Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase

Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase is set to make its mass market debut at Walmart and Walgreens. Courtesy Photo

We've been fans of potent-but-gentle skincare lines Kinerase and Kinerase Pro+Therapy for years, so when we heard Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase would launch at mass, our wallets rejoiced.

The late Dr. Laurence LeWinn was a well-known Australian plastic surgeon who founded the Dr. LeWinn Research Center in Montreal, Canada and has had the number one premium skincare brand in Australia -- Dr. LeWinn's Private Formula -- for the past 11 years.

"The line is suitable for all skin types and ages. Just like Kinerase, Dr. LeWinn's Research Center developed this new line of formulas to show dramatic results even on sensitive skin," Jenniffer Smoot, marketing director of US Cosmeceuticals Valeant Pharmaceuticals (the parent company of Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase) told StyleList.

"Because our number one ingredient, clinical-strength kinetin, works without exfoliating, it's not as harsh as some other anti-aging products that work by forcing cell renewal. Instead, kinetin stimulates cells at the deepest layers of skin's surface to keep them healthier longer helping skin to look, act and feel youthful. This makes it ideal for even the most sensitive skin," she adds.

The line boasts 10 cleansers, moisturizers and treatment products from an anti-aging perspective. Each product contains Kinerase's patented anti-aging plant extract kinetin at clinical-strength levels of 0.1 percent.

Other actives include SNAP-8 Peptide (a neuropeptide that relaxes the appearance of wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions), Osilift (oat kernel sugars that lift and tighten skin immediately), Eyeseryl (a tetrapeptide that reduces eye puffiness and helps prevent liquid from accumulating in the area and inhibits loss of elasticity) and Sepiwhite (this lightening agent removes melanin from skin's surface, blocks irregular melanin production and helps quench free radicals).

When asked how Dr. LeWinn's plastic surgery experience informed the development of the products Smoot explained, "Dr. LeWinn's Research centers work with plastic surgeons adding a unique dimension of thinking about how to approach anti-aging. An excellent example of this is Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Lip Resculpt 3D. We included ingredients that approached the desired attribute, of fuller lips, from a three dimensional perspective. This allows the product to 'rebuild' the lips -- improving the curvature, volume and surface area for a more youthful look."

Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase products retail for $10 to $35 and are available at selct Walgreens and Walmart stores and drlewinnbykinerase.com.

Meanwhile, check out these anti-aging tips for body and mind.