Anti-Aging Antioxidant Kit
Look younger and improve your skin’s health with my Anti-Aging Antioxidant Kit, a Complete Skin Care Routine that I developed to keep skin healthy and slow and reverse the signs of skin aging. My Anti-Aging Antioxidant Kit offers the best skin care products made today; they are compatible together and work synergistically to brighten your complexion, reduce wrinkles, slow free radical skin damage and lighten age spots.
Have confidence in your skin care routine and know that you are using the highest quality products and that they work well together for additive results. That's what I've created in my Anti-Aging Antioxidant Kit.
In this kit, you’ll receive 5 products that create a Complete Skin Care™ routine and address each essential step of Cleanse, Correct, Hydrate and Protect:
- Extremely Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser,
- Green Tea Antioxidant Treatment Cream,
- Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Professional Treatment Serum,
- Daily Moisturizing Face Cream, and
- Sheer Strength Pure Physical Liquid SPF 50 Sunscreen.
You have the option to add one or both of the most powerful collagen boosting ingredients to your routine for maximal age-fighting results:
- Retinol Intensive Night Therapy brightens skin while fighting wrinkles and uneven skin pigment. Retinol is a retinoid, the family of compounds that includes prescription Retin A (tretinoin).
- Glycolic Acid Face Cream 15% for AHA skin brightening to fight wrinkles and uneven skin pigment. Glycolic acid works by an entirely different mechanism than retinoids, and the results can be additive. But, AHAs work fast and can irritate sensitive skin.
This is a serious professional skin care routine made with compatible products. The products are formulated and produced in an FDA regulated laboratory using the highest quality ingredients and pharmaceutical grade purity and stability.
I have left nothing to chance. My well-loved Antioxidant Kit is proven effective by thousands of patients and web customers.
"Before finding your website and discovering the skincare products you recommend, I sampled various skincare lines. I've always been blessed with good skin, so I never thought much about the science behind the products I was using. After I turned 40, I started thinking more critically about the health of my skin. I found your website and read many of your blog posts. What really impressed me about Dr. Bailey was the fact that she uses the products she was recommending. I can't say enough about these products! They are affordable, effective and deliver results.... Bottom line for me I have finally found a skincare regimen that works, delivers significant results & doesn't break the bank. I will be a customer for life". S. Marshall
The products in this kit work synergistically to:
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles;
- Slow the facial aging process;
- Protect skin from the sun and environmental stressors by fighting free radicals that damage skin structures; and
- Brighten and beautify your complexion.
You will be taking good care of your skin when you use these products. I’ve used them for years and watched them work – both in my practice and on my own skin. These are products that transform complexions!
The kit also includes:
- My favorite pH balanced facial cleanser ideal for all skin types that cleans even the most stubborn oil and product residue but that won't over-dry your skin.
- My Daily Moisturizing Face Cream fortified with additional antioxidants, vitamins, glycerin and squalane.
- A pure mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that doesn't leave a white tint and is good for all skin types. It can be used on the neck, chest, hands, and more
Plus, you have the option of adding more wrinkle-fighting cream super heroes - retinol and/or glycolic Acid. These two ingredients stimulate collagen by different mechanisms than Vitamin C - and more really is better.
Yes! You can brighten your skin, reduce wrinkles, and fight facial skin-aging with confidence using this state-of-the-art, dermatologist-recommend anti-aging kit.
FAQ about skin aging
Antioxidants are important to fight skin aging.
Facial skin becomes rough and scaly with age, mottled with uneven pigmentation and wrinkles due to free radical damage. As much as 80% of skin damage is due to UV free radical damage. There is also free radical damage from pollution and normal physiologic reactions inside your skin on a daily basis. You want your skin loaded with antioxidants before free radicals form!
Anti-oxidants neutralize free radicals by donating an electron quickly before damage occurs. It's chemistry, and you want your skin's antioxidant reserve maximally loaded to prevent skin damage from age and sun. My antioxidant kit contains the best proven antioxidants that can get into your skin and protect it. - Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey
This is especially true for people who have spent time in the sun. The best proven antioxidants in skin care are green tea polyphenols and Vitamin C. The products in the Antioxidant Anti-Aging Skin Care Kit contain state-of-the-art versions of these antioxidants in stable formulations.
Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy: This is my absolute favorite product! This lightweight, unique face cream contains a high concentration of green tea antioxidant polyphenols, combined with caffeine and a generous amount of hyaluronic acid (a water-binding ingredient).
Over my many years of dermatology practice, I have seen this Green Tea Cream soothe facial redness, whether it is caused by sun damage, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, acne lesions, or from the use of irritating anti-aging products like Retin-A or glycolic acid. In addition, my skin cancer patients who use this Green Tea Cream seem to have fewer pre-cancerous and skin cancer lesions than before they added this to their skin care routine. Initially, I found this astounding, and now scientific studies have proven that concentrated green tea antioxidants in skin care help protect against skin cancer.
Green tea EGCG polyphenol antioxidants are good for everyone. My Green Tea Skin Therapy contains “tons” of the right stuff. In fact, it’s the equivalent of what you would find in 500 cups of brewed green tea per 1 oz. of Green Tea Cream! You can't drink or brew enough green tea to match this!
Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Professional Treatment Serum: Most Vitamin C products are dispensed in containers that allow air to enter and inactivate the Vitamin C by a process called oxidation. You recognize this oxidation of Vitamin C as an amber color. If your Vitamin C product is amber, oxidation has occurred. Also, many formulations of Vitamin C are inherently unstable, made with forms of Vitamin C that are not proven effective or formulated to the wrong pH. I've taken these issues into account and my Vitamin C serum is unique. It contains stable and high concentration L ascorbate vitamin C, at the right pH to work, and is dispensed in a brilliant, air tight container that prevents inactivation of this very fragile ingredient by air and light (seen as a progressive amber color that develops in other products as the vitamin C inactivates).
Plus, this specific formulation is the only Vitamin C active formulation tested and shown to produce a visible layer of new collagen in the skin on skin biopsy specimens taken from a small sub-group of the study patients. This is the best indicator of wrinkle treatment. I have never seen this result produced with any of the other vitamin C anti-aging product on the market.
In my opinion, these are the two best antioxidant products available in skin care. They each have their unique benefits to your skin and the combination is a powerhouse antioxidant duo.
Add the best sunscreen and the two best wrinkle fighting and skin brightening ingredients to this antioxidant routine and you are doing everything possible to fight skin aging. - Dermatologist Dr. Bailey
Treatments that build collagen will yield more lasting results.
The 3 Most Important FAQ About Reducing Wrinkles
- Wrinkles always appear softer when the skin is exfoliated (as happens with retinol and glycolic acid products) and well moisturized.
- Sustained wrinkle improvement requires new collagen creation. This can be induced by applying high concentration vitamin C. Even more benefit is gained when you add glycolic acid or a retinoid product such as a professional retinol cream or tretinoin (available only with a prescription). This is why I give you the option to add Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream 15% and/or Retinol Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream to this routine.
- Sun exposure leads to wrinkles by causing skin collagen to break down. Sun protection is important to fight wrinkles, age spots and dull skin.
Sheer Strength Pure Physical Liquid SPF 50 Sunscreen
The high sun protection in this product comes surprisingly from a sunscreen that is so ultra-light feeling on your skin, you won’t believe it! It's a game-changer for robust pure mineral sun protection. Made entirely with non-nano mineral zinc oxide and titanium dioxide - free from chemical sunscreen actives - the product is still totally invisible on your skin – Yep, no white cast!
The base of Sheer Strength Physical Liquid SPF 50+ is oil-free, alcohol-free and is well tolerated even by people with sensitive skin. Fortified with additional antioxidants including resveratrol and coQ10 for good measure, wear it daily. Dermatologists agree that sun protection is the most important aspect of anti-aging skin care and skin cancer prevention.
- Vitamin C, A, E, Biotin
- Botanicals: Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract
- Antioxidants: Green tea polyphenol EGCG antioxidants, Ubiquinone (CoQ-10), Superoxide Dismutase, Resveratrol,
- Phospholipids, Squalane, Glycerin
- Silk Amino Acids
- Hyaluronic acid
- Peptides: Palmitoyl Tripeptide-28, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
- Zinc oxide, Titanium dioxide
- Optional: Retinol, Glycolic Acid
Always 100% cruelty-free and made in the U.S.A.
In this kit you have a Complete Skin Care Routine™ which always yields the best results and involves the 4 essential skin care steps of Cleanse, Correct, Hydrate and Protect.
CLEANSE facial skin with Extremely Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser. Wet your face and fingertips with warm water. Squeeze a small amount of the product onto your fingertips and gently massage the product onto your entire facial skin. You can also use a Facial Exfoliating Sponge or wash cloth. Rinse well and towel dry.
CORRECT the signs of skin aging by first layering Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy. Apply the amount dispensed in 1/2 to 1 full pump to the entire face (including near the lower eyelids). Allow a few seconds or so to dry to the touch. Layer Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Professional Treatment Serum. For both products, the amount dispensed in 1/2 to 1 full pump is sufficient for the entire face, including near the eyelid area. Keep the cream out of the eyes and folds of your eyelids. Let the Vitamin C dry a minute or so before continuing.
Pro-Tip: The half-life of Vitamin C in skin is 4 days, meaning after loading Vitamin C into your skin you still have half of the supra-physiologic level after 4 days. I find that using Vitamin C as little as every 3rd day is sufficient to see results. Start using it daily for a week then consider reducing frequency of application and perhaps alternate it with daytime application of Glycolic Acid!
HYDRATE skin by applying Daily Moisturizing Face Cream after the Vitamin C and/or Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy has dried to the touch.
PROTECT your precious facial skin from UV damage by applying Sheer Strength Pure Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+. Use 1/3 tsp (a nickel-size dollop) to your face.
If you use makeup, it goes on top!
CLEANSE with Extremely Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser.
CORRECT and HYDRATE options for night treatment depend on the products that you have chosen:
Option 1: No Retinol or Glycolic Acid
CORRECT by first applying Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy.
HYDRATE by next layering Daily Moisturizing Face Cream.
Option 2: Retinol alone
CORRECT by applying Retinol Night Cream. It has the same, high-concentration green tea ECGC antioxidants found in the Green Tea Antioxidant Therapy plus Retinol.
HYDRATE by layering on top with the Daily Moisturizing Face Cream
Option 3: Retinol with Glycolic Acid
CORRECT by applying Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream. It has the same, high-concentration green tea ECGC antioxidants found in the Green Tea Antioxidant Therapy plus Retinol.
CORRECT and HYDRATE by layering Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream on top of the Retinol. (Yes, you can use them at the same time if your complexion can tolerate it!)
Option 3: Glycolic Acid alone
CORRECT by first applying Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy
CORRECT and HYDRATE by layering Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream on top.
This is a powerful routine and you need to monitor how your skin is doing. Skip days if your skin starts to become sensitive.
Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Professional Treatment Serum is powerful because it has an acidic pH. This means that it can cause a little stinging. Discontinue use and allow your skin to rest for a few days if your skin is chapped, injured or extremely sensitive. Also, the simultaneous use of free copper-containing facial products may inactivate the active ingredients in this regimen and should be avoided. My Instantly Luminous Serum contains bound copper, not free copper, and combines well with all the products in this powerful skin care routine.
Glycolic acid can also sting. It can be tricky to use if you have sensitive skin. See my AHA tips below.
Retinol can slowly cause some skin sensitivity when you first start using it. If it does, the Vitamin C and/or glycolic acid may sting more when this happens. If you notice increased skin sensitivity, let your skin rest until any sensitivity has stopped. Then, start with the Retinol every third night and work up to every night. Apply the Daily Face Cream on “off-Retinol” nights. Skin eventually gets used to Retinol; like a fitness routine, sometimes you have to start slow and build up.
You can also use these products as directed by your physician. Remember, this is an example of how I craft a skin care routine in my practice while actively supervising my patients.
Sunscreen Application Tips: Apply zinc oxide sunscreen last in your Complete Skin Care Routine. Your sunscreen should go on after all other skin care products. But, if you wear make-up, add it before you apply any make-up. This is because the mineral particles sit on top of the skin where they reflect light. All skin care products that work by penetrating into the skin must be applied first.
Tips for Success with Glycolic Acid Products
Always start with lower-strength products and work up in strength as your skin is able to tolerate the glycolic acid.
Glycolic acid is by definition an “acid.” Like with Vitamin C, the acid pH is part of how the product stays active and works. It means that these products can irritate sensitive or injured skin. When, or if, there is stinging or irritation, you can lower the concentration of the glycolic acid in the product by diluting it in half with a non-glycolic acid product and gradually work towards full strength.
Mix equal portions of the glycolic acid product and a similar non-glycolic acid product (that you know your skin can tolerates) in your palm before applying them to the skin.
In a week or so, add less of the non-glycolic acid product as you mix the two products in your palm. Slowly continue this process until you can tolerate the full-strength glycolic acid product.
If your skin becomes irritated, take a break from your glycolic acid treatment for a few days, or until the skin returns back to normal, before resuming therapy.
Avoid or use less glycolic acid in areas of your skin that are more sensitive. This means diluting the glycolic product as above or avoiding glycolic acid on the area altogether.
Examples of sensitive skin areas on the body include the décolletage area of the chest and the skin folds of the groin or under the breasts. On the face, this includes the eyelids and central “T-zone” in people suffering from seborrhea.
Do not get glycolic acid on the lips. And of course, do not eat products intended for external use only.
The eyelid folds are sensitive. Do not get glycolic acid in your eyes. Avoid applying it so close to your eyes that it melts into them as the product warms to skin temperature.
Sometimes, glycolic acid products may sting if you use them after exfoliating with a scrub or rough shower cloth or sponge. If this happens, then apply glycolic acid products on days that you don’t physically exfoliate when washing. Instead, apply a non-glycolic acid product after exfoliating, and use your glycolic acid product when you don’t exfoliate
If your skin develops irritation, an injury, a sunburn, windburn, or a rash, you must not apply glycolic acid to those areas of your skin. Wait until your skin is entirely healed plus at least two weeks.
Glycolic acid will further irritate irritated skin, compounding the inflammation, preventing healing, and possibly resulting in scarring or dyspigmentation. This includes skin irritated from wind or sun, irritating skin medicines such as acne medicines or retinoids like retinol and tretenoin (Retin A and Renova) or procedures such as electrolysis, laser, chemical peels, waxing, etc.
Irritated skin can develop permanent darkening in response to sunlight. Do not expose irritated skin to the sun until the skin has returned to normal.
Extremely Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser (6.7 fl. oz.)
Purified Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycol Distearate, Steareth-4, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Acrylates Coplymer, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silk Amino Acids, Steardimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Ubiquinone (CoQ-10), Xanthan Gum, Superoxide Dismutase, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.
Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy (1 fl. oz.) Purified Water, Squalane, Cyclomethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lauryl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Capryl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Polyphenols, Resveratrol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Rosamarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Polysorbate-20, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA.
Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Professional Treatment Serum With 15% Vitamin C (1 fl. oz.) Cyclopentasiloxane, L-Ascorbic Acid, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Purified Water (aqua), Squalane, Ascorbic Acid/Orange/Citrus Limon/Citrus Aurantifolia Polypeptides, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-28, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phospholipids, Lecithin, Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol.
Daily Moisturizing Face Cream Oily to Normal Formula (1.6 oz.): Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Myreth Propionate, Squalane, Polysorbate-60, Dimethicone, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ-10), Superoxide Dismutase, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Maltodextrin, Beeswax, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid.
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Daily Moisturizing Face Cream Dry to Normal Formula (1.6 oz.): Purified Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-Myreth Propionate, Squalane, Glycerin, Phospholipids, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Yucca Glauca Root Extract, Ceramide 3, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Beeswax, Polysorbate 60, Potassium Hydroxide, Capryl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA.
Sheer Strength Pure Physical Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50+ (4 fl. oz.)
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 18%, Titanium Dioxide 9%
Inactive Ingredients: Apigenin, Ascorbic Acid, Asorbyl Palmitate, Biotin, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Polyphenols, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Chamomilla Recutitia (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Phospholipids, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Purified Water, Resveratrol, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10)