My Favorite Skin Care Products

jen-gibbsWorking in Portsmouth, NH for Dr. Charles Gaudet, I have access to all of the top of the line skin care products. I used to be pretty naïve about how to properly take care of my skin. What I didn’t realize is that I was doing my skin a great disservice by not researching good skin care.

I was in the mindset that treating my skin with “lotions and potions” was going to take a lot of time in the morning and be very expensive and not really see much of a difference. How much better could Physician grade products be? I was shocked at the difference in my skin over a thirty day period. Not only did I look less tired I noticed my skin had a healthy glow that I hadn’t seen since my teens. The products that I use are not any more expensive than what I was using before because I don’t need to buy them as often (a little goes a long way) and it doesn’t take additional time in the morning (no more than putting on eyeliner).

I want to share my personal favorites:

UV Clear by Elta MD: This sunscreen doesn’t disappoint. elta-md-uv-clear-nab-photo
Protecting your face with sunscreen is tricky so that you can still apply makeup or simply enjoy outdoor activities. This is the BEST product I have found. Its weightless protection with sheer coverage and it quickly absorbs so you don’t have that shiny look. I can apply my powder over it without waiting for it to dry like most other sunscreens. My favorite thing about this product though is the acne control. Since using this product my acne breakouts are few and far between where they used to be frequently. Less acne flare ups has boosted my self-esteem.


Bionic Eye Cream by Neostrata: I suffer from hereditary dark inner eye circles and was just about to give up when I found this gem. Not only does it diminish the darkness it lessens the appearance of crow’s feet.


ZO productsBrightenex by ZO: After spending a good deal of time at the beach on our beautiful NH Seacoast I’m often left with freckles. After using this product for a few weeks my freckles are much lighter and after six to eight weeks of use they are almost gone. My skin also looks brighter and has a more even texture.



The best way to find out what your skin needs is to call 603-431-5488 and make an appointment for a consultation with our Esthetician Julie Fortier and treat yourself to a facial as well.


Jennifer Gibbs
Patient Care Coordinator
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care