Back in July, I sat down with chemist, organic skincare founder and former rosacea and acne sufferer, Marie Veronique, and in-demand Bay-area facialist, Kristina Holey, to pick their brains for answers to my biggest skincare questions: Is candida linked to perioral dermatitis? Are some people predestined to develop rosacea? Does retinol thin your skin? Can you use retinol if you have rosacea or PD? Do lasers cause premature aging with consistent use? And more. The answers below will make you cringe and gasp as you recall everything you’ve done in opposition to this sage advice.   Marie: It’s interesting and…

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Marie Veronique is like the quirky aunt we all wish we had. While chatting on the phone a few weeks ago, I can hear her smiling through the receiver the whole time. An image of her perennially in gardening gloves, perhaps a patchwork apron, rummaging amongst the herb garden comes to mind. She walks me through launching her organic skincare line, the skin microbiome and what has become her expertise: adult acne. In 2002, Marie, a chemist, teenage acne and rosacea sufferer, launched her eponymous skincare line with a single product: A completely zinc oxide sunscreen. This was during a…

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Each week we explore your questions in Ask An Aesthetician with Seti Mayet; former instructor at the International Dermal Institute and founder of skin care practice, Enliven Your Skin, in Los Angeles, CA. Check out last week’s question – “How do I pop a pimple without leaving a scar?” and send us your questions via social media or email.  Hi Seti, will eating dairy cause acne breakouts? And if so, is it safe to apply products topically with dairy in them, like milk or yogurt? Seti: There is growing evidence to support a link between heavy or regular consumption of milk and…

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I am so excited to announce BOND EN AVANT’s newest segment, “Ask An Aesthetician,” where we take your burning (sometimes, literally) questions and have them answered by the BOND EN AVANT resident aesthetician, Seti Mayet: An aesthetician and  former instructor at the International Dermal Institute who now runs her own skincare practice, Enliven Your Skin, in Los Angeles. (Submit your questions on Instagram by hashtagging #AskAnAesthetician) Hi Seti, my skin is very sensitive and I scar easily. How do I pop a pimple without leaving a scar? Seti: First, if you’re “popping a pimple” chances are it hasn’t come to full maturation. How do we…

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