Can I use Retinol in the Summer?

Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, is very beneficial for the skin.  It can help reduce the appearance of bumps and large pores, help fade discoloration, and even help smooth lines and wrinkles.

The skin undergoes a micro-peeling which is not visible to the naked eye, but is very effective in increasing cellular turnover. As a result of this action, the new, fresh skin is extra sensitive to the effects of the sun.

Using Retinol consistently ensures you reap the benefits of its action on the skin.

You can use Retinol during the summer PROVIDED you are very diligent with the application of sunscreen.

If you cannot consistently protect your skin with sunscreen, it is best to discontinue use of Retinol and resume it in the fall.

Retinol products we recommend: Retinol Dermobooster by Sothys

Sunscreen we recommend: SPF 30 Face & Body by Sothys

Sunscreen Facts

Now summer is truly here, a few notes on sunscreen are just what the dermatologist ordered.

  1. You need to apply sunscreen every day – TRUE
  2. You need sunscreen even if it’s cloudy – TRUE
  3. You need to re-apply every 2 hours – ONLY IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS ( If you’re in the office all day no need to re-apply after the morning application)
  4. Sunscreen can be layered for better protection: moisturizer with SPF30 + foundation with SPF will work better that each one separately.
  5. Apply sunscreen liberally 30 minutes before going outside giving it time to absorb.
  6. Do invest in a chic sunhat, it looks great and adds protection.

What’s New in August

The European Touch

Sothys Jumbo Cleansing Duo

Cleansing Milk 400ml+ Floral Toner 400ml

Double the regular retail size, for the regular price – that in itself is a great deal.
We went one step farther and made these duos our Product of the Month at

Clarity Cleansing Duo
Comfort Cleansing Duo
Purity Cleansing Duo

New Sunscreen Products by Peter Thomas Roth

Perfect timing for the sunny, hot weather.
We can now offer you 2 new sunscreen items:

Anti-Aging Sunscreen Stick SPF50
Sunscreen cream ideal for the face, dries matt and is a great makeup base.
The “stick” refers to the packaging, not the contents.

Ultra-Lite SPF 30
This lotion absorbs very fast to provide sheer broad spectrum protection.

Both sunscreen items are priced at the introductory price of $26.- (regular $32.-)

We wish you an enjoyable, sunny and relaxing month!

The Staff @