The Best Medical Skin-Care Brands To Try

May 27, 2021
05:00 P.M.
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Effective skin-care and good skin-care go hand in hand. If you're looking for products that score high on efficacy and feature science-proven ingredients, perhaps it's time to turn to medical skin-care brands.


"Also known as cosmeceutical skincare, medical grade skincare is skincare that is targeted to specific medical conditions and needs, such as acne or wrinkles. The concentration of active ingredients is generally greater than what you can find over the counter, and they have been tested to be effective on the skin, hence there are greater results with such skincare."

-says Purvisha Patel, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare.

Not all doctor-founded brands are created equal, which is why it's essential to know the ones that actually work. Scroll down to find the best and most effective medical skin-care brands worth giving a try.

Dr Barbara Sturm


Dr. Barbara Sturm's skin-care brand features products that combine the power of ingredient science and plant-based formulas to promise healthy, glowing skin. The Good C Vitamin C Serum is the brand's latest offering, powered by potent antioxidants.

Augustinus Bader


Augustinus Bader is a revolutionary brand powered by a patented molecular formula called TFC8 (Trigger Factor Complex) and Augustinus Bader's expert knowledge on stem cell research.

This skin-care brand's product lineup is designed to restore, repair, and rejuvenate the skin. The Rich Cream is part of the brand's cult-favorite products, proven to combat fine lines and wrinkles by improving the skin texture.

Dr Dennis Gross


Dr Dennis Gross Skincare products are top-rated because of their effective formulas, from anti-aging serums moisturizers to cleansing gels and what-not. The award-winning Alpha Beta Universal Peel Pads have contributed to the brand's cult-fave status and are still loved by many.

111 Skin


111 Skin is another doctor-led brand, making skincare products that actually work. Their latest offering is The Maskne Protection Bio Cellulose Mask, allowing our mask-ridden skin to heal and recover.

iS Clinical


iS Clinical employs clinically proven scientific methods to formulate the most effective products. The Active Serum is an excellent choice for people suffering from hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.


Skinceuticals is another cult-favorite skin-care brand, with an extensive product line featuring serums, masks, and SPF-based creams. The H.A. Intensifier combines the power of hyaluronic acid, licorice root, and purple rice to make the skin plump, healthy, and youthful.

MZ Skin

MZ Skin was created by Dr. Maryam Zamani, an aesthetic doctor and oculoplastic surgeon. The products come in an aesthetically pleasing pink and gold packaging, featuring effective and workable formulas, like this "Sleep in a Bottle" Rest & Revive Serum.