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Differences in Skin Creams: $20 vs. $200

From the Show: HER
Summary: What are the differences between the cheap skin cream and the expensive one?
Air Date: 3/10/16
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Jimmy Yiannias, MD
Yiannias James Dr. Jimmy Yiannias is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ. He is a general dermatologist with specialty and published research expertise in allergic contact dermatitis and oral diseases.

In addition to his clinical duties, he currently serves as the Associate Medical Director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and the Medical Director of Connected Care for Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Dr. Yiannias was born in Houston, Texas, and attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1988 and performed his Dermatology Residency at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He was appointed to the staff of Mayo Clinic in 1992.

Dr. Yiannias served as the Dermatology Residency Program Director from 1999-2005 and the Chair of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona from 2007 until 2013.

He has received the American Academy of Dermatology highest honor, Gold Triangle Award and the American Contact Dermatitis Society Presidential Citation for his creation of the skin allergy management program called SkinSAFE (formerly known as CARD, the Contact Allergen Replacement Database).
Differences in Skin Creams: $20 vs. $200
You want to hydrate your skin and preserve your youth, but you don't want to go broke doing it.

What are the differences between the cheap skin creams and the expensive ones?

Here are factors that affect price:

  • Hand-bottled versus mass-produced
  • Fancy bottles versus plastic jars
  • Levels of active ingredients versus levels of filler ingredients
  • Sustainably sourced extracts versus lab-created products
  • Distance shipped from manufacturer to end user
Listen in as Jimmy Yiannias, MD, discusses the differences between skin creams. Dr. Jimmy suggests visiting www.skinsafeproducts.com to know what ingredients should be in your skin cream.

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