Dr. Lancer Goes Virtual

Yes, yes, yes! The Virtual Lancer Dermatology Shop has arrived! Lancer Skincare & tech startup, ByondXR, have teamed up to bring Lancer to customers around the world. Venture into the Beverly Hills clinic, see Dr. Lancer and browse products from the comfort of your own home. This is the first dermatology-based prestige skincare brand and medical practice offering a virtual experience and we’re so excited to share it with you!

About the Experience
The virtual dermatology clinic closely mimics the in-person patient experience as you start your journey on the charming streets of Beverly Hills. As you approach the clinic, a car drives by and you might hear a quiet bark in the background, giving you the sense that you’re really there. Ride up the elevator and the doors open to the famous office, where Dr. Lancer greets you in his white coat and stylish tennis shoes, ready to be your guide. Explore the virtual clinic, shop, discover new products, view informational brand videos and yes, get a free skin consultation.

The Skin Consultation is the perfect place to begin. Answer 4 quick questions about your skin, to generate a customized skincare regimen recommendation, just for you.

Afterward, head over to the glamourous product wall to get a closer look at all products available. Click on the shop icons to learn more, and easily add to cart.

Next stop is the reception desk, home to our limited-edition sets. Check out the “Peel & Hydrate Set,” available exclusively though the Virtual Lancer Dermatology Shop, as well as a variety of other gift sets, beautifully packaged and offered at a value.

The Virtual Lancer Dermatology Shop is up and running, so make sure to stop by, see Dr. Lancer, and explore the space. But above all else, make sure to have a good time while you’re there. That’s the number #1 rule at the clinic.

Brighten and Even Out the Complexion, Just Like That

Brighten and Even Out the Complexion, Just Like That

It’s that time of the year again. December, holiday season, lights and beautiful decorations, intimate parties and family gatherings. That familiar bit of magic is back and you can feel it in the air. You might already be prepping for some of your holiday plans, picking out the right outfit, and taking extra good care of your skin.

At Lancer Dermatology, patients have been booking their consultations early to get their skin ready for the holiday season. Dr. Lancer notes that a common skin concern amongst patients today is hyperpigmentation or discoloration, commonly found along the forehead and cheeks. Yes, some of us have been spending a little too much time in the sun, but what about those of us that work from home and still have it? You’re still getting a good amount of light from your windows, computer screen and cell phone so unfortunately, you’re not safe from dark spot formation. Hyperpigmentation can also be genetic or brought on by a variety of environmental stressors.

To address this skin concern and effectively fade stubborn discoloration, Dr. Lancer created Instant Brightening Booster, a new topical designed to brighten, exfoliate and even skin tone with anti-aging benefits. So, what’s in this product you might ask. The ingredients list includes 30% Vitamin C, Turmeric, Sunflower Seed Oil and Coconut & Glycerin Complex. Vitamin C and Turmeric are both powerful ingredients that help reduce pigmentation such as acne scars, sunspots and dark spots, giving the skin an even, radiant complexion. Sunflower Seed Oil provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection to enhance skin’s health and barrier while Coconut & Glycerin Complex replenishes lipids to restore and smooth skin. With these ingredients, the treatment will not only fade existing discoloration, but will also help prevent new dark spots from forming.

In addition to creating uniformity and even skin tone, Instant Brightening Booster works its anti-aging magic by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Not only that, this product is effective on all skin types. That’s right – all skin types, and for both men and women. Because of the extremely high level of vitamin C, the formula is extremely potent, so all you need to do is use it once or twice a week, at night. Apply a thin layer to the face and neck after cleansing, avoiding the eye area. Afterward, leave it on and finish your nighttime routine with The Method: Nourish.

Don’t miss out on the product that could change your skin. Go for that even skin tone, get that radiant, brighter complexion and receive anti-aging benefits all at the same time.

How to Get Better Skin While You Sleep

Believe it or not, evenings are the best time to treat and restore the skin. Our skin cells regenerate in the evening and the skin absorbs nutrients from skincare products significantly better while we sleep. During the day, we come into contact with air pollution, sun damage, we sweat and we have makeup on, so applying products at night allows clean skin to focus on absorbing those beneficial ingredients without those every day interferences.

A Derm-Approved Evening Skincare Routine for Every Skin Type

While nightly skincare treatments may vary from person to person, Dr. Lancer gives his recommendations for anti-aging nighttime skincare routines that have been proven to be highly effective for every skin type. The Method 3-Step System of Polish, Cleanse and Nourish is the foundation of Lancer Skincare and is the key to jump start the skin’s transformation. The Method helps skin look younger as it exfoliates and cleans the skin, accelerates cell turnover and natural collagen regeneration and feeds skin essential nutrients while keeping it hydrated and smooth. Fine lines and wrinkles should also appear visibility reduced with consistent use and skin should appear firmer and lifted. Note – If you use Polish in the morning, you can skip it in your evening routine as once a day is recommended.

What Advanced Products Can Be Added to Make This Routine Even Better?

After getting accustomed to The Method, often times an active alpha hydroxy acid, vitamin c active or advanced retinol will be added to a skincare routine. “The usual skincare program will start with adding a vitamin c active product at night along with Nourish three times a week. You can slowly add an alpha hydroxy acid such as the Retexturizing Treatment approximately twice weekly, then after a few weeks see how the vitamin c active and the retexturizing alpha hydroxy acid interact in terms of improving complexion. After your skin gets acclimated to these products, you can slowly add in the 3rd active component – an advanced retinol.” – Dr. Lancer

With these products in mind, you can follow the schedule suggested below and see if it works for your skin.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Use Polish, Cleanse, Advanced C Radiance Treatment and Nourish in the morning. As skin gets used to Advanced C Radiance Treatment, you can use The Method with Advanced Retinol Treatment at night.

Tuesday & Thursday – Use Polish, Cleanse, Nourish in the morning. At Night, you can use Cleanse and add in the Retexturizing Treatment.

In addition to the skincare routine provided, it’s recommended that you add the Eye Contour Lifting Cream and Contour Décolleté into your skincare routine. Eye Contour Lifting Cream will reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines, giving you a brighter, more youthful appearance around the eyes. The Contour Décolleté is always recommended for the treatment of the neck, reducing signs of aging while helping to create a smoother texture and lifted appearance. The face, neck and décolleté are one visual cosmetic complexion unit, so it’s important to treat the whole area as one so that everything is in sync.

Products Mentioned in this Article:

The Method: 3 Step Set


Advanced C Radiance Treatment
Advanced Retinol Treatment
Retexturizing Treatment


Contour Décolleté
Eye Contour Lifting Cream


Retinol and Vitamin C – How To Layer

How Should You Layer Retinol and Vitamin C Into The Daily Skincare Routine?

In Lancer Skincare, patients start with The Method, using Polish, Cleanse and Nourish to treat and renew the skin. Once The Method becomes part of their everyday routine, Advanced C Radiance Treatment and Advanced Retinol Treatment can be added in slowly, but it’s important to alternate between the two instead of using them together.

Vitamin C is known to reduce the appearance of UV damage and dark spots while brightening skin tone and assisting with skin cell regeneration. Retinol softens wrinkles and fine lines while improving the appearance of skin elasticity, texture and tone. Both build collagen, fade dark spots, soften wrinkles and give you a more youthful complexion. However, to see benefits, it’s important that you use them separately for a couple of reasons. First reason being that they operate at different PH levels. When mixed, the Retinol’s PH will drop while the Vitamin C’s PH will escalate to higher than it needs to be. This change in PH will actually make them less effective, which defeats the purpose of using them.

The two products also have different solubility requirements as retinol is oil-soluble and Vitamin C is water soluble. The two fail to dissolve when mixed together and therefore, its ingredient won’t penetrate the skin the way we’d like it to. If it can’t go deep into the skin, we can’t receive its benefits.

Using Retinol and Vitamin C Safely

If you’re interested in using both products, you could use Vitamin C in the morning and Retinol at night. Another option would be alternating between products every other day. You could use Polish and Cleanse in the morning and Cleanse, Advanced C Radiance Treatment and Nourish at night. You could follow this routine on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday then change it up the other nights. Tuesday and Thursday could be your Retinol nights and you can see how the skin responds following that schedule. One thing to note is that Retinol should only be used at night as the treatment makes skin more sensitive to UV rays. You could be damaging your skin if you use it during the day, so always keep retinol treatments for bedtime.


Why You Should Include Retinol In Your Skincare Routine

Retinol – a must have product in your skincare routine. This powerful, anti-aging treatment boosts collagen production and cell turnover, reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, softens fine lines and wrinkles, treats acne and improves skin texture. It’s your personal magic wand to treat a variety of skin concerns and works for all skin types.

A Little About Retinol

Retinol is a form of Retinoic Acid, which is a form of Vitamin C that goes through various forms of conversion in the skin. Retinol is the more common product used in skincare and it’s significantly more gentle than Retinoic Acid. However, it does take longer to show benefits. But when it does, it really works to improve your skin’s appearance.

If you’re looking for a high-quality Retinol, Dr. Lancer’s Advanced Retinol Treatment is a supercharged nighttime serum that contains 1.25% Retinol with Bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol-mimicking compound to deliver younger-looking skin. Co-Retinol Technology, a powerful blend of Retinol, Bakuchiol and a Soy Complex, is the key to softening those fine lines and wrinkles, while improving the appearance of skin elasticity, texture and tone. Collagen and Prickly Pear Extract are also key ingredients as they minimize the look of redness and dryness while keeping the skin hydrated. If your goal is to have youthful skin, Advanced Retinol Treatment is sure to make a difference.


What Age Should You Start To Use Retinol?

An ideal time to start using Retinol would be when a patient is in their 20’s, but you can actually use it at any age since it has so many benefits. No matter your age, gender or skin type, Retinol is always started slowly and requires patience on your end. The product is to be used only at night and after polishing and cleansing. Retinol makes skin more sensitive to sunlight, so applying it at night is important.

How Often Should This Be Used In My Skincare Routine?

In terms of weekly applications, most patients start using Retinol once a week in the evening and then slowly increase use to twice weekly. You could start on a Monday night, then do Monday and Thursday night the next week and see how your skin responds. As skin gets used to the product, you can increase application to 3-4 times a week if your skin isn’t experiencing any signs of irritation. As for the amount, a small amount can go a long way. You can use up to 2 pumps on the face, neck and decollate, applying it with upward strokes.

With Advanced Retinol Treatment in your routine, your skin should not only appear more balanced and youthful, but healthier which is what we strive for.


Sunscreen Guide


When we’re at the beach, most of us apply sunscreen from head to toe. We were taught early on to protect our skin from the summer sun, but what most of us learn later, is that sunscreen needs to be applied every day. Yes, all 365 days – rain or shine, indoors or outdoors. You might think you’re safe if you’re indoors, but remember those windows. UVA light comes through our windows and contributes to skin cancer risk and photoaging.

When you apply sunscreen, you’re taking action in helping your skin stay healthy and youthful. Sunscreen prevents premature ageing, painful sunburns and worst of all – skin cancer. While it’s important to use sunblock every day, it’s crucial that you reapply it throughout the day. We sweat, we touch our face, it comes off. We need to reapply it for it to work and it’s recommended that you reapply it every two hours no matter your location.

How Much Sunscreen Should You Be Applying To Protect Your Skin?


The amount of sunscreen applied also makes a difference. It’s been said that you should use two ounces or a shot glass of sunscreen, but exact measurements are not always the answer. Dr. Lancer recommends that you use a thin layer of sunscreen to cover the whole body, and use as much as it takes to get every exposed area protected.

What SPF Number Is Best To Use?

The SPF number should be 15 at the bare minimum. There are benefits to using SPF 30 and above, but if you use SPF 15 every couple of hours, you should be in good shape. Make sure you’re applying sunblock to your entire face and any exposed areas. Around your eyes, by your ears, lips, the sides of the neck, back of the neck, etc. Get all areas that you would normally forget about. The Sunscreen you select should also have broad spectrum in the title. Broad Spectrum protects against both UVA and UVB rays, so make sure you see broad spectrum to get full protection.

If you’re looking for a quality sunscreen, Dr. Lancer’s Sheer Fluid Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF30 sunscreen will protect your skin against harmful UV rays while providing ant-aging benefits. Not only will you be protecting your skin, but you’ll be using a product that helps skin restore its youth. Its ingredients include Gamay Grape Stem Cells to help reduce the appearance of UV damage and Sunflower Sprout Extracts to improve skin radiance and glow. It also has Chamomile Extract to soothe and calm the skin. The sunscreen is a weightless fluid that has many benefits and is non-greasy.

To apply it, use a good amount on the face, neck and décolleté after using The Method and any advanced treatments. Massage it in from the center out until it’s absorbed. It’s recommended that you apply it before and during sun exposure and remember, reapply it every two hours to keep skin protected.

Improve Your Skin with Vitamin C

How Does Vitamin C Work In Improving Skin’s Overall Complexion?

Vitamin C is important for the function of every organ in the body. It’s needed to grow and repair bodily tissue and is somewhat of a scavenger for bad or harmful molecules. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals, minimizing and protecting cells against its effects. It may also prevent illnesses and diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Vitamin C is also known to boost the immune system, heals wounds quickly, protects skin cells from UV exposure, and helps the body produce collagen. Collagen is a protein in the body that depletes over time and causes skin to age, so it’s important to keep collagen production going to maintain a youthful complexion.

Where to Get Your Dose of Vitamin C

Something to remember about Vitamin C is that it isn’t produced by the body, but can be found in a healthy diet. Many fruits and veggies like oranges, papaya, lemon, cauliflower and broccoli have Vitamin C, so if you already eat a lot of these foods then you’re getting your dose of goodness.

If you’re specifically looking for a product that will focus on the skin and give it the boost it needs, Dr. Lancer’s Advanced C Radiance Treatment will work to transform your skin to a healthier, more radiant complexion. The treatment contains 10% Vitamin C and Retinol and is used to brighten the skin while lessening the appearance of UV damage and other signs of aging. Vitamin C impedes melanin production, helping to fade dark spots and balance out skin tone. Advanced C Radiance treatment also assists with cell regeneration, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, firms the skin, thickens the dermis and provides soothing moisture for all skin types, genders and ethnicities. Skin should appear smoother, even toned and more youthful with consistent use.

Vitamin C

To use, apply the product in the morning and gently massage it into the skin. It can be used once or twice daily to the face, neck and décolleté area, followed by The Method: Nourish and sunscreen.

Instant Contour Firming Treatment – The New “Facelift in a Jar”

Imagine a complexion that is lifted, tightened, firmed and contoured without surgery, ultrasound machines and downtime. A “facelift in a jar” that can be used at home. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, that product is finally here and is for all skin types!

Lancer Skincare is launching a brand-new advanced treatment called Instant Contour Firming Treatment, which was inspired by in-office procedures performed by Dr. Lancer. At the Beverly Hills clinic, Dr. Lancer uses specific ultrasound machines to tighten and lift loose, sagging skin, ultimately giving a facelift using energy. While ultrasound machines are highly effective, Dr. Lancer also wanted to create a topical product that could be used at home to get similar results for those who are unable to visit the office. The product is easy to use, produces immediate and long-term anti-aging benefits, and works quickly to produce a firmer, lifted, more taut appearance.

So what are the secret ingredients to make this product so effective and unique? It is formulated with six incredible ingredients that produce immediate results, and long-term benefits. Together, they are the perfect cookbook to a youthful transformation.

Cone Snail Venom Bio Peptide, Honey Locust Seed and Hyaluronic Acid are ingredients that help produce immediate results. Cone Snail Venon Bio Peptide instantly relaxes lines and wrinkles while Honey Locust Seed tightens and smooth wrinkles in no time. Hyaluronic Acid plumps and hydrates the skin, making it feel fresh, balanced and comfortable.

For ingredients that produce long-term benefits, Squalane, Kangaroo Paw Flower and Inca Nut Peptide are added. Squalane hydrates and boosts the moisture barrier, Kangaroo Paw Flower lifts and firms skin long-term while boosting collagen and elastin production, and Inca Nut Peptide sculps and smooths the skin, reducing the appearance of the sagging.

When using this product, it’s recommended that you apply a small amount to the face in the morning and at night, after using The Method: Cleanse. Focus on areas of the face that would benefit, such as the eye area, jowls, and nasolabial folds. Finish your skincare routine with The Method: Nourish, and in the morning, follow with sunscreen.

Instant Contour Firming Treatment is also the perfect complement for our Contour Décolleté Firming Concentrate. Both products work to give you younger, firmer skin and contain Cone Snail Venom Bio-Peptide, the ingredient that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Instant Contour Firming Treatment can be used on the face while Contour Décolleté Firming Concentrate is recommended for the neck, décolleté and bustline.

Forgetting Something? Contour Decollete, Please!

Life before the COVID-19 pandemic. Going to the theater, table for 6 at your favorite restaurant without a care in the world. Remember dinner parties? You were surrounded by great company and a generous amount of food and wine. The glassware, plates and utensils were all of a similar style and complimented each other well. Every element of the dinner party worked together, making the evening a success. Think about that last dinner party you went to.

When Dr. Lancer sees new patients, he uses his dinner party concept as an example of how patients should care for their skin. Most new patients tend to focus on facial skin imperfections, pointing out the obvious blemish or wrinkle. The focus on that one area is so intense, that we don’t notice what’s around it, causing us to neglect parts of the skin that desperately need our attention. It’s important to remember that skincare isn’t just for the forehead to the jawline. The hairline to the chest should be cared for with equal treatment. Think of it this way: The hairline to the chest is like the table at your dinner party. You need everything to match and compliment each other to garner the most beautiful results.

Dr. Lancer’s dinner party philosophy opens our eyes to our current skin’s condition. Your face, neck and chest most likely have different skin tones and textures. Your neck in particular might need the most repair, having deep lines, sagging skin and ultimately showing the most signs of aging. Those deep lines that we notice are actually wrinkles and become more visible over time. “The skin’s appearance on the neck and décolleté can give away a person’s true age, ”says Dr. Lancer. As we age, skin loses elastin and collagen. Elastin allows skin to stretch and bounce back providing a tighter appearance. It gives skin its structure. Collagen is a protein serving as one of the main building blocks for our skin. It keeps our skin from sagging as it holds up the top layer of the skin, giving us that plump, youthful look we desire. While aging is the main reason for a change in the necks appearance, other factors such as UV exposure, pollutants in the environment, poor lifestyle choices and constantly looking down at your phone definitely accelerate skin aging.

While our first instinct is to search the internet for anything that can help repair the skin, it’s important to remember that the neck’s skin needs a specific treatment because of the way the skin differs below the face. The neck and chest in particular have a different cellular structure than facial skin. The skin is thinner and more delicate with less fat under the skin. It also has less oil gland production and often sees signs of dehydration quicker than other areas. With this difference, Dr. Lancer created a unique treatment to give the neck the catch up that it needs.

Contour Decollete is a firming concentrate used to hydrate, sculpt and lift the delicate area of the neck, helping to reverse the signs of aging. Designed for all skin types, Contour Decollete contains Marine Cone Snail Venom, a 5-peptide liposomal system and an acid-free exfoliating blend, giving the neck and decollete the recipe that it needs for repair. Marine Cone Snail Venom is the key to reducing visible signs of aging around the neck and decollete, while the 5-peptide liposomal system mimics the skin’s natural growth factors, encouraging a synergistic, youth-inducing effect on the skin. The acid-free exfoliating blend works to create smoother texture and tone for a visibly lifted, more plump and radiant appearance. Developed for prompt and long-lasting improvements for the delicate neck, décolleté and bust line areas, this lightweight serum immediately absorbs to plump and smooth away surface dehydration, soften the appearance of lines and crepiness, and improve surface texture.

Initially, Contour Decollete should be applied once daily. As your skin becomes acclimated to the product, applications can be increased to twice a day. When using, gently massage the serum into cleansed skin on the neck, decollete and bustline with upward strokes until completely absorbed. As with all Advanced Treatments, Contour Decollete should be used in tandem with The Method: Polish, Cleanse and Nourish for optimal results. And don’t forget your sunscreen! We recommend Dr. Lancer’s Sheer Fluid Sun Shield with SPF 30 to help enhance results and protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays. For everyone that’s concerned that their decollete area will never be the same – know this can be reversable. It just needs a little love, care and the right ingredients to revive it, just like a dinner party.

The Beauty Of Exfoliation

Exfoliation is one of those fancy terms for removing debris. An exfoliating product removes debris from the skin’s surface as it stimulates new oxygen flow, new cell metabolism, new protein production, and begins restoring the skin. Skin looks and feels fresh post exfoliation and it helps tremendously with evening out skin tone. It’s important to exfoliate on a daily basis to keep your complexion radiant and healthy. But remember, you’ll need to get every inch of your body – not just your face!

The Method: Polish is the number one exfoliating product at Lancer Skincare. The product was developed from the 1983 / 1984 thought process of its founder, Dr. Lancer, who understood the need to remove debris from an area wanting to be restored before cleansing the skin. When Lancer re-developed the proper theory and practice of skincare, the clinic served as the focus on patient care to develop the Lancer Polish-Cleanse-Nourish protocol. Polish is the first step of the 3-step system and is used to gently remove surface debris and dull, dry surface cells to reveal a brighter, smoother, and more even toned complexion. The product contains a generous mix of crystals, pumpkin and pomegranate enzymes and can be used on the face, neck and décolleté. In addition, there is an alternate version for the body which can be used from the shoulders down. Both products can be used daily or every other day to exfoliate or remove dead skin cells that are interfering with the normal metabolic function of living tissue so that all the active ingredients in Lancer products work better. After The Method: Polish, use The Method: Cleanse to remove any remaining impurities left on the skin and The Method: Nourish to hydrate the skin while providing anti-aging benefits.

Dr. Lancer also developed an instrument so that you can exfoliate your skin from home – the Pro Polish Microdermabrasion Device. Inspired by the PowerPeel Microdermabrasion machine used at Lancer Dermatology, the new patented device allows you to experience optimal exfoliation for the face and body in the privacy of your own home. The device comes equipped with a diamond tipped component for small areas like the face, neck and hands, and has a second attachment for the larger areas of the body. The Pro Polish Microdermabrasion Device was designed to be used 1-2x/week and has 3 power levels to choose from. Some may use it on their face. Some might use it on just their elbows. It can be a broad use mechanical instrument treatment or a focal area of concern treatment device. It varies from person to person. With consistent use, skin should appear smoother, even toned and healthy.

The Method: Polish and Pro Polish Microdermabrasion Device are both crucial to the concept of Lancer Skincare because they promote the idea that you must remove debris – dead, non-functioning interfering skin cells before cleansing, advanced product use and nourishing the skin. It’s important to note that they should not be used on the same day and in the same area because it would be over stimulating the region.

Exfoliation is the key to obtaining beautiful, clean skin so remember to include it in your daily skincare regimen as it will make a huge difference in your complexion from head to toe.