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What Dermatologists Buy at Sephora: A Tell-All

When we asked makeup artists what their Sephora hauls look like, it was almost like getting to read their diaries. Okay, maybe not as intimate, but we got a peek at their exclusive shopping lists and what they use on their elite Hollywood clientele, so we felt pretty charmed getting the inside scoop and sharing it with you, dear readers.

Recently, we were privy to the Sephora shopping lists of another important group: top dermatologists. As much as we want to test out the most popular serums and foundations, they’re not always skin-friendly, so discovering which products get the stamp of approval from those whose lifeblood is to care for the body’s largest organ was a real treat.

“I love Murad Advanced Acne and Wrinkle Reducer because it contains retinol, salicylic, and glycolic acids,” explains Kenneth Howe, MD, of Wexler Dermatology. “The retinol modulates skin maturation and shedding, which prevents the formation of the plugs that cause acne. This is a medication-like effect. The addition of the glycolic and salicylic acid furthers shedding via loosening of the bonds between clumped dead skin cells, which is a chemical effect.”

MYDOMAINE June 2018

Written by Lindsey Metrus