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6 Priceless Secrets From A New York Beauty Industry Insider

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    Have you ever spotted an impossibly chic woman on the streets of New York City with glowing skin and wanted to ask her how she gets her face to look so damn good? Some might consider it taboo and some of those polished laides might look at you in horror, clutch her Saint Laurent bag, and run far away. There goes the chance of getting the name of her dermatologist.

    That's the exact moment you should call Charlotte: the friend who's willing to dish on her Botox (Who does it? How often?) and other things that usually kept under wraps. She knows the best place to get your bikini line lasered, whether colonics are worth the hype, and if body contouring procedures actually work. 

    Charlotte is, alas, not a real person. She is, however, the brainchild of 37-year-old Wall Street veteran Robin Shobin (though Shobin herself, with a gorgeous mane of hair and perfect skin, certainly could be Charlotte). Inspired by her own lack of knowledge about the overwhelming cosmetic dermatology market in New York City, she launched Charlotte’s Book, a sophisticated take on Angie’s List and anti-Yelp for finding these particular professionals.

    Through her work with Charlotte’s Book, Shobin has gone from beauty newbie to ultimate insider, uncovering not just the best of the best professionals in New York City, but the cosmetic dermatology treatments everyone will be getting next. Ahead, a few of the juiciest secrets she has picked up along the way.

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