Which moisturizers are good?

In your recent article "Dr. Irwin's Skin Care Regimen" you never mentioned if you use a night time moisturizer, you went straight to eye products after you use prescription Renova vitamin A cream. I use Tazorac but always use both an eye cream and then moisturizer last. I was wondering what moisturizer you use if any?

Oops –  I need to fix that don’t I.  And I need to update the products generally – I’ll do that in Sept-Oct.  Thanks for letting me know.  I do use a moisturizer but I vary it summer to winter and by climate.  In the winter in Seattle, I usually use the Bluberry Soy Organic Moisturzer by Eminnence – it’s midweight but good for dryer skin types too.  I love the way it smells.  I put sunscreen over that. If you’re really dry, try the Vivite Replenishing Hydrating or just plain Cetaphil cream or Vanicream. Here is more product info.

Sometimes in the summer I just use the sunscreen because it has a fairly moisturizing base.  I’ve switched to the new SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion Universal Tint – a great new sunscreen but not if you have oily skin. Almost everyone I know (several hundred), including patients,  has really liked this product.

If I’m in the tropics (rare and I wish!), I’ll use the SkinCeuticals B5 gel – very light – good for oily skin and acne too.    Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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