Mind Your Skin's goal is to address every patient's cosmetic concerns by offering nonsurgical aesthetic medicine that is reliable, effective, and safe. Enjoy care personalized to your needs and budget, delivered in a relaxing and professional setting.
"Dear Dr. Robben, Linda et al, I have recovered very nicely from my laser treatment. I just wanted to send you a note and thank you again for your time and care in June and over the years. It is a little embarrassing to want to look better, but you make me feel positive about it. With my 60th birthday this Tuesday, I feel good."
"I have been coming to this location for 9 years now. As my hormones changed and my hair growth increased, it was treated with the utmost care and attention. I actually commute 2.5hours this location as I moved since I started my treatment, bc that's how much I trust Mind Your Skin. Very effective results. Highly recommend!!"- SJ, Google Reviews, Summer 2018
"The team is professional, knowledgeable it makes you feel super comfortable in the office! [Dr. Robben] listens to you and cares about his patients. Highly recommend this practice!" - TIJ, Google Reviews, Winter 2018-19
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?
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 in the world of cosmoceuticals. Often the active ingredient has to be cloaked, folded or otherwise altered and/or disguised or aided in order to get it 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.
SkinBetter Science® imposes a restriction.
(Re-)Order with this link (shipping is free directly 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 entities 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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So let us review our favorite 'lines' and why we incorporate them into our practice.
Because people consider the over 270 years of expertise of this French brand in caring for sensitive skin, millions worldwide trust their skin with Avène. They are rooted in dermatology, burn care and hydrotherapy. At the heart of the brand is their Thermal 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 also a coral 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)
Safe for the marine ecosystem & coral reefs
Significantly helps to prevent pigmentation induced by visible light
All skin types
Use compacts as a complementary product to all Avène skin care regimens.
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
BENEFITS and INDICATIONS
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 is more effective than OTC 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.
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 via our web store.
Mind Your Skin, in COVID times
We sent over 130 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Their story from healing to protection
Elta arrived in the US in 1988. Backed by science they quickly became a trusted choice for products in areas of wound care and healing. In 2007 they launched their cosmetically elegant and effective line of sunblocks. Dermatologists personally use EltaMD more than any other. EltaMD products are formulated for every skin type, lifestyle and condition to protect, renew and heal skin health.
The EltaMD brand keeps innovating and we now carry:
We are always moving in order to keep up with the crowded field of products to find the ones that stand above the fray. We are phasing out SOME of our sunblocks (but just re-introduced some EltaMD) in favor of ISDIN. ISDIN (based in Spain) has some very exciting solutions for fighting off unwanted pigmentation and repair of sun-damage. These are available in our webstore.
In addition to sun-protection, ISDIN has been innovating in skin-rejuvenation and renewal, eye-care, hair-care. As is popular in Europe, they present several of their products in handy glass ampoules. This ensures a fresh product is applied each time!
Hydralift Serum all-in-one stem cell extract
Glicoisdin in three strengths of peeling effect
Vital Eyes Night Cream
Night Peel exfoliating Serum
Essential Cleansing Oil-based Cleanser
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!
SkinBetter Science packaging is thoughtfully designed to fully dispense from the inner bottle, giving you access to as much product as possible. This product features an airless container to help maintain the benefits of our proprietary formulations over the course of their shelf life. Our twist-up pumps control the amount of product dispensed and prevent leakage during travel and storage. And speaking of travel, this product is air travel friendly!
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SkinBetter Science® does a remarkable job particularly for a Skincare Company created only in 2016. In that short time it has racked up more recognition compared to most others in their entire existence.
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”. Real Simple declares it their 2019 Road Test Winner, and "easiest to use".
*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.
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 emmolliance 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)
As a result of its strong performance, Biopelle Tensage Advanced Cream makes it to our top products list!
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.
href="https://www.alastin.com/pages/about-us">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.
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 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®) Follow this link to the world of Lusher Lashes
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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Dr. Norbertus Robben and the Mind Your Skin team offer BOTOX®, Jeuveau™, Dysport™, Xeomin®, Juvederm® and other dermal fillers, Kybella®, laser hair reduction, IPL, laser skin tightening, resurfacing, and rejuvenation; laser vein treatments; vaginal rejuvenation; UltraShape®; VelaShape-III®, chemical peels; microdermabrasion; microneedling; and more for the Havertown and Philadelphia areas.