Top 5 Skincare Products for Summer

in Avon, Connecticut

It is almost summertime, where the weather gets warmer, and our sun-kissed skin still requires love and care. At Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center, our esthetician, Julie Brookman, suggests her top five recommended products to try this summer.

  1. Skin Toners –
    Skin toners help balance the pH levels of the skin by cleansing and shrinking the appearance of pores. It also keeps oil controlled to avoid the ever-so-popular summer “shine.” Some specific toners to Dr. Stanislaw’s practice, including:
  • ZO Products
    • Balatone™ Calming Toner – for dryer skin types
    • Offects® TE-Pads – for normal to oily skin types
    • Cebatrol™ Oil Control Pads – for oily skin types with large pores
  • PCA Products
    • Smoothing Toner – removes dead skin cells, reduces surface oil, and calms breakouts
    • Nutrient Toner – filled with vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids that result in healthier, glowing skin
  1. Topical Exfoliation –
    Topical exfoliations help keep skin bright, hydrated and promotes healthy skin cell renewal, critical for keeping skin looking youthful. For normal to dry skin, Julie recommends a gentle exfoliation, and for normal to oily skin, she recommends an exfoliating polish. Some of our specific products include:
  • PCA Products
    • PCA Gentle Exfoliant – exfoliate and polish skin with a light, creamy scrub, without any irritation
  • ZO Products
    • Offects® Exfoliating Polish – exfoliates dead skin cells with ultra-fine magnesium crystals
  1. Vitamin C & E Enriched –
    These products, filled with antioxidants and vitamins, help brighten, lighten, and tighten the skin. Plus, they aren’t just perfect for summer use, but ideal for use all year long!
  • ZO Products
    • Ossential® C-Bright Serum 10% Vitamin C – provides a necessary dose of vitamin C to brighten and smooth the skin.
  • PCA Products
    • C-Quench® Antioxidant Serum – a gentle and strengthening product that protects your skin from pollutants and other damaging factors.
  • SkinCeuticals
    • CE Ferulic® – a vitamin C serum that offers advanced protection from environmental damages. Also, it smooths out lines and wrinkles, tightens loose skin, and brightens the complexion.


  1. Hyaluronic Acids –
    Excellent hydrating serums for any skin types. Hyaluronic acid products do not cause breakouts in normal to oily skin. This is the perfect hydration product this summer for dry, dehydrated skin, without causing an oily appearance.
  • PCA Products
    • Hydrating Serum – provides hydrations with a smooth and light finish, promotes moisture while decreasing inflammation.
  • SkinCeuticals
    • Hydrating B5 Gel – oil-free hydration gel enriched with vitamin B5 that moisturizes and restores a smooth, replenished complexion.
  1. SPF Protection –
    Summertime means soaking up sun rays, but everyone should do so with SPF protection! Keep your skin looking youthful with these products offered at our Avon, Connecticut practice:
  • PCA Products
    • Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45 – sports and water-resistant UVA/UVB protection is perfect for those who love to spend time outdoors this summer. Tested to protect the skin for 80 minutes while sweating or swimming.
  • ZO Products
    • Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 – sun protection serum that provides UVA/UVB protection with a tint for all skin tones and a light matte finish.

These are just a handful of products that provide you with healthier, smoother, and younger-looking skin this summer. If you would like more information or are interested in trying these scientifically proven skincare products, contact us today!

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