Many of us look towards doctors, experts and dermatologists to fix and help our skin woes… But what about their skin? How do these trained professionals build their routine? What product/s do they vouch for and what is their holy grail, ride-or-die product? Well, lucky for you I’ve got 8 top Indian dermatologists and experts to give you a lowdown on that one special, unique and “the best” product they’ve used or have been using through the years.
1. Dr. Jaishree Sharad
K Vit under eye serum by Sesderma—it’s meant for dark circles. It’s got vitamin K which is encapsulated in liposomes and it helps to reduce pigmentation due to blood congestion, typically under the eyes. Vitamin K also helps in healing of the skin and my skin is very very sensitive. It also has hyaluronic acid and a bunch of other botanicals which help in evening out the skin tone. It’s also a hydrating ingredient so my skin remains moisturised with it. I use it on the entire face even though its promoted for dark circles. I use it twice a day—in the morning before I apply my sunscreen (which is again something swear by) – I don’t think there’s a single day when I’ve not used my sunscreen and I only can afford to use two brands the Fotoprotector Fusion Water by ISDIN and the ZO Sunscreen Primer, otherwise, any other creams however well researched or however expensive they maybe I get nasal congestion with them and I get headaches, so that way I’m very unfortunate. I can’t, I prescribe all the lovely you know, ingredients and the exotic creams to my patients but I can’t use them. None the less, K-Vit is great for me, I can use it twice a day and it keeps my skin supple and hydrated and glowy!”
2. Dr. Kiran Sethi
My fave product is iS Clinical Polyvitamin Serum because it is an all-in-one hero for antiaging with retinol, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and other b vitamins. Its also paraben, fragrance and artificial colour free! I’ve been using it for a while now and it gives a gorgeous dewy look to my skin!
3. Dr. Rashmi Shetty
What I have always believed in is beauty or skin that glows with the well being of yourself. The health from within is what shall glow as beauty from the outside, always been a strong believer of that. So therefore I would say, yes, all of you are enlightened already with what is the right cream, what is the regime, what you should do, what you shouldn’t do. An important step in any skin care regime is to also have a great set of supplements for yourselves, specifically because in this day and age the food itself may not contain nutrition that you actually require or it actually claims to give you.
Having said that, one needs to really choose your supplements really well because it’s the star of the hour. To the ones that I swear by, I have a dry skin and I am let’s say 40+, so I would like to look at something which is anti-ageing in terms of increasing my collagen, increasing the hydration of my skin which is very important. So my favourites are hydrate and vitamin C+ from the range of Ra. That is something that I always take. I really like an antioxidant because I too have a hectic lifestyle and of course we live in the midst of everybody else with all the pollution and everything is affecting our skin so I would like to take a free radical or an anti-oxidant. I like the brightening that vitamin c adds on to that as well. So my everyday routine is to have a vitamin c and a hydrater. I also take an anogen/allogen at night because that has a set of amino acids, multivitamins, minerals that’s required to repair the hair and skin. It also has a fantastic ingredient called melatonin which we all need an deplete as we go along and even stress and free radical damage can also deplete it. so that is very important to set your circadian rhythm right, which is your sleep cycle, your hormone cycle, all of that. Along with this, it also extends your hair into a growth phase and it is a very powerful antioxidant in itself. So therefore, I do my Anogen at night, so this is my favourite.
4. Vibhuti Arora
One product that I swear by is my 24k face massager, because no matter what cream or serum I wear it pushes it into the deeper layers of my skin. The vibrations not only de puff my face morning or evening, it is the perfect pre-prep before I put make up on. On the occasions I get a headache it doubles up as a scalp massager too! Been using it for over 4 years and truly cannot love without it! 😍
5. Vasudha Rai
I love La Mer’s Creme de La Mer because it calms down and balances the complexion, eliminates wrinkles and makes my skin look very plump. It’s also very healing, so it really helps reduce the red mark left behind from a pimple and can be used to soothe skin after dermatological treatments too. I’ve been using it on and off since 2013.
6. Dr. Madhuri Agarwal
My current favourite product is Evenswiss’ Eventone serum .I have been using it for around 3months now. This product has unique dermatopoietin peptide complex, extract of marshmallow root, rice bran and licorice root. It has improved my skin tone and texture .It has these signalling peptides that stimulate the skin to make it healthy .The skin feels more smoother and clearer since I have started using it.
7. Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta
The one product that I swear by and is my holy grail is Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion. It has been called “Jesus in a bottle,” “life-changing,” and it’s definitely worth it. P50 was not made to be beautiful, or glamorous, or to not smell like it’s been pickled. It was made to work. It is one of the purest and strongest exfoliating lotions from Biologique Recherche. The Lotion P50 exfoliating cocktail is a potent combination of AHA, BHA and PHA. P50 is supposed to exfoliate, moisturise and encourage the regrowth of new skin cells efficiently. After just a few applications you will find your skin feeling fresher, cleaner and so, so much brighter. It also improves the texture of your skin. It is made by the ingredients that actually work and I am so proud to say that now it’s exclusively available at ISAAC Luxe.
8. Dr. Harshna Bijlani
I’ve always maintained that sunscreen is the one product I cannot leave my house without. However, in the last few years sunscreens have evolved so much that it is now something that can do wonders for your skin not just outdoors but also indoors! The one sun protection cream I absolutely swear by is the Beyond Sun Protection sunscreen by Crystal Tomato (Crystal Tomato is a Singapore based brand and I absolutely swear by every product they’ve ever created).
I’ve been religiously using it for more than a year now and my favourite thing about it is the HEV / blue light protection filter. Beyond Sun Protection is the most complete sun protection cream money can buy it has more than 50% HEV (blue light) protection, which is the highest available in the world and due to the lockdown I’ve definitely been spending much more time in front of the screen due to online consultations and this sunscreen has been my saviour. Apart from HEV protection, I love the texture, it’s lightweight and non-greasy. It has brightening and de-pigmenting ingredients to help reduce pigmentation, it has SPF 75+, PA ++++ and even offers protection against infrared and pollution! This is one product I never start my day without.
Do you guys happen to you any products similar to these experts? I use the ISDIN sunscreen and I love it so much!
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