Products from the Professionals

We asked our panel of skincare experts about their personal skincare products and how to achieve that flawless and radiant look. Here’s what they had to say:


Valerie’s Favs…

Cleanser: Visual Changes Ultra Gentle Enzyme Cleanser

Exfoliator: Monthly Laser Peel

Daytime Moisturizer: Visual Changes Light Recovery Complex and Eye Youth

Serums/Oils: Visual Changes Resurrection, Advanced Hydrating Serum, and Collagen-C Young Skin Complex

Sunscreen: EltaMd UV Elements

Lip: ellovi Lip Butters, I have them everywhere at home, work, and in my purse—always.

“We all need a certain level of confidence to fulfill our purpose in the world. Feeling good about the skin we are in helps us hold our head up and look people in the eye. Aging gracefully should include an impeccable skincare routine.”

Nighttime Moisturizer: Regenica Repair & Visual Changes Retexture Crème

Beauty Tip:  Light Laser Peels are wonderful to give your skin a healthy glow by stimulating collagen. You can get a peel and look great immediately! 

Valerie Monismith, RN Ashtoria Aesthetics & Wellness, ashtoria.com


Amber Adores…

Morning Cleanser: PureGlo Probiotic Charcoal Cleanser

Exfoliator: 100% Pure Charcoal Konjac sponge

Daytime Moisturizer: A mixture of PureGlo Probiotic Gloessence, PureGlo Neroli, or Rose Hyaluronic Acid with vitamin E, C, and B, then Le Mieux’s Essence moisturizer.

Sunscreen: 100% Pure Argan Oil Sunscreen

Serums/Oils: Le Mieux Cosmetics Brightening Serum, Collagen Peptide Serum, Vitamin C serum, and Rx Serum.

Lips: When I want lips that WOW, my go-to gloss is Sexy MotherPucker lip gloss.

“Begin within for beautiful skin. You will get more out of what you put in your body then what you put on it.”

Nighttime Skincare Regime: PureGlo Probiotic Cleansing oil, then exfoliate and tone with PureGlo Gloessence Toner, Le Mieux Brightening Serum or Le Mieux’s Rx Serum, followed by argan oil in the winter or jojoba oil in the summer with added essential oils.

Beauty Tip: If the first ingredient in your moisturizer is water, you are not getting your money’s worth. Choose moisturizers based in aloe, oil or hyaluronic acid for your best buy and best skin results.

Amber Sam Thompson Renew Wellness Spa, renewspamemphis.com


Kate’s Crushes…

Cleanser: ZO Hydrating Cleanser
Exfoliator: 
ZO Exfoliating Cleanser
Daytime Moisturizer:
ZO Daily Power Defense
Sunscreen: Image Hydrating SPF

Lips: Image Ormedic Lip treatment. Favorite lip color is NARS Chihuahua.

Nighttime Skincare Routine: Cleanse, exfoliate, ZO Growth Factor, ZO Daily Power Defense, and ZO Hydrafirm eye cream.

“Understanding good skin care is knowing all the parts of the skin, and if you don’t know that then you can’t really treat it.”

Nighttime Moisturizer: Olive Oil. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil don’t just benefit you on the inside, they soften your skin, too.

Spring Treatment: I LOVE microneedling.

Beauty Tips: Vitamin C fights free radicals, which damage cells and break down collagen, leading to fine lines. For smoother, better-hydrated skin, apply a natural berry mask once or twice a week.

Kate Gassaway, RN, MSN, APRN, BC Solutions Medical Center, solutionsmedicalcenter.com


Sarah’s Selection…

Cleanser: Obagi Gentle Cleanser

Exfoliator: Clarisonic brush

Morning Regimen: Cleanse, SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex (fertilizer for your collagen!), SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 (for discoloration), SkinMedica HA5 Hydrator

Sunscreen: EltaMD SPF 40 Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen for everyday

Lips: I use every facial product on my lips except for Retinol—especially SUNSCREEN.

Before Bedtime: Cleanse, SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex, SkinMedica Retinol .5%

“Take good care of yourself inside and out. Make use of the good products and treatments available, but don’t obsess! Live a balanced life. A wrinkle never killed anyone.” 

Nighttime Moisturizer: Obagi Hydrate

Beauty Tip: When using skincare products on face and neck…don’t forget your hands.

Spring Treatments: The Hydra Infusion Facial exfoliates, hydrates, and more!

Sarah Carpenter Ognibene, RN, BSN McDonald + Murrmann Center for Skin, Laser & Healthy Aging, mmskinandlaser.com


Lisa’s Loves…

Cleanser: Elta MD Gentle Enzyme Foaming

Exfoliator: Skin Medica AHA BHA Exfoliating Scrub

Sunscreen: Elta MD UV Clear and Elta MD UV Daily Tinted

“The ‘glow’ that makes people beautiful starts from within.”

Serums/Oils: Skin Medica TNS Essential Serum, SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, grapeseed oil

Product Highlight: Skin Medica AHA/ BHA Exfoliating Cleanser gently scrubs away dead skin and improves the appearance of skin tone and texture.

Lips: I use MAC Shy Girl Lipstick with MAC Boybait gloss.

Nighttime Regime: TNS Essential Serum, SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 three nights weekly, and I slather grapeseed oil everywhere before I go to bed: face, lips, elbows, knees, and feet!

Lisa Street, MSN APRN, NP-C Glo Medical Aesthetics, glomedmemphis.com


By Hailey Thomas

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