Celeb Derm Dr. Lancer on Prepping Skin for the Red Carpet

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The countdown to the Oscars has started! If you’re anything like us here at Lancer Skincare, you are excited to see not only Oscar-nominated films win big but also what celebrities are wearing on the red carpet and learn about how they prepared for the red carpet.

You may not have to battle a sea of paparazzo this Oscars weekend, but you can still get red carpet ready at home, just like your favorite celebs. Dr. Lancer’s star-studded clientele work with him months ahead of time to achieve the best results for their skin: from head to toe! And you can mimic these results at home.

Dr. Lancer keeps Practice to Product top of mind when he creates his skincare products and that rings true for our new Red Carpet Prep Set. If you have a major special event coming up, you can use these same skincare strategies for celebrity-level glowing, vibrant skin. With Dr. Lancer’s award-winning skincare, you can be ready for all of life’s greatest moments.

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One of the most important things to remember is that achieving a radiant complexion is an ongoing process, combining daily maintenance and healthy habits with Lancer Skincare products to help augment the positive effects on your epidermis. Most often, Dr. Lancer’s celebrity clientele wants plump, hydrated, glowing and wrinkle-free skin that looks flawless underneath makeup. You can follow this same template at home with our Red Carpet Prep Set set so your complexion will be at its glorious peak in time for your big event. Shop now!

18 Skincare Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

18 Skincare Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Everybody needs skincare in their lives, which is why skincare products and tools are the perfect gift idea. Whether you are shopping for a birthday gift for a beauty aficionado or a Christmas gift for a skincare newbie, there’s a product out there for them. We’ve rounded up the ultimate list of the best skincare gift ideas for any occasion — from glycolic acid peels to gua sha stones:

Facial Cleansers

Facial cleansers are the foundation of any skincare routine, which is why they’re a great choice for a present. Many people struggle with dry, dehydrated skin during the winter, making a calming milk or cream cleanser an excellent option. However, some people with very oily skin still prefer a gel or foaming cleanser for shine control, even in the colder months. Since you’re planning to give this as a gift, seek out a facial cleanser with elevated formulations and beneficial ingredients, such as those offered by Lancer Skincare.

Face Peels and Exfoliators

Face exfoliators and their stronger cousin, facial peels, aren’t usually a daily step for most people, but they are an important part of a weekly skincare routine. Even though lots of people cut back on exfoliating during the winter, lest it dries out their skin too much, regularly exfoliating with a quality product is still necessary for dissolving dry flakes and smoothing out skin texture. Peels and exfoliators should always be followed up with a moisturizer, which gives you an easy pairing to complement this gift.

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Moisturizers and Lotions

Even if your recipient has very oily skin, having an anti-aging moisturizer or lotion in their skincare routine is an absolute must during the wintertime. Thankfully, you can choose from formulations across a spectrum — from very lightweight gel cream that melts into the skin to heavy night creams that are designed to repair the skin barrier. Look for ceramides, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and other beneficial ingredients to hydrate and moisturize the skin.

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Facial Oils

Facial oils like our Omega Hydrating Oil, are by no means a required step in any skincare routine, but they can be a luxurious addition to the wintertime months, especially for people with dry skin. Facial oils help to form an occlusive barrier on your skin, preventing water loss and locking in your other facial products to make them even more effective. Many people also find the texture of facial oils much more pleasant to use than other alternatives such as petroleum jelly — plus, the oils instantly give the skin a glow. Your recipients can either mix the facial oil into their moisturizer or apply it alone as the last layer of their skincare routine.

Daily Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen every day (yes, even during the winter!) is the single best thing that you can do to fend off visible signs of aging — and who doesn’t want to give the gift of anti-aging? If your gift recipients haven’t yet joined the daily sunscreen train, consider presenting them with a highly wearable, non-greasy sunscreen such as those offered by Lancer Skincare. If they have darker skin, choose either a chemical sunscreen or a mineral sunscreen with a tint to avoid accidentally giving them a white cast, which will definitely not encourage them to keep wearing sunscreen.

Eye Care Products

While you can use most facial products on your eyes, it’s nice to have dedicated eye care products to make sure that the delicate skin around your eyes is getting the care that it needs. We especially enjoy using a luxurious eye cream in winter to ensure that our eyes stay hydrated and to protect against fine lines. If your recipients tend to wear a lot of makeup, also consider gifting them a dedicated eye makeup remover to make it much easier to wash their faces after a long day at work.

lip balms and masks

Lip Balms and Masks

The skin on your lips is pretty sensitive, and it’s also exposed to lots of irritants in the form of food, drinks, and cold weather. That’s one of the reasons your lips tend to be one of the first parts of your body to dry out and get chapped during cold and dry weather — and why lip balms and masks are one of the best skincare gift ideas. Lip balms are more for everyday use, while lip masks are designed for sleeping and feature a thicker texture and more nourishing ingredients to protect against water loss for a longer period of time.

Skincare Kits

Not sure what kinds of products your friend is missing from their skincare shelf? Skincare kits featuring mini-size products are a great solution that allows them to sample many different products without committing them to full-size bottles. Mini 3-step skincare kits are also incredibly convenient for travel since most of them are designed to pass TSA carry-on standards and take up very little room in a suitcase as a result. 

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Hand Cream

Your hands are prone to drying out and cracking when it’s cold, and you may also experience dry hands if you wash your hands frequently. No matter the time of year, it’s imperative to apply hand lotion every time you wash your hands and especially before you go to sleep at night. That’s also why hand cream is one of our go-to skincare gifts. Even if they already own some, they could always use another tube to keep in their purse, car console, or nightstand. Also, consider giving them a pair of gloves (if they don’t already own one) to protect their skin from the elements when they have to go out in inclement weather.

Reusable Eye Masks

Eye masks are the perfect addition to an extra-long Sunday evening skincare routine, and they can also reduce puffiness and eye bags first thing in the morning as well. We’re especially big fans of reusable eye masks, which can be used many times instead of having to be thrown out after one use. These eye masks are usually made of cooling gel and can be popped into the fridge or even the freezer for instant de-puffing benefits that will make your recipient look more awake in minutes.

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Face Rollers

Face rollers and globes are a skincare trend that’s here to stay, which is why they frequently top lists of the top skincare gift ideas. These skincare devices come in many designs—from jade face rollers to skin globes that can be chilled in the fridge before use. For a slight twist, consider a gua sha, which comes in various curved shapes that are especially suited to the face. Not only are these tools cooling and soothing, but many people claim that they help skincare products absorb better and also promote lymphatic drainage.

LED Face Wand or Mask

Many dermatologist offices now offer LED (light emitting diode) treatments to help treat acne, fine wrinkles, and more. While at-home LED tools don’t offer the same potency, they can result in benefits with consistent use over time. LED skincare tools come in wand and mask models, depending on your recipient’s needs. Wands are more portable and more affordable, but they take longer to treat the whole face, making them better for targeted treatments. LED face masks are more expensive and take up more space, but they require less time to treat your entire face and neck.

Microdermabrasion Tools

Microdermabrasion involves sanding off the top, uneven layer of skin to reveal smoother, newer-looking skin underneath. While in-office treatments are the most effective, you can also see results with at-home microdermabrasion tools like the one offered by Lancer Skincare. These tools allow you to do light microdermabrasion in the comfort of your own home whenever it is convenient for you, making it easy to stick to a consistent schedule that will help you see results eventually. The at-home treatment requires little to no downtime (unlike office treatment), and many people see visible results immediately.

Skincare Fridge

A skincare fridge is truly a gift for the person who owns everything. While a skincare fridge is by no means necessary for an effective skincare routine, it does keep your products and tools at a pleasantly cool temperature. A dedicated skincare mini fridge is way more hygienic than putting your skincare in your regular fridge with all the food. Look for a small, energy-efficient model that won’t take up too much counter space. For bonus points, choose a design and color that will complement their existing bathroom decor for a harmonious addition.

Silk Pillowcase

If your friend struggles with pillow scars in the morning that won’t go away for hours, consider gifting them some real silk pillowcases. The smooth finish of silk is easy on the skin and won’t cause creases, so your recipients will wake up looking fresh even if they’re side sleepers. As an added bonus, silk pillowcases are also great for preserving hairstyles because they don’t catch and snag the hair the way that more textured fabrics do, making this a two-in-one gift perfect for friends who are obsessed with all things beauty.

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Facial Steamer or Humidifier

A steam facial is an easy way to open up your pores and help yourself relax. While the old “pour boiling water in a shallow bowl” trick always works, you can elevate your friend’s steam facial routine by giving them an at-home facial steamer that makes the whole process as easy as pushing a button. Consider a humidifier that puts moisture back into the air for a slightly more versatile gift. This is a must for dry climates and can be a real savior for seriously cracked skin that isn’t responding to topical products alone.

Looking for high-quality skincare products to give to your friends, family, and other loved ones? At Lancer Skincare, we offer premium products featuring tried-and-tried ingredients and effective formulations developed by celebrity dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. All of our orders come with free, fast shipping within the United States so that you can rest assured you will get your gifts on time!

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The Ultimate Guide to a Morning Skincare Routine

The Ultimate Guide to a Morning Skincare Routine

Having a morning skincare routine won’t just get your day started on a great note — it’s one of the foundational blocks of great skincare habits. If you’d rather hit snooze several times than navigate a complicated skin routine, rest assured that your morning skincare routine doesn’t need to be time-consuming or overly complex. In this ultimate guide, we will break down everything that you need to know about putting together the perfect morning skincare routine for your unique skin — from choosing a long-lasting sunscreen to deciding whether or not eye care products are important.

Get to know your skin type.

While every person’s skin is unique, most people fall into one of five major skin type categories: dry, oily, combination, sensitive and normal. Understanding these skin types and which one(s) you fit best is key for putting together a skincare routine that works for your face, both in the morning and at night. For example, using products meant for oily skin on a dry face will only lead to irritation and redness, while using products meant for dry skin on an oily face can clog your pores and cause extra shine. If you’re not sure what your skin type is, do a basic skin type test at home to help you start narrowing down your options and put together the perfect morning skincare routine.

understand the basic skincare steps

Understand the basic skincare steps.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by elaborate 11-step skincare routines that you see on TikTok and YouTube? Don’t be put off by the idea that your morning skincare needs to be a complicated hour-long ritual because it doesn’t. In a nutshell, every skincare routine really only needs to consist of three steps: cleansing, treatment and moisturizing (plus sunscreen in the morning). That’s why we have made 3-step skincare sets the foundation of our Lancer Skincare. Obviously, there are additional products that you can add in beyond these steps that will be beneficial — but even if you only stick with the three basic steps, you will still see results from your morning skincare routine if you are consistent.

Know that you don’t have to use a cleanser.

Double cleansing in the evening with a makeup remover and then a facial cleanser is non-negotiable. You need to remove sunscreen, makeup, dirt, pollution and other debris that can gunk up your pores before you hit the sack. However, in the morning, it’s really up to your discretion whether or not you want to cleanse your face using a wash or not. Some people with sensitive or extra dry skin like to stick with a gentle micellar water to avoid stripping their face, while people with oily skin often find using a morning face wash to be beneficial for skin management. We do recommend rinsing your face at the very least to remove the products you put on during your nighttime routine. This will ensure that you are applying your morning skincare products to a bare face, allowing them to penetrate the skin more effectively and get you results quicker.

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Apply leave-on products from thinnest to thickest.

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys putting on a dozen different products in the morning, it can be difficult to determine what order they should be applied. A great rule of thumb to follow for any skincare routine is that leave-on products should be applied in order from thinnest to thickest. If you use a more watery toner or essence, apply that first and then follow it up with serums, a moisturizer and, finally, sunscreen. Applying a super thick lotion before a serum will stop the serum from getting to the skin as much as it should, so by following this guideline, you’ll be maximizing your chances that your products will work effectively.

Prioritize antioxidants for your treatment

Prioritize antioxidants for your treatment.

When it comes to choosing a serum for your morning treatment, we recommend prioritizing antioxidants, specifically vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to protect your skin from free radical damage caused by sun and pollution exposure during the day. Ascorbic acid is the most potent form of vitamin C and is the most well-studied form as well, but it can be sensitizing for some people due to its potency. It’s also unstable and breaks down quickly, so it needs to be formulated well and stowed properly, away from sunlight. If you have easily irritated skin and/or tend to leave open skincare bottles out on your counter, look for a gentle and more stable vitamin C derivative. it won’t be as powerful, but you’ll still get some benefits without the drawbacks.

Top it off with a lightweight moisturizer.

Wearing a moisturizer day and night is key for preventing water loss from the skin and maintaining a plump, youthful appearance.  Many people prefer to use a lighter-weight product in the morning so that it absorbs easily while still preventing water loss from the skin. If you have oily skin, try to find a gel moisturizer for use in the morning. If you want something a little heavier than a gel moisturizer (but don’t want to jump up to heavy cream), then go for a midnight lotion instead. So if you’ve been skipping moisturizer in the morning because it makes your face sticky during the day, then you’ve been using the wrong moisturizer! 

Consider adding in an eye cream

Consider adding in an eye cream.

Like the toner, an eye cream is a bonus product that isn’t strictly necessary for your morning skincare routine but can still make a big impact nonetheless. Eye creams can be especially beneficial if you suffer from puffy eyes and/or under-eye bags right when you first wake up. Eye creams moisturize the skin, helping to smooth out fine lines, plumping up the skin and giving you a great base over which to apply your eye makeup. If you are looking to take your morning routine to the next level, definitely look at adding some eye care products to take care of the delicate skin of your eye area.

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Finish up with sunscreen — always.

Sunscreen should always be the last step of your morning skincare routine. Even if it’s cloudy outside, or even if you plan to stay indoors all day, you will still be exposed to UV rays that will accelerate the visible aging process. Protecting yourself from cumulating UV damage every single day will help to delay the aging process and keep you looking youthful for many years to come. Choose a long-lasting sunscreen with at least SPF 30 (though higher protection is never a bad thing). Either mineral or chemical sunscreens are great options. Select the one that you will be motivated to wear every day. Reapply every two hours when you are outside, sweating and/or getting in the water.

Avoid certain ingredients in the daytime.

Certain ingredients can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, especially when used as a leave-on treatment, which is why it’s better to use them at night than in the morning. Retinoids as well as chemical exfoliators (both AHAs and BHAs) are the two most popular categories of ingredients that make your skin sensitive to the sun. They are usually okay in a morning wash-off treatment, such as a cleanser, since they’re only on your face for a few seconds in that case. However, we recommend waiting to use leave-on treatments with these ingredients until the evening when you don’t have to worry about sun exposure.

Give the products time to absorb

Give the products time to absorb.

If your morning skincare products are pilling or otherwise causing issues, you might not be giving them enough time to absorb before slathering another layer on your face. We recommend waiting at least 60 seconds between each step before applying the next products. You might also want to wait longer before and after applying your sunscreen for better results. If you wear makeup, we suggest waiting at least five full minutes after applying the sunscreen to ensure that it will be fully set before you apply your primer and/or foundation. This will stop your makeup from sliding around and help to keep your face in place.

Make sure your products play well with your makeup.

Speaking of makeup, using the wrong skincare products with the wrong makeup products can quickly turn a perfect beat into a melting mess. Taking a close look at the ingredient labels will reveal whether or not your products are compatible. Silicone-based skincare products should be worn beneath silicone-based makeup, and water-based skincare products should be worn beneath water-based makeup. If you try to wear silicone makeup with water-based skincare (or vice versa), they will repel each other and quickly ruin your makeup, through no fault of your own. They just aren’t chemically compatible.

Don’t forget about your body!

The face gets a lot of attention when it comes to creating a morning skincare routine, and with good reason. However, it can be nice to include the body in your morning skincare routine, whether that’s putting on hand cream to combat cracked cuticles, applying some glycolic acid body lotion to rough elbows or spritzing yourself with some perfume. If you are still working to establish your morning skincare routine for your face, then these add-ons can be fun bonuses for lazy weekend mornings when you have more time and aren’t rushing to work.

At Lancer Skincare, we sell research-backed skincare products featuring tried-and-true ingredients that will get you results. From three-step skincare sets to long-lasting sunscreen to eye products, we offer everything that you need to put together a gentle yet effective skincare routine for both morning and night. Try our products and get free shipping on your U.S. order, plus a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee so that you can buy with confidence.

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Celebrate Self Love & Self Care This Valentine’s Day

This month, we’re celebrating love–specifically, self love & self care. While beauty and skincare can seem superficial, loving ourselves in the skin we’re in is not. To celebrate love and self care, we put together our top gifts you can give to anyone you love in your life, including yourself!

Advanced Treatments 5-Piece Kit

First up, this no-brainer set that is the perfect introduction into Lancer Skincare’s award-winning Advanced Treatments. It’s curated to be compatible for any skin type and focuses on brightening and hydrating benefits, boosting the skin’s radiance, exfoliating imperfections, and improving uneven skin tone. The Advanced Treatments 5-Piece Kit includes mini sizes of The Method: Polish, Caviar Lime Acid Peel, Instant Brightening Booster, Eye Contour Lifting Cream, and Triple Peptide Drops.

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The Method: Body Set

Skincare shouldn’t stop at your face. Our skin is the body’s largest organ, and it should be cared for! The Method: Body Set adapts Dr. Lancer’s anti-aging 3-step skincare regimen into a complete solution for below the neck. Featuring a Body Polish, Body Cleanse, and Body Nourish, this set will transform your shower into an at-home spa, with firmer, smoother, and brighter skin.

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Ultra Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Complex-7

Soothe dry, chapped winter skin with Lancer Skincare’s newest innovation, Ultra Hydrating Serum. This lightweight (but truly hydrating) emulsion combines oils, to nourish and protect the top layers of the skin, lock in natural moisture, and prevent water evaporation, with water actives to nourish and rejuvenate the skin from below surface layers. With its powerful blend of hydration ingredients, including 7 molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid and ceramides to help the skin appear more plump, supple, and less prone to irritation.

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Caviar Lime Acid Peel with 10% Glycolic Acid + 10% Phytic Acid + Retinol

Harper’s Bazaar Editor’s Choice pick, Caviar Lime Acid Peel, is definitely a Lancer Skincare favorite and must-have. Formulated with Caviar Lime–an Australian fruit naturally right in vitamins, minerals, and AHAs–this at-home treatment is a solution for dull, stressed skin. After incorporating this into your routine, you’ll find smoother, softer, and more radiant skin.

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Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads with 7% Lactic Acid + Bakuchiol

While everyone loves a chemical peel, a gentler, more manageable at-home treatment is essential to maintain smooth and fresh complexion. This gentle acid peel pad resurfaces and brightens the skin in a single step! Made of biodegradable bamboo, these peel pads contain 7% lactic acid to clear hyperpigmentation, bakuchiol (a retinol alternative) to target fine lines and wrinkles, papaya fruit extract to promote cell turnover, and oatmeal to boost the skin’s moisture barrier and help calm and soothe the skin. Just use 3-4x per week!

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What Is Glycolic Acid and How Is It Used?

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Glycolic acid has become one of the trendiest ingredients in skincare, but there’s still some confusion about what benefits it provides and how it’s actually used. In this quick primer, we’re covering what glycolic acid is and why you should use it, how you can incorporate this face exfoliator into your skincare routine and what skin types are most compatible with glycolic acid.

What is glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid is a member of the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) family. AHAs are chemical exfoliants that are derived from milk or sugar origins. Chemical exfoliants work to exfoliate your skin by dissolving the chemical bonds that hold dead skin cells together (vs. physical exfoliants that scrub away the dead skin cells). While they might sound intimidating, chemical exfoliants such as glycolic acid are one of the safest and most effective ways to exfoliate your skin on a regular basis.

What are the benefits of glycolic acid?

One of the reasons for glycolic acid’s popularity is that it offers many benefits besides just effective exfoliation. By clearing away dead skin cells and helping to control oil production, glycolic acid can help to reduce acne breakouts. Glycolic acid also encourages your skin to produce more skin cells and more collagen, which can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, glycolic acid also promotes more even skin tone and may help with hyperpigmentation, melasma and related conditions. 

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How is glycolic acid used?

Most people enjoy using glycolic acid in either a face peel or a leave-on treatment for the best exfoliating results. However, in the past few years, glycolic acid has become an extremely popular ingredient in skincare, so you can now find glycolic acid in facial cleansers, toners, serums, masks and more. There are even glycolic acid body lotions available if you want to treat the rest of your body as well as your face.

Always use glycolic acid products at night since they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You should also wear sunscreen during the day to protect your skin from potential UV exposure. Since glycolic acid is very strong, try using it only once per week and then potentially increasing the frequency to two to three times per week if your skin seems to need it. Keep it away from your eyes and from any cuts, abrasions or open sores on the skin.

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How strong is glycolic acid?

Out of the most commonly used AHAs in skincare, glycolic acid has the smallest molecular size, which means that it’s actually one of the most powerful skincare acids you can use. The smaller the acid molecule, the more deeply it can penetrate your dead skin cells, resulting in more effective exfoliation. Because glycolic acid is so strong, you will rarely find leave-on products that contain more than 10 percent glycolic acid, while temporary peels may use up to 30 percent glycolic acid.

Note that the percentage of glycolic acid in a product is very important. Sometimes, skincare products will include a very tiny amount of an acid like glycolic acid to act as a pH balancer for other ingredients. Such a small amount of acid will not have the exfoliating properties that glycolic acid is known for because it’s just there to make the mixture more stable.

For best results, prioritize glycolic acids from brands that disclose the percentages on the label. You’ll want to look for a product that contains between five and 10 percent glycolic acid.

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Who should try glycolic acid?

Because of its many benefits, glycolic acid is a great fit for several different skin types, most especially oily skin, combination skin and normal skin. If you have tried gentler chemical exfoliants — such as mandelic acid and lactic acid — with minimal results, then moving up to glycolic acid might be just what your skin needs.

However, due to its strength, glycolic acid is not a good fit for dry skin or sensitive skin. This particular AHA tends to be too stripping and irritating for these skin types. To start off, try a gentler AHA with a lower percentage instead, and then you can potentially look at branching into glycolic acid if your skin tolerates chemical exfoliation well.

At Lancer Skincare, we offer simple yet effective 3-step skincare regimens designed by celebrity dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. All of our products, including our glycolic acid peels, ship for free and come with a 30-day money back guarantee so you can buy with confidence. Shop our skincare routines to start achieving real results today.

New Year, New Skincare: Reset Your Routine

Now that we’ve let the new year settle, it’s time to reevaluate our daily routines to help keep our New Year’s resolutions. Whether it is your fitness routine, self-care routine, or skincare routine, it’s the perfect time to learn what works for you and what doesn’t so you can improve. 

To accomplish any of your New Year’s goals, it is important to break each down into a series of steps you can easily follow. Having a plan in place will help you keep track, stay accountable, and prevent you from abandoning any of your resolutions before February 1st.  

If you’re looking to overhaul your skincare basics, or get back into a skincare routine, Dr. Lancer’s famous The Method regimen is a great place to start! Keeping your skin healthy and glowing is easy when you follow Dr. Lancer’s 3-step skincare routine featuring Polish, Cleanse, and Nourish. 

You can begin your new skincare journey with a travel-sized Lancer Method: Intro Kit from Lancer Skincare. With three sets to choose from, you’ll find the one that suits your skin type best and cater to your needs.

Normal-Combination Skin

If your skin isn’t excessively oily or dry and you have infrequent breakouts and rarely experience sensitivity, our normal-combination skincare set is perfect for you.

  • Works by helping influence the skin’s natural regenerative cycle
  • Helps skin appear visibly brighter, more hydrated, and smooth
  • The Omega Hydrating Oil helps deliver essential hydration and antioxidants to the skin for a supple glow

Sensitive-Dehydrated Skin

If you experience redness, severe dryness and/or skin reactivity most of the time, sensitive-dehydrated is the perfect match to help you maintain your skin at its best.

  • Fragrance-free for gentle anti-aging with maximum results
  • Calms skin and reduces inflammation
  • Helps skin renew itself
  • The Soothe & Hydrate Serum helps hydrate and soothes the appearance of redness for supple, soft skin

Oily-Congested Skin

If you experience excessively oily and congested skin along with frequent breakout, oily-congested is just right for you. 

  • Helps neutralize the bacteria that causes congestion and blemishes
  • Helps open pores and remove dead cell build-up
  • The Retexturizing Treatment exfoliates dead surface cells while improving skin’s hydration levels

Enhance Your Regimen

What if you want to supercharge your current skincare routine or incorporate a few extras with your new The Method Intro Kit? We offer a variety of gift sets with our most-popular Advanced Treatment Collection products. From the Caviar Lime Acid Peel, to the Active Rejuvenation Serum, to our Instant Brightening Booster and more, these kits are here to help you target specific concerns and bring your routine to the next level.

Lancer Skincare Gift Sets

To help you keep your New Year’s resolution for glowing, amazing skin, we’re offering 20% savings with code RESET on all Lancer Skincare kits and bundles for a limited time! Place your order before February 1, 2023 to take full advantage of this event and start 2023 with your best skin. Available only on LancerSkincare.com. 


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New year, new skincare! New beginnings can include everything from a new fitness routine, a new wardrobe, new hobbies, or new skincare in 2023. What better way to start off the new year than with a skin reset? Leave old, ineffective products behind with Lancer’s legendary 3-step regimen: The Method. 

During the month of January, we are giving away 3 Method Intro Kits to 3 lucky winners. Enter for the chance to win a Method Intro Kit of your choice! Choose from the Sensitive-Dehydrated, Normal-Combination, or Oily-Congested sets to ensure you use the products best fit for your skin. The best part? All you have to do is enter your name and email address on this page!

Lancer Skincare The Method Intro Kit

Each kit contains a 30+ day supply of our best-selling 3-Step Lancer Method®, an Advanced Treatment–Soothe & Hydrate Serum, Omega Hydrating Oil, or Retexturizing Treatment–paired with a TSA-approved travel bag. Experience some of Dr. Lancer’s award-winning skincare and unlock your skin’s full potential in 2023. Shop our Method 3-Step Kits now!

Happy Holidays from Dr. Lancer!

Happy Holidays from Lancer Skincare

Happy Holidays from Dr. Lancer

As the holidays are approaching, I wanted to personally extend my warm wishes and gratitude for another year with you all.

Time has truly flown by! I can’t believe we are nearing 40 years of the Lancer Dermatology practice and 10 years since the launch of our world-renowned The Lancer Method. I am honored and privileged to hear and see the results Lancer Skincare have given you, helping you achieve your best skin. It’s my life’s work and mission and I am dedicated to you all today, just like I was on day one. In the new year and beyond, I look forward to continuing my work of bringing innovative and efficacious skincare to the market and keeping all of you in mind along  the way.

I hope you have an amazing and fulfilling holiday season with your loved ones. Until next time, happy holidays and happy new year!


Dr. Harold Lancer

New Product Alert: 2022 Holiday Gift Sets

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. Although the holiday season is filled with joy, connection, and the gift of giving, it can be stressful too. With that said, Lancer Skincare is excited to give you some holiday gift ideas with the launch of our new, limited edition holiday gift sets to make gift-giving easy, leaving you with more time to spend with the people you love. They’re the perfect gift for your sister, mom, friend, or even yourself!

Now, let’s get into the details. This year, we’re offering four different skincare gift sets perfect for the people in your life.

For Anyone Just Getting Started with Lancer Skincare

So, you already use and love Lancer Skincare and you want to share it with friends and family-enter the Polish & Cleanse Duo. This set includes introduction sizes of the iconic first two steps of The Lancer Method that will help skin accelerate cell turnover for younger, smoother, softer and brighter skin. Out of all our sets, this is a no-brainer for anyone and everyone on your list.

Lancer Skincare Polish & Cleanse Duo

Valued at $70, this $50 set includes:
The Method: Polish Normal-Combination Skin
The Method: Cleanse Normal-Combination Skin

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For Anyone Looking for a Flawless Complexion

A curated set of brightening and hydrating products to boost skin’s radiance, exfoliate imperfections and improve uneven skin tone, the Advanced Treatments Trial Kit provides everything your gift-ee needs to try award-winning Lancer Skincare products to find what works best for them. PSA: these make for great stocking stuffers, too!

Lancer Skincare Advanced Treatments Set

Valued at $94, this $50 set includes:
Triple Peptide Drops with Vitamin E + Niacinamide Skin Elixir
Instant Brightening Booster with 30% Vitamin C + Turmeric
Eye Contour Lifting Cream with Diamond Powder
Caviar Lime Acid Peel with 10% Glycolic Acid + 10% Phytic Acid + Retinol
The Method: Polish Normal-Combination Skin 

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For Anyone Looking for a Youthful, Plump Complexion

The Anti-Aging Essentials 5-Piece Set is a curated set of fast-acting, anti-aging essentials that exfoliate, nourish, and give the skin a smoother and plumper appearance. For those who are looking to prevent or combat the signs of aging, this set provides a tried-and-true routine that does just that.

Lancer Skincare Anti-Aging Essentials Set

Valued at $140, this $95 set includes:
The Method: Polish Normal-Combination Skin
The Method: Cleanse Normal-Combination Skin
Nourish Rehydration Mask with Bio-Peptide + Vitamin B3
Eye Contour Lifting Cream with Diamond Powder
Active Rejuvenation Serum with Triple Dermal Complex

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For Anyone Looking for a Bright, Radiant Glow

Bright? Hydrated? Radiant? Yes, please. Our new Bright & Radiant 3-Piece Set includes everything you’d need to achieve the coveted #LancerGlow. This limited edition set is curated with brightening and hydrating products to boost skin’s radiance, exfoliate imperfections and supercharge skin elasticity and suppleness. 

Lancer Skincare Bright & Radiant Set

Valued at $295, this $175 set includes:
Instant Brightening Booster with 30% Vitamin C + Turmeric
Omega Hydrating Oil with Ferment Complex
Advanced C Radiance Treatment with 10% Vitamin C + Retinol

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We can already feel your excitement! Grab these holiday skincare sets while they’re still available, and don’t forget to pick one up for yourself too! Before you result to generic gifts this year, remember that these Lancer Skincare sets are gifts that keep on giving.

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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.