Hyperpigmentation (HP)

Hyperpigmentation (HP) Pigmentation is the natural colour of a person’s skin; it is related to melanin production. Hyperpigmentation refers to the accumulation of excess melanin on the skins surface. Pigment production is known as melanogenesis. Pigment (melanin) is formed in the melanocyte at the bottom layer of the epidermis and… Read more

Transitioning your Skincare from Spring to Summer

Transitioning your skincare

We all love that summer skin glow – while many of you are basking in the sunshine, don’t forget to care for your skin with your at-home skin routine. As these months start to get warmer and turn from spring into summer, our skin requires less hydration from the cooler… Read more



What is Hyperpigmentation? Pigmentation is the natural colour of a person’s skin – related to melanin production. Hyperpigmentation refers to the accumulation of excess melanin on the skins surface. Pigment production is known as melanogenesis. The process originates in the melanocyte at the bottom layer of the epidermis. Tyrosinase is a… Read more

Not just any Hyaluronic Acid will do

Hyaluronic Acid

What’s all the hype about Hyaluronic Acid? Here’s the science behind the serum and why it’s one of our favourites in the clinic for hydrating your skin. What is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic Acid – also known as “HA”, is a naturally occurring group of sugar molecules found in the fluids… Read more

Exfoliation 101


What is Exfoliation? Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This can be achieved by mechanical or chemical techniques. Your skin does naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so. However, dead cells don’t shed completely… Read more

Transitioning your skincare for Winter


 After months of basking in warmer temperatures and having a more minimal skincare regime, winter is here. Although, here in Victoria, BC on the west coast, we get a large amount of precipitation to keep the air humid. Throughout the winter the temperature drops and we are indoors more with… Read more

Why Retinol should be your evening go-to product

Retinol vs Retinoids

What is Retinol vs Retinoids Retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A, which retinol falls under. Retinol is on the milder end of the retinoid spectrum in potency. This means the enzyme in our skin must first convert it into the more potent retinoid acid or Retinol-A (tretinoin). Once it’s been… Read more

10 Retinol Myths Debunked

Retinol Myths

  #1 Myth : All Retinoids are the Same Retinoids are a huge family of compounds derived from Vitamin A. There are actually several forms from OTC (over the counter) to prescription strength in topical & oral medical form of retinoids. Certain esters of retinol, like Retinol Palmitate and Acetate,… Read more

Vitamin C : Why it’s Dr Ross’ top skincare product

Vitamin C

Vitamin C : Potent Antioxidant, skin brightener, protector and fighter of fine lines & wrinkles When you think of Vitamin C, all the qualities listed above don’t normally come to your mind first thing when it comes to your skin. Maybe orange juice, cold fighter or a vitamin supplement might… Read more

Why Medical Grade Skincare?

Medical Grade Skincare

Why Medical Grade Skincare? With an overwhelming amount of skincare options at our fingertips, you’ve probably asked yourself.. how do OTC (over the counter) products sold in department/local drug stores and medical-grade skincare products differ from each other? Are medical-grade treatments and skincare products worth the investment? We like to… Read more