Top Dermatologists Reveal Their Anti-Ageing Secrets
Fact: I never miss a chance to suss out the favourite skincare products of dermatologists, no matter where in the world they reside. These are the people who make a living out of protecting and perfecting skin, after all. (I figure if you're willing to make a career out of treating skin, you'd be pretty passionate about the products you use.)
Many dermatologists rely on prescription retinoids to battle everything from fine lines to breakouts. (Fun fact: these vitamin A derivatives also have the ability to push precancerous cells back into normal growth cycles.) Despite many amazing benefits, high-strength retinols can come with a host of less-than-pleasant side effects including redness and flakiness. These cons can be largely avoided (and pros further enhanced) with the use of the right moisturiser. According to Allure, the three that follow are expert-approved.
Keep scrolling to shop the moisturisers derms use alongside retinols for best effects.
Dermatologist Amy Wechsler applies a prescription retinoid to dry, clean skin twice a week, and follows with Chanel's soothing La Solution 10 to minimise irritation.
Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream ($190)
"It's a great anti-ager for sensitive skin," says dermatologist Ellen Marmur of this cream. (She applies it before bed.) Marmur herself is sensitive to retinoids so we'd say she knows what's up when it comes to recommending products that mitigate the effects on touchy types.