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Expert insight on the hottest products, ingredients, and trends your patients are talking about.

Beauty Counter MD

Masks—including super pricy 24K gold-infused sheet masks, lace masks, and designer masks specifically for lips or other body parts—are all the rage these days, and this trend is here to stay. Many men and women are ponying up big bucks to achieve the smooth, radiant, and hydrated skin that these masks promise.

“Masks are thought of as at-home chemical peels. They are popular because they help with texture, tone, acne, and fine lines, and they are inexpensive. Ingredients depend on what kind of skin you have. Vitamin C, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid are the most common ingredients. Only minor irritation is a risk for acne-prone or sensitive skin, and potential mild redness may occur in sensitive skin. But again, people get crazy masks on the Internet that are way too strong for their skin and then they can burn their skin. I recommend that people do not shop off the Internet for their masks at all. Ever,” says Jeanine B. Downie, MD, FAAD, director of Image Dermatology PC in Montclair, NJ

New Products

Discoloration Defense, SkinCeuticals

This high-potency treatment serum prevents and corrects all types of discoloration, including stubborn brown patches. Boasting a potent combination of key ingredients, 3% tranexamic acid, 5% niacinimide, 1% kojic acid, and 5% HEPES (a sulfonic acid), the serum provides a measurable reduction in visible and stubborn pigmentation for a revitalized and even complexion, with refined texture and clarity.

New Skincare Line, Envy Medical

The Envy Medical range is now segmented into four offerings geared toward aging skin: Daily Skin Health Maintenance, Skin Brightening, Intensive Skin Brightening, and Skin Brightening & Renewal, with products from each intended to work together for optimal results, based on individual skincare goals.

TriXera Nutrition Line, Eau Thermal Avéne

This new advanced skincare line is formulated to nourish and hydrate dry to very dry sensitive skin. The new TriXera Nutrition range for face and body include Nutri-fluid Cleansers, Nutri-fluid Lotion, and Nutri-fluid Balm. All three products are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic and infused with Selectiose, a patented ingredient sustainably sourced from a sugar, and a nourishing, plant-based Lipid Trio to limit water loss and restore and strengthen the skin barrier.