The past several months have been busy at Tone Dermatology, with our very own Dr. Caroline Robinson being featured in several large publications. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.
One of the most common misconceptions related to hyperpigmentation treatment is that you don’t necessarily have to wear sunscreen while treating it. However, sunscreen is incredibly important to keeping your skin protected from visible light and harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Once you master sunscreen protection, it’s time to find the right dark spot corrector. In this Allure feature, Dr. Robinson recommends one of the most effective products on the market: Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex. Formulated with 30% pure tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, this powerful serum can help to combat free radicals and support your body’s natural production of vitamins E and C.
The desire to achieve perfect skin, combined with endless online marketing, often makes us feel like we aren’t doing enough. Maybe, if we add that one extra product, followed by this trendy serum, followed by this celebrity-recommended lotion…
However, with a skincare routine, less is often more. While there are many unnecessary skincare steps you can eliminate, sun protection is not one of them. In this NPR feature, Dr. Caroline Robinson explains that applying broad-spectrum sunscreen every day is a must, no matter how much melanin is in your skin.
Fashion Fair Cosmetics is a legendary Black-owned and founded makeup brand known for its stunning fashion shows and opulent products. The company managed to overcome beauty industry barriers with their revolutionary makeup products targeted at Black and Brown communities.
In 2021, Fashion Fair made an iconic comeback thanks to the new owners Desirée Rogers and Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, in partnership with dermatologist Dr. Caroline Robinson and celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine. The new line of products focuses on clean and skin-loving ingredients that address common concerns of Black men and women.
At Tone Dermatology, our favorite Fashion Fair product is the Fashion Fair Fabulous Face Priming Serum with niacinamide, antioxidant-rich Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, and hyaluronic acid, – the ideal brightening primer for makeup.
This Forbes feature describes Dr. Robinson’s approach to hyperpigmentation treatment for darker skin tones.
Reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation is never easy, but it can be especially challenging for people with darker skin with more melanin. Hyperpigmentation is triggered by skin inflammation that can be caused by sun exposure, acne, and hormonal changes. So, when you take an aggressive treatment approach, more inflammation can only make things worse.
Instead, you should aim to develop a balanced skincare routine that includes the daily application of sunscreen. “Sunscreen is extremely important in protecting the skin from factors that tend to drive hyperpigmentation in melanin-rich skin,” shares Dr. Robinson in her interview.
Dr. Caroline Robinson has shared her approach to nighttime skincare routine in this feature by Coveteur. Her science-based skincare advice doesn’t always include the priciest of products, – instead, it features a balanced combination of advanced products and surprisingly effective mass-market items, such as good old Vaseline.
Here are some of Dr. Robinson’s all-time favorites:
- Vaseline. Vaseline can be used as the last step of your body-care routine, especially during dryer winter months. You can also layer Vaseline on top of a moisturizer on your lips and around the mouth overnight so that it acts as a concentrated mask.
- Dove Soothing Care Body Wash for Sensitive Skin. This body wash for sensitive skin is hypoallergenic and will never irritate your skin. In addition, it smells amazing!
- K18 Biomimetic Hariscience Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask. This hair mask contains a blend of proteins and peptides, offering much-needed protection for color-treated hair.
- Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex 30%. This product contains 30% THC, arguably the strongest and least irritating form of vitamin C.
- Vacation Chardonnay Oil SPF 30. This mattifying sunscreen oil is easy to reapply and provides important protection from harmful UV rays and visible light.
- Skinbetter Sunbetter Tone Smart SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion. This mineral sunscreen contains color-correcting technology, which makes it adaptable to your skin tone. Simply warm up the product in your hands and apply to your skin with a few fingers.
- Epara Brightening Night Balm. This skin balm contains plankton extract, which helps to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. This product is incredibly rich, so it can be used instead of Vaseline for the same moisturizing effect.
- Revision Skincare Revox-7 Peptide-Rich Serum. This serum pairs perfectly with Botox injections, as it helps to soften and smooth file lines, while Botox works on the musculature underneath.
Are you interested to learn more about Dr. Robinson’s skincare approach? Get in touch, and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.