The Complete Story
“We created MD Complete as an easier, more affordable alternative to procedures and treatments dermatologists offer in their offices. We spent years exploring ways to achieve in-office results with non-prescriptive skincare. It wasn’t until we discovered a unique ingredient delivery system that this goal was made possible.” - Dr. Brian Zelickson, renowned dermatologist and inventor
MD Complete is the only brand clinically proven to match the results of laser procedures and leading Rx treatments.
Our core beliefs are simple:
- Healthy skin is beautiful skin.
- Our spouses and kids will use our products—the importance of creating clean, safe and effective products is very personal.
Yes, MD Complete uses many naturally derived nutrients; however, we don’t claim to be a wholly natural brand. We are a healthy, efficacious brand that supports your beautiful best skin with high-quality skincare.
Clean, Healthy Formulas
Healthy skin is beautiful skin
MD Complete began by developing treatments for chemotherapy and a segment of diabetes patients, whose skin was so compromised that it could not tolerate common topical treatments without irritation. We discovered a way to improve how these ingredients were delivered to the skin—improving absorption, and how the skin used and responded to these ingredients. This not only made the products much less irritating, but also enhanced their effectiveness.
Today, this ingredient delivery system enables MD Complete to formulate much higher levels of much more active ingredients in anti-aging, acne clearing and therapeutic skincare products. This is how we deliver the kind of results that historically would have required a visit to a dermatologist’s office.
In MD Complete’s pursuit to deliver the best from your skincare regimen, we take the extra step of manufacturing our products in clean room environments. This eliminates exposure to oxygen and contaminants that commonly degrade the high-quality, active ingredients.
Nourishing, Efficacious Ingredients
What you feed your skin matters
MD Complete invests in finding the best, most effective ingredients with the highest nutrient density possible. Two ingredients may have the same name, but that does not mean they are equally effective or clean. Ingredients like fruit seed extracts, for instance, have widely different nutritional content based on soil nutrient levels, how and when they are cultivated, and how they are extracted. MD Complete spends a great deal of time and money to find the versions that will be best for your skin. We take the extra time and invest the extra expense, so you don’t waste either on your skincare.
Our formulas are built on a foundation of clinically proven ingredients, like Retinol, that have been used successfully by dermatologists for decades. While the efficacy of these ingredients is well understood, historically clinically effective levels could only be used under a dermatologist’s supervision. Our ingredient delivery system now makes it possible to deliver higher, clinically more effective levels.
Our goal is not just to match the results of dermatologists’ treatments and procedures, but to beat them whenever possible. To do this, we broadened our research efforts to leverage advances in healthcare and technology outside of skincare in areas like nutritional sciences, immunology, oncology care and even sports nutrition. This led to remarkable discoveries that helped us maximize our product effectiveness.
Taking this broader view of the science also prompted MD Complete to look at the skin condition, not just the concerns. As a result, we formulate more complete skincare solutions for achieving a beautiful, healthy looking complexion.
Real People, Real Results
We keep it simple, real and effective!
“I had never used a complete skincare system before MD Complete. I would dabble with products from different brands, trying a face wash from one brand and a moisturizer from another. I love the Eye Wrinkle Corrector and the Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate. I like the way it moisturizes my skin. I also love the Dark Spot Corrector. I was away with my husband last weekend and he mentioned on two occasions how nice my skin (face) looks! He has NEVER said anything about my skin. I love these products and will definitely continue to use them!” Linda
We Believe in Complete Care
We are experts in skincare, and you are an expert on how your skin feels
That’s why we designed dermatologist-level skincare with highly concentrated actives (up to 20x higher levels than department store brands) that deliver skin-supporting treatments exactly where you need it most. Nourishing, restoring, strengthening—it’s complete care for beautifully healthy skin confidence.
Complete care is more than just products—it’s about people. Our goal is to be the skincare guide who you turn to for questions, advice and recommendations. MD Complete is committed to providing real, clinically accurate insights and skincare guidance to help you achieve (and maintain) a healthy, beautiful complexion. We will find the simplest plan for your best results . . . and be here to help you navigate all things skincare along the way.
Why MD Complete is Unique
Unprecedented formulas and unparalleled results
Many brands can claim to be dermatologist formulated, dermatologist tested and dermatologist recommended. But they do not deliver results comparable to dermatologist treatments. Only MD Complete is clinically proven to deliver results that match in-office laser treatments and the #1 Rx anti-aging regimen prescribed by dermatologists.
How to Build a Dermatologist-Level Skincare Plan
We'll guide you to the simplest plan to achieve your best results
START with a CORE treatment
The core product is the foundation of your plan. It should be the workhorse that provides multitasking benefits. In the past, the core product was typically a moisturizer. With advances in technology, this should no longer be the case.
Dermatologists typically will build your skincare regimen around a prescriptive retinoid (Tretinoin) or high-potency Retinol product. Newer, more moisturizing Retinol formulations have been developed to eliminate the need for an additional moisturizer and to provide a less irritating alternative to prescriptive Tretinoin. Some Retinol products now include a complex mix of active ingredients to improve results.
ADD targeted BOOSTER treatments
Boosters are highly focused treatments to step up your results on specific concerns like dark spots, fine lines or acne. These are highly concentrated treatments—high levels of complex actives without the fillers and inactive ingredients associated with general moisturizers. Add just one or two treatments. You want the simplest regimen with the fewest products necessary, to get the best possible results.
COMPLETE your plan with CLEANSER and SUNSCREEN
Select a non-foaming creamy cleanser and broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen that works for you. Using a non-foaming cleanser is surprisingly important for all skin types, not just those prone to breakouts. That’s because the chemicals responsible for foaming in traditional cleansers can damage the moisture barrier and strip the skin of essential nutrients—making skin more prone to dehydration and irritation.
New to Skincare?
A little knowledge goes a long way in skincare
Knowing what to expect greatly influences long-term results. Just as you would not expect to transform your body after a week of exercise, the same is true with skincare. You can expect to see improvements in skin tone and texture within 5-7 days, but the most dramatic results take consistent use over time.
Here are 5 tips for success:
- Select the right products for your skin concerns. We’re not here to load you up on products but to help you achieve your best results.
- Start with a simple skincare system. It’s easy to follow, you’re more likely to stick with it and a system offers the best results, as the products are designed to work together.
- Use a non-foaming cleanser—ours or someone else’s. This helps minimize issues that can damage the moisture barrier, resulting in dehydration and increased irritation.
- If you have a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) that you like, stick with it. The best sunscreen is the one you actually use.
- Take a picture in natural light before you start your plan, then track your results by taking follow up pictures in that same light each month.
We invite you to give our client service team a call for a personalized skincare consultation: (800) 260-2250, Monday-Friday 9a-6p ET. Or visit our educational blog for skincare tips and more about MD Complete.