Maximum Hair Thickening Serum, Hair Restoration Laboratories

Hair Restoration Laboratories introduced the newest product in its Hair Restore Product Line: Maximum Hair Thickening Serum. This leave-in treatment is formulated with clinically studied ingredients intended to provide maximum thickness to existing hair, minimize hair loss, and maintain the scalp and hair follicles in optimum condition to promote the growth of thicker and stronger hair and reduce hair loss. The Serum contains the highest levels of Hair Restoration Laboratories’ proprietary DHT Halting Complex, clinically-proven to help block the harmful effects of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The DHT Halting Complex contains topical DHT blockers, such as Green Tea Extract, Saw Palmetto Extract, Azelaic Acid, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Cumin Seed Oil, Caffeine, Biotin, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Cayenne Fruit Extract, and Ginseng that work synergistically to stop hair loss and help regrow and thicken hairm the company says. The Serum also contains vital hair strengthening, building, and anchoring ingredients, such as Keratin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, and Caprylic Triglyceride to maximize the thick appearance of hair from the first application. Ingredients, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Argan Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil provide intense nourishment to your hair, noticeably improving the strength, natural shine, and vibrancy of hair, they say.hairlossdhtshampoo.com

Si-Nails, ISDIN

ISDIN recently launched Si-Nails to the US market. Si-Nails is a nail treatment that has been clinically proven to strengthen brittle nails by increasing thickness, density, and hydration of the nail and cuticle. Brittle nails, defined by weakness of the nail plate or loss of consistency that results in peeling and breakage, affect 27 percent of women. Apart from looking aesthetically unpleasant, they can be painful and very often affect self-perception. Factors such as stress, diet, external aggressions, or microorganisms can damage the health of nails leaving them brittle, soft, dull, and flaky. The Si-Nails formula includes key ingredients that promote keratin, silicon, and cuticle moisturization, and is delivered by an easy-to-use, one-click applicator pen. In as little as 14 days of daily application, nails will appear to be less rough, less brittle, denser, and more hydrated, improving overall nail health. ISDIN.com/us

Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner

The new Kylie Skin Summer Collection includes coconut body lotion, SPF oil, and coconut body scrub, which are all made with soothing ingredients that nourish and protect the skin. The Coconut Body Lotion formula includes antioxidants, emollients, and rich oils to help skin retain moisture and stay hydrated, the company says. The nourishing blend of nutrients soothe and moisturize with the goal to leave the skin looking healthy, youthful, and satiny soft. The Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Oil shields skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Infused with essential fatty acids and antioxidants derived from natural coconut, grape, and sunflower seed oils, this protective cocktail supports long-lasting healthy, hydrated skin. Its non-aerosol nozzle makes for an easy, mess-free application. The Coconut Body Scrub is an exclusive recipe of lush nutrients that delivers gentle exfoliation and healthy hydration. KylieSkin.com


New in My Practice: OTC

With Marisa Garshick, MD, FAAD

In each issue, Practical Dermatology® magazine asks leading physicians about the new products that they are recommending to patients. This month, New York City dermatologist Marisa Garshick, MD, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Weill-Cornell Medicine, discusses the merits of Good Science Beauty Hydrating Cream.

What is Good Science Beauty Hydrating Cream?

Marisa Garshick, MD: The Good Science Beauty Hydrating Cream utilizes the brand’s patented carrier technology, Good Silicon+, to deliver hyaluronic acid and marine omega-3 fatty acids to restore skin hydration and improve the natural skin barrier, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Good Silicon+ technology helps to deliver the ingredients where they need to be and releases them slowly over time. The actives include hyaluronic acid to help boost hydration in the skin and marine omega-3 fatty acids, rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which help to support the natural skin barrier and lock in moisture. The fatty acids are only released when they are in the skin, so there is no associated smell.

How do you suggest that your patients use this product?

Dr. Garshick: It can be used in the morning and in the evening as a moisturizing product or can be layered underneath a thicker facial moisturizing cream or lotion for those looking for an additional hydrating boost, particularly during the winter months. Since it is lightweight, patients can apply it easily underneath sunscreen and makeup without any problem. In general, I recommend cleansing the skin and then applying two pea-sized pumps of the Hydrating Cream onto a finger and then massaging that into the skin on the face and neck.

What type of results are your patients seeing with regular use?

Dr. Garshick: Patients like that it is a lightweight yet effective moisturizing product and that they see results. The natural plumping effect of hyaluronic acid gives them results early on. It is gentle enough to be used on the whole face, including underneath the eyes, which can also help to improve under-eye volume. By locking in moisture and improving the skin barrier, it helps to nourish the skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At just 28 days, there was a 94 percent reduction in wrinkles in the under-eye area in a Company-sponsored study.

How does Good Science Beauty Hydrating Cream stand apart from other hydrators on the market?

Dr. Garshick: In dermatology, we often recognize that skincare products can be limited in efficacy due to the skin barrier limiting penetration of certain ingredients, and this product stands out as it works to overcome that challenge. Good Science Beauty products rely on the patented Good Silicon+ technology to deliver the ingredients to the place in the skin where they can be most effective and then releases them slowly over time. The Silicon+ technology dissolves into orthosilicic acid, a form of silicon that can be absorbed, which is also good for collagen production and skin health.

I love that this product takes a well-known ingredient in dermatology—hyaluronic acid—and utilizes it as a topical in a way that is effective, by optimizing delivery of the typically large hyaluronic acid molecule where it needs to be. We all know that hyaluronic acid is a great humectant as it attracts up to 1000x its weight in water, but it also is a very large molecule, which often limits its ability to penetrate the skin barrier. Utilizing the Good Silicon+ technology helps to deliver the hyaluronic acid where it needs to be. Additionally, in the GSB Hydrating Face Cream, hyaluronic acid is paired with marine omega-3 fatty acids, to help prolong the hydrating benefits by preventing the breakdown of hyaluronic acid and helping to maintain the skin’s natural barrier.