6 Skincare Essentials Our Staff Can’t Live Without

Young Happy Woman Enjoys Skincare Essentials from The Swan Center in Atlanta

Achieving healthy, glowing skin takes patience, consistency, and—most importantly—quality skincare products. At The Swan Center, all of our physician-grade skincare products are carefully vetted by our staff members, with everyone from our Office Manager to our Licensed Aesthetician helping us sample and grade them. If you’re ready to upgrade your skincare routine, check out these 6 skincare products we can’t live without.

1. ZO® Exfoliating Polish

Our Office Manager, Wendy, can’t live without ZO’s Exfoliating Polish. This product is made out of ultra-fine magnesium crystals which roll onto the skin, removing dead cells and debris from the skin’s surface to aid in cellular renewal. It provides just the right amount of abrasion without being overly-aggressive and dissolves naturally, leaving behind clear, fresh skin! ZO’s Exfoliating Polish also contains vitamin C, a natural antioxidant that helps your body repair damaged skin cells, giving your skin an instantly more radiant look.

After using this exfoliating polish in the morning, Wendy says her skin is silky smooth and her makeup applies flawlessly. We can get behind those results!


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2. ZO® Skin Health’s Power Defense

Our licensed Aesthetician and skincare guru, Stephanie, is obsessed with ZO’s Daily Power Defense. This product contains ceramides—moisturizing lipids that actively work to build & strengthen your skin’s barrier to protect it from environmental damage. Vitamin E provides antioxidants to combat the appearance of free radical damage and improve the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

Stephanie recommends ZO’s Daily Power Defense for all skin types because it’s light, non-greasy, and safe for frequent use (she recommends applying it twice daily).


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3. ZO® Skin Health’s Complexion Clearing Masque

Shelly, one of our licensed Nurse Injectors, swears by the power of ZO’s Complexion Clearing Masque. Applying a light layer of this product to the face creates a hydrating sulfur-based clay masque capable of purifying skin’s pores and absorbing excess oil. Hydrating glycerin moisturizes skin and restores the skin’s barrier, while bacteria-neutralizing sulfur calms irritation, removes dirt & other impurities from pores, and minimizes future breakouts.

Because this product both hydrates skin and removes excess oils, Shelly recommends using it as a purifying mask or to spot-treat stubborn blemishes.

4. Revision Skincare®’s C+ Correction Serum

Cherylyn, our CoolSculpting Master, does not let a day pass without reaching for her C+ Correction Serum from Revision Skincare. This powerful product contains a highly stable form of vitamin C to help brighten and smooth the skin. C+ Correction Serum’s non-comedogenic formula also contains prebiotic technology that supports the skin’s microbiome without clogging pores. The result from consistent use is protection from free radicals (including HEV/blue light damage) and brighter, glowing skin. There’s a reason Revision Skincare’s C+ Correction Serum won the 2021 Marie Claire: Editor’s Pick for Ultimate Skin Brightener!

We recommend Revision Skincare’s C+ Correction Serum for anyone with dry, oily, or combination skin types.

5. Skinbetter Science®’s AlphaRet Overnight Cream

Skinbetter Science’s AlphaRet Overnight Cream is our Spa Director, Kelsey’s, go-to vitamin A skin cream. AlphaRet is a patented combination of retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and improves skin tone & texture, all with little-to-no irritation. Retinoids increase cellular turnover, a process that eliminates old, dead skin cells and replaces them with healthy new ones. (We think retinoids should be an essential part of everyone’s skincare routine, as cell turnover slows down drastically as we age.) Alpha hydroxy acids dissolve skin’s outermost layer and trigger skin cell repair, minimizing fine lines and fading blotches.

We recommend AlphaRet Overnight Cream for those with sensitive skin who can’t keep up with a regimen of tretinoins or retinols 7 days a week (let’s face it: they can be a lot of work!). It’s super-gentle yet powerful, and can be used year round!


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6. ZO® Skin Health’s Pigment Control Program + Hydroquinone

Nurse Injector Jordan is all about transformation, which is why she recommends ZO’s Pigment Control Kit to those struggling with stubborn pigment issues. This kit includes 6 products that work to virtually erase a range of pigmentation concerns, including hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne scars, severe texture damage, and sun damage. It also works to improve overall skin health!

Since ZO’s Pigment Control Kit contains hydroquinone, a skin-brightening agent that works best on fairer skin tones but may worsen hyperpigmentation in darker skin, we recommend getting a skincare consultation to make sure this kit will work for you. Overall, we find the results from the Pigment Control Kit to be absolutely amazing!

Schedule your Atlanta skincare consultation with The Swan Center

Let our expert staff of licensed aestheticians and board certified plastic surgeons help you put together the perfect skincare regimen for your skin type and goals! Schedule your complimentary Atlanta skincare consultation with us online or by phone: (770) 667-0904. You can also purchase your favorite premium skincare brands from the comfort of your own home with our shop link here. We look forward to helping you achieve healthy, glowing skin you’ll want to show off all the time!

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