Tell us about your background in dermatology:
I am the director of the Zel Skin Clinic in Minneapolis, and Founder of MD Complete Skincare. I started practicing dermatology in 1990, after completing medical school and dermatology residency training at the Mayo Clinic.
Please tell us about your product line:
I created MD Complete to provide access to dermatologist-level skincare, available without a prescription. The products transform gold-standard dermatologist-prescribed skincare protocols into simple, effective and complete regimens, at a fraction of the cost. MD Complete has two focuses – anti-aging and skin-clearing. Every product delivers unmatched results, and the line is affordable, easy-to-shop, and easy-to-use.
The line contains a proprietary ingredient protection and delivery system, which was originally developed for prescription patients with highly sensitive skin. This system enables the use of higher levels of purer, more effective ingredients.
All of our treatment products are multi-tasking, and our goal is to keep skincare regimens simple, with just two steps in the morning and evening.
What are some of the skincare issues that your product line deals with?
The Anti-Aging line treats fine lines, fades dark spots, evens skin tone, refines skin texture, and promotes radiance. With the advanced formulas, you can experience visible results that continue to improve over time. Our key treatment products even feature rich moisturizing nutrients, so most customers they don’t need a moisturizer in the spring, summer & fall.
The Acne-Clearing line addresses breakout prone skin with proven skin clearing ingredients combined with natural botanicals. The line is simple and effective, and all of the products soothe and hydrate skin while clearing breakouts. Skin is left looking clear and healthy, without causing irritation.
What are some of the hero products in the range and why?
Dark Spot Remover
This full-face treatment serum is clinically proven to clear dark spots 67% better than the #1 department store product. The DSC helps fade unwanted dark spots, freckles and sun damage while evening and brightening overall skin tone for a more youthful and healthy-looking complexion. A breakthrough ingredient delivery system combines a concentrated complex mix of vitamins, antioxidants, peptides and dark spot clearing ingredients for fast results with one simple product. When you purchase this serum, it comes with a 3mL of the new MD Complete Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate for an added boost.
Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate
This full-face serum is a high-potency multivitamin for the skin, formulated with dermatologist-levels of pure Retinol, and an advanced form of Vitamin C. It accelerates the results of any skincare product, and can improve results by 10-21% in just seven days. Naturally derived vitamins and micronutrients improve the appearance of fine lines, skin tone, radiance, and skin texture. Unlike most vitamin C serums, this product is not diluted with water. The serum is a pure concentrate, packed with nutrient rich vitamins and botanical extracts.
Wrinkle & Radiance Remedy
This uniquely hydrating professional Retinol treatment offers easy, fast and, most importantly, visible improvements. A breakthrough ingredient delivery system combines a concentrated mix of vitamins, antioxidants, peptides and amino acids that accelerates the results of the retinol. You’ll see results in as little as one to two weeks and results improve over time with consistent use. Clinically proven as effective as the #1 prescription at diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Healthy Skin Accelerator
This antioxidant, nutrient-rich serum repairs, strengthens and mattifies skin for a more refined and healthy-looking complexion. Pure Retinol refines skin texture and helps to even skin tone for a healthy complexion, and Ceramides strengthen the skin barrier. The Healthy Skin Accelerator can be added to any skincare regimen for skin that looks and feels healthy.
If you could give three single pieces of essential advice for maintaining healthy skin, what would it be:
I have basically one encompassing rule: Take care of yourself and your skin will take care of you – eat well, sleep well, and use good sun protection.