So Many Fabulous Skin Care Products, So Little Time: Our Absolute Essentials

So Many Fabulous Skin Care Products, So Little Time: Our Absolute Essentials

As skincare enthusiasts, we understand the thrill of discovering new formulations and products to enhance our beauty routines. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to figure out what’s truly necessary. 

Our patients often ask us: what are the absolute essentials? 

Here’s a breakdown of our must-have skincare products and why they deserve a place in your regimen.

Retinol (Vitamin A) Cream

Retinoids and retinoids are powerhouse ingredients derived from vitamin A. They work by unclogging pores, boosting collagen production to reduce fine lines, and speeding up cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth the skin. These benefits make retinol a staple in any anti-aging skincare routine. 

Our Recommendations:

  • Prescription Retinol Cream: For the most effective results, a prescription-strength retinol is best.


A Great Cleanser

A good cleanser is the cornerstone of any skincare routine. It removes dirt, oil, and makeup, ensuring your skin is clean and prepped for the next steps. 

Our Recommendation:


Hydration is key for maintaining a balanced and comfortable complexion, even for those with oily skin. A good moisturizer helps keep your skin barrier intact and prevents dryness. 

Our Recommendations:

  • Alastin Skincare HA IMMERSE Serum: A deeply hydrating serum that leaves your skin feeling plump and nourished. 
  • SkinCeuticals Brightening Treatment: Adds a brightening effect, making your skin look radiant. You don’t need both, but we enjoy using them together for optimal results.

Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps protect your skin from environmental damage, such as UV exposure and pollution. Using a vitamin C serum every morning can significantly enhance your skin’s health and appearance. 

Our Recommendation:

  • SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF: This serum provides excellent antioxidant protection and helps improve skin texture and tone. 

Daily Sunblock

Sun exposure is the primary cause of visible aging, including wrinkles, dark spots, and loss of elasticity. Wearing sunscreen daily, rain or skin, is crucial for protecting your skin from these harmful effects.

Our Recommendations:

  • Elta MD Sunscreen: This sunscreen is lightweight, non-greasy, and offers excellent protection, making it easy for daily use.
  • Colorescience Sunblock: This glow formula is particularly lovely for a radiant finish.

Navigating the world of skincare can be daunting, but focusing on these essentials can streamline your routine and deliver fantastic results. The key is consistency and finding products that you love and will use regularly. 

What are your absolute essentials? We want to know! Share your favorites in the comments.

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Alex grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Florida in 2016 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. After graduating in 2020, she attended the University of Miami and received her Masters in Skin Biology. Alex has the long term goal of becoming a PA.

Jordan is another Naples, Florida homegrown! She comes to us with over 8 years of experience, previously specializing in vascular care. Jordan is also a busy mom of THREE boys, who finds her role of MOM as a source of inspiration and joy that fuels her commitment to making a positive impact professionally.

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Sharon is originally from the Boston area and has lived in Southwest Florida for over 20 years. Sharon came to us with 20 plus years of management and customer service experience. After staying at home to raise her twins for seven years she was excited to get back to work joining D-Lux Medspa in 2017. when she’s not working she enjoys cooking, gardening and has a passion for all things organization! Sharon and her husband Wayde also enjoy fishing trips, going diving with there children Carly and Chase or just going for a walk with their dog Ginger.

Alexis is a Naples Florida native who graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019. Alexis brings her organizational skills along with her experience in the field of aesthetic management. When she’s not busy getting things ship-shape at DLux, you’ll find her soaking up the sun at the beach, enjoying boat trips, traveling and spending quality time with her adorable son Landon and two furry companions, Beau and Riley.

Nichole moved to SouthWest Florida 10 years ago after residing in Albuquerque New Mexico for most of her life. She met Dana not long after her arrival and they have been fast friends ever since. With a background in sales and graphic design Nichole brings her passion for delivering impeccable customer/patient service to her role at Dlux Medspa. When she’s not at the office she enjoys cooking (ask her about her old food blog!), being “artsy” and helping curate the Dlux Instagram accounts. She tries to avoid exercise at any cost, but somehow manages to get a work out in every once in a while, even if it is against her will.