Dr. Syed Amiry: Hi! I am Syed Amiry. We are at Reston Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Reston, Virginia. We are talking about how to choose the best over the counter products to rejuvenate your skin. In this segment, we will talk about how to treat wrinkles and the products I have picked for you are, they are RoC Deep Wrinkle Night Cream which contains Retinol. Retinol causes the production of new collagen and therefore causes rejuvenation.
Another product which is an antioxidant is the La Roche-Posay Redermic. It's a Vitamin C containing product and as you know Vitamin C is one of the most important antioxidants. Sun exposure causes the production of free radicals in the skin. Free radicals are unpaired electron that cause damage to the DNA and DNA is the genetic code that is responsible for the different ingredients or the different structural elements in the skin. This includes collagen, includes different proteins, different enzymes. Basically it's responsible for every function that happens in the skin. And so Vitamin C fights that process to reabsorb the free radicals and therefore allowing the skin to be unharmed.
It has been shown that sun exposure alter the structure of Retinol or RetinA and because of that it's important to use Retinol containing products at night and then use Vitamin C twice a day. So the La Roche-Posay Redermic should be used in the morning and as well as at night. And what I would suggest is at night use the La Roche-Posay Redermic as a first layer and then afterwards apply the Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and in the morning, since you are going to be using only the Vitamin C product, you would use just a thin layer and then afterwards apply sunscreen.
Coming up, we will talk about sun damaged skin and the ingredients to use to rejuvenate it.