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Dr. Prischmann Lists the Best Skin Care Ingredients in Her Latest Angie’s List Contribution

Our skilled facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jess Prischmann, routinely contributes her expertise to Angie’s List, a website devoted to unbiased reviews of providers and services. In her latest expert post, she covers one of the most discussed topics in non-invasive aesthetic enhancement: skin care ingredients. If you’ve ever been confused about which products to buy and use, her post on the 4 Skin Care Ingredients Worth the Investment, the details of which we cover below, may be able to help to shed light on the subject.

The most important part of any skin care regimen, Dr. Prischmann emphasizes, is sunscreen. The sun’s damaging UV rays can cause more than a tan; they can also cause unwanted pigmentation, fine lines, and skin cancer. She recommends you seek out products that include zinc oxide for the best protection. And don’t forget to wear sunscreen even on cloudy days!

Antioxidants can offer a wealth of benefits, including fighting environmental damage. If your skin care product lists green tea, resveratrol, ferulic acid, Vitamin C, E, or A, the latter of which may also be called Retin-A or retinol, there is a good chance the formula will offer excellent rejuvenating properties. Dr. Prischmann advises choosing a product that contains L-ascorbic acid and throwing away any products that have changed color, as they have likely expired.

Combining science with nature often provides the greatest benefit. Alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, are plant-derived ingredients that work in combination with antioxidants and Vitamin A to help improve skin tone and texture. There are a multitude of AHAs, and if you want more advice on your skin care routine, Dr. Prischmann will be happy to customize a treatment plan during your initial consultation.

For more information about the best ingredients to look for in skin care products, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Prischmann, please contact us today.