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Skin Care

Q

“I’d like to know about new cutting edge facials and techniques for natural glowing beauty at home. I would love to know about great products that we could learn about. Also anti aging techniques would be great, as many say “oh, I drink a lot of water or stay out of the sun.” But in reality they have perfectly line free, plumped, spot free skin. What can we do for lasers, peels, light therapy, tricks of the trade etc.. To stay looking healthy and vibrant?”

A

Dr. Fredric Brandt is a cosmetic dermatologist notable for launching at-home skincare treatments that actually work and don’t require a prescription or a visit to the doctor. Here is one product from his line that I use and recommend especially. It really works.

dr. brandt® laser a-peel ($75)

dr. brandt® laser a-peel is just like an in-office peel. The great thing about it is that it comes as a combination of two bottles, one that that does a deep, exfoliating peel and one that soothes the skin.


Q

“What products have the best reputation for the various skin types (cleansers, exfoliators, moisturizers, etc.)? What REALLY works? What is GP’s regime? The same questions go for makeup as well. What is the best of the best?”

A

When it comes to my skin-care regime, I use a grab-bag of makeup, creams, and oils that I like to mix and match on a daily basis. Here are a few of the products that I love and that really stand out:



  • Stella McCartney
    Stella McCartney

    Stella McCartney’s Purifying Foaming Cleanser for a gentle wash each day.

  • Intelligent Nutrients
    Intelligent Nutrients

    Intelligent Nutrients products which are all organic. The Anti-Aging Serum ($60), and the Anti-Aging Mist ($35) work in conjunction to eliminate signs of aging and make skin look luminous.

  • Sonya Dakar
    Sonya Dakar

    My LA facialist, Sonya Dakar, has an eco-friendly group of anti-aging products called Neutrasphere that I find really works.

  • Chanel
    Chanel

    Chanel’s Ecriture Automatic Liquid Eyeliner ($34) and Soleil Tan ($48) as a Bronzer.

  • Estee Lauder
    Estee Lauder

    Estee Lauder’s TurboLash Mascara ($32) has a brush that actually vibrates to curl and give lashes volume and length.

  • Kiehl's
    Kiehl's

    I’ve been using Kiehl’s #1 lip balm forever. It’s permanently in my handbag.

  • Rodin
    Rodin

    Rodin’s Olio Lusso ($170): This all-natural moisturizing oil leaves skin looking radiant. It has a subtle lovely fresh scent, too.

  • SkinCeuticals
    SkinCeuticals

    In the winter, when my skin gets especially dry, I use a combination of products from Skinceuticals. A few drops of Hydrating B5 Gel ($67) goes a long way in helping to keep my skin fully moisturized. I use this along with their A.G.E Interrupter ($150) which fights wrinkles and C E Ferulic ($142), their anti-oxidant, after washing my face, neck and chest.

  • Tom Ford
    Tom Ford

    I like to use bright lipstick when all the rest of my makeup is minimal. A few months ago, I found the most gorgeous and sleek box set of Tom Ford lipstick. From his line of makeup, these lipsticks come in 12 essential colors. The set can be purchased in Neiman Marcus and Saks in the US and at Selfridges in the UK (after August 1st).

  • Laura Mercier
    Laura Mercier

    Laura Mercier’s Undercover Pot ($34), I find, is the ultimate blemish and under-eye circle cover-up. It comes in a pot with a 3 product combo that you can mix up to hide blemishes.

  • Stila
    Stila

    For Blush, I stick with Stila’s Convertible Color ($25) which gives a nice glow.

  • Bobbi Brown
    Bobbi Brown

    Bobbi Brown’s Tinted Moisturizing Balm ($50) is the perfect foundation with SPF 25 as a major plus. The Everything Mascara ($22) is also one of my everyday essentials.

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