DR. IDRISS’S FAVORITE PRODUCTS

These are my favs, I will try to update these products as often as possible and depending on what I discover.

Please note: Occasionally, I use affiliate links on my site. This in no way affects my product selections as I genuinely have used and recommend them to my patients/followers.

MAKEUP REMOVERS

Bioderma- Sensibio H2O 

Keep sensitive skin feeling smooth and clean with Sensibio H2O from Bioderma. Its potent micelle formula works to soothe and clear up irritated skin. Gentle enough for everyday use, this non-rinse cleanser is perfect for removing makeup from the face and eyes.

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Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm 

Lightweight makeup remover quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeups, sunscreens. Transforms from a solid balm into a silky oil upon application. Cleans thoroughly, rinses off completely. Gently helps remove the stress of pollution so skin looks younger, longer. Non-greasy. Non-drying.

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Drunk Elephant – Slaai™ Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser

An innovative cleansing balm that melts all traces of dirt, makeup, and sunscreen from skin, removing even water-resistant formulations. Formulated with clean, antioxidant-rich fruit extracts and oils to help soothe, plus a nourishing blend of African oils, Slaai™ transforms from oil to milk to cleanse and moisturize, leaving behind a dewy glow. 

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Neutrogena – Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover

This dual-phase 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover by Neutrogena gently whisks away even waterproof eye makeup without any tugging, pulling or stinging. Your skin is left feeling clean and fresh with no oily residue. Aloe and cucumber extracts soothe skin.

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FACE CLEANSERS

Unscented Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser 

Vanicream 8 oz Liquid Basic Cleansing Facial Cleanser is gentle for sensitive skin. This face wash is free of dyes, lanolin, masking fragrance, parabens, formaldehyde, and other preservatives. Lanolin-free, dye-free, phthalate-free, Sulfate-free, formaldehyde-free, no fragrance added, noncomedogenic, paraben-free, fluoride-free, aluminum-free.

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Natura Bisse – The Cure All-In-One Cleanser>

Easily remove excess oil and restore radiance to your skin with The Cure All-In-One Cleanser from Natura Bisse. Enriched with green tea, this gentle yet effective cleanser erases traces of makeup and debris without damaging the skin’s lipid barrier.

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Garnier SkinActive – Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof

All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover. Cleanses + removes even waterproof makeup + refreshes. No rinse, no harsh rubbing. For face, lips, and eyes.

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

With or without water, cleanse, soften, and soothe with this fragrance and soap-free facial cleanser. Perfect even for sensitive skin, this non-alkaline, non-comedogenic formula won’t dry your skin, won’t dull your healthy glow. It contains: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Differin Daily Deep Cleanser with Benzoyl Peroxide 

Contains 5% benzoyl peroxide, which is as effective as 10% benzoyl peroxide, but with less irritation & dryness dual-action, micronized formula penetrates deep into skin to absorb excess oil, while releasing a gentle moisturizer that won’t clog pores. Perfect for those seeking a deep, powerful cleanse that won’t strip their skin.

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La Roche- Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin

 La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin is a gentle formula for acne-prone skin that requires daily cleansing. This soap-free cleanser works to purify the skin while promoting the elimination of excess sebum with a combination of zinc and glycacil.

 

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EXFOLIATORS

GOOD GENES All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment 

Achieve smoother and more radiant-looking skin with Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. Gentle enough for various skin types, this anti-aging treatment is formulated with purified grade lactic acid that works to clear skin and produce natural collagen.

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Cane and Austin – Retexture Pad 10% (60 count)

Cane and Austin Retexture Pad 10% refine your complexion to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Glycolic acid encourages cell renewal to brighten and restore a dull appearance. Vitamin E protects the skin from free-radical damage to help prevent premature aging.

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Peter Thomas Roth – 20% Complex Glycolic Solutions Jumbo Peel Swab

This super-saturated, individually packaged jumbo cotton swab is formulated with a 20% glycolic acid complex (AHA) for easy, convenient and hassle-free chemical exfoliation at home. This weekly intensive treatment helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores and uneven skin tone while helping to brighten, clarify and smooth out the look of skin.

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Pixi – Glow Tonic

The Pixi Glow Tonic is highly concentrated, invigorating facial toner that deeply cleans pores by sweeping away excess oil and impurities. Remove excess oils and impurities with Pixi Glow Tonic in its 250ml size from Pixi Beauty. This award-winning, invigorating toner deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates all skin types in one lovely step.

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SERUMS

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of ferulic acid and pure vitamin C and E to enhance your skin’s protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, this formula improves signs of aging and photodamage to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while firming and brightening your complexion.

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L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Vitamin C Facial Treatment 

A dermatologist validated, powerful anti-aging Vitamin C serum formulated with 10% Pure Vitamin C that visibly boosts skin’s radiance 1 week and visibly reduces wrinkles in 2 weeks. What Does Vitamin C Do? Our highest concentration of Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals that lead to skin aging, which visibly reduces wrinkles and leaves skin looking brighter and feeling softer.

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Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum

A super-potent vitamin C day serum packed with a powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrients, fruit enzymes, and a chronopeptide that mimics the antioxidant benefits of vitamin D, all working together to firm and brighten the appearance of skin, while improving the signs of photoaging.

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SkinMedica – Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum 

SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum addresses the appearance of stubborn discoloration, making even skin tones possible for all skin types. Powered by niacinamide and tetrapeptide-30, this skin brightening formula prevents the appearance of new spots while a marine extract blend supports a healthy skin barrier.

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SkinCeuticals – Discoloration Defense

SkinCeuticals’ Discoloration Defense is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration on the face. Powered by kojic acid, tranexamic acid and vitamin B3, this advanced formula is a hydroquinone-free skin brightening serum.

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SkinMedica – TNS Essential Serum

SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum features two active formulas that combine to smooth wrinkles and regenerate skin cells for a more youthful appearance. The TNS complex is a protein- and amino acid-rich serum to reduce inflammation and the signs of aging.

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Murad – Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Serum 

The #1 Brightening Specialist product in the U.S.* Fast-acting dark spot treatment with 2.0% hydroquinone helps fade dark spots, age spots and sun spots, while glycolic acid helps remove dead skin cells for a radiant, more even skin tone.

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RETINOLS

 

SkinCeuticals – Retinol Cream

This potent nighttime treatment features 0.3% pure retinol enhanced with the latest stabilization and delivery technologies to ensure a steady, even release. Formulated with soothing bisabolol to minimize irritation and specially packaged to preserve its potency, this retinol cream for face helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, blemishes, and pores by accelerating cellular turnover

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Roc – Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle night cream

Wake up to healthy-looking skin. This unique retinol cream is designed to work through the night—when skin is believed to be most receptive—to smooth and visibly reduce the appearance of even your deep wrinkles

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Alastin Renewal Retinol

Renewal Retinol delivers the critical benefits of retinol, which is universally recognized for its ability to combat the signs of aging. Active retinol is encapsulated in a solid lipid, resulting in an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant formula which can be used every evening.

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MOISTURIZERS

 

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre

Features a light and milky texture that absorbs easily into your skin with a soft satin finish to restore moisture levels and revitalize your complexion. Shea butter provides emollient hydration as it delivers skin-nourishing essential fatty acids to repair the lipid barrier and increase elasticity. Soy proteins firm and tone your skin to diminish fine lines.

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Tatcha – The Dewy Skin Cream

A rich cream that feeds skin with plumping hydration and antioxidant-packed Japanese purple rice for a dewy, healthy glow. Ideal for dry skin, but can be used on normal skin for those who prefer a richer texture.

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Vanicream – Moisturizing Skin Cream

As a recipient of the Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association, this moisturizing formula helps provide long-lasting moisture to dry, irritated, itchy skin. Soothe and hydrate skin on the face, hands, body and feet with Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream. 

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SkinCeuticals – Triple Lipid Restore

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 features the essential lipids that your complexion creates less of as you age, resulting in a loss of facial fullness, uneven texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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First Aid Beauty – Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

An all-over moisturizer that provides instant relief and long-term hydration for dry, distressed skin and eczema. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry, flakey skin, this hydration wonder leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated and comfortable after just a single use.

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LaPraire – Skin Caviar Absolute Filler

Infused with potent Caviar Absolute, this innovative addition to the Skin Caviar Collection targets the loss of volume and substance in the skin. It restores tone and density for enhanced skin fullness and refined contours.

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EYE CREAMS

 

OLEHENRIKSEN – Banana Bright Eye Crème 

A brightening, vitamin C-rich eye crème that targets signs of aging, reducing the look of dark circles while improving concealer application and wear—inspired by makeup artist secret, banana powder.

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La Roche Posay – Redermic R Eye Cream 

This anti-aging retinol eye cream is formulated with pure retinol and visibly reduces the look of crow’s feet wrinkles and dark circles. This unique formula provides an instant visible lifting effect and is gentle enough for the sensitive eye area.

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Vaseline Original Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Original is clinically proven to help heal dry, damaged skin and it is hypoallergenic, fluoride-free, phthalate-free, paraben-free, dye-free, aluminum-free.

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SUNSCREEN

 

SkinCeuticals – Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

SkinCeuticals’ Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 not only provides broad-spectrum sun protection from both burning and aging sun rays, but it also offers a universal tint that enhances your skin tone and boosts radiance.

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ALASTIN – HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

A lightweight, all physical, broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides daily protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays. The formulation is rich in antioxidants that shield against pollution induced damage, ingredients that improve skin hydration and has a natural hint of tint compatible with all skin types.

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Elta MD – UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

EltaMD’s UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 is a mineral sunscreen with an oil-free formula that protects skin from UV rays. Powered by micronized zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and antioxidants, this gentle formula combats skin-aging free radicals, while hyaluronic acid helps restore lost moisture to dry and stressed skin.

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Colorscience – Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50

Powered by EnviroScreen® Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides complete protection in one convenient, on-the-go application—alone or over makeup.

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Colorscience – Total Protection Body Shield SPF 50

Designed with EnviroScreen™ Technology to provide invisible, 100% mineral protection from environmental aggressors such as UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light and infrared radiation.

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Supergoop! – Play 100% Mineral Lotion

This lotion is water-resistant and blends into skin easily without leaving behind an unsightly white cast. In addition to using a blend of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide actives to shield the skin from the sun’s UV rays, it’s also filled with nourishing ingredients like pomegranate and perilla oils to provide hydration and protection from other environmental aggressors.

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LIP TREATMENTS

 

Glossier – Skin and Lip Balm: Balm Dotcom

A hydrating, long-lasting, multipurpose lip balm and skin salve that’s packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, chafed skin. The dense, waxy texture stays in place to seal in moisture wherever it goes.

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Laneige – Lip Sleeping MaskSkin

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, made with Moisture Wrap™, which forms a moisturizing protective film and Berry Mix Complex™, which is rich in Vitamin C to gently exfoliate dry flakes. Launched in Korea in spring of 2015, this Lip Sleeping Mask has been a hit.

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Weleda Online Only Skin Food Lip Butter

Leave lips feeling sublimely soft, especially in cold weather conditions with Weleda’s Skin Food Lip Butter. This product  features a rich botanical blend of sunflower seed oil, chamomile and calendula extracts melts into lips, leaving them feeling supple with a slight glossy sheen.

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