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Welcome back to another one of our Why Wednesdays!! Today we asked the staff at Mercy Grace “What is your skincare essential?” 

Dr. Hope’s Skincare Essential – EltaMD Restore Sunscreen 

Sunscreen is a must to wear every single day!! This is the best way to prevent premature aging, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. We could go on and on about why you should wear sunscreen but the bottom line is you should!!  

The EltaMD Restore sunscreen is a 100% mineral sunscreen with 40 SPF. This sunscreen is designed to help sun damaged skin with ingredients like Squalene, ginger root and Saccharide Isomerate. These ingredients improve skin smoothness, minizine dark spots, and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Check out our full blog post on Photoaging: 

Dr. Lanre’s Skincare Essential – Cleanser 

Cleansing the skin is essential to removing dirt and oil you have encountered throughout the day. Without twice a day cleansing your skin is much more prone to breakout, dehydration and premature aging. After cleansing it is essentials to follow up with a great skincare routine!  

Check out our full blog post on Skincare Basics: 

Candice – Obagi Hydrtate Luxe 

Moisturizer is essential to a good skincare routine. You may think if your skin is oily that you should not use moisturizer. But it is actually the opposite! If your skin oily and you don’t use moisturizer you could be making your skin oilier because your skin with try to compensate for the dryness by producing more oil!  Then if you are dry it is very important to use a hydrating moisturizer to give your skin more of that moisturizer it needs! This will help prevent aging, your skin from feeling tight and dry patches.  

Obagi Hydrate Luxe is a great daily moisturizer that contains Hydromanil. Hydromanil reduces water loss on skin’s surface and the continuous release of active moisturizing and water-retaining compounds. This results in long-lasting hydration, complemented by additional moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, mango butter, avocado and glycerin, which also helps dryness. 

Dr. Laguda – Obagi Gentle Cleanser 

It is important to remove dirt and oil from the day without stripping the skin of all its natural hydration. The Obagi Gentle Cleanser is a great mild daily cleanser perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin.  

Alexis – Obagi Elastiderm 

Elastiderm is a lightweight serum that helps supports skin elasticity. It contains a patented Bi-Mineral Complex that results in firmer, younger looking skin. This serum can be used in the morning and at night. This is an amazing serum to add into your routine to prevent aging and reduce signs of aging!  

Veronica- Obagi Professional – C Serum 

Vitamin C is an amazing antioxidant that helps protect the skin against free radical damage. Vitamin C is anti-aging, prevents sun damage, helps improve the appearance of lines, dark spots and acne. The gold standard of Vitamin C is L-ascorbic acid which is what is in the Obagi Professional-C Serum formulated at pH levels to optimize stability, permeability and efficacy. Vitamin C can be an “unstable” ingredient to work with, which is way it is essential it be formulated in a way for it to remain stable which can be hard to find. In addition, Vitamin C does not like the sunlight and that is why this product comes in a dark bottle to help protect the product.  

Check out our full blog post on Vitamin C: 

Michelle – PCA Hyaluronic Acid Serum  

The PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a fan favorite and a great everyday lightweight serum. This helps provide hydration on 3 levels, on the surface, deep in the skin and helps stimulates the skin’s own natural hyaluronic acid production. Over time this will increase the skin’s natural hydration and prevent aging.  

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Mai – EltaMD Clear Sunscreen 

We are telling you sunscreen is very important!! The EltaMD Clear sunscreen is perfect for those with acne and sensitive skin. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid. This is going to help calm and protect sensitive and irritated skin. It is super lightweight as well.  

Check out our full blog post on Niacinamide: 

Makenna – PCA Collagen Hydrator  

As we said earlier moisturizer is an important part of a good skincare routine. The PCA skin Collagen Hydrator is a great everyday moisturizer that is geared for dry or mature skin to increase hydration. It has fruit extracts, including olive and almond, infuse antioxidants into the skin while firming it. Plus, multiple rich moisturizing ingredients hydrate, soothe and smooth the skin 

Kathryn – PCA Hyaluronic Acid Serum and EltaMD Clear Sunscreen 

What can I say other than these two are a fan favorite!

There are so many great skincare essentials so it can be hard to narrow it down to our favorites! We want to know your skincare essential!! Please comment them down below 😊