When you’re a dermatologist, one of the most frequent questions people ask is what you use on your skin. Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s patients and colleagues often ask what he uses in his day-to-day skin care routine to keep his skin healthy. Here, we’ll tell you exactly which products he goes back to time after time.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s favorite lines are LovelySkin and now LovelySkin LUXE.
“I have used the LovelySkin line for the past 20 years in some form of another as I personally developed it,” he says. “It seemed to me that the best way to formulate a line was to test it on friends and family and refine it.”
During the past year, Dr. Joel Schlessinger helped formulate and create the LovelySkin LUXE line which includes high quality products with effective ingredients. The entire line is sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, sodium lauryl sulfate-free and cruelty-free. To cleanse his skin, Dr. Joel Schlessinger uses LovelySkin LUXE Clarifying Gel Cleanser with glycolic and salicylic acid to exfoliate the complexion.
As a dermatologist, Dr. Joel Schlessinger understands the importance of taking preventative anti-aging steps. Every day he uses LovelySkin LUXE Brightening Eye Cream to target dark circles and fine lines around the eyes. The formula uses self-adaptive optical technology which diffuses light to instantly brighten the eye area. He also applies LovelySkin LUXE Cellular Anti-Aging Peptide Serum.
“The LovelySkin LUXE Gel Cleanser is the newest addition to the line, along with the Brightening Eye Cream and Cellular Anti-Aging Peptide Serum,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger says. “These products are not only good for your skin but they contain antioxidants and hyaluronic acid as well as peptides to revitalize your look.”
Dr. Joel Schlessinger has been a long-time fan of the LovelySkin Exfoliating Gels which have recently been added to the LUXE line. He always uses them in his skin care routine but switches up which formula depending on the time of year. When he needs an extra boost of exfoliation, such as during the dry winter months, he uses LovelySkin LUXE Exfoliating Gel Max 19%. At other times of the year, he uses LovelySkin Exfoliating Gel Mild 11% or Plus 15%. All three formulas contain amino fruit acids to exfoliate and renew the complexion. They also contain vitamin C to boost collagen production and promote a more even tone.
“The reason I love the LovelySkin LUXE gels so much is because that they have kept my skin smooth and bright for years.”
Sun protection and shaving products are two staples in Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s routine.
No one understands the importance of daily sun protection better than a dermatologist. Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s favorite daily sunscreen to use in his skin care routine is EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen – Untinted. The formula is paraben-free, fragrance-free and oil-free and is extremely lightweight so it does not feel heavy or greasy on the skin.
When he shaves, Dr. Joel Schlessinger uses ELEMIS Time for Men Skin Soothe Shave Gel. He loves that the formula hydrates skin while shaving. The formula also contains soothing ingredients such as aloe vera that help prevent irritation, razor burn and ingrown hairs.
“Elemis is just a fantastic shave gel,” he says. “It works with jojoba beads and aloe vera to keep your skin clear and protected while shaving.”
Which of the products in Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s routine have you tried? Let us know in the comments.