I’ll Have What She’s Having!

By Dr. Pascoe


I spent my childhood days on the beaches of New Zealand. It was gorgeous, but the long sunny days took their toll on my skin. When I started in Medical Aesthetics 20 years ago, my skin was in bad shape! I had sun damage, lines, and hyperpigmentation. Since then, I have used a combination of medical-grade skincare products and effective treatments to repair and revitalize my skin. I am often asked about my favourite products and treatments and sometimes clients even say, “I’ll have what you’re having!” Here’s my answer to those queries and comments.

I like to mix up my routine but overall there are 3 key ingredients that are important: sunblock with zinc every day, topical retin at night, and potent Vitamin C serum twice daily.

I start my day with Skin Medica’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser which provides gentle exfoliation. Next, I use Alumier’s EverActive C & E + Peptide Serum for antioxidant power. After that, I apply Skin Medica’s Rejuvenative Moisturizer to keep my skin soft and supple. Sunblock containing zinc is essential and it follows the moisturizer. I like Skin Medica’s Daily Physical Defense SPF 34 sunblock as it contains zinc as well as a mix of powerful anti-oxidants.

At night, I cleanse again with Skin Medica’s cleanser and then apply Alumier’s Retinol Resurfacing 0.5% Serum. My skin is fair so it only tolerates a 0.5% serum. The 1.0% product can cause dryness on my skin. Next, I use Alumier’s EverActive C & E + Peptide again followed by Skin Medica’s moisturizer.

For treatments, I LOVE Laser Genesis. This is a no downtime, collagen-building treatment that plumps your skin and gives it a soft texture. The Hollywood stars love this treatment before their red carpet appearances! I try to do one a month and for the best results, I like to combine it with a HydraFacial MD for our signature HydraGenesis treatment.

Once a year I aim to do a Cutera Laser treatment to clear any browns or reds that have evolved from those damaging sun rays that are hard to avoid.

To give my aging lashes a plump up and some extra length, I use Latisse eyelash serum. Initially, I applied it daily, but now just 3 times a week will keep my lashes as long and thick as I want.

The sun damage from my youth has diminished dramatically over the last number of years. A simple, effective regime can work wonders for you too. So, if you “want what I’m having”, combine medical-grade skincare products with one or two targeted treatment options and you can obtain the results that I have achieved.

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