Skin Care Products

Mind Your Skin, in COVID times

We are sending TLC skin care packages to health care workers at the front lines of the healthcare crisis. We received the support of Pierre Fabre  Avène\Glytone in the form of a generous donation of products. Avène has nearly three centuries of expertise in caring for sensitive skin. Back in 1871 Avène sent their healing and soothing thermal spring water from the source in the Cévennes mountains to the aid of the victims of the 'Great Chicago fire'. Please help us help our hardworking heroes by forwarding their information to

Mind Your Skin in Havertown Helps Your Care at Home

The expression "feeling good in one's skin" is from the wisdom that you feel the most beautiful and confident when you are happy with your skin! Well chosen skin care products go a long way towards this goal!

Select from the most current Medical Grade Skin Care Products in Havertown and South Philadelphia for skin care maintenance and enhancement. Who better to advise you on your skin's needs than skin care experts?

Medical skincare products in Havertown and South Philadelphia


At Mind Your Skin, we handpick the highest-grade skin care product lines and home run products for you, so you don't have to. Medical grade means more and better active ingredients, and fewer inactive ones, including 'filling' agents and preservatives. The dispensing system is key for certain items such as vitamin C which is unstable and degrades when exposed to air. Furthermore, the delivery system ('vehicle') is the secret sauce. Often the active ingredient has to be cloaked, folded or otherwise altered or disguised or aided in order to get past our skin barrier. before successful deployment. This is where science really takes over and where "Medical Grade" sets itself apart from many over-the counter treatments.

To begin with you should treat your skin to ongoing exfoliation and sun protection. Moisturize as needed. Additionally, none of these need be expensive! Stepping it up a notch: We have available antioxidants and various treatments directed at specific concerns. Our estheticians get you started and move you along a personalized skin-care regimen. Think of us for example as your personal skin care trainers!

Below are our "go-to", top performing skincare products. These are available for on-line purchase as well via our web store.

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SkinBetter Science® imposes a restriction.

(Re-)Order  with this link (shipping is free) direct from SkinBetter. Existing MindYourSkin patients can also order by calling the office at 610-924-0800 if they prefer. SkinBetter Science® products are sold only through physician practices and authorized medical spas like MindYourSkin. The link provided is intended only for use by existing users, or patients that have otherwise received a skin consultation by Mind Your Skin LLC. See more further below.

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Arrange a complimentary consultation to explore skincare products available at the Philadelphia area's Mind Your Skin in Havertown. Call 610-924-0800 or send a message online.

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Because people consider the over 270 years of expertise in caring for sensitive skin, millions worldwide put their trust  and skin with Avène. They are rooted in dermatology, burn care and hydrotherapy. At the heart of the brand is theThermal Spring Water. It is naturally  sourced and  more than 150 clinical studies show it to soothe, soften and generally calm the skin.

Avène Mineral High Protection Tinted Compact

Avène Mineral High-Protection Tinted Compact (beige) is a 100% mineral based sunblock in a light, cream-to-powder formula. It is enriched with a powerful photo-stable antioxidant. This is Pre-Tocopheryl, a photostable form of Vitamin E. Titanium Dioxide (13.7%) and Zinc Oxide (4.9%) provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50.  The mineral formulation is non-irritating, so it is safe for children and for those  intolerant and sensitive skin types. Avène Mineral High-Protection Tinted Compact is  Octinoxate and Oxybenzone free, and therefore is reef-friendly sunblock.

(see our blog article for more background and the difference between sun-screen and sun-block).



  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50 protection with 100% mineral sunblock filters; FSA approved as well
  • Compact + mirror for easy application
  • Water-resistant up to 40 minutes
  • Non-greasy, matte finish
  • Non-irritating, so it is safe for intolerant, hypersensitive and allergy prone skin
  • Available in two shades (beige and honey)
  • Easy portability
  • Hence gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin and safe for the marine ecosystem & coral reefs
  • Significantly helps to prevent pigmentation induced by visible light
  • All skin types
  • Post-procedure skin
  • Use compacts  as a complementary product to all Avène skin care regimens.
Avene Tinted Mineral High Protection Compact
The Avene Compact makes it to our top products list!
This product is available for on-line purchase.


Avène RetrinAL 0.1 Intensive Cream

Powerful antioxidant protection against damaging free radicals in our environment is derived from retinaldehyde, pro-elastin peptides, and pre-tocopheryl. The Avène Thermal Spring Water component soothes, softens and calms the skin.

Clinical studies show the reduction of visible signs of aging alongside brighter and rejuvenated skin. In this case studies show AVÈNE RetrinAL 0.1 plumps the skin and restores radiance for a more youthful appearance. This is due to enrichment with a powerful anti-oxidant, coupled to a synergy of patented ingredients.

AVÈNE RetrinAL  0.1 Intensive Cream wins the 2016 NewBeauty Beauty Choice Award!

Finally, all Avène Products are Hypoallergenic, Fragrance-Free, Paraben-Free, Soap-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free


  • Powerful anti-oxidant protects the skin from free radicals
  • 58% reduction of deep lines and wrinkles
  • Refines skin texture by +54%
  • Fuller, firmer and toned skin appearance
  • Improves skin tone/complexion looks more radiant by +38%
  • Lack of radiance
  • Uneven skin tone


  • Retinaldehyde especially is more effective than Retinol, but much milder in comparison to for example Retin-A. It smoothes away the appearance of wrinkles and brightens the skin
  • Patented Relastide®, a pro-elastin peptide, helps the skin look plumper, firmer and more radiant
  • Patented Pre-Tocopheryl, a photostable form of Vitamin E, provides powerful anti-oxidant protection against free radicals
  • Finally, Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes, softens and calms the skin


Avène's Hydro-therapy Center

RetrinAL has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the irritation seen with typical products. Hence it is often a go-to in our practice for sensitive skin as well as patients who cannot tolerate Retin-A.

Avène RetrinAL 0.1 Intensive Cream

In brief: As a result of its GREAT ANTI-AGING performance Avène RetrinAL  0.1 Intensive Cream makes it to our top products list!

This product is available for on-line purchase.


We are  always on the move keeping up with the crowded field of products to find the ones that stand above the fray. We are phasing out the EltaMD brand in favor of ISDIN for their sunblock. In addition, ISDIN has some very exciting solutions for fighting off unwanted pigmentation. These are available in our webstore. in addition to sunprotection products from Avène as well as Colorescience.

ISDIN’s journey began over 45 years ago in Barcelona, at the crossroads of cosmetic & pharmaceutical science. ISDIN now holds a presence in over 40 countries worldwide, working hand-in-hand with dermatologists & the scientific community to provide solutions that address your skin’s every need

To help you achieve optimal skin health there must be a perfect balance between efficacy & enjoyment. Driven by the belief that everyone deserves healthy skin, they combine advanced formulas with innovative textures to ensure a beneficial, sensory experience, using meaningful innovation designed to help you to protect your skin from sun damage.

One of the leading causes of skin damage is solar radiation. Extensive research and expert formulas focus on helping you protect your skin from the sun, (even repairing existing damage, and correcting the visible signs of aging!).



SkinBetter products are purposefully developed and are available only through authorized providers, like Mind Your Skin LLC. You will not see them in stores or at Amazon or eBay. Among our skincare products, this line as of late gets raving reviews by our patients. Many report back because they see improvement in as little as one month!


In 2016, SkinBetter Science® set out to create a new model and standard in skincare. Not only for patients, but also for the providers that help patients achieve beautiful skin. They back their award-winning products by decades of rigorous clinical research. In addition they deepen their knowledge development as well by a continued commitment to the rigorous study of skincare chemistry.

The SkinBetter company believes that remarkable results are best achieved through purposeful product innovation. Consequently they leverage advanced chemistry, thereby helping skincare products do more.

In summary: This leadership creates not just another skincare company, but a powerhouse of ground-breaking and scientifically advanced treatment products with above all, real life results for patients!


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SKINBETTER SCIENCE AlphaRet® Overnight CreamSkinBetter Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream 30 mlSkinBetter Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream 50 ml

SkinBetter Science Award Seals

Other accolades in New Beauty,
Total Beauty, Oprah
and Today

As a result, SkinBetter Science® is in our top products list!

SkinBetter AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads
Modern Aesthetics says: “The AlphaRet® Exfoliating Peel Pad from Skinbetter Science® has a patented, triple-acid formulation, enhanced with the company’s patented retinoid, AlphaRet®, which exfoliates skin, leaving it smooth and bright. The individually packaged pads allow for single use in the evening. According to the company, "100 percent of patients experienced noticeable results of healthier, brighter, smoother and more radiant looking skin after three weeks”.

SkinBetter Science Even Tone Correcting SerumSkinBetter Science Trio Rebalancing Moisture TreatmentSkinBetter Science Alto Defense Serum

Skinbetter Science® Even Tone Serum is a lightweight, multi-action skin tone serum for the improvement of the appearance of brown patches, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and discoloration. It is awarded 2019 New Beauty "Best Dark Spot Fighter".


By the way, Skinbetter Science® Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment also receives the 2019 Allure® Best of Beauty Award for "Best Facial Moisturizer".

Skinbetter Science® Alto Defense Serum: “Daily antioxidant protection and improvement of the appearance of uneven tone and redness.” 2017 Allure "Best of Beauty Breakthrough".

Skinbetter Science® is doing a remarkable job particularly for a Skincare Company created only four years ago. It has racked up more recognition compared to most others in their entire existence.

Tone Smart Compact ELLE Future of Beauty Winner

AlphaRet® Overnight Cream and these other products are available for purchase/re-purchase via

*skinbetter science products are sold only through physician practices and authorized medical spas. The link provided to purchase skinbetter products is intended only for use by existing skinbetter science users, or patients that have otherwise received a skin consultation by Mind Your Skin LLC.
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2018 2018 My Face My Body Award Cosmeceutical Range of the Year


Biopelle Tensage Advanced Cream

Keen scientists observe that certain snails have an astounding capability to heal their integument ('skin'). In addition we know that with age our skin loses the benefit  from the repair properties of our natural growth factors. As is the case for many other important components, our skin is just not keeping up. Biopelle Tensage Advanced Cream helps supplement this decreased level as growth factors are applied to the skin. European scientists discovered and patented SCA Bio-repair Technology.

Tensage® Growth Factor features SCA-6 Bio-repair Technology, a special secretion concentrated from the Cryptomphalus aspersa snail. Besides growth factors glyco-proteins and antioxidants help repair, maintain and protect skin from the visible signs of photo-damage. These snail secretions improve fine lines and hydrate, producing softer skin.

  • Extra emolliance helps provide additional hydration for mature skin types
  • Helps skin appear smoother and brighter
  • Helps address advanced signs of aging

(The snails at the farm in Spain escape any harm in this process)

Biopelle Tensage Advanced Cream SCA-6
As a result of its strong performance, Biopelle Tensage Advanced Cream makes it to our top products list!

This product is available for on-line purchase via our web store.


Alastin Skin Nectar features Skincare TriHex. This technology's approach entails treating aging skin with selected peptides and botanicals that target the extracellular matrix. The Skin Nectar helps to enzymatically clear damaged proteins stuck in the extracellular matrix (between the cells). The product also stimulates and supports the skin’s natural ability to produce elastin and collagen. In addition, antioxidants and Arnica Montana help to calm and reduce redness. In summary, we love the Skin Nectar pre- and post our deeper laser treatments because it boosts results while reducing downtime.

Alastin Skin Nectar Bottle

Learn about Alastin Skin Nectar

Thus, Alastin makes it to our top products list!

This product is available for on-line purchase via our web store.


This California-based company uses refined blendable and breathable minerals and nutrient-rich ingredients for optimal sun protection. Colorescience Brush SPF50 large UVA/UVB Sunforgettable total protection brush-on sunscreen has an SPF of 50, in addition to 22.5% zinc and 22.5% titanium! The sheer, on-the-go, non-chemical, hydrating, and antioxidant-rich formula has antimicrobial bristles for easy application. It is also 80 minutes water resistant. (Dr. Robben used this brush on a recent vacation and finally did not burn at all!)

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As a result, Colorescience Brush SPF50 Large makes it to our top products list!

This product is available for on-line purchase via our web store.


Lumière Riche Eye Cream

Processed skin proteins (PSP), coupled with human growth factors, and hyaluronic acid power Lumière restorative eye cream (Riche). Lumière Riche is the "best eye cream" according to InStyle magazine five years in a row now! So, it is just the trick for reducing eye crepeyness and dark circles. The PSP, developed by leading Swiss researchers, is a patented cosmetic ingredient discovered through years of clinical work. It stimulates collagen and improves those fine lines and wrinkles. Added caffeine tightens and restricts unnecessary blood vessels and consequently reduces puffiness.

Lumiere is great for peri-menopausal skin. However, some younger people also like the super-hydrating benefits. It works well underneath concealer.


Because of this, Lumière restorative eye cream (Riche) makes the top "go-to" products list at MindYourSkin

This product is available for on-line purchase via our web store.


HA5 Smooth and Plump Lip System

The SkinMedica HA5 lip plumper is a system that  features ingredients similar to hyaluronic acid.  Lips incorporate it in addition to the blend of proteins that it contains thereby enhancing fullness and volume. These anti-aging ingredients protect, smooth and plump your lips.

This clinically tested, two-step lip treatment decreases an aging appearance, such as the look of fine lines, improves contour, and enhances the fullness of lips.  It's generally used alone or as the perfect complement to lip filler because it prolongs how long that will last.


Because it is a strong performer the SkinMedica HA5 lip plumper system makes it to this top products list!

This product is available for on-line purchase via our web store.

Incidentally, as a member of the Allergan family, a lip plumper or other SkinMedica purchase counts towards your Brilliant Distinctions Points Rewards


Latisse® 5ml lusher lashes is the first and only FDA-approved treatment prescription for lusher eyelashes. Latisse grows eyelashes for people who have inadequate or not enough lashes. As we age, our eyelashes generally become thinner, lighter, and shorter. A once daily prescription treatment applied to base of the upper lashes will grow eyelashes longer, fuller, and darker. In 10 to 12 weeks, you will notice remarkable results! Compared to other products out there we have just NEVER seen it NOT work! Finally, Latisse® has a very long established safety record as it was used for certain eye-conditions for many years.

(Latisse® qualifies for rewards at Brilliant Distinctions by Allergan, the maker of Botox® and Juvederm®)

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Latisse 3ml Bottle and Brush

Because it is a strong performer Latisse®  5ml lusher lashes is in the top "go-to" products list at MindYourSkin!

This product is available for on-line purchase via our web store.


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 Dear Mind Your Skin Client  

We are happy to announce that we are taking appointments again!
We will be following the operating protocols below throughout the COVID-19 pandemic regardless of reopening color designation:
  • We will extend hours, space apart appointments and limit the number of people simultaneously present in the office in order to maintain social distancing
  • You should be wearing a mask upon arrival.
  • After temperature (touch-less infrared) and COVID symptom screening (see link below), you will need to wash your hands.
  • Staff will wear appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) such as masks, gloves and scrubsand goggles/glasses, and follow rigorous sanitation protocols before and after your visit.
Our Department of Health on May 9 issued

“Guidance on COVID-19 for Health Care Providers in Pennsylvania”
related to performing non-urgent procedures and elective care.

You can read the full publication here.

You can click here to download and review our symptom screening checklist.

Dr. Robben and Staff
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