Complexion Care

With the rise of an entire industry focused on beauty and youth, it is difficult to decide (1) if you need to use a product and (2) what products best address your skin’s needs.

Luckily, we have read entire textbooks devoted to skin care and sift through periodicals of studies comparing new and emerging therapies for skin care.
It is our goal to match you with the appropriate product to address your skin needs. We have hand-picked products from each line. We mix and match products from different lines depending on your needs.

Understanding the ingredients

It is important to understand the ingredients in your skincare regimen because you want to reach your cosmetic goals without aggravating or worsening the underlying condition of the skin. For example, people with red, sensitive skin need to avoid some anti-aging ingredients (tretinoin and glycolic acid) because they can make the redness worse. Also, some lightening (bleaching) agents can help with brown spots but may make acne worse. Let us help you sift through the ingredient lists in your products to create a skin care regiment that works best for you.

Rosacea, Ruddy Skin

Use:

  • Hyaluronic acid products
  • Niacinamide enhanced sunscreen
  • Non-Soap-Enzyme cleaners

Avoid:

  • Tretinoin
  • Glycolic acid greater than 5%
  • Exfoliating scrubs
  • Salicylic acid
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Surfactant, Alkaline, Anti-bacterial soap

Hyperpigmentation from sun damage

Use:

  • Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol
  • Kojic Acid
  • Azelaic Acid
  • Hydroquinone
  • Zinc & titanium enriched sunscreen
  • Glycolic and Salicylic acid

Avoid:

  • Chemical sunscreens
  • High percentage Tretinoin
  • Petrolatum
  • Paraffin

Acne-prone, milia, andblack heads

Use:

  • Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol
  • Adapalene
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Glycolic and Salicylic acid
  • Zinc & titanium enriched sunscreen

Avoid:

  • Chemical sunscreens
  • Petrolatum
  • Paraffin
  • Dimethicone

Dry, aged skin

Use:

  • Growth factor enriched products
  • Antioxidant enriched serums
  • Retinol

Avoid:

  • Tretinoin, Retin-A
  • High % Salicylic and Glycolic Acid

A. No Product B. Product

Three months after a laser procedure. Results are maintained on ‘B’ side because of daily product use.
If you are considering a procedure, please consult us so that we can put a regimen together that will maintain your results.

LOCATION

Kind Dermatology and Medical Spa
2320 Bath Street, Suite 203
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: 805-250-9891 
Fax: 805-687-5530

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed