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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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 get rid of post-natal melasma?” – and if you have any, send us your questions via social media or email!  Hi Seti, I want to buy my mom a good anti-aging cream. What are the top three anti-aging ingredients I should look out for when researching products? Seti: When addressing mature skin and anti-aging, our goal is to restore elasticity…

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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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With sensitive skin comes cautiousness. We get it. You’ve been burned before (probably, literally). So if you’re looking to dip your big toe into the sea of retinol products, we suggest trying our favorite from the OVM line, Dr. Perricone OVM Serum.

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