Sunday, December 20, 2020

The A Method Skincare by Dermatologist Tina Alster

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I have always found myself drawn to skincare brands created by dermatologists, and my recent discovery of The A Method by Dr. Tina Alster underscores my interest. This is a highly effective skincare brand, carefully produced by a medical doctor, and its products are easy-to-use and effective. For maximum efficacy, I have provided a product layering guide at the bottom of the page.

About The A Method,

Finally! There’s a real solution to achieving Derm-Quality skin in the comfort of your own home! The A Method® was developed by world-renowned dermatologist Tina Alster, M.D. to provide ordinary people the same medical-grade formulations that Hollywood Stars and Top Influencers enjoy every day!

Each product is formulated with the highest quality ingredients with guaranteed safety profiles that are stabilized without sacrificing efficacy. Free of Parabens, Gluten, Fragrance, Colorants and 100% Vegan.

Dr. Tina Alster has:
1.  25+ Years Of Cosmetic Dermatology Experience
2. World-Recognized Leader in Dermatologic Laser Surgery
3. Extensive Clinical and Research Expertise
The A Method 2020 Holiday Kit ($70.00 from The A Method): This antioxidant-rich gift set is a perfect way to be introduced to these wonderful skincare products.

According to The A Method,

A powerful antioxidant kit featuring six medical grade products designed to improve the appearance of fine lines. All products stimulate natural cell growth and reduce the signs of aging, in all skin types. An ideal introduction to The A Method Family and a perfect travel size gift for the holiday season!

The A Method® Holiday Kit delivers a powerful anti-aging skincare regimen with the Rejuvenation Rx Kit, featuring:

1) Cleanse Gentle Daily Cleanser
2) C Antioxidant Gel 20% (our best selling Vitamin C serum)
3) H2Biome Probiotic Moisturizer
4) Protect SPF 30 Sunscreen

Four medical grade products formulated to reduce the signs of aging, “plump” fine lines and wrinkles, and create a better environment for SKIN HEALTH.

ADDED BONUS: The A Method® Holiday Kit also features two ALL NEW C Gel Facial Masks – restorative, ultra-hydrating, facial treatments designed to be used weekly as a relaxing part of your anti-aging skincare regimen. Plus a customer favorite – C Kissed Lip Balm – a vitamin C lip balm formulated with all natural ingredients.

Directions: AM / PM
1. Wash face with Cleanse Gentle Daily Cleanser.
2. Apply a small amount of C Antioxidant Gel 20% to the entire surface of the face.
3. Once the gel has absorbed into your skin, moisturize with H2Biome Probiotic Moisturizer.
4. AM ONLY – Before applying makeup, apply a light layer of Protect SPF 30 to prevent sun damage and the underlying causes of photoaged skin.
Use your C Gel Facial Masks as a weekly restorative treatment to boost the anti-aging effects of the Rejuvenation Rx Kit.
5. Apply C Kissed Lip Balm as needed to hydrate dry, chapped lips.

Each Kit Includes:
• Cleanse (10ml)
• C Antioxidant 20% (10ml)
• H2Biome (10ml)
• Protect SPF 30 (10ml)
• Two C Gel Facial Masks
• C Kissed Lip Balm
• Gold Travel Bag

The A Method C Gel Facial Mask ($75.00 for a set of 6 from The A Method): These wonderful masks have a delighful light citrus aroma, and they are cooling and soothing on the skin. The Stabilized Vitamin C does a wonderful job brightening dull skin and softening the appearance of fine lines. After 20-30 minutes, my skin was richly hydrated, soft, smooth and luminous. If you love high quality sheet masks, then you will revel in the magnificence of this one!

According to The A Method,

Hydrating, restoring, age-defying Vitamin C facial sheet masks. Stabilized Vitamin C brightens skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating natural cell growth. Pulls moisture into the outer layers of the skin to condition and soften texture. Greatly benefits elasticity and the appearance of sagging skin by improving circulation and boosting antioxidant activity on the skin surface. Smooth, silky and non-irritating — C Gel Mask Masks are the perfect way to treat your skin to the incredible anti-aging benefits of Vitamin C!

Directions: Remove the sheet mask from package. Unfold and gently drape on clean face. Align eye and mouth holes and remove the white liner. Adjust and smooth mask into place. For optimal results, relax for at least 20 minutes. Remove mask and gently massage in excess serum. There is no need to rinse.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butanediol, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Allantoin, Honey, Trehalose, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum.

The A Method C Antioxidant Gel 20% ($118.00 for 1 oz. from The A Method): This is an emollient gel, with nice slip from the silicone-based ingredients, but it does a nice job melting into the skin, rather than sitting on top. The antioxidant-rich formula helps to fight free radicals, the Vitamin C helps to lighten hyperpigmentation, and this gel also softens the appearance of fine lines.

According to The A Method,

Antioxidant care is critical to preserving skin’s youthfulness. Free radical damage is a significant cause of premature skin aging. Daily use of C Antioxidant Gel 20% can help prevent free radical damage that leads to loss of skin elasticity, skin darkening and fine wrinkling.

Key ingredients and benefits:

- A high concentration of lipid soluble Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals in the skin.

- Vitamin E works in conjunction with Vitamin C to deliver anti oxidant protection.

- Vitamin C helps to brighten skin, thus restoring radiance and improvement of skin tone.

- Wound healing may be enhanced due to the effect of ascorbic acid on collagen synthesis.

- The anhydrous gel ensures stability of the Vitamin C.

Directions: Apply to face, neck and décolleté twice daily.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polysilicone-23,  Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

The A Method H2 Biome Probiotic Moisture ($90.00 for 1 oz. from The A Method): This is a lightweight and fast absorbing moisturizer that effortlessly melts into the skin. It is filled with potent antioxidants, that fight free radicals, and it protects as it nourishes the skin. My skin is left soft, smooth, supple, luminous and perfectly hydrated. It has no added fragrance, and no aroma to speak of.

According to The A Method,

Balance and revitalize skin with H2Biome probiotic cream by Tina Alster, MD. This daily moisturizer combines skin balancing probiotics with powerful antioxidants to revitalize, protect and nourish skin.

Key ingredients and benefits:

- Lactobacillus Bulgaricus renews skin balance by promoting an optimal environment for collagen synthesis and oxygenation.

- Hydrogen, a powerful antioxidant helps reduce free radical activity and balances skin stress to enhance skin’sability to regenerate itself.

- A trio of curcuminoids, the most “active” component of turmeric help reduce oxidative stress, known to cause skin redness and inflammation.

- Hyaluronic acid and shea butter hydrate and moisturize for softer, smoother skin.

- Pullulan restores the feel of skin tightness for improved skin firmness.

Directions: Apply to face, neck and décolleté twice daily.

Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Lactobaccillus Bulgaricus Ferment Filtrate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogen, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Phosphatidylcholine, Propanediol, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (Curcuminoids), Tertrahydrodemethoxy- diferuloylmethane (Curcuminoids), Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane (Curcuminoids), Pullulan, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Dimethyl MEA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid.

The A Method Brighten Eyes ($64.00 for 0.50 oz. from The A Method): This is an emollient lightweight eye cream that immediately sinks into the skin. It effectively softens the appearance of fine lines, radically brightens the skin and offers serious hydration. It does have a light aroma from the Eucalyptus and Rosemary, and I thought that it would irritate my sensitive eyes, but it actually doesn't.

According to The A Method,

Refresh and rejuvenate the delicate eye area with Brighten Eyes by Tina Alster, MD. Formulated with key anti-aging and brightening ingredients, this non-irritating lightweight cream is ideal for daily use.

Key ingredients and benefits:

- Lines and wrinkles are softened and reduced with non-irritating micro-encapsulated all-trans retinol.

- The look of under eye circles and redness are improved.

- Rosemary, green tea and ellagic acid help protect precious collagen from degradation.

- Eucalyptus provides a refreshing sensation.

Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-4 I sostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phytonadione, Retinol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ellagic Acid, Urea, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil.

The A Method Amazing Peel ($59.00 from The A Method): This peel is formulated to remove dead skin cells, brighten the skin, even out skin texture, lighten hyperpigmentation, soften the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores, and heal blemishes. Follow the instructions to the letter, and be aware that this peel does cause the skin to tingle, tighten, flake and then peel. The entire metamorphosis takes about four days, and the end result is amazing luminous skin with pronounced clarity. However, with powerful peels, I tend to spot test them on my hand or on a tiny area of skin because I want to know if I will have a negative reaction before doing it on my entire face. My skin can be quite sensitive, and I have learned this trick the hard way. You also do not want to do a peel on any suspicious looking spots or moles, and therefore it is a wise idea to see your doctor or dermatologist before doing a peel of any sort. I always have my skin checked out by my doctor before I treat my skin with powerful peels or exfoliants because if one has an underlying issue, such as precancerous or cancerous lesions etc., then applying powerful topicals can be a very dangerous thing to do. When in doubt, always check with your doctor first, that is what I do, and I cannot stress this point enough!

According to The A Method,

NEW! Your AT HOME solution to developing younger, healthier, radiant skin! Improves the look of: Hyperpigmentation, Uneven Skin Texture and Tone, Enlarged Follicle and Pore Size, Blemish-Prone Skin, Fine Lines and Wrinkles.



1. Wash face with tepid water using CLEANSE. Pat face dry with a soft towel.

2. Once face has dried, apply the TCA PEEL using roller ball applicator to ensure sterile application. Be sure to saturate the skin and focus on areas of concern like dark spots and areas of uneven texture and tone. Expect to feel a slight tingling sensation as the TCA absorbs into the skin. If you start to experience FROSTING in any particular area this simply means your skin is saturated. It’s important to note you DO NOT NEED to reach the point of frosting to achieve results.

3. WAIT until the tingling sensation has subsided BEFORE reapplying to areas of concern, if needed.

4. Your skin will appear flushed and tight once the TCA PEEL has fully absorbed.

5. If you have leftover product, you can apply to the neck, décolleté and the tops of your hands, if desired.

6. LET PEEL SIT FOR TWO HOURS MINIMUM before participating in any activities for maximum effectiveness.

7. After the two hours have passed, feel free to re-wash your face with CLEANSE and moisturize with SOOTHE.

8. IMPORTANT! If you plan on going outside, apply a layer of PROTECT SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen to protect against sun damage.


1. Wash face with with tepid water using CLEANSE. Pat face dry with a soft towel.

2. Once face has dried, apply a light layer of TCA RETEXTURIZING CREAM to boost the effects of the peel while you sleep.

3. Once TCA RETEXTURING CREAM has dried, moisturize with SOOTHE.


1. Expect your skin to be tight, dry and flaky by day 2 and to start seeing your skin peel by day 3-4. Areas where you can expect the most peeling is around the mouth area (smile lines) and chin. Moisturize with SOOTHE as needed.

2. Expect areas of pigmentation concerns to “worsen” before they get better - perfectly normal. Pigmentation has to come up and out of the skin in order to flake off.

3. Expect skin to feel tight and to see results within 14 days after using the AMAZING PEEL KIT.

4. Repeat the AMAZING Peel treatment monthly for ongoing clinical results.

Overall Assessment: This is definitely a wonderful brand discovery for me, and I can hardly wait to try more products from The A Method.

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