How to get dermatologist approved natural skin care and professional skin care results. It's a Holy Grail quest and you are not alone in wanting it. This is the future of skin care but there are so many marketing gimmicks with green washed products that are not natural combined with the over-hyped promises of mediocre products claiming professional results. As a natural-leaning dermatologist, I approach this topic with both passion and science.
Natural Professional Skin Care
I'm a dermatologist living and practicing in coastal Northern California where my patients demand natural skin care options. They want deeply hydrating moisturizers, sulfate-free cleansers, elegant, but pure mineral sunscreens and professional anti-aging skin care products that aren't filled with fragrance and chemicals.
My patients want to feel good about their skin care choices, and they won’t tolerate "green washing" and "fake professional skin care" and I'm right in there with them. - Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey
I've had to become an expert in order to meet my patients' values. They are my values too. I admit it; I was raised in the 60's just outside of Berkeley, was a hippy-wannabe and made my own granola. I'm still a bit of a "natural Nelly," organic veggie garden and all, and I still make granola.
I've been a natural dermatologist since back in the 80s and I've developed a collection of products that combine dermatology science and natural ingredients to treat skin problems and help us all reach our complexion goals without compromise.
I have cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens, and rejuvenation products that bridge these two priorities. Green your skin care without sacrificing results.
My philosophy is to use entirely natural formulations for the high-volume personal care products we depend on daily and combine these with pharmaceutical grade products to target and treat specific skin problems. Dr. Bailey
Dermatologist Recommended Natural Skin Care
Cleanse your skin in the bath or shower using entirely natural soaps that are free of fragrance, sulfates and the notorious all too common chemicals such as phthalates. My Naturally Best Bar Soap and Organic Natural Shower Gel are dermatologist approved natural skin care products safe for sensitive skin and the entire family.
Keep a bar of my Naturally Best Bar Soap at every sink to avoid using drying soaps filled with artificial ingredients and allergens.
My Natural Face, Hand and Body Lotion is made from organic botanicals and enriched with aloe vera and glycerin.
My Natural Face and Body Butter Cream is richer for more severely dry skin. This is a dermatologist approved face cream for severely dry skin that can also be used from head to toe.
My Omega Enriched Face Booster Oil is deeply healing with a blend of barrier replenishing oils. You can use this alone or boost the healing lipid content of your favorite moisturizing cream my mixing in a few drops.
This is dermatologist's natural skin care; all of these skin care products are crafted from the best botanical ingredients to a professional dermatologist's therapeutic standards.
The best natural skin care should also include makeup
Makeup is often filled with artificial dyes, fragrance, filler and chemicals. Mineral makeup is another way to use dermatologist approved skin care. Natural pigment from minerals gives you the color and look without artificial dyes. My mineral makeups are all natural and exceptionally beautiful. I have foundations, blush and eye shadow. All are chemical free, don't run or crease and give excellent coverage.
Dermatologist skin care product choices for those who want results and natural skin care options
Rejuvenate and fight wrinkles, treat acne and have healthier skin than generations before with pharmaceutical-grade actives and antioxidant products. Skin care science has great advances that require technology that is not 100% natural. Combine these with the natural cleaners, moisturizers and makeup above and you get the best of both worlds.
I consider this strategy the best natural professional skin care! Dr. Bailey
How to get dermatologist approved professional products combined with natural skin care built into a powerful skin care routine.
Professional products containing retinol, stable pharmaceutical grade green tea antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and mineral sunscreens are proven to be therapeutically beneficial by rigorous scientific study. These high-tech actives, dispensed in specialized containers that prevent oxidation to preserve stability without being loaded with preservatives, are still not going to qualify as technically “natural” because they are pharmaceutical-grade products.
I take care to source professional skin care products and ingredients from only the most meticulous labs and build them into goal focused routines with natural products. For example, the routine below will fight skin aging and mild acne without artificial dyes, parabens, sulfates or synthetic fragrance.
Natural Professional Skin Care Routine for the Face
- Triple Action Exfoliating Cleanser (with glycolic acid and salicylic acid to brighten your skin for the day and keep pores clean)
- Apply Instantly Luminous Multi-Action Serum followed by Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy (reverses crepey skin, reloads antioxidant reserve and creates glowing skin)
- Apply the Natural Lotion or Butter. Boost with a few drops of Omega Booster Oil if your skin is chapped or prone to dryness.
- Sheer Strength Pure Physical Invisible SPF 50 Cream Sunscreen (pure mineral broad spectrum UV protection to fight 80% of skin aging).
- If you wear makeup, apply mineral makeup.
- Wash with the Natural Bar Soap.
- Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream (proven to fight wrinkles and the signs of skin aging)
- Apply the Natural Lotion or Butter. You can boost these with a few drops of the Omega Oil or use the Omega Oil straight for a real therapeutic night treatment.
Natural Professional Skin Care Routine for the Body
Twice a week use the Ultra-Fast Triple Action Body Smoothing Kit for cleansing and moisturizing. On all the other days, wash with the Natural Shower Gel or Bar Soap and moisturize with either the Natural Lotion or Butter.
As a natural dermatologist who has studied both the natural healing potential of botanical ingredients and dermatology science, I know that this approach gives you the best skin care results possible minus unnecessary chemicals - it's a brilliant bridge between science and nature.
Click here to see all of my natural skin care products. Blend them into a routine with professional skin care products and get the best from both science and nature.
Author: Dr. Cynthia Bailey M.D. is a Board Certified dermatologist practicing dermatology since 1987. She has done well over 200,000 skin exams during her career and authors the longest running physician written skin health blog in the world.
“I love empowering people to take good care of their skin by educating them and putting the ‘self-care’ into their skin care so that they love the skin they’re in!” Dr. Bailey