Inside a Dermatologist’s Beauty Cabinet: Heidi Waldorf

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If you live in Manhattan, you know this city isn’t skin-friendly. With high pollution levels and busy, stressful days, it can take a toll on even the most gorgeous complexions. We chatted with New York dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD, to find out what she uses on her skin (and what she recommends to her clients) to keep it glowing and youthful among all of the hustle bustle.  

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1 / 5

NeoStrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash

“I love this cleanser because it removes makeup quickly without causing irritation to the skin or eyes and leaves skin soft. If you are super tired before bed, or you’re on an airplane or in gym locker room, skip cleanser and water and use a soft pre-moistened makeup remover towelette instead. I keep a few in a Ziplock in my carry-on and gym bag.” $40, neostrata.com

2 / 5

Caudalie Premier Cru La Crème Riche

“With resveratrol, peptides and antioxidants in an elegant, deeply moisturizing cream base, this cream improves skin in both the short- and long-term. I layer it day and night and whenever I need a boost of moisture. I can use it anywhere–face, eyelids, neck—and anytime. I don’t leave home without it.” $158, caudalie.com

3 / 5


“For my patients who use a retinoid, or have acne or significant sun damage, I recommend this moisturizing waxy stick by blinc, which contains fine crystals. Applied to damp skin and then massaged with fingers or a Clarisonic, it provides gentle physical exfoliation because the crystals are applied with the wax.” $50, beauty.com

4 / 5

Elta MD UV Clear

“Elta MD UV Clear provides physical sun protection, hydration and niacinamide to reduce redness and deliver antioxidant benefits. It rubs in quickly and feels light, but still moisturizing.” $32, dermstore.com

5 / 5

Derma Topix Intensive Hand Cream

“Glycerin and silicone hydrate and seal the skin on my hands and fingers without leaving them greasy, and it lasts through multiple hand sanitizer applications and washings—I  cant live without it.” $15, dermstore.com

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