Science meets beauty: Skin care products developed by dermatologists
Beauty brands make all kinds of crazy claims that seldom live up to the hype, but when you've got science behind you, how can you really go wrong? Well, the answer is, you can't!
Meet just a few of the doctors literally changing the face of the industry with the skin care lines and products they've launched.
dr. adam, PARIS,
He may not be a dermatologist, but Dr. Gerard Adam is a chemical engineer holding over 50 patents in the field of human health that have resulted in renowned medicines worldwide. Thus, it's safe to say this guy knows his stuff! And his line of clinically proven, hypoallergenic (meaning they're safe for even the most sensitive skin) products certainly corroborates that fact. Based on Cellular Therapy, a new science rooted in stem cell renewal, dr. adam, Paris offers full-on treatment packages which correct and address practically every skin care concern imaginable, from dryness to rosacea, wrinkles, sun damage, post dermabrasion and more. Simply browse through and pick your protocol.
If it's good enough for celebrities, then clearly, it's good enough for us! The brainchild of esteemed Beverly Hills dermatologist to the stars Dr. Harold Lancer, this anti-aging skin care line is chockfull of innovative beauty products that work synergistically and contain the latest medical-grade ingredients, drastically improving the quality of your skin. For newbies, we recommend the Skin Revival Starter Set ($200) to whip your face into shape — stat.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
An avid skin cancer researcher and in-demand dermatologist himself, many of Dr. Gross' multitasking beauty products are aimed at — you guessed it — protecting your skin and reversing the signs of sun damage. Of course, there are a variety of scientific treatments for clearing up acne too. The product we can't wait to get our hands on, however, is the Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisture ($42). Within one to three hours of putting it on, 85.2 percent of people in an independent study agreed that their skin had a natural glow and no longer looked dull or sallow. Plus, it contains active vitamin D and anti-aging and hydration benefits. Now, how's that for results? Um, amazing!
Dr. Brandt Skincare
Some beauty brands are ahead of the curve, and celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt is definitely leading the way! His skin care products, described as a potent combination of science meets active eastern botanicals with ingredients like green tea, white tea and grapeseed extract, are formulated to deliver, as closely as possible anyway, the benefits you'd reap from an in-office procedure. Currently, we're obsessing over the Collagen Booster ($78). Not only does this serum improve your skin's overall elasticity and resilience, but it also encourages and stimulates collagen production, giving you, our friends, a younger-looking face.