Anti-Aging Skincare: 8 Top Staff Picks To Rejuvenate Your Complexion

In a sea of medical-grade skincare options we’ve chosen to work with Obagi, Skinceuticals, EltaMD and Neocutis. In our experience these brands represent the best in the industry and deliver outstanding results for our patients.

What is the difference between skincare products available through the doctor’s office vs the drug store or department store? The truth is over the counter brands are largely unregulated whereas those recommended by physician must undergo rigorous testing for safety and efficacy. Plus, you’re guaranteed to take home products that are fresh and come directly from the manufacturer. 


What does this mean to you? Any claims you see advertised on the packaging have to be proven true scientifically. There’s also zero risk that your products are counterfeit (yes, it happens!). In fact, when you purchase medical-grade skincare at Azala Medical Aesthetics you’re getting the highest quality products and ingredients that really work.

One of the perks of working here at Azala is that we get to try these wonderful brands first-hand. And yes, we credit our youthful complexions and radiant glow to these little miracle workers. They’re great on their own or make a perfect addition to any of our rejuvenating facial treatments. Here are some of our favorites:


Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser

Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser

Why Use a Medical-Grade Cleanser?

Cleansers stay on your skin only for a few moments so you want something simple and effective. At the same time you want a cleanser that can do more than just remove dirt. In fact, one of our top picks is the Obagi Nu Derm cleanser which contains specialized ingredients that also nourish, protect and balance the skin.

Why We Love It

Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser leaves the skin clean while soothing it with hydration using natural ingredients like glycerin, apricot kernel oil and herbal extracts.

For normal, dry and sensitive skin – $43 – 6.7 oz.; $15 – 2 oz.

SuzanObagiMD™ Acne Cleansing Wipes

SuzanObagiMD™ Acne Cleansing Wipes

Why Use Cleansing Wipes?

Convenience, of course! Throw them in your purse or gym bag for Obagi-on-the-go. These pre-moistened towelettes can be used throughout the day to wipe away oil, pollution, makeup, dirt and other impurities while refreshing the skin

Why We Love It

SuzanObagiMD™ Acne Cleansing Wipes are created specifically for acne-prone skin. They’re medicated with salicylic acid and are perfect to treat breakouts on your face, chest or back. We also sell these for normal skin too!

For oily, acne-prone skin – $20 – 25 wipes

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic

Why Use an Antioxidant?

Antioxidants offer vital protection from damaging free radicals caused by UVA/UVB. Did you know that UV radiation isn’t your skin’s only enemy? You’re also exposed to harmful infrared radiation. The only way to protect your skin is with a topical antioxidant like pure Vitamin-C (L-ascorbic Acid).

Why We Love It

Skinceuticals CE Ferulic boosts collagen, cellular repair while reducing hyperpigmentation and inflammation. It also makes the perfect home-care partner to our skin-brightening BBL™ treatment.

For normal, dry and sensitive skin – $166.00 – 1.0 oz.

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore

Why Use a Moisturizer?

Most people don’t need much convincing that a great moisturizer can greatly improve their complexion. But why use a basic over the counter version when advanced moisturizers can do so much more than hydrate. They can also repair damage and promote cellular turnover to keep your skin looking youthful and radiant.

Why We Love It

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore forms a natural protective barrier on your skin and assists with healing, especially post-procedure like Halo Fractional Laser, Microneedling and Skin Peels.

For all skin types – $128.00 – 1.6 oz

Neocutis LUMIERE Riche Bio-restorative Eye Balm

Neocutis LUMIERE Riche Bio-restorative Eye Balm

Why Use an Eye Cream?

Eye creams are specifically formulated to treat the delicate skin under the eyes. This area can be prone to dark circles, puffiness, discoloration, fine lines and dryness. A high-quality cosmeceutical eye cream can brighten dark circles, smooth fine lines and calm inflammation. 

Why We Love It

Neocutis LUMIERE Riche Bio-restorative Eye Balm is packed with powerful anti-aging ingredients to address skin texture issues. It also makes a perfect accompaniment to Botox and Dysport for relaxing wrinkles around the eyes.

For normal, dry and sensitive skin types – $108.00 – 0.5 oz.

SuzanObagiMD® Retivance® Skin Rejuvenating Complex

SuzanObagiMD® Retivance® Skin Rejuvenating Complex

Why Use a Retinol?

Retinoids, also known as Vitamin-A compounds, have solid science backing up their safety and efficacy. In fact, they are the most researched and proven anti-aging ingredients of all time. They help to treat skin aging, lines, acne scars and pigmentation by accelerating cell turnover and regeneration. Retinols offer similar results to prescription medications such as Tretinoin, but with fewer side effects. 

Why We Love It

SuzanObagiMD® Retivance® Skin Rejuvenating Complex is ideal for first time retinol users. If you’re worried about the period of acclimatization with other products, then this gentle entry-level product is a great way to introduce retinols into your beauty regime.

For normal, oily, combination, acne-prone, mature and prematurely aged skin – $127 – 1 oz

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

Why Use a Pigment Corrector?

Hyperpigmentation is a benign yet very common skin concern. What causes it?  Environmental damage, acne, hormones and pregnancy can all contribute to excess melanin production. The good news is that it’s easily treatable with a topical pigment corrector. The advantage of buying it from your doctor is that medical-grade products will have a higher concentration of active ingredients than anything you’ll get over the counter.

Why We Love It

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense is our go-to item because it’s hydroquinone-free. It uses kojic acid and other naturally-derived ingredients to quickly address mild to moderate hyperpigmentation issues.  

For normal, dry, oily and combination skin – $98 – 1 oz

EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

Why Use Sun Protection?

Daily sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. Did you know that 90% of skin damage is due to the sun (or photo-aging)? If you want to delay lines, wrinkles, sagging and hyperpigmentation (and possibly skin cancer) then we recommend investing in a good sunscreen.  

Why We Love It

EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 is made with 100% physical sunblock ingredients that deflect harmful UV rays. It’s also full-spectrum, which means it protects your skin from both UVA/UVB and Infrared rays. It has a light tint which helps to even out skin tone at the same time.

For all skin types and post procedure skin – 33.00 – 2.0 oz


We invite you to visit Azala Medical Aesthetics if you’re interested in these or any of the other medical-grade skincare that we offer. You don’t have to be a patient. Simply drop by and one of our skin experts will guide you in choosing the right products to help you achieve healthy, luminous skin.


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