Can KaramMD Skin products be used on all skin types?

We are pleased to say that KaramMD Skin products have been formulated to benefit all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Can vitamin C irritate my skin?

While there is a lot of chemistry involved when formulating a vitamin C serum, we use ethyl ascorbate acid, known as the next-generation vitamin C. It is a highly stable, non-irritating, patented derivative.

What do "active" skincare ingredients mean?

Active ingredients are what make a skincare product effective. We carefully selected premium active ingredients to target and address your most common skincare concerns

How long does it take skincare to work?

It takes 28-days for skin cells to turn over, which means in order to see a difference in your skin from KaramMD products, you need to use them consistently for at least a month.

What products should everyone have in their skincare routine?

A cleanser, a vitamin-rich serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. (stay tuned for news on our sunscreen!)

Do I need different products for morning and night?

We believe that cleansing & moisturizing properly are all that is needed to protect your skin from external stressors. The ingredient deck in all 3 products has been strategically designed to benefit you both am & pm with no need to switch, add or omit products.

Can I use retinol if I have sensitive skin?

Dr. Karam made it his mission to incorporate a moderated dose of active retinol in his hero product, Illuminate, to ensure that all skin types could reap the multitude of benefits without concerns of irritation. Along with aloe and encapsulated hyaluronic acid, Illuminate boasts a patented lipid complex blend that aids in soothing and hydrating the skin.

Can skin get too acclimated to certain products, making them less effective?

No. The active ingredients in our products won't change in any way or stop giving you results.

What’s the concentration (or how much) of Retinol in Illuminate?

The retinol in Illuminate was never meant as a stand alone ingredient,  it is just one of over a dozen active ingredients used for brightening and improving uneven skin tone.  The Illuminate was formulated to address various signs of aging skin - dryness, uneven skin tone, firmness, decrease the appearance of lines, wrinkles, smooth texture, brightening and radiance. The formula is a cutting edge product that produces results but has to be tolerated for all skin types and textures even for sensitive skin; therefore the concentration of the retinol has had to be carefully modulated to meet these specifications.  The retinol comes in a form of a patented complex designed to maximize absorption and efficacy.  

Use of full strength retinols and Retin-A cuts the pool of participants significantly as most people can’t tolerate it therefore they stop using it.  In this case, even at low doses, it is still creating positive anti-aging effects specifically because it is tolerated and people use it 2x a day for time.  

For those who want the extra retinol or are already using it, you can use it in conjunction with Illuminate.  You would apply it after Rinse.

What is the percentage of Vitamin C in Quench?

Quench is not a standard Vitamin C Serum, it is a combination of 3 different formulations of Vitamin C and other supporting ingredients designed to increase the effectiveness of the product over standard Vitamin C formulations yet be well tolerated by all skin types, even sensitive skin.  Each category of product has its own unique percentage and therefore we can give you a standard concentration comparison that you are used to seeing.  Quench is designed to decrease skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation by decreasing melanocytes activity; increase collagen type 1 production resulting in reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and improved skin smoothness.  This is a unique formulation designed for KaramMD.