9 Skin-Care Products This Surgeon Uses Every Single Day

Photo Credits: Baljeet Purewal, MD

This article first appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of NewBeauty. Click here to subscribe.

Short Hills, NJ oculoplastic surgeon Baljeet K. Purewal won't just use any beauty product: "Everything I use must contain ingredients that serve a specific purpose for me," she says. "When I apply my skin-care products, I like to feel like it is a treat to nourish and protect my skin. And when I take good care of my skin, I do not need to wear a lot of makeup, which is important for me because I like a dewy, fresh look." Here's all the products she uses to achieve just that.



“To clean my skin without stripping it, I like AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Foam ($50). Then I use SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum ($281), a blend of growth factors, peptides and antioxidants. For hydration, I like the plumping effects of SkinMedica HA5 ($178), especially around my crow’s-feet—under my eyes I use Environ Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide Eye Gel ($86). For sun protection: SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Tinted SPF 34 ($68).”


“I use SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser ($47) to both exfoliate and remove my makeup. Then I apply SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 ($78) to minimize fine lines and the size of my pores. Twice a week, I use Fresh Face & Eye Brightening Pads ($160, available at Fresh Face & Eye) in place of retinol to even my skin tone and reduce breakouts. As my last step, I apply NeoCutis Lumière Illuminating Eye Cream ($97)—it’s packed with growth factors and intensely hydrates my skin.”