We will help you be confident that you are offering your patients the best skincare options at competitive prices.


Skin Type Solutions is a scientific, ethical system that customizes an efficacious skincare regimen for each patient’s unique skin type.

Great for Doctors

We alleviate the constraints associated with limited patient time, staff education and selecting products from the rapidly changing cosmeceutical market.

Great for Your Staff

Our simple and reliable system provides ongoing staff education and streamlines the product ordering process.

Great for Your Patients

Improve outcomes and satisfaction through patient education, understanding and compliance.


Skin Type Solutions makes it easy for doctors to take advantage of skincare retail as a revenue stream. Our brand-agnostic, scientifically based, standardized methodology allows physicians to easily sell skincare products using an ethical protocol based on each patient’s individual skin type diagnosis. Developed by Dr. Leslie S. Baumann, Skin Type Solutions helps patients realize that dermatologists and plastic surgeons are the best source for Medical Advice on Skincare ® while providing the tools necessary to maximize sales and increase profitability.


All products and regimens in the system have been independently tested and “Skin Type Solutions Approved” by Dr. Leslie S. Baumann, an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist and clinical research investigator. Dr. Baumann cherry-picks the best technologies and products from a variety of brands to create customized skincare regimens comprised of “hero” products for each of the 16 unique Baumann Skin Types.


Skin Type Solutions utilizes a proprietary software package that literally generates an efficacious customized skincare regimen at the touch of a button. Our comprehensive training program allows any and all staff members to recommend and sell products to patients—not just the doctor.


Dr. Baumann authored the first textbook about cosmetic dermatology in 2002, and the second edition of Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (McGraw Hill) now ranks as the bestselling dermatology textbook in the world and has been translated into 14 languages. In 2005, Dr. Baumann authored The Skin Type Solution, a New York Times bestseller that has been published in multiple languages. The latest edition of The Skin Type Solution was published in December 2010 to coincide with the PBS special, “Skin Type Solutions with Dr. Leslie Baumann,” which began airing in late 2010. Dr. Baumann’s latest textbook, Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients (McGraw Hill) was released in November 2014. Dr. Baumann also pens a bi-monthly column in The Miami Herald and regularly contributes to magazines, trade publications and medical journals.

What are the 16 skin types

The Baumann Skin Type system identifies four key skin attributes (Dry/Oily, Sensitive/Resistant, Pigmented/Non-Pigmented and Wrinkle-Prone/Tight), resulting in 16 distinct skin types. This extensively tested and widely-accepted system has been adapted to create the Skin Type Solutions Questionnaire, which assesses a patient's Baumann Skin Type in only three to five minutes.

Product Recommendations

Skin Type Solutions provides a preset skincare regimen consisting of independently tested products that have been proven to be efficacious for each of the 16 Baumann Skin Types. The regimens can be further customized with prescription-based products, as well as in-office treatment protocols.




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The U.S. skincare industry is set to reach $11 billion by 2018, so it’s no wonder that increasingly more doctors are beginning to sell products—but it takes more than putting bottles and jars on a shelf to be successful. Skin Type Solutions puts physicians on the path to success by incorporating these key points:

  • Patient education: Compliance is essential for positive outcomes, and Skin Type Solutions provides information about products and skin conditions in a format that is ready to be passed along to patients.
  • Proven methodology: Skin Type Solutions has been tested on more than 100,000 women and men of all ages and ethnicities, and proven to accurately access and meet their skincare needs.
  • Adaptability: Skin Type Solutions updates its over-the- counter and prescription skincare options quarterly to include the latest innovations from the major cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical companies, and meet patient demand for the products they are hearing about in the media.
  • Proven ingredients: With so much skincare hype and misinformation, Skin Type Solutions is committed to selecting products and ingredients that are backed by scientific dermatological research.
CUSTOMIZATION FOR YOUR PRACTICE: We work closely with you to meet your practice’s unique needs and wants.