Here are the three Holy Grail skincare products used by one of our medical experts every single day!
Every skincare expert on the planet will tell you to take care of your skin – to wear your SPF, to drink your 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, and to stay out of the sun. We hear it from the time we’re teenagers and throughout the rest of our lives.
But in reality, many of us are guilty of subjecting our skin to the horrors of UVA and UVB light; downing too much alcohol during our college years; and not drinking enough water (because does anyone actually like the taste of water?).
It’s not until we start to see the effects – even if slight – of all of those vices that many of us actually double down on taking action.
Skincare can be daunting. There are so many products on the market, and so many treatments being offered, that it’s hard to know where to start – especially if you don’t know what the products and their formulations actually do to your skin.
So to help us out, I decided to bring in my dear friend, Jen Sassi Pavich – a powerhouse medical professional, skincare expert, and mom of three – to share her Holy Grail skincare products that you absolutely cannot live without.
Jen is the woman you look at and say, “I want her skin.” And as her friend, I can attest to the fact that she gets asked what products she uses and what treatments she gets – every single day. She glows, and we all want to glow like her.
To give you a little insight into her credentials – she co-owns The Laser Lounge Spa in Naples, where she personally does injections and lip fillers (she’s basically an artist who works on faces), and where she offers treatments like lasers, facials, skincare, and more. She’s also a practicing CRNA, performing anesthesia in the Operating Room. Can we talk about skilled?!
Jen is a regular go-to expert of mine for all things healthcare and beauty. And you’ll be seeing more of her on LUXYMOM®, as she guides us through the ins and outs of skincare and how to age gracefully.
Today, I leave you with her three must-have product recommendations for glowing skin.
Your skin care deserves to be as unique as you are! Your skin is different from every other person on the planet, so it makes sense that your skincare routine should be personalized to you. There are, however, a few Holy Grail products that are a must for just about everyone!
Where ever you lie in the skin care world – regardless of your age or skin type – these products should be in every girl’s routine. From busy moms to working business-women, we can all benefit from these products!
Listen, some of us do not have the time for multiple step morning or evening skin care regimens. We get it! So these are three ‘holy grail’ products that can easily be incorporated into your daily morning or evening routine.
I never go a day without it! Ultra Violet rays are always present. Rain or shine, cloudy or clear, hot or cold; they are there, potentially causing sun damage and aging to our skin.
While some rays may be hidden by overcast skies, UVB rays can still penetrate. Typically, SPF sunscreen ratings are usually related to protection of UVB. For this reason, it’s important to look for broad-spectrum protection: both UVA and UVB.
Find a daily sunscreen for your face to protect against sun damage, age spots, wrinkling, sagging and skin cancer. Sunscreen that you find in your over-the-counter make-up is usually not enough.
Some of my favorite over-the-counter products are Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen lotion and Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX or Ultra light SPF moisturizer.
My favorite brands that you’ll find in dermatology practices, plastic surgeons’ offices, and spas are SkinCeuticals light moisture UV defense, Revision skincare Multi-protection Broad spectrum SPF, and ZO Skin Health broad spectrum light-weight sunscreen.
This is another one I never go without! Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and it’s needed for the synthesis of collagen and for the regulation of collagen/elastin balance. It helps protect against free-radical damage while also evening out skin tone!
Yep… I love that it helps skin tone. That’s it in a nut-shell. It works really well with other antioxidants such as Vitamin E and Ferulic acid. So depending on your skin type, sensitivity and preference, here are my 2 favorites: Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex 30% (light cream) and SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic (serum). I do have a one-stop shop ‘holy grail’ product I’ll tell you about at the end of this article…after we talk moisturizer.
This is a must for everyone, and it’s highly dependent on skin type – whether it is as simple as using a gentle face wash that does not strip the face of natural oils, to actually applying a daily moisturizer.
There are many types of moisturizes; however, we’re going to keep it simple. If you’re using a gentle cleanser AND SPF in the morning, then you are probably moisturizing your face appropriately prior to makeup application. For this example, I’ll recommend a moisturizer I love for your night routine: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore.
My Holy Grail of Holy Grails!
5-in-1 tinted moisturizer: Now this ladies is my personal favorite… Revision Skincare Intellishade! This is my Holy Grail of Holy Grails! Clients always ask me what I have on my skin. This is it. Every. Single. Day.
Here’s why… It’s a 5-in-1 daily anti-aging tinted moisturizer that comes in three different shades. What that means, is that it’s a tinted moisturizer; SPF broad spectrum SPF 45 sunscreen; and an anti-aging product with peptides, vitamin c, and hydration ALL IN ONE. Yep! All in one!
I still apply my additional Vitamin C prior to Intellishade, but I’m not gonna lie… it’s usually on those days that I’m not “the crazy, working mom on the run”! I put it on and I go!
Those are my holy grail prodcuts – but as a nice little bonus, I have to mention:
For your neck: The neck is often forgotten in a woman’s skincare routine. But I love Revision nectifirm and Alastin Restorative neck complex.
To learn more about Jen’s services and examples of what she’s doing daily, as well to inquire about any of the medical-grade products listed herein, you can follow her on Instagram @jennsassiinjector and you can book appointments or chat with her at:
The Laser Lounge Spa Naples
5100 Tamiami Trail N, #104
Naples, FL 34103