Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
I have recently starting using Cosmedix products and would like some further information. I have dry skin and i am concerned with pigmentation & fine lines. I have started using ‘benefit clean’ as my everyday cleanser and ‘lightning serum’ for pigmentation & ‘hydrating +daily moisturizer’ as my everyday moisturizer. I have had a look at a few websites and they seem to recommend Emulsion for dry skin but is that product best to use as a night cream or could it be an everyday moisturizer followed by sunscreen? Also are there any additional age defying or hydrating products that you could please recommend? I hope to hear from someone soon.
Emulsion is an excellent moisturiser. However, to achieve long term hydration rather than patching the problem with a mosituriser, it is important to use a topical retinoid. In the short term, this may cause more dryness, but in the long term, retinoids help to turn the skin over and will make it softer, brighter and feel more moisturised.
A good example of a topical retinoid from the Cosmedix range is Refine.