Top Secret: Skincare Tips From NYC'S Best Derms

What's up, Doc? The perfect combo of doctor-approved, medical-grade skincare and how-come-I-never-knew-that beauty tips from the city's top dermatologists, that's what. Because getting perfect skin can be, well, a challenge, we went straight to the source, getting the scoop from four New York City derms on how to primp and preen the medical way. In addition to the peace-of-mind that comes from knowing you're in the hands of a professional, these experts not only have the know-how and the access to the best skincare secrets and ingredients in town, they've got the skincare lines to back up their expertise. Want to know what doing shots has to do with sunscreen, or why you should be putting soy milk on your face instead of drinking it? Read on!
Check out the ultimate skincare secrets from New York's top dermatologists.
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Dr. Neal Schultz

Founder of, Dr. Neal Schultz is the guy to go to if you're looking for anti-aging skincare that goes way beyond wrinkles. BeautyRx focuses on the three major skin issues that show age starting in the late thirties: color, texture, and wrinkles. Although these products contain ingredients only a certified chemist could decipher, they're easy to use and sure to work wonders.

Dr. Neal Schultz, 1130 Park Avenue (between 90th and 91st streets); 212-369-9600.

Beauty Rx, $25-$75, available at
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Dr. Neil Sadick

The Park Avenue Prescription kit sounds fancy, and it is. Dr. Neil Sadick's three-step kit is a one-stop shop for anti-aging care, and contains one of the latest, cutting-edge, anti-inflammatory complexes—Chromolume. This complex provides skin rejuvenation on a level similar to in-office IPL treatments (Intense Pulsed Light). And when it comes to the kit itself, there's a cream for every hour and every climate, all made from the top Rx-grade ingredients, like ultra-potent antioxidants. Dr. Sadick has treated everything from age spots to sunburns, so you can trust this kit to bring you the cream of the crop in anti-aging care.

Sadick Dermatology, 911 Park Avenue (at 80th Street); 212-772-7242.

Sadick Dermatology Group Park Avenue Prescription, $70, available at Sephora.
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Dr. Jennifer Stein

Although Dr. Stein doesn't have her own line of products—yet—she's renowned for her work with melanoma, among other skin issues. Protecting your skin from the sun's rays, especially in the summer, is a top priority and Dr. Stein recommends always using an SPF-30 or higher.

Dr. Jennifer Stein of NYU Langone Medical Center, Dermatologic Associates, 530 First Avenue, Suite 7R (at 30th Street); 212-263-5889.

StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF 30, $49, available at Strivectin; Tocca Stella SPF 30 Sunscreen Towelettes, $24, available at Sephora.
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Dr. David Colbert

David Colbert, MD, founded the New York Dermatology Group and wrote The High School Reunion Diet (devotees of this vibrant-skin diet include Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, and Sienna Miller). If those boldface names sound a lot like your latest Google search, his new line for Barneys, ColbertMD, is right up your alley. The five products will give you glowing skin practically overnight with an easy daily routine. Plus, they're influenced by the good doctor's advanced nutritional principles, so you know it's good for you inside and out. In terms of diet, Dr. Colbert recommends adding kale, Greek yogurt, almonds, olive oil, and light fish to your diet. The result? You'll shed pounds and have more radiant skin.

Dr. David Colbert, 119 Fifth Avenue (between 19th and 20th streets); 646-442-5020.

ColbertMD, $52-$145, available at Barneys.

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