WHAT: Derma-Rx skin care products encompass just about every kind of serum, moisturiser, mask, eye cream and cleanser you could need, including products with doctor-strength vitamin C and tretinoin – the acid form of vitamin A that’s commonly known by its brand name Retin-A.

Derma-Rx skin care products are specially formulated using high-grade ingredients and manufactured in GMP-certified facilities; they are used by Derma-Rx affiliated clinics around the world and only prescribed by medical doctors.

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The Derma-Rx skin care products prescribed for me by doctors at DRx Clinic

I was prescribed a total of seven products; a face wash, Chira-Wash, a toner, Vit-A-Gel (a tretinoin product), a Firming Serum, Max-C (a vitamin C product), Rejuvenator (a moisturiser) and an eye cream. The doctors at the DRx Clinic will meet with you first to judge your skin’s needs before deciding on which products to prescribe for you.

Derma-Rx are prescribed by doctors at the DRx Clinic located at the Tong Building (next to Paragon Shopping Centre), Level 16, 302 Orchard Road. Tel: 6733 1555, Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Go to www.drxclinic.com for more information. Prices for the Derma-Rx skin care range: Chira-Wash, $61; Toner, $39; Vit-A-Gel, $98; Firming Serum, $126; Max-C, $149; Rejuvenator, $156 and Eye Cream, $99.

REVIEW: Seven skin care products are an awful lot for someone who can barely manage to take of her makeup every night, so I was a bit shocked at the amount of work that would be needed to trial the Derma-Rx skin care products.

There was also a list of what was to be used when, for how long and a what time of the day or night, but thankfully the DRx Clinic has staff versed in explaining it all. You’re also given a handy form that has your products marked on it in order, as well as a face chart highlighting areas to use particular products and notes about making sure you use sunscreen after applying the Vit-A-Gel.

The first thing you notice – after getting over the sheer number of things you’re expected to put on your face – is the scent; or lack of it in fact. These are medical-grade skin care products and they smell like that; there’s no flowery scent, just the whiff of medicine.

Which, in some ways, is actually rather reassuring, considering not only the ammount of time you’ll spend using them, but also the prices.

As for results; these things work. If you put in the time and effort to use the Derma-Rx skin care products properly – I managed to do it for about six weeks – then you will definitely see results.
Since the active ingredients are at doctor-prescribed levels you receive the genuine benefits of things like vitamin C and tretinoin without having to wait months and months to see results.

My skin was definitely smoother, clearer and firmer at the end of my six week attempt to have a proper, “grown up”, skin care routine. Shame I couldn’t manage to turn it into a habit; but that’s what aesthetic procedures are for.