What’s Trending in Skin Care? April 2021

Dermatology Times, Dermatology Times, April 2021 (Vol. 42, No. 4), Volume 42, Issue 4

Each month, Dermatology Times® features a roundup of products trending in skin care. Click here to find out what products are trending for the month of April.

Avène Cicalfate+ Scar Gel

This product’s formula uses C+ Restore to aid in skin recovery. Avène thermal spring water and hyaluronic acid help calm discomfort and deliver hydration. When applied with the recommended skin mobilization techniques, this product may reduce the appearance of scars and decrease pain, coloration, and itching as early as 3 weeks, according to the company.


SLMD Body Seal

SLMD Skincare’s Body Seal cream is designed to feel weightless and protect and lock in the skin’s moisture barrier to help treat eczema-prone skin. This nongreasy, fragrance-free formula uses skin-calming 1% colloidal oatmeal to restore the skin’s natural pH balance and help relieve irritation, dryness, and itchiness in all skin types.


VI Derm Retinol Age-Defying Treatment Moisturizer

This formula combines retinol, azelaic acid, and 10% glycolic acid to resurface the skin—without stripping it—to correct wrinkles, sun damage, and discoloration. Infusing the retinol with THD Ascorbate, the only vitamin C able to penetrate the dermis, amplifies the effect of the retinol, without any of the adverse effects.


Topical Spironolactone

Apostrophe’s new topical spironolactone (SP) is an aldosterone antagonist with antiandrogen properties that works to reduce sebaceous gland production. Both men and women can use the hormonal acne treatment, which is available in 2 topical formulations: (1) compounded topical SP formula with 5% SP, 1% clindamycin, and 0.018-0.1% and (2) tretinoin plus compounded topical SP formula with 5% SP, 5% tranexamic acid, and 0.018-0.1% tretinoin. The latter formula helps treat hyperpigmentation and postinflammatory erythema along with acne.


SLMD Clear Out

This purifying mask works to treat acne and prevent the return of blemishes using acne-fighting ingredients such as zinc oxide, sulfur, and salicylic acid. The mask gently exfoliates the skin while absorbing excess oil to help eliminate acne-causing bacteria, leaving skin clear and smooth.