MD Formulations

MD Formulations Skin Care Products

MD Formulations Cleanser, MD Formulations Moisture Defense and MD Formulations Vit A Plus products paved the way to irritant-free skincare regimes by being the first to develop a patented formulation of glycolic compound. Derived from fruit, glycolic acid is used to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Glycolic acid acts as an exfoliating agent to encourage new cell growth to produce younger, firmer skin. Although the benefits of glycolic acid are well-documented, glycolic acid has a very low pH which can cause irritated, red skin. MD Formulations Cleanser, MD Formulations Moisture Defense, and MD Formulations Vit A Plus address this issue by offering a patented, glycolic compound with a balanced pH which delivers the benefits of glycolic acid without the irritation.

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MD Formulations: Technology Meets Skincare

MD Formulations was the first line to patent glycolic acid in the use of skincare formulas. This ingredient serves as the cornerstone for MD Formulations products, which are appropriate for all skin types and needs.

The company carries an extensive line of formulas, including cleansers, moisturizers and skin protection. The company also offers a full line of body care products.

About the Company

MD Formulations has spent more than 20 years combining technology with skincare knowledge to produce some of the most effective skincare formulas on the market today. The products are marketed under the umbrella of Bare Escentuals, Inc., which also offers a mineral makeup line known as Bare Minerals.

While the introductory years of the company, started by Diane Richardson in 1976, were rocky at best, Richardson continued to work hard to bring the company into the profitable state she knew it could be. From humble beginnings in Los Gatos, California, Bare Escentuals and MD Formulations is now available at 120-company owned stores in the United States, and their products are also distributed through reputable retailers online. The MD Formulations products have also been marketed on QVC and through direct-response infomercials.

About the Ingredients

Glycolic acid is the key ingredient in most of the MD Formulations products, due to its ability to gently exfoliate the skin without causing irritation. When skin is properly exfoliated, new skin cell growth is promoted for a healthier, younger looking complexion.

The patented technology of MD Formulations ensures that the pH of the glycolic acid matches the pH in human skin so it can bring about the desired effect without irritating the complexion. In fact, the company boasts that even individuals with sensitive skin issues like rosacea can effectively use the MD Formulations products for stellar results.

About the Products

MD Formulations products offer four distinct steps of skincare:

  • Cleanse
  • Correct
  • Hydrate
  • Correct

MD Formulations Cleanser, MD Formulations Moisture Defense, and MD Formulations Vit A Plus were born of the world-recognized skincare company, Bare Escentuals, who put its name on the global map as the parent company of the most recognized mineral makeup company in the world, bareMinerals makeup.

In 1983, MD Formulations became the first company to license glycolic patents worldwide. In 1989, MD Formulations Cleanser, MD Formulations Moisture Defense and MD Vit A Plus products were launched to U.S. aesthetic professionals. Expansion of MD Formulations Moisture Defense and MD Formulations Vit A Plus products were extended internationally in 1992. 1997 brought MD Formulations Cleanser products to the top of the skincare market by offering the first glycolic products for sensitive skin.

MD Formulations cleanser for sensitive skin is unscented, light, and non-irritating. It also diminishes the signs of aging with its patented ingredients,” stated Dr. Farid Mostamand, founder and owner of “MD Formulations Moisture Defense products and MD Formulations Vit A Plus products offer customized choices for the eight different skin types, incorporating many botanical ingredients.”

MD Formulations cleanser, MD Formulations Moisture Defense products and MD Formulations Vit A Plus offer products for every type of skin: Combo/Normal, Dry, Oily, Sensitive, Problem Prone, Hyperpigmentation, Rosacea, and Aging.

MD Formulations Vit A Plus pioneered advanced formulas to fight wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, discolorations, and large pores with powerful ingredients which work while balancing pH from vitamin A effects. With its patented formulas, MD Formulations Vit A Plus products combat the signs of aging without the irritation sometimes derived from vitamin A. In addition, MD Formulations Moisture Intensive Anti-Aging Serum is a physician-grade product which fades fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing and brightening skin tone.

“MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Eye Cream eliminates dark circles and puffy eyes,” added Dr. Mostamand. “It rebuilds the delicate skin around the eyes and fades crow’s feet. Customers reorder this product again and again.”



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