From Allure Magazine, October 2017:
Top skin docs across the country pick their favorite products to for silky smooth skin — straight from the tube, jar, or bottle.


The Doctor: Rachel Nazarian is a dermatologist in New York City.

Why She Loves It: You’d be hard-pressed to find a derm anywhere who doesn’t have a bottle (or three) of this elixir on their shelf. Why all the love? It’s teeming with powerful ingredients, including antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid. “It acts as a neutralizing shield against ultraviolet radiation and free radicals — so your skin experiences less aging effects of sunlight and damaging pollution — and that means less brown spots, uneven redness, and wrinkles on your skin,” says Nazarian. Oh, and that little brown bottle is significant, too. The dark glass helps the formula stay stable, which is a key element when you’re dealing with vitamin C.

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SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

The Doctor: Sabrina Fabi is a dermatologist in San Diego.

Why She Loves It: The fact that this pricey product smells rather, well, funky has not deterred its legions of devoted users, and that’s because it’s just thatgood. What’s in the secret sauce? “Growth factors,” says Fabi, “which increase collagen production and thicken skin overall.” It’s also one of those products that dermatologists consistently cite as one they religiously use on themselves.

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The Doctor: Rachel Nazarian is a dermatologist in New York City.

Why She Loves It: Nazarian considers this the gold standard of skin-care creams — a cocktail of the good stuff. “It contains heparan sulfate (a vital building block of healthy skin), antioxidants like vitamin A and E, and moisturizer-enhancing extracts, decreases wrinkles and pigment/color irregularities with continued use, and it is extremely moisturizing while remaining non-comedogenic (doesn’t cause acne),” says Nazarian. “It’s great for time-conscious people who still want a serious skin-care product because it acts like four products in one.” Uh, yeah, we’ll take two.

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OCTOBER 10, 2017