The Best Anti-Aging Cream Is…

Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists believe that retinoids are the most proven anti-aging creams today. Retinoids can be divided into prescription-strength tretinoin (aka Retin-A) or over-the-counter strength retinol. So which one do you choose?

Tretinoin has been vigorously tested and scientifically confirmed to thicken the skin, increase collagen, reduce fine lines, lighten sun spots, and even reverse early pre-skin cancers! This is why it’s been prescribed by thousands of doctors for decades. The problem with tretinoin is that it’s very aggressive and can cause a pretty intense dermatitis (with redness, dryness, and flaking) for the first 6-8 weeks of use. The reaction is most intense in people with sensitive, thin, and dry skin.

So I usually recommend prescription-strength tretinoin only for people who have thick, oily skin or have tolerated it before.

For everyone else there is retinol. Retinol is basically a less-potent version of tretinoin. It’s easier to tolerate and doesn’t cause as much dryness or flaking. Studies show that retinol can do basically the same things as tretinoin, just not as quickly or maybe not quite as effectively.

Most major skin care manufacturers have anti-aging creams that contain retinol. My YOUN Beauty Retinol Moisturizer is by far the top selling product in my skin care line, and with good reason! It works! Check it out HERE.

So in summary:

– If you are looking for the most aggressive anti-aging skin care product and have thicker and oilier skin than the average person, you may want to consider prescription strength tretinoin (Retin-A).

– If you have more sensitive, thinner, or drier skin, or you don’t have access to a doctor to prescribe or sell tretinoin to you, then go for a retinol cream.

– If you find you can’t tolerate either of these options, then try an anti-aging cream that contains peptides and/or growth factors. OR, if you love your retinol or tretinoin and would like to add another age-reversing cream into the mix, then go for the easy to tolerate peptides and/or growth factors. I offer the YOUN Beauty Ultra Night Lift as a great peptide-rich option. You can check it out at my online store HERE.


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Each month I hand-curate a bunch of goodies and mail them to you in a sturdy, fancy box. Every box contains one full-sized YOUN Beauty skin care product or YOUN Health nutritional supplement, in addition to several other holistic products to improve your health and/or appearance. Last month’s box contained: YOUN Beauty Green Tea Cleanser, Potentia Wellness Zen Blend mushroom/cacao beverage mix, Turkish Towel serene washcloths, Atrantil bloat-reducing nutritional supplements, and a Purely Elizabeth Chocolate Sea Salt Bar. It had a total value of $146.19 for only $79!

Are you interested in getting the Live Beautifully Box filled with holistic anti-aging surprises each month? Or maybe you would like to gift it to someone? If so, then click HERE to learn more and sign up for next month’s Live Beautifully Box! And remember, you can cancel your subscription at any time.


Here are the latest episodes of my podcast, The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show. Please SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss a single information-packed show!

Episode #160 The Hottest Controversies in Plastic Surgery with Dr. Anthony Youn – There are definitely several hot button topics in plastic surgery today. These controversial issues divide plastic surgeons from each other and even pit patient against doctor.

On this episode, I dive deep into the hottest controversies in plastic surgery. Having just returned from the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, where the debate occasionally became quite heated, I’m ready to dish it out and reveal what I think about such controversial topics as Breast Implant Illness, BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma), the serious dangers of the Brazilian Butt Lift, the long term effects of abdominal etching, teens watching plastic surgery on Instagram, and more.

To learn more, listen HERE with Apple devices or HERE with Android phones.


Episode #159 – The Hottest New Treatments in Plastic Surgery with Dr. Anthony Youn – Plastic surgery is continually advancing, with new treatments and technologies being introduced seemingly every week. On this episode, I begin a two-episode series covering the hottest topics from the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. I’m ready to share the latest and greatest advances in the field of cosmetic medicine.

This week I break down a brand new category of cosmetic treatments – the non-invasive muscle builders. I also cover the newest options in fillers, neurotoxins, and skin tighteners. Ever heard of J Plasma? This new skin tightening treatment is making some waves. I also introduce the hottest new treatment in my practice, and explain why my proprietary formula is better than others. We will also look into the future, with the most exciting new injectable poised to hit doctors’ offices sometime soon.

Listen HERE on Apple devices or HERE on Android.

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