Darst Dermatology offers the following skin care products from Epionce® to the residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities: Episciences, Inc. integrates 20+ years of research into the development of a highly effective non-prescription, dermatological product line we call Epionce®. Epionce® is a comprehensive and innovative skin wellness line designed to optimize the appearance and health of the skin by working at the core of the skin’s own protective and reparative systems. This product is available for sale at Darst Dermatology, or online by clicking here. Restore the Power of Your Skin Barrier Most skin care products are topical solutions that remain on the skin surface providing no real therapeutic benefit. Our unique approach delivers a blend of active botanical ingredients to deeply penetrate the skin. Epionce® strengthens your skin’s own mechanisms, helping to improve function, restore the barrier and reverse destructive skin inflammation. This results in a stronger healthier barrier that can help defy the effects of aging and disease giving you smoother, more radiant skin that functions at its optimum. Clinically Proven Results Epionce® products are rooted in hard science and are not an over-reaction to skin care industry trends. All Epionce® clinical studies are performed by nationally recognized independent research organizations and adhere to the highest standards for clinical studies using the finished, consumer ready product. As the experts behind Epionce®, we believe it is our professional obligation to prove Epionce® is safe and effective. The Epionce® product line is retailed through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other skin care professionals interested in improving the overall health of the skin and quality of life of their patients. You can also purchase online by clicking here. Gentle Foaming Cleanser ($32) Epionce® Cleanse & Prepare products remove skin impurities without disrupting the intercellular lipids and cells that form the natural protective barrier. Gentle Foaming Cleanser effectively removes impurities without leaving the skin sensitive, tight or stripped of its natural protective lipids. Key Benefits Thoroughly cleanses your skin without harming its natural protective barrier. Makes your skin feel comfortable and clean. Helps balance your skin's natural pH. Ideal for normal-to-combination skin. Key Ingredients Willow Bark Extract Date Fruit Extract Zinc Pyrithione Marshmallow Extract Lytic Gel Cleanser ($36) Epionce® Cleanse & Prepare products remove skin impurities without disrupting the intercellular lipids and cells that form the natural protective barrier. Lytic Gel Cleanser is formulated to actively remove oils, dead skin cells and help eliminate harmful microbes, while relieving inflammation and smoothing the skin. Key Benefits EpiK™ helps flush out clogged pores by removing oil, dirt, bacteria, makeup and dead skin cells without harming the skin barrier. EpiK™ also helps prepare the skin to receive treatments and absorb active ingredients of leave-on product treatments. Ideal for oily/problem skin and conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Key Ingredients Willow Bark Extract Menthol Date Fruit Extract Marshmallow Extract Lytic Tx ($54) Epionce® Correct & Boost products help reduce imperfections, smooth uneven texture, and minimize signs of skin aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Epionce® Lytic Tx is highly effective in treating skin imperfections and improving the skin's texture and tone. This product is clinically proven to be effective in smoothing imperfections and reversing visible aging, when used in conjunction with Renewal products. Key Benefits Therapeutically treats skin imperfections, extrinsic aging, roughness, acne, scaling, scarring, and precancerous growths. Reduces redness, bacteria, yeasts, and irritation. Ideal for normal/combination, oily and acne-prone skin. Key Ingredients Willow Bark Extract Salicylates Meadowfoam/Flax Complex Zinc Pyrithione Date Extract/Rose Hip Oil Complex Lite Lytic Tx ($54) Lite Lytic Tx is a gentle-strength product that helps cleanse pores while smoothing the visible appearance of skin texture and imperfections. Daily use helps reduce irritation associated with blemishes and redness. It is gentle enough for use on very sensitive skin types, including infant and elderly skin. Ideal for dry/sensitive skin types. Key Benefits Helps improve the visible appearance of skin texture and imperfections Specially formulated botanical ingredients Ideal for dry/sensitive skin types Key Ingredients Salicylic Acid 0.5% Azelaic Acid Willow Bark Extract Zinc Pyrithione Lytic Sport Tx ($56) Lytic Sport Tx is a maximum-strength, low-lipid formulation that helps cleanse pores while smoothing the visible appearance of skin texture and imperfections. Daily use helps reduce irritation associated with blemishes and redness. It is ideal for combination/oily and problem skin types as well as individuals with active/athletic lifestyles and those living in humid climates. Key Benefits Helps improve the visible appearance of skin texture and imperfections Helps reduce surface shine Specially formulated botanical ingredients Ideal for combination/oily and problem skin types Key Ingredients Salicylic Acid 1.95% Azelaic Acid Willow Bark Extract Zinc Pyrithione Renewal Facial Cream ($94) Epionce® Renew & Fortify products deeply penetrate through the skin barrier to reach targeted cells to strengthen, repair and fortify the skin. Renewal Facial Cream boasts an unsurpassed formula. This clinically proven cream luxuriously hydrates your skin while effectively stimulating barrier repair and reversing/preventing release of destructive inflammatory factors. It corrects, prevents and protects your skin's barrier against the damaging effects of environmental aggressors that cause chronic inflammation. Key Benefits Active complexes penetrate deeply to strengthen the skin and reverse visible signs of aging. Increases hydration, firmness, and elasticity while smoothing skin's texture. Clinically proven to improve fine lines, wrinkles, roughness, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. Created for normal/dry, sensitive skin and climate-challenged skin. Key Ingredients Apple Fruit Extract Meadowfoam/Flax Complex Rose Hip/Safflower/Avocado Complex Essential Fatty Acid, Sterol and Ceramide Precursors Renewal Facial Lotion ($94) Epionce® Renew & Fortify products deeply penetrate through the skin barrier to reach targeted cells to strengthen, repair and fortify the skin. Epionce® Renewal Facial Lotion is a quick-absorbing hydrating lotion formulated for normal to combination skin to correct and protect your skin's natural protective barrier. It penetrates active ingredient complexes deep into your skin cell layers, helping to reverse visible signs of aging. Key Benefits Active ingredient complexes penetrate deeply into targeted skin cells to strengthen the skin barrier, resulting in more youthful, healthy skin. Helps block and prevent damaging inflammatory factors, which cause premature aging of skin. Reverses signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation while visibly improving firmness, radiance and texture. Key Ingredients Meadowfoam/Flax Complex Date/Apple Fruit Extract Rose Hip/Safflower/Avocado Complex Essential Fatty Acid, Sterol and Ceramide Precursors Renewal Lite Facial Lotion ($94) Epionce® Renew & Fortify products deeply penetrate through the skin barrier to reach targeted cells to strengthen, repair and fortify the skin. This ultra-light and quick-absorbing formula was especially created for individuals who need light-weight hydration along with barrier protection. Renewal Lite Facial Lotion produces significant reversal in the appearance of visible skin aging symptoms such as fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. As a result, your skin is more firm, radiant, and smooth. Key Benefits Ultra-light formula great for combination to oily/problem skin. Corrects and protects skin barrier from environmental damage, leaving the skin clear, smooth and healthy. Helps block and prevent damaging inflammatory factors which cause premature aging of skin. Key Ingredients Meadowfoam/Flax Extract Date/Apple Fruit Extract Rose Hip/Safflower/Avocado Complex Essential Fatty Acid, Sterol and Ceramide Precursors Intense Defense Serum Anti-Aging + Repair ($136) Epionce® Renew & Fortify products deeply penetrate through the skin barrier to reach targeted cells to strengthen, repair and fortify the skin. Experience the most complete multivitamin for your skin safely and with faster results. This highly advanced anti-aging serum stimulates skin rejuvenation to help reverse fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and uneven skin tone while improving firmness, elasticity and texture. In only one week, fine lines and wrinkles were visibly improved 94% better than leading anti-aging physician-strength serums. Key Ingredients Niacinamide Bidens Pilosa (Spanish Needle) Extract Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake mushroom) Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract - Cantaloupe Bixa Orellana (Achiote) Seed Extract Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil - African Oil Palm Enriched Firming Mask ($38) Epionce® Correct & Boost products help reduce imperfections, smooth uneven texture, and minimize signs of skin aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. This intensely hydrating mask is designed to rapidly repair, strengthen and fortify the skin barrier, increasing elasticity and firmness. This mask has highly emollient properties that maximize skin wellness with a proprietary blend of key neurotransmitter and barrier lipids, antioxidant botanical extracts and potent, powerful humectants. Key Benefits Intensely hydrating mask maximally stimulates the skin’s function. Proprietary blend of lipid precursors, antioxidants, and humectants rapidly strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier. Immediately increases elasticity and firmness with rapid production of the acetylcholine by providing its precursor lipids. Helps reduce and prevent activation and release of inflammatory factors. Key Ingredients White Willow Bark Proprietary blend acetylcholine precursor lipids Meadowfoam/Flax Complex MelanoLyte Tx Brightening Lotion ($69) Epionce® Correct & Boost products help reduce imperfections, smooth uneven texture, and minimize signs of skin aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. The MelanoLyte Tx helps address the complex process that leads to visible irregular pigmentation without causing damaging inflammation or harm to the skin barrier. The MelanoLyte Tx is a take-home product designed for regular daily use. Key Benefits Minimal to no irritation. More complete clearing of irregular pigmentation. Prolonged results. Less risk of recurrence. Key Ingredients White Water Lily Licorice root Peppermint Mallow Medical Barrier Cream ($46) Epionce® Renew & Fortify products deeply penetrate through the skin barrier to reach targeted cells to strengthen, repair and fortify the skin. Created for the most sensitive skin types, Epionce® Medical Barrier Cream is formulated with powerful complexes that restore the skin barrier. This therapeutic product is ideal for skin that is resistant to the sensitizers and preservatives found in standard moisturizers. Medical Barrier Cream is advanced skin therapy also suited for post-procedure healing and repair. Key Benefits Most potent reparative. Rebuilds even the most compromised and damaged barrier. No sensitizers and preservatives or scent. This breakthrough formula has the highest concentration of EpiB™ complex to optimally restore the damaged barrier from aggressive skin products, procedures, and treatments. Key Ingredients Rose Hip/Safflower/Avocado Complex Meadowfoam/Beeswax Extract Date Extract Essential Fatty Acid, Sterol and Ceramide Precursors MelanoLyte™ Pigment Perfecting Serum – Epionce® ($99) MelanoLyte™ Pigment Perfecting Serum is an important part of the overall Epionce® Skin Brightening System. This serum is a powerful treatment that helps remove dark spots for a more even and brighter complexion. This night cream is used with your normal skin care routine to help your skin look its very best. Benefits include: Free of hydroquinone products. Generally free of irritation Complete clearing of darker pigmentation spots Long-lasting results Minimal risk of reoccurrence with long-term use Ingredients Include: Bamboo Pea Peppermint Mulberry Turmeric Skin Barrier Repair Kit – Epionce® ($30) The Skin Barrier Repair Kit is the ideal option for use after an intense skin treatment procedure (such as microdermabrasion or chemical peel.) These products are specifically chosen to enhance the healing process. Products include: Medical Barrier Cream Ultra Shield Lotion (SPF 50) Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 - Epionce® ($38) The cosmetically elegant NEW Epionce® Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection that evens out skin tone while imparting a natural-looking healthy glow. Perfect for all skin types - even sensitive skin - the very water resistant formula is enhanced with botanical ingredients for antioxidant benefits. Providing sheer protection in just the right amount of color to let skin look bare, Epionce® Daily Shield Lotion SPF 50 is ideal for daily use alone or under makeup to provide optimum protection from UV exposure. The one shade blends flawlessly making it ideal for most skin types and tones. Key Benefits Anti-oxidant fortified Contains micronized (super-refined) Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide Sheer lotion provides a flawless finish Very water resistant (80 minutes) Key Ingredients Zinc Oxide Titanium Dioxide Apple Extract Argan Oil Rice Bran Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers skin care products to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.