BuffRX skincare products were developed to effect radical changes in the appearance & health of your skin over a short period of time. Before use, please visit www.retiefskincenter.com & www.buffrx.com to review the product guidelines. The comprehensive information provided makes starting new products much easier & creates more fulfilling results with your new skincare routine.
Available without a prescription
Reverse Eye Creamis for use nightly or as directed under eyes. This product contains Coffeebean, a powerful antioxidant that reduces puffiness. Apply small amount to damp skin.
Hydrating Eye & Lip Balmis for use at night to plump eyelids & lips.
Mojito Lip Scrub is an organic exfoliant formulated especially for the sensitive skin on the lips. No water necessary for this product! For on the go exfoliation, you can lick off the organic scrub as a snack! Use once a week for soft, kissable lips.
Night Quenchis an ultra-hydrating moisturizer made with the highest available concentration of Vitamin C, D & E. Apply AM or PM over any rejuvenating creams you are using.
Défenseur is a moisturizer is packed with anti-aging ingredients as well as Coffeeberry, a powerful, clinically proven antioxidant. Powerful ingredients reduce redness & inflammation, reduce elastic tissue degradation & preserve the elasticity in your skin. Very hydrating but not greasy.
Magic Milkis a must have for those who wear oil based or mineral make-up. It removes dirt, grime & make-up without stripping your skin. This wash is recommended for nightly use before application of any rejuvenating products. Apply a small amount of product to the face, then add a little water & rub into the product. Can be left on skin or rinsed off completely.
Lemongrass Cleanseris a medicated wash that is both effective & hydrating.
HydroGlo Pads contain a hydrating serum designed to maximize your glow & deliver high levels of Vitamin C & other calming agents to the skin. Use in the AM after washing your face. Follow with your daily moisturizer & sunscreen. HydroGlo Serum is supplied in a bottle with the pads separately packed. You may cut the pads in half to create a longer lasting supply. According to preference & frequency of use, pour the entire bottle of serum over the pads at one time OR apply the serum to each pad individually for each application.
Available with a prescription
Calming Wash will dry up acne & take the redness away without drying out your skin. It is great for patients with acne or rosacea who also have sensitive skin. This was can be used AM or PM.
Calming Serum Padsare packed with ingredients to control acne, rosacea & minimize your pores. These pads are our best selling product, & we continually discover additional ailments that the Calming Serum Pads effectively treat. Use in the AM after washing your face. Follow with your daily moisturizer & sunscreen. Calming Serum is supplied in a bottle with the pads separately packed. You may cut the pads in half to create a longer lasting supply. According to preference & frequency of use, pour the entire bottle of serum over the pads at one time OR apply the serum to each pad individually for each application.
Polishing Lotion No. 1is a powerful lotion containing ingredients for the turnover of dead & old skin cells as well as the stimulation of new cells. Apply in the AM after you wash your face & before you apply SPF.
Polishing Lotion No. 2contains the same proven ingredients as Polishing Lotion No. 1 but at higher concentrations. Recommended for patients with oily, non-sensitive skin. Apply in the AM after you wash your face & before you apply SPF.
Renewal Cream *is an anti-aging cream containing retinoic acid & hydroquinone but with the added ingredients Vitamin D, CoQ10 & creatine – the most powerful proven combination of antioxidants. Apply small pea sized amount to damp skin then apply moisturizer. Use nightly or as directed.
Renewal Cream Plus *contains the same ingredients as Renewal Cream but with a higher concentration of retinoic acid. Apply small pea sized amount to damp skin then apply moisturizer. Use nightly or as directed.
Anti-Aging Cream *is a clinical strength age reversing cream created from simple & proven ingredients: retinoic acid & hydroquinone. Improves pigmentation, texture & fine lines. Apply small pea sized amount to damp skin then apply moisturizer. Use nightly or as directed
Anti-Aging Cream Plus* is the most powerful of our age reversing creams, containing high concentrations of both retinoic acid & hydroquinone. Apply small pea sized amount to damp skin then apply moisturizer. Use nightly or as directed.
Gentle Renewal Cream *contains all the ingredients in the Anti-aging Cream & Renewal Creams along with soothing ingredients that allow ultra sensitive skin to enjoy the benefits of retinoic acid. Apply small pea sized amount to damp skin then apply moisturizer. Use nightly or as directed.
Gentle Renewal Cream Plus *contains the same ingredients as Gentle Renewal Cream but with a higher concentration of retinoic acid. Apply small pea sized amount to damp skin then apply moisturizer. Use nightly or as directed.
TCA Shine Pads 12%are used at low strengths to calm irritation, dry up breakouts & mildly exfoliate to create glowing skin with the addition of powerful antioxidants. Perfect for patients looking to add a little punch to their skincare routine but who also have sensitive skin. Apply every 10-14 days to clean skin. Redness is normal & will last a few minutes. If the redness is prolonged or severe burning occurs, rinse off product. Otherwise, leave product on skin & leave skin bare of your usual routine products.
Skin Rehab is a revolutionary take home peel. See reverse side for more information.
*See reverse side for detailed instructions regarding use of products containing Retin-A.
30 day return/exchange policy. Remember that every patient’s skin is different & these instructions are simply guidelines that can be adjusted for your benefit. All BuffRX products can be customized to your individual needs as directed by Dr. Retief & are available for purchase at www.buffrx.com. We have detailed instructions for all prescription products. Ask your nurse for any information you need to start a skincare routine with your new products. Please do not hesitate to inform our staff if you would like to discuss a product.
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FOR BEST RESULTS, apply all products to damp skin. Layer a sunscreen (with an SPF of at least 15) over your AM BuffRX products every day. Most of our products contain exfoliating ingredients, so expect some peeling. It may be excessive for the first 1-2 weeks but should subsequently subside. Moisturization is especially important during this time. You may feel a completely normal tingling sensation after the application of some products, but you should not experience severe burning or itching. If you experience these symptoms, please contact our office. To minimize flaking, exfoliate with a gritty, exfoliating wash. Apply wash to dry skin, massage in a circular motion over face for 3-5 minutes, then rinse with water. Dermaplaning your face will also reduce flaking. Additionally, a visit with one of our aestheticians for dermaplaning or microdermabrasion can alleviate or reduce symptoms during your adjustment period.
SKIN REHAB is a revolutionary BuffRX take home peel that will give your skin an extra glow without requiring you to hide out while you recover. Uniquely formulated, this product contains a concentrated amount of prescription strength ingredients designed to combat stubborn cases of hyperpigmentation resulting from sun damage, melasma or post inflammatory acne scars. Apply a thin layer to damp, cleansed skin. You may layer moisturizer over the peel. The following morning, wash skin as usual. During application days, avoid additional retinoic & glycolic acid products. Use the treatment cream until skin is reddened, then continue use until you develop irritation or an appearance that is uncomfortable to you. After you achieve this level of discomfort, let the skin heal. When skin has healed, resume your skin regime (if your usual products are tolerable to your rehabilitated skin) to exfoliate the dead layers of skin. Once this process has resolved, repeat the cycle. For the face, apply cream to the entire face with the possible exception of the more sensitive area around the eyes, angles of nose & corners of mouth. For the neck, chest, arms, legs or other areas, apply to the designated area as instructed. For spot treatment or for a full face peel, continue the cycle as tolerated &/or until the discoloration or lesion fades & vanishes. When treating a full area like the face or chest, only treat ONE area at a time & allow 2 weeks between treatments of different areas. For some patients, irritation may occur after 2 applications whereas with others, irritation may take 7 days. Apply Skin Rehab one night prior to an event for a gorgeous, shiny glow. For longer shelf life, refrigerate product.
*Retin-A Guidelines BuffRX products containing Retin-A: Renewal Cream, Renewal Cream Plus, Anti-Aging Cream, Anti-Aging Cream Plus, Gentle Renewal Cream & Gentle Renewal Cream Plus. Our providers may also prescribe a Retin-A topical that you purchase at your pharmacy.
FAQs: Retin-A (Retin-A/Retinoic Acid, Tretinoin, Renova) is clinical strength Vitamin A – a peeling agent that normalizes the skin by preventing hair follicles from plugging, thereby preventing clogged pores & the formulation of acne. Products with these Vitamin A ingredients (commonly referred to as Retin-A) fade fine lines & wrinkles as well as prevent & reverse skin damage caused by the sun. Proper use of Retin-A is essential to achieve the best, most effective results. Apply once a day, preferably at night.
- Wash your face each night with a mild cleanser (like Dove, Cetaphil, Cerave, Neutrogena, Basis, or the wash our provider has recommended for your skin).
- Do not scrub your face. Lightly massage with fingertips or gently use a washcloth.
- Blot dry excess water from face. Gently pat – do not rub harshly with a towel.
- Apply a thin film of Retin-A to DAMP skin. A pea size amount of the cream is sufficient for the entire face unless otherwise directed. Avoid the more sensitive area around the eyes, angles of nose & corners of mouth.
- Leave cream on overnight. You may layer moisturizer (Night Quench, Défenseur, etc.) as needed or directed.
- For the first 2 weeks, apply Retin-A every other night. If irritation is extreme, apply every third night. If irritation is minimal, you may increase application to every night.
- Remember that your skin is adapting. For 1-2 weeks (or even up to 5 weeks) after initial use of Retin-A, you may experience side effects including but not limited to redness, irritation, peeling/flaking & mild burning. Continue use of the medication & endure this minimal period of discomfort, Be patient! Your skin will eventually adjust. To mask peeling skin, apply a good facial moisturizer or hydrating serum to the skin each morning & throughout the day as needed. DON’T GIVE UP! Be vigilant about your skincare routine, & you will soon reap the benefits of glowing, vibrant skin.
- If you experience pain or persistent burning, please contact your provider at our office.
- Discontinue use of Retin-A 2 weeks prior to waxing of facial hair.
- Retin-A will increase sensitivity to the sun. Avoid excess sun exposure & tanning beds. Always wear a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15. You do not have to discontinue use of Retin-A during the spring & summer – simply take steps to ensure that, as always, you are thoroughly protected especially from harsh, direct sunlight.