obagi has been good to me, i just feel my skin could have a bit more of a glow!:) I hope you can answer my questions. Regards from SC.

I know it’s confusing because there are so many products out there, most of them more marketing than substance.   The best product regimen is one that is individualized to you but there are certain basics that, if tolerated without irritation or allergy, have been proven to help almost everyone’s skin – a mineral sunscreen (5-20%), retinoids, high quality antioxidants and possibly cell growth factors. 

In my opinion, you will get better results by combining the best products in several lines, rather than using all products from one line.  Here are two links to help you:

 –  Top 50 Products

 –   My personal product regimen  and consider looking at other dermatologist’s product regimens. 

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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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