The Best Medical Grade Skincare Lines

Medical grade skin care brands are the skin care brands sold in dermatologist's offices.

To get access to some of these medical grade brands online, you need to take our skincare routine quiz so our dermatologists can customize a skincare routine for you.

Medical Grade Skincare Lines

Below the best dermatologist-recommended medical grade skincare lines. This advice is general. You will receive more accurate information once you take the skin type quiz and a complete skin care routine is recommended to you. Many of the medical grade skincare lines mentioned below were invented by dermatologists. That medical grade skincare routine may include some of these skincare lines (in alphabetical order):


Alastin was developed by a plastic surgeon Dr. Alan Widgerow.

They have several different interesting technologies including Tri-Hex which helps skin clear away unwanted broken collagen to make room for new collagen.

You can hear my interview with Dr. Widgerow about Alastin products on our you tube channel:


Defenage is the only skincare brand that uses defensins to turn on the LGR6+ stem cells in the hair follicle. These stem cells repopulate the entire epidermis making skin look younger and brighter in 2 weeks. My favorite product is the Defenage 8 in 1 Bioserum. It is pricey but if you need to even your skin tone and you are not willing to wait the usual 12-16 weeks for results from skincare products. This product will help you get faster results if you use it in the way we show you after you take the skin type quiz.


Dermalogica is medical grade. WE plan to add it soon to Skin Type Solutions.

Testing is in progress.

Derma Made®

Derma Made products were developed by Dermatologist Dr. Amy Brodsky. They are designed to be both effective and affordable.

See my interview with Dr. Brodsky here on our you tube channel.

Element 47®-

Element 47 is a brand designed for patients with acne to go along with acne treatment medications. It uses natural ingredients to make the skin less hospitable to acne causing bacteria without drying or irritating the skin. My favorite product is Element 47 Skin Fortifying Mist.


Essopi is a brand that consists of the most important skincare products to use to prevent skin aging and keep skin healthy. Essopi products include sunscreen, antioxidants and retinols which should be part of your “standard operating procedure” or SOP to keep skin healthy. (this is where the name Essopi comes from). This brand for ideal for mature skin types.


Nolio is a brand specifically designed for oily skin types. It consists of cleansers to help clear pores and prevent blackheads and remove excess oil.

Plated SkinScience®

Plated skin care used the newest antiaging technology known as exosomes.

This product is like PRP in a serum.

You can hear my interview with Dr. Atta Behar here:


Sente is the only skincare brand that contains the heparan sulfate analog- also known as heparan sulfate (HS). Heparan sulfate is a glycosaminoglycan that naturally occurs in skin. It helps cells communicate with each other. If you choose to use an expensive growth factor skin care product (which I am not a fan of), you are wasting your money if you skin cells cannot “hear” the growth factor signals. HS helps cells hear the growth factor signals better by surrounding growth factors and helping them get to the target receptor. HS is also hydrating because glycosaminoglycans are strong humectants. My favorite is the Sente Dermal Repair Cream. Make sure you take the skin type quiz to know what step to put this in your regimen. If you use it in the wrong order- you are wasting your money on this product.


Skinceuticals was started by dermatologist Sheldon Pinnell who discovered that ascorbic acid entices skin cells to make collagen. He is also the one who figured out that it is very hard to get vitamin C into the skin and that it penetrates best at a pH or 2-2.5.

Best Skinceuticals Vitamin C serum

My favorite Skinceuticals Vitamin C is the Skinceuticals Serum 10 AOX+ .

5 reasons Skinceuticals Serum 10 AOX+ .is the best SkinCeuticals Vitamin C serum:

  1. It is the cheapest of the SkinCeuticals serums. This makes it affordable so it can be used 1-2 times a day and the bottle can be replaced every month so it is fresh.
  2. It has 10% ascorbic acid
  3. It is the correct pH for maximal absorption
  4. It is not greasy so it works for all skin types
  5. It has 0.2% ferulic acid which is an antioxidant

Skinceuticals has many good serums, but Skinceuticals C E Ferulic is the bestselling Vitamin C serum because:

It is the most well known

It has a high concentration (15%) of L-ascorbic acid

It has 1% Vitamin E

The correct pH for the best absorption.

It contains 0.5% of ferulic acid is an antioxidant and helps stabilize the Vitamin C so it lasts longer.


This was the first brand to come out with growth factors. It was started by dermatologist Dr. Fitzpatrick.


The Zerafite brand is dedicated to repairing the skin barrier as its name implies. (Xerophyte is a plant that loves the dry climate such as a cactus.)

Zerafite is dermatologist-developed for extremely dry skin and eczema prone skin types.

Every Zerafite skin care product repairs and protects the skin barrier. They have 4 barrier repair moisturizers

and all show the maltese cross pattern seen in superior moisturizers.

To learn more about barrier repair moisturizers and the maltese cross pattern, see my interview with Zerafite creator Dr. Youm.

How To Find The Best Medical Grade Skincare Routine?

There are 3 ways to find medical grade skincare solutions:

  1. Find a medical provider here and go to their office
  2. Schedule an online consult
  3. Or do it now- for free. Take the quiz and find the best medical grade skincare routine for your Baumann Skin Type. In 5 minutes you will be on the right track to skin health.

How to find affordable medical grade skin care products?

How to find dermatologist reviews on medical grade skin care products?

Looking for dermatologist reviews on SkinCeuticals, Skin Medica, Alastin, Derma Made, Sente, Defenage, Plated or other medical grade products?

We test all of these products independently from the brands. This is why we are brand agnostic.

It is the science that matters- not the brand!

But here is the issue- you need to be reviewing products and shopping for products by reading reviews from others with your same skin type.

A dermatologist may love a products for most Baumann Skin Types, but not like it for others.

So when you take our quiz and enter our regimen builder, you will only see products that dermatologists have approved for use for your skin type.

This is better than reding dermatologist skin care products reviews- because you are getting a complete dermatologist recommended skin care routine composed of medical grade products from several different brands.

Should you refrigerate medical grade products?

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