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THE PLASTIC SURGEON

DR. SHIRLEY MADHÈRE

Madhère, an NYC-based cosmetic surgeon, world traveler, and beauty-product junkie, finds her favorite buys on trips to India, London, and Paris, as well as her local Whole Foods.

CLEANSER: I pick up Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Foaming Face Wash, $6, whenever I'm in London. It's a gentle cleanser that's perfect for both my oily T-zone and the dry periphery of my face.

MOISTURIZER: After cleansing, I mist alcohol-free SanRe Rosy Fresh Organic Revitalizing Facial Toner, $26, to restore moisture. Then I put on a multivitamin concentrate like (1) Lierac Mèsolift Serum, $60, and a sheer moisturizer, such as (2) Natura Bissè The Cure Sheer Cream, $160, mixed with (3) La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizer with sunscreen, $32. Most of these are water-based, so they don't feel heavy.

EXFOLIATOR: I alternate a clay mask and an apricot scrub that I got from an Ayurvedic doctor in India. The scrub is gentle, and the clay extracts impurities from the pores as it soothes the skin.

FACE-SAVER: When my skin feels dry, I apply (4) Acure Argan Oil 100% Certified Organic, $15, at night. And (5) Crème de la Mer, $150, is my repair cream. I bring sample-size jars on trips to use throughout long flights. Both of these help prevent water loss from the skin, yet they absorb rapidly and don't feel greasy. I warm a dollop of La Mer or a few drops of oil between my hands, then place them on my face and neck.

FACIAL: Every three to six months, I do a Vitaglow face treatment, which involves microinjections of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants in the face—it doesn't hurt, I promise. This French technique stimulates collagen production and increases circulation to make my skin glow.

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THE FACIALIST

MAMIE MCDONALD

McDonald tends to some very famous faces (Beyoncé, Chloë Sevigny, Eva Mendes, and Jay-Z) in her NYC salon, and searches out the best natural products for her supersensitive skin.

CLEANSER: Because I battle rosacea and eczema, I avoid perfumes and chemicals, and I don't like to strip my skin. M'Lis is one of the best organic chemical-free skincare lines I've found. I use its gentle (1) Wash Herbal Cleanser, $26, as a face and body wash.

SERUM: I don't like anything heavy on my face, especially at night because I want my skin to breathe. I interchange three iS Clinical serums, depending on how my skin is feeling: (2) Pro-Heal, $135, to treat inflammation; Hydra-Cool with hyaluronic acid for dehydration, $90; and Active Serum, $128, with glycolic, kojic, lactic, and salicylic acids, to exfoliate and boost radiance.

FACE-SAVER: M'Lis Tissue Repair Cream, $34, is my emergency go-to. It has vitamins A and E, aloe, collagen, and allantoin—an anti-inflammatory—to heal and repair dry, chapped skin, eczema, and burns, and to help minimize scar formation.

MAKEUP: I don't usually wear much makeup, but I do like (3) Iman Skin Tone Evener BB Créme SPF 15, $20, because it acts as a light moisturizer and has a sheer tint.

DIET: I avoid spicy foods that trigger my rosacea, and eat raw fruits, vegetables, and berries, all wonderful sources of antioxidants that contribute to great skin. I even make masks with fresh berries and yogurt. I also drink plenty of water to detoxify and hydrate.

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THE DERMATOLOGIST

DR. MISBAH KHAN

Khan, an NYC skin doctor, is cautious about caring for her hypersensitive complexion, and has discovered the most hydrating, healing (and simple) solutions for head-to-toe dry skin.

CLEANSER: I wash my face with Elure Advanced Facial Wash, $35—and lukewarm, not hot, water—morning and night. It's mild but takes off oil, dirt, perspiration, and makeup.

MOISTURIZER: I apply Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Cream, $430, on my face and neck when my skin is slightly damp. It seals in moisture, but it's not heavy. I use CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, $15, on my body post-shower, and the hydration lasts for at least 24 hours. It's been a life-changer for me.

TREATMENT: For antiaging, I layer a prescription retinoid over my night cream once or twice a week. The retinoid penetrates through, but it's much less irritating on my skin.

EXFOLIATOR: My sensitive skin doesn't tolerate chemical exfoliation well. Once a week I use Clarisonic Refining Skin Polish, $25, with the (1) Aria brush, $199, which is gentle but leaves my skin radiant.

SUNSCREEN: I like Elta MD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 tinted sunscreen, $27, because it's hypoallergenic and paraben-free, and the universal shade matches my skin tone. If I'm going to be outdoors a lot, I use (2) SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, $32.

FACE-SAVER: On days that I have a television appearance or a special event, I put on (3) Guerlain OrchidÉe ImpÉriale Mask, $365. It adds a lot of hydration and glow to my skin.

LIP CARE: Instead of lip balm, I apply CeraVe Renewing SA Cream, $23, which has salicylic acid, at night to moisturize and smooth my lips.

HYDRATION: I do anything I can to maintain hydration, which helps prevent my skin from drying out and keeps eczema at bay. I have a humidifier in my bedroom and keep it running all year round. I even take a small Air-O-Swiss Travel Humidifier, $40, on the road.

TREATMENT: I do low-level Fraxel, about $1,200, on my face and neck every four to six weeks. It stimulates collagen production, reduces fine lines and brown spots, and makes my complexion glow with no downtime.

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THE PRODUCT DEVELOPER

MELISSA GREEN HEWITT

Former beauty editor Hewitt, based in NYC, creates fragrances and cosmetics for Anthropologie and has a passion for organic skincare. She's also perfected a customized regimen for her sensitive oily skin and rosacea.

CLEANSER: I use Cetaphil, $8, each morning—I've used a lot of fancy cleansers, but this is the best I've found for sensitive skin. I don't wash with soap and water at night, and this has revolutionized my complexion by not drying it out. Instead, I use Neutrogena Wipes, $8, to remove dirt, oil, and makeup.

EYE CARE: Instead of applying eye cream during the day, I use (1) Olay Total Effects Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush, $19, a hydrating liquid concealer. At night, I put organic Earth Tu Face Eye Repair Serum, $48, under my eyes, above my brows, and even on my laugh lines.

MAKEUP: Olay Total Effects CC Cream, $22, is the perfect blend of moisturizer, dark-spot minimizing ingredients, and a touch of color to even out my skin tone. To cover any redness around my nose and cheeks, I dust on (2) BareMinerals SPF 20 Concealer powder, $18.

FACE-SAVERS: The papaya enzymes in Lucas' PaPaw Ointment, $12, break down flaky dead skin and make it smooth and soft. I put it on my lips nightly. I also swear by Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil, $12, to treat the occasional pimple. Apply at night and the blemish is gone in the morning.

SERUM: Night cream suffocates my skin and makes me break out. Instead, I slather on Lift Lab Lift & Repair Treatment Serum, $145, which is hydrating but not greasy. It's ridiculously expensive but worth it.

EXFOLIATOR: Once or twice a week, I use the (3) Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, $55, which has anti-inflammatory pink clay and white willow bark extract and exfoliating pomegranate enzymes. I put it on in the shower and let the steam activate the enzymes.

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THE MAKEUP ARTIST

MYLAH MORALES

Being on tour with Rihanna for more than a year can really do a number on the skin (and everything else!), so L.A.-based Morales, who also works with Shakira and Miranda Lambert, babies her face whenever she can.

CLEANSER: I use (1) Erno Laszlo Hydraphel Skin Supplement hydrating toner, $45, in the morning instead of soap and water. Often this is all I use to remove my makeup because it doesn't strip my skin.

FACE-SAVER: I put on Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm, $245, morning and night. This saved my skin on Rihanna's 777 tour, when we were traveling nonstop.

MASK: I don't have time to get a facial when I'm on tour, so I pack (2) Koh Gen Do Macro Vintage Essence Masks, $110, to rejuvenate my skin. I'll leave one on for 30 minutes. I also bring along the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, $52, which brightens and makes me look rested in 15 minutes.

BOOSTER: I carry Caudalíe Beauty Elixer mist, $46, with me everywhere, even on planes. It refreshes my skin when it's feeling sluggish and tired.

MAKEUP: I use Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $60, on my clients and on myself. It's lightweight but gives flawless coverage. I also apply (3) Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, $50, with a fluffy brush to luminize.

HYDRATION: I drink a lot of coconut water, green tea, and fresh-pressed juices to keep me energized. Anything nutritious that you put in your body contributes to having great skin.

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