By popular demand, I’m bringing Aegmora back after a little hiatus. Why, you ask? Well, after practicing dermatology in the world for a bit, I heard the same questions again and again: Which $200 cream infused with caviar/diamonds/tears from Queen Elizabeth II will give me flawless skin? Sean Combs/P. Diddy promised that ProActiv would cure my acne, so why am I still breaking out? Why is my 2-in-1 motorized face brush/toothbrush making my face painfully raw? Once I launched into my tirade against the $121 billion beauty industrial complex for the thousandth time in my office, I decided it was time to distill my skincare philosophy down and share it with beauty junkies everywhere.
You may be thinking: Doesn't the more expensive a product, work better? What about all of these elixirs, serums, and potions that promise turn my skin in flawless porcelain? The simple answer is lies! I hate to break it to you, but there is little to no concrete scientific data to back up the claims of an industry designed to convince you to happily hand over your hard earned money.
My aim, as a board-certified dermatologist and a fellow skincare enthusiast, is to educate you on the biology of skin and the scientific evidence behind products. I want you to know the efficacy of what you are using, to not be afraid of working prescription products into your regime, and to make smart decisions about how to navigate the dense swamp of the skincare/beauty world. Stay tuned for more skincare pearls, my thoughts on the latest beauty trends, non-biased product reviews, and gems from the Aegmora archives.