Skip the waiting room – this doctor makes house calls!
I recently got a little work done. I never thought I’d say it, but here it is. It wasn’t at the doctor’s office, though. Not the hospital, either. I had no bandages. No swelling. No down time. My doctor is a genie in a bottle and anyone can use her; she’s Dermadoctor’s PHOTODYNAMIC therapy lotion and she wields a sunlight-activated laser.
Wondertwin powers, ACTIVATE. Form of…a lotion. DERMAdoctor’s Photodynamic therapy sunlight-activated laser lotion ($85) is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation therapy where the skin is exposed to anti-aging red light by merely applying a lotion. Light-emitting device? What device? DERMAdoctor actually refracts the sun’s harmful UV rays and turns them into anti-aging red light!
The fact that red light is a powerful tool in doctors’ offices (and expensive at-home kits) has been proven time and time again. Red light builds collagen and elastin, restoring skin’s firmness, tone and elasticity. Red light can also reduce the appearance of redness, discolorations, large pores and wrinkles. The idea of converting sunlight to this beneficial light through at-home topical lotion application is brand new.
How do they make our sun do all this? This Photodynamic lotion contains Noni fruit, a fruit whose extract contains a special polyphenol that captures the sun’s rays, converts, then emits the energy to a highly focused red wavelength of light that is the equivalent to a red LED. To take advantage of this sunlight conversion process, there is no need to slather this lotion on your face and sit by the pool; normal activity activates the product—even sitting at home by the window!
This is no gimmick. I saw results after only a few days’ use. Immediately, my skin drank in the non-oily moisture. If I only used this as a moisturizer, it would have been a good one. With consistent use, my freckles have disappeared and my pores look much, much smaller.
To fully disclose, I used this simultaneously with an AHA treatment at night. I began alternating weeks to check each product’s efficacy. Both products do their job, but DERMAdoctor is the real standout, most notably for seeming to shrink my pores and giving my skin a glowing, youthful bounce. I don’t even need foundation these days!
Photodynamic Therapy also goes the extra mile to protect your skin from the sun with (shitake mushroom derived) Vitamin D supplementation, an oxidation preventative and sunscreen booster, and natural antioxidants like pomegranate, cucumber and Green and White Tea extracts.
Pros: (and lots of them)
• Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores quickly and dramatically
• Increases skin’s elasticity
• Eliminates rough, dry skin and discolorations
• No special devices or instruction for activation
• Non-Comedongenic, Non-Irritating and Allergy Tested
• Fragrance Free
• Oil Free
• No Animal Testing
• All that and an SPF 30 as well
• The pump bottle makes getting the last little bit nearly impossible…wish this were an old-fashioned squeeze tube!
• The $85 price tag is steep—though not considering the cost of treatments that would yield similar results
Featured in major magazines such as Allure and Elle as well as news programs like the Today Show, this DERMAdoctor genie is getting more play than Barbara Eden in her heyday. Oh what a little work can do!
we heartsters and reviewers, I know you have GOT to love visiting this doctor! Have you seen results from the Photodynamic therapy lotion?
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skin tone: NC 25
skin type: oily/sensitive
favorite beauty product: anti-aging anything
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