11 Under-the-Radar Products Derms & Plastic Surgeons Always Buy at Sephora
Good beauty recommendations can come from anyone—celebrities, friends, or even the lady working the MAC counter at your local mall. But great beauty recommendations? Those only come straight from the experts themselves. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons live and breathe good skin care, so we tapped three experts for their top picks from our favorite beauty shopping destination: Sephora. Read on!
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"This is great for an extra boost of hydration with a mess-free application," says New York dermatologist, Sejal Shah, MD. The mask boasts marine collagen, chamomile flower water and witch hazel, making it perfect for anyone with dehydrated, stressed-out skin.
Philosophy Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel ($72)
"I’ve been a long-time fan of this two-step exfoliating treatment," says New York facial plastic surgeon, Dara Liotta, MD. "There is an exfoliating scrub as the first step and then an activating gel containing lactic and salicylic acid as the second step. The one-two punch rejuvenates the skin and minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles."
"This is a glycolic acid-based toner that brighten the complexion and removes dead skin cells," says Dr. Shah, adding that "the addition of grape water helps to soothe and hydrate the skin."
If your lashes are weak and stubby, Dr. Liotta recommends using this lash-strengthening best-seller. "All hairs, including eyelashes, have a cycle of growth after which they fall out, followed by a period of rest. The more brittle the lashes, the quicker they fall out and the shorter they grow. This eyelash serum nourishes the lashes and helps keep them thick and healthy, allowing each individual lash to stick around longer, grow longer, and increase the lushness of your lashes."
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream ($30)
"This is an amazing, non-greasy moisturizer formulated with skin soothing and repairing ingredients, like ceramides, and antioxidants," says Dr. Shah. Just as the name implies, this cream is the ultimate reparative product for dry, distressed or eczema-ridden skin.
Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment ($26)
"This smoothing lip treatment enhances the volume of your lips by boosting moisture for 24 hours," says Dr. Liotta, adding that it can also anti-age lips. "This increased moisture is super-hydrating, and smooths the look of wrinkles around the delicate lip area."
"This innovative moisturizer starts out as a silky-smooth cream and literally turns into tiny beads of water as you massage the product into your skin," says Dr. Shah. "It works for all skin types and it's so hydrating."
According to Dr. Rand, this paraban- and sulfate-free formula "doesn't irritate" your eyes during use and "will take off anything."