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Category Archives: Skin Care Products

glowMD Event: Feb 5—You’re Invited!

Come glow with us—Friday, February 5, 10am-3pm. Join us to sample Dr. Magovern’s signature skin care line, glowMD! Complimentary consultations, discounts, & exclusive gifts with purchase… Book your appointment today: 310.546.1188 or send us an email.

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Give the Gift of Glowing Skin!

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Neotensil—New at Manhattan Dermatology!

Check out this exciting new product here at Manhattan Dermatology! Neotensil is an at-home, non-invasive solution to unsightly under-eye bags. Applied daily, Neotensil reshapes the appearance of eye bags and lax skin under the eyes. W Magazine, March 2013, explains that … Continue reading

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Dr Magovern’s Sunscreen Picks for 2014

School’s out for summer—time to restock the sunscreen! Dr. Magovern has selected some of her very favorites for 2014 for all your sunscreen needs: for the beach, for babies and kids, for sensitive skin, and for anti-aging. And through the end of … Continue reading

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SkinMedica Product Offers

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SkinMedica Holiday Bundles

  For the holiday season, we’re offering these fantastic holiday bundles by SkinMedica! The Essential System The Essential System is a great value for the motivated patient who believes, like us, skin care makes a huge difference. Enough TNS Essential … Continue reading

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Introducing Glow MD!

Dr. Magovern’s custom skin care line, Glow MD, is here! Made with unique and effective formulations—ingredients that we actually use in the office—Glow MD is unlike anything else you’ve tried. Whether you have acne, unwanted pigment, or want to boost your … Continue reading

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What Is Dr. M Using This Summer?

What is Dr. Magovern using this summer? The Obagi C-Rx kit. It’s a great maintenance kit for the summer. Lasers, photofacials, and chemical peels fall out of favor at this time of year, so it’s important to maintain somehow! The combination of … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

Still searching for a special Mother’s Day gift for Mom? It’s not too late! We have the perfect solution—a Manhattan Dermatology Gift Certificate. You can treat Mom to a facial or a peel, some skin care products, or even laser … Continue reading

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SmartBrow Consumer Study by DermStore

DermStore Beauty Group is conducting a consumer study on a new product called SmartBrow Eyebrow Filler. If you’d like to participate in the study (try out the product & receive a DermStore gift card!), please contact Amy Bailey (310.734.2570 x2125) or … Continue reading

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February’s Product of the Month: Solar Protection Liptect Lip Balm

Soothe and protect those winter lips with our Product of the Month, Solar Protection Liptect Lip Balm with SPF 45. This is our favorite sunscreen for the lips.  Great for winter sport enthusiasts or for those who just want to protect … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls with Some Obagi

Cleansers, serums, lotions, SPF, night cream—or get them all… Check out the Obagi-C Rx System!  

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Product of the Month for September: Obagi-C Rx System

If you’ve been noticing the effects of all those sunny summer days on your face, you’ll love our September Product of the Month, the Obagi-C Rx System. It’s a comprehensive approach to reducing the appearance of sundamage. We love this kit because it … Continue reading

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Tinea Versicolor

If you grew up around here you have probably seen this or have had this yourself. Tinea versicolor is a fairly common rash, primarily affecting young adults. It appears when a yeast that normally lives on the human skin transforms … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for July: Journée Bio-Restorative Day Cream

This month Journée by NeoCutis has been flying off the shelf! People are loving this all-in-one anti-aging product. It is perfect for summer because it’s lightweight, has a nice tint, and broad-spectrum sun protection (SPF 30). After cleansing, this is … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for June: SkinMedica Rejuvenative Toner

To Tone or Not to Tone? That is the question. No, toner is not necessary, but if you enjoy it, by all means, add that step to your regimen. I am a fan of finding a regimen that works for … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Summer with the Right Sunscreen

Not all sunscreens are equal. Look for higher percentages of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide (the physical blockers) or stabilized avobenzone (the chemical blocker). If you’re still burning or getting too much color despite proper application, it’s time to switch … Continue reading

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Summer 2012: Must-Haves

Sunny days are here again and summer is fast approaching! Dr. Magovern has assembled a fantastic list of must-haves to keep your skin protected from the sun and glowing all summer long. Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion SPF 15*—leaves skin smooth and bright. … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for May: Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Skin Cancer Foundation has graciously assembled a list of reminders on how to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Sunscreen is essential, so for the May Product of the Month, we’ve chosen one of our … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Obagi Special

Mother’s Day is just around the corner… If you’re looking for a gift for Mom that she’ll appreciate every day, how about a fantastic eye cream? The Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Products are one-of-a-kind eye treatments that help restore the elasticity … Continue reading

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Organic Skin Care

Natural and organic skin care products are tough and can be confusing for consumers. Even though the label may say organic, you really need to look for the organic seal, which actually differs from a product that is 100% natural. … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for April: Glytone Retexturize Body Lotion SPF 15

Just in time for these gorgeous sunny days, Glytone’s Retexturize Body Lotion SPF 15 is April’s Product of the Month. We love it. Great for daily use all over the body to keep it smooth and bright. It’s formulated with shea butter … Continue reading

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Eye Got You Covered!

Why am I getting fine lines & wrinkles around my eyes? One of the most common questions we get! Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are particularly common in both men and women. The onset of wrinkles in this … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for February: Clarisonic Cleansing System

Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love February’s Product of the Month, the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System—it’s like an electric toothbrush for your face. The Clarisonic brush is 6x better than cleaning with your hands … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for January: SkinMedica Redness Relief CalmPlex

This month we’re introducing a fantastic product that calms a ruddy complexion: SkinMedica’s Redness Relief CalmPlex. It’s a great winter moisturizer, especially if you struggle with redness—safe for acne patients, great for rosacea. The rich cream immediately soothes your skin, leaving … Continue reading

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Winter Specials

Save $100 on Your Next Ultherapy Treatment! Ultherapy is an amazing, new technology that uses non-invasive ultrasound to lift, tighten, and tone loose skin, counteracting the effects of time and gravity. Ultherapy requires no injections, no lasers, no lights and … Continue reading

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Holiday Bundles by SkinMedica!

Holiday Bundles by SkinMedica are here! Come in to purchase these excellent products at great prices. They make beautiful gifts and are sure to delight—or treat yourself! Manhattan Dermatology is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. We look forward to seeing … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for December: SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream

You will love this month’s Product of the Month, SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair Cream. This is such a luxurious cream and it’s a dream to put on! SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair Cream is a great anti-aging product, containing retinyl palmitate, which encourages cell renewal and … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for November: Glytone Ultra Heel & Elbow Cream

  Dry fall weather can wreak havoc on skin, especially feet! Don’t fret, help is just one product away… Introducing our Product of the Month for November, Glytone Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream! Great for dry, cracked and callused heels and … Continue reading

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New FDA Labeling Guidelines for Sunscreens

Did everyone see the new FDA labeling guidelines for sunscreen? The take-home message is to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher in order to decrease your risk of skin cancer. Some of the major points… Broad Spectrum: … Continue reading

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Why won’t these bumps go away?

What are those pesky skin colored bumps on the back of your arms? You pick at them, but they don’t go away. It looks like you have chicken skin. You’ve tried countless creams and concoctions, but nothing seems to work. … Continue reading

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Vitalize Your Skin!

The SkinMedica Vitalize Peel is a great way to even out skin tone and roughness. It requires minimal, if any, downtime—maybe just a couple days of mild peeling. It shouldn’t cramp your style! Our patients have been raving about them and … Continue reading

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The Skin Care Pillars

I’m a dermatologist—an expert in everything skin, hair and nails. So why do I have heart palpitations when I walk down the skin care aisle at CVS? Is it just me, or has there been an explosion of new beauty … Continue reading

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Oxygenetix: A Great, Breathable Foundation

Has anyone else tried Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation? I can’t believe that I didn’t find this sooner, but I am hooked. I have been using it for a couple of months now and I am loving it—and so is our staff. I know it’s not just me … Continue reading

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Dr. M’s Brand Review: SkinMedica

SkinMedica is probably my favorite physician-dispensed product line. It was founded by a well known and well respected dermatologist who brings science to his brand. I love recommending SkinMedica not only because the products are outstanding, but because they’re backed by … Continue reading

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