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Product of the Week: Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash

Product of the Week: Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash

Smooths rough bumps and uneven skin texture associated with Keratosis Pilaris. This 8.8 PFAV™ Glycolic Acid-based body wash deeply cleanses while exfoliating dead surface skin cells to reveal softer skin. The Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash is great for oil and blemish prone skin. This is typically only used for the body and can be used 2-3 times a week or as tolerated. 

*Key Benefits*

  • Smooths away rough bumps and dry patches associated with Keratosis Pilaris

  • Exfoliates dead surface skin cells

  • Rich lather deeply cleanses, leaving skin feeling fresh, smooth and revitalized


Squeeze an ample amount onto a bath pouf or wet washcloth and massage over the entire body, working into a rich lather. Use once a day, or as directed by your physician. Concentrate on areas of the body that are the roughest and driest. Rinse thoroughly. For optimal results, follow with your favorite body lotion!

Shop in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

Let’s talk skincare, call 312-245-9965 option 4 to speak to our Store Associates!

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Product of the Week: Neocutis BioCream Firm

Neocutis Bio Cream Firm

The Neocutis BioCream Firm is an AGE-DEFYING non-comedogenic moisturizer is best for NORMAL TO DRY SKIN TYPES, or if you have skin  that gets dry in the winter, but still has some oilier regions on the face, you will LOVE this cream.

  • Formulated with patented PSP®, a nourishing protein blend including Human Growth Factors, Interleukins and other Cytokines for state-of-the-art skin revitalization.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhances the appearance of skin firmness
  • Contains glycerin, wheat germ oil, and borage seed oil to help replenish moisture for nourished-looking skin
  • And as a bonus: it nurtures skin after cosmetic or dermatologic procedures! (fun fact: the Neocutis line was founded on wound healing research, they implemented that knowledge to the formulation of their products, meaning the ingredients they use are very healing and soothing to the skin)
  • Has Firming technology which are peptides that are formulated to help tighten the skin.

It is marketed as a NIGHT CREAM, since Neocutis sells Journee for the day, but it is okay to use in the morning as well if you are dry. Just make sure to apply SPF after!

And now, during the the month of August, you can earn DOUBLE Neo Rewards points!! Download the Neocutis Rewards app for free on your iPhone or Android!

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Skinbetter Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream

SkinBetter Science™ Regenerating AlphaRet™ Overnight Cream FACE

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Skinbetter Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream

Thanks to the SkinBetter Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream‘s unique combination of an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and a retinoid it allows for noticeable skin rejuvenation with little-to-no irritation.

*Key Factors & Key Ingredients*

  • Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture.

  • Contains a potent blend of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea extract) to help neutralize free radicals and help protect against collagen degradation.

  • Provides moisture (with squalene, niacinamide, and ceramides) to help counteract dryness associated with traditional retinoid-based products.

  • Contains a retinoid and lactic acid- that creates a revolutionary double-conjugated retinoid that releases both the collagen invigorating retinoid and the skin retexturizing AHA, these are naturally time released into the skin to allow for optimum effectiveness.

  • Good for all skin types, even sensitive to dry skin!

  • Also contains glycolic acid that helps retexturize and increase efficacy of AlphaRet

Purchase in-store or call to speak to one of our Store Associates, at 312-245-9965 option 4, to get yours today!

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Don’t forget about our Coola Special this month ONLY!

Buy a Coola Sunless Tan Express Mousse and Coola After Sun Lotion to get 10% OFF plus FREE Coola Sunless Tan 2-In-1 Application Mitt

Get a glowing, natural looking tan FAST, without the sun damage! Coola is reef safe and EcoCert® Cosmos Organic certified.

Coola Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse

The Coola Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse is Vegan friendly, antioxidant rich, cruelty free, gluten free. The sun tan mousse is 70% organic and contains DHA. This natural Piña Colada scented tan mousse develops a healthy glow within hours of use. This product is great for anyone who wants a sun-kissed look without the tanning bed and harmful sun rays! This can also be sold with the application/Exfoliator Mitt.


For maximum color, dispense generous amount into hand or applicator side of COOLA’s 2-in1 Mitt, and spread evenly across body. Massage in circular motions and let dry before dressing. Allow 2-4 hours for tan to fully develop and reapply as needed. Allow 6-8 hours before showering.  For best results, exfoliate skin with COOLA’s 2-in-1 Mitt prior to use.

Key Benefits:

o   70%+ certified organic ingredients

o   99%+ ingredients from natural origin

o   Our highest level of DHA, naturally derived from Sugar Beet

o   Creates a tan within hours, IT CAN BE USED ON THE FACE =)

o   Concentrated Caffeine helps skin appear smoother and firmer

o   Lightweight and fast-absorbing

o   Streak-free and transfer-resistant

o   Natural Piña Colada scent


Coola After Sun Radical Recovery Moisturizing Lotion

Coola After Sun Radical Recovery Moisturizing Lotion answers the call from thirsty, overexposed skin. This intensely hydrating, Eco-Cert certified organic lotion with skin-soothing aloe vera, uses agave’s natural moisture-locking mechanism to deliver clinically proven overexposure relief while providing environmental defense. Enriched with antioxidant and vitamin-intensive boosters including rosemary extract and nurturing lavender oils, this lotion refreshes and repairs. It’s like a wheatgrass shot for your skin!

Key Benefits:

  • 70%+ certified organic ingredients
  • 99% of the ingredients are from natural origin
  • EcoCert certified
  • Rich in antioxidants like Sunflower Oil
  • Aloe Vera helps soothe a sun overexposure
  • Lavender Oil delivers anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Rosemary Extract refreshes skin
  • Natural Lavender scent
  • Vegan
  • Reef Friendly (Hawaii Reef Friendly Sunscreen Oxybenzone & Octinoxate Free)
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Product of the Week: CCSD Purify AHA Wash

An oil-free exfoliating face wash formulated with glycolic acid to cleanse and retexturize.

Key Factors and Key Ingredients:

  • Includes 5% Glycolic Acid – perfect for gently resurfacing the skin.
  • Great for patients with mild to moderate acne, particularly whiteheads or blackheads – or even someone that doesn’t suffer from acne but just wants a smoother texture.
  • Recommended for the face, but can definitely be used on the body too!
  • It’s a thick gel cleanser with a subtle lavender scent.
  • Not recommended for dry or sensitive skin types
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Product of the Week: Revision Hydrating Serum

The Revision Hydrating Serum is a great hydration boosting serum for someone with dry skin or a great moisturizer for oily skin. Truly good for all skin types!

*Key Facts*

  • Features two forms of hyaluronic acid + a line correcting peptide + brightening and hydrating fruit extracts and antioxidants. A great all-in-one!
  • The ultra-light texture leaves the skin with a smooth and refreshed appearance plus helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
  • Keeps your skin uniformly hydrated with short- and long- term moisturization.  
  • Alleviates tightness and moisturizes without leaving skin feeling sticky.

*Key Ingredients*

  • Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid): Binds water to the skin and provides short- and long-term moisturization.
  • Watermelon, Apple & Lentil Fruit Extracts: Blend of natural fruit extracts keep skin uniformly hydrated.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Vitamin E & Pomegranate Extract: Provide strong antioxidant benefits.
  • Honey and Sea Kelp Extract: Hydrate and condition the skin.

How to use: Use AM and/or PM. After cleansing, apply to the full face (and neck too)! Dry or normal skin types can use it under moisturizer and oily skin can use it as their moisturizer! Always apply before SPF for AM use.

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Product of the Week: Skinbetter Science AlphaRet

Our product of the week is Skinbetter Science AlphaRet, which combines alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and a retinoid, providing visible skin rejuvenation with little-to-no irritation! This is a CCSD Provider and staff favorite. We’ve also had great testimonials from our patients with using AlphaRet! The most exciting being that our sensitive and dry skin patients can use it without irritation and dryness that they get from other tretinoin or retinol products! It has a nice creamy texture to it, making it a wonderful overnight cream.

Benefits and Key Ingredients

  • Combines two gold standard skin rejuvenation ingredients — a retinoid and lactic acid. This creates a revolutionary, double-conjugated retinoid that releases both the collagen invigorating retinoid and the skin retexturizing AHA, that are naturally time released into the skin to allow for optimum effectiveness.
  • Provides moisture (with squalane niacinamide, ceramides, and fatty acids) to help counteract dryness associated with traditional retinoid-based products.
  • Contains a potent blend of antioxidants (vit C, E, green tea extract) to help neutralize free radicals and help protect against collagen degradation.
  • Improves the appearance of lines, wrinkles, uneven tone and texture.
  • Great for all skin types, even sensitive to dry! A trilogy of skin soothing ingredients including allantoin glycyrrhetinic acid, bisabolol and portulaca extract provides a sensation of calmness.

How to Use SkinBetter Science AlphaRet

Apply a thin layer all over the face at night after cleansing and after any other serums you may use. Work up to daily use gradually to ensure you won’t experience any sensitivity. And remember to always wear sunscreen in the AM, especially when using any product with AHA or retinol in your routine as these ingredients may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

SkinBetter AlphaRet Results

  • A significant reduction in the appearance of depth and size of wrinkles in as little as four weeks
  • Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture
  • Skin irritation and redness is calmed after continued use

Want to experience the benefits of AlphaRet Overnight Cream for yourself? Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology is an Authorized Physician Partner with SkinBetter Science, which allows us to sells their products in our Practice. Pick one up at your next appointment, or call our office at 312-245-9965 to purchase over the phone!


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Product of the Week – Tria Age-Defying Laser

Tria Age-Defying Laser

Our product of the week is a clinically proven way to visibly restore the natural luminosity to your face at-home!

SkinCeuticals Tria Age-Defying Laser + Antioxidant SystemKey Factors

  • Treats fine lines and wrinkles all over the face by sending targeted beams of light deep beneath the skin’s surface where collagen and elastin form, accelerating skin’s natural rejuvenation process.
  • See younger-looking skin in as little as two weeks with the Tria Age-Defying Laser as you rebuild your collagen.
  • FDA-cleared to be safe and effective for use on the entire face
  • Great for all skin tones and skin types.
  • Can be used in conjunction with in-office laser treatments 

Benefits of Added Skinceutical Antioxidant System

  • SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic: A synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), 1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E), and 0.5% ferulic acid neutralizes damaging free radicals and protects against.
  • SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E: An antioxidant night concentrate with a maximized concentration of 1% pure, stable resveratrol, 0.5% baicalin, and 1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) supports your skin’s natural antioxidant defenses.

How To Use

After cleansing, select a treatment level and slowly guide the Tria Age-Defying Laser across the treatment area with a smooth, even motion. The device will beep when your treatment is complete. Follow with SkinCeuticals skincare post-laser antioxidant regimen: C E Ferulic followed by Resveratrol B E. For detailed directions, please read the included Instructions for Use before treatment. Treat the desired area at nighttime, 5 days a week for 12 consecutive weeks. Resume treatment after 4 weeks. During this 4 week resting period continue to apply C E Ferulic in the morning and Resveratrol B E in the evening for long-lasting results.

Do you want more youthful, radiant, and refreshed looking skin from home? Purchase your Tria Age-Defying Laser today!

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Product of the week – Tria Blue Light

Tria Acne Clearing Blue Light
Our product of the week is this safe and effective way to clear skin of acne – using light, rather than relying on skincare or prescription medications. This device can also be used in addition to skincare products to help clear acne faster!

Tria Blue Light

Key Factors

The Tria Blue Light is a small handheld device for everyday, easy at home use to clear acne and help prevent future breakouts!
It’s professional-strength, dermatologist tested and FDA-cleared. Indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne, the Tria Blue Light is also appropriate for all skin types and all skin tones! Gentle enough for even sensitive skin, it’s also safe for pregnancy usage or allergy-prone skin that can’t use certain ingredients. The Tria Blue Light device also does not require cartridges (for holding a charge) like other light therapy devices!

How It Works

Blue Light energy penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to eliminate acne-causing bacteria. The emitted blue light is a safe, non-UV light and is also non-irritating. In a study by Tria, results were seen after 2 weeks with over 90% of users reporting fewer and milder breakouts and 70% of their blemishes were cleared. After 8 weeks, 100% of Tria Blue Light users reported an improved overall appearance, with 97% seeing clearer skin!

Product of the week - Tria Blue Light
Clears Skin From Within – The blue light gently infiltrates pores and eliminates acne-causing bacteria to get to the source of the problem.
Product of the week - Tria Blue Light
Reveals A Healthy Complexion – Use the device daily for skin that’s clear, healthy and glowing.


  1. Wash your face with a cleanser of your choice (we love IS Clinical Cleansing Complex for acne patients) to remove oil, dirt, makeup and other impurities that may block the blue light. Dry your face.
  2. Glide the Tria Blue Light device over the area you want to treat for just 5 minutes daily. Treat your entire face or just concentrate on breakout-prone zones. Can also be used on the neck, chest and back!

Watch Dr. Carolyn Jacob Talk About the Tria Blue Light Device

Purchase Your Tria Blue Light in July and Get 15% OFF!

Tria Blue Light