The Best Advice from Dermatologists

Skin Care

In the past seven-plus years, I’ve gotten the opportunity to interview some of the best dermatologists in the country. I’ve had great experiences (Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D. has been a longtime role model), I’ve had not-so-great experiences (note to self: never, ever be an hour late when meeting with a derm!), and everywhere in-between. Here are Read more »

Do You Really Need a Toner?


Recycled glass bottles, a photo by Luke Dwyer on Flickr. Dear Nicki, I’ve been using a toner since I was 13 years old and I got my first Clinique 3-step system. I’m wondering now that I’m an adult, do I actually need a toner? -Cleansing in Colorado Dear Cleansing in Colorado, Toners were originally developed Read more »

F.D.A. Cracks Down on Dermatologist Claims before Approval


As a medical student and part-time researcher, I read a lot of scientific research journal articles.  But as a 25-year-old beauty blogger, I absolutely love to read beauty magazine articles, especially those citing board-certified cosmetic dermatologists as sources. One of my favorite dermatologists, Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D., was recently reported by The New York Times Read more »

Your Top 10 Skin Care New Year’s Resolutions for 2010 (and Free Mascara Giveaway)!


Ah, the start of a new year:  brand-new calendar, still-dazzling gifts from the holidays, and perhaps most importantly, a fresh start.  It’s never too late to turn your skin around, either.  Here are 10 tips to get your new year off on the right…face?   1.  Wear sunscreen daily – even in cloudy or overcast Read more »