What We Look For in a

Good Skin Product

MidState Skin Institute’s staff has extensive dermatologic knowledge and we put that knowledge to work in choosing which lines of skin care and treatment products we use for our procedures, and offer to our patients for ongoing care.

First and foremost, any product we recommend must be safe and thoroughly tested. There are many products currently for sale that have not gone through a rigorous testing regimen before they are manufactured and put on the shelf, and that does not sit well with our providers.

Every dermatology and skin care product MidState Skin uses, recommends or carries has been personally selected by Dr. Cauthen for its adherence to quality and safety standards.

Secondly, it absolutely has to work. There are a lot of products out there that claim to yield certain results, yet they usually fall short on their promises. MidState Skin does not recommend products that do not live up to their claims, so you can feel confident that any product used in your treatment at MidState Skin or recommended for purchase by our staff is indeed effective.


  • Elta Foaming

Breaks makeup and oils down to clean skin

  • Circadia Lipid Replacing

Any skin type / breaks makeup and oils down without drying out skin

  • Circadia Micro Exfoliating

Gentle micro exfoliating for daily use

  • Amandola

Lactic acid gently exfoliates/ good for mature skin

Moisturizers with SPF:

  • Elta UV Daily SPF 40

Normal to dry skin

  • Elta Elements SPF 44

Ultra hydrating / water resistant

  • Elta Aero SPF 45

Spray SPF / water resistant

  • Elta Clear SPF 46

Oil free / good for acne and rosacea prone skin

  • Elta Sport SPF 50

Water resistant / great for sports & swimming

  • Elta UV Restore SPF 40 (tinted and non-tinted)

Sun-damaged skin, minimize dark spots

  • Elta UV Sheer SPF 50

Compatible with all skin tones, won’t leave a white cast

  • Neocutis Micro Day SPF 30

Enhances skin’s collagen/ elastin / antioxidants for mature skin

  • Isdin Ultralight emolsion SPF 50

Water-resistant with peptide complex and antioxidants (100% mineral sunscreen)

  • Isdin Mineral Brush Facial Powder SPF 50

On-the-go SPF in a powder form for easy application


  • Elta Eye Cream

Improves puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles

  • Eraclear Eye Surround

Hydrating with hyularonic acid / improves puffiness and dark circles

  • Latisse

Stimulates hair folicles to promote the growth of longer and fuller lashes

  • ISDIN K-Ox Eyes

Combat bags, puffiness, crows feet and dark circles in one stroke

  • Neocutis Lumiere Firm

Target the delicate eye area with this advanced anti-aging formulation

Anti-Aging and Repair:

  • Vitamin C Serum14%

Brightens, hydrates and maintains collagen (morning)

  • Eraclea Vitamin C Repair

Light weight / hydrates, brightens and maintains collagen

  • Glycolic Acid 10%

Gentle alpha hydroxy acid lifts dead skin cells away

  • Eraclea Pure Hydration

Hyularonic acid and zinc hydrate and heal the skin

  • Green Tea Hydrating Toner

Hydrates and energizes skin for skincare preparation

  • Isdin Melatonik Night Serum

Stimulates your skin’s antioxidant defenses

  • Eraclea Lip Hydrator

Keeps lips hydrated and plump

  • Elon R3 (60 capsules)

Healthier, thicker hair. Healthier and brighter skin

  • Viviscal Professional (60 capsules)

Nourishes thinning hair and promotes existing hair growth from within

Day/Night Moisturizers:

  • Elta AM Therapy

Acne prone skin gently exfoliates with white willow bark

  • Elta PM Therapy

Anti-aging with rice protein peptides

  • Elta Barrier Renewal Complex

Improved dry, compromised skin by strengthening skin texture and tone

  • Neocutis Neofirm

Improves crepey, uneven tone skin with glycolic acid

  • Neocutis Micro Night

Hydrates, rejuvenates and restores skin with MPC compound

  • EltaMD Moisture-Rich Body Crème

Infuses compromised dry, flaky, sensitive skin with long lasting moisture

  • ISDIN Uradin Lotion 10

Long lasting moisture to help reestablish optimal levels of hydration in the skin, ideal for dry to very dry skin