As the creator of “skin,” a simpler skin care approach that delivers results while minimizing irritation, Whitney Bowe, MD, is all about making sure your products don’t cause harm. Dr Bowe, a board member, said: “When my patients ask me for an exfoliator recommendation, I find myself torn between products that are effective but irritating. and the products are very gentle but not really effective.” board-certified dermatologist and research scientist in New York City. So she concocted her own exfoliating serum — DWB Exfoliation Night ($79). It is strong, but gentle.
“I wanted to create a product that had the clinically measurable, visible improvements to the skin that people wanted from these potent acids, but one thing,” says Dr. Bowe. something that won’t damage the skin barrier. “Something that won’t lead to hyperpigmentation, something that won’t harm anyone with sensitive, dry, mature skin. That’s what we accomplished with Exfoliation Night. “
This powerful serum is created with a blend of three acids. “I included the ABPs of exfoliating acids in the product — alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) and poly-hydroxy acids (PHAs),” says Dr. Bowe.
AHA is an 8% glycolic acid. “It’s the concentration that really stimulates collagen synthesis,” she says. BHA is salicylic acid, which has a chemical structure similar to Asprin, one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory drugs available. “Salicylic acid, if used correctly, can really calm, soothe, and help reduce redness,” says Dr. Bowe. Finally, the PHA is lactobionic and gluconolactone. These are larger molecules that work on the surface of the skin to exfoliate while preserving collagen and adding moisture to the skin. “They’re water magnets. So they really plump and hydrate while exfoliating,” says Dr. Bowe.
Overall, this serum has a 12% acid concentration. To balance the intensity of these ingredients, Dr. Bowe added postbiotics. While the acids do their job, postbiotics work in the skin to reduce irritant reactions, like redness and stinging.
“The stinging and burning sensation itself isn’t necessary to get the benefits of the acid. It’s really a side effect of all those ingredients,” says Dr. Bowe. “Postbiotics filter out inflammatory cytokines in the skin. So it really works at the cellular level to make the skin more receptive to these potent acids.”
In addition to making the serum more comfortable to use, this formulation also makes the active ingredients more effective. “A lot of things help even out skin tone, if you overdo it, even the slightest bit, you’ll get irritation, leading to more severe post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and you’ll have worse dark spots. Dr. Bowe said.
When I put this serum on, I can feel it work — a little stinging, but no pain. It is the perfect happy medium that gives you the assurance that the formula is working properly without any discomfort.
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To complement the serum, Dr. Bowe also launches Night Mode ($35), a relaxation capsule that helps you get a good night’s sleep.
“Mind and skin are interconnected and when your sleep is affected or your mental health is affected, so is your skin,” she says. “Studies show that even just one to two nights of poor sleep can manifest measurable changes in the skin. fine lines and wrinkles are more pronounced, and uneven skin tone. “
The Night Mode is formulated with vitamin D3 (it provides 150% of the recommended daily allowance), L-theanine and perilla. No melatonin or other sleep aids can make you feel jittery and irritable — not simply promoting relaxation to help you get a better night’s sleep.
“Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to stress, anxiety, and poor sleep. Vitamin D is involved in pathways involved in our circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycles. And vitamin D is also direct. responsible for support She says that the skin barrier, skin hydration, and skin elasticity.” L-theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in mushrooms and tea leaves that has been shown to help Reduce stress and anxiety, help you fall asleep faster, help you sleep longer. And then, perilla is a calming plant. It is has antioxidant properties and it helps support anxiety, sleep health also helps with digestion. “
Both night and night exfoliation modes come in a glass case. The Night Mode cap and the Night Serum insert are made of 30% post-consumer recycled plastic. “You keep the glass packaging outside, keep the pump, and replace the cartridge inside when it runs out,” says Dr. Bowe. They’re made of grade 5 plastic, which isn’t always recyclable in city centers, so be sure to check before you put them in the bin. If the centers near you don’t accept the number 5, you can recycle it through programs like TerraCycle that have a drop-in bin at stores like Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, and Credo Beauty.
Together these two products will help your skin look its best when you wake up in the morning. Embrace this new take from Dr. Bowe’s range to take your nighttime skincare routine to the next level.
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