Inside a Dermatologist's Beauty Cabinet: Marnie B. Nussbaum

Most women get beauty product recommendations from their friends. Here at NewBeauty, we are lucky to count some of the world’s best dermatologists as personal confidants. So when we are in need of a new cleanser or eye cream, we go straight to the pros. Here, New York dermatologist Marnie B. Nussbaum, MD, shares her favorite skin care products.
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Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash

“I love this cleanser because it gently deep-cleans without drying my face out or causing any irritation. It doesn’t break down the skin barrier, which is essential for healthy, clean pores. In general, there is rarely a need to splurge on basic cleansers and moisturizers, which only touch your face for a few seconds. Most basic cleansers remove oil and dirt. Traditional bar soaps can raise skin’s pH from its ideal 5.5 up to 9 or 10, creating that dry, tight feeling.” $20, sebamedusa.com

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SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

“This serum has a specific form of vitamin C in it that has been scientifically proven to be more effective than any other form out there. It is a fabulous antioxidant anti-aging serum. It protects your skin against the environment’s dirtiest bacteria. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles while slowing down the appearance of aging.” $162, skinceuticals.com

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La Mer Eye Concentrate

“It helps to soften the appearance of dark circles, surface discoloration and unevenness. People tend to spend more on eye cream for a number of reasons. Because you only need to use very little at a time, eye cream usually lasts longer than regular products. Remember, less is more.” $195, cremedelamer.com

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EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

Sunscreen is extremely important. My favorite kind to use is Elta Sunscreen. It is fragrance-free and mineral-based, so it does not clog pores or create unnecessary oil. I really like this specific kind because it blocks harmful sunrays without affecting the top layers of skin. Try to avoid nano-particle formulas; they can penetrate your skin layers, possibly causing harm.” $26, eltamd.com