Thursday, February 28, 2008

Housecall With Dr. Sebagh

The doctor is in... your medicine cabinet. Dr. Sebagh's Deep Exfoliating Mask, a thick bright orange concoction of Azelaic Acid that comes in a glass container with a heavy black lid, is the closest thing to a chemical peel from a dermatologist's office that you can use in the comfort of your own home. This product is not for sensitive skin as it initially causes a very slight stinging (more like tingling really), which will dissipate within a minute, and makes your face a little bit red for about half an hour after using it. However, the results are nothing short of miraculous. After just one application my pores were invisible, my skin tone was more even, my freckles were lighter, and my skin looked like porcelain with a healthy glow a la Cate Blanchett. I couldn't believe how dramatic the change was, and I didn't even need foundation for the next two days. Granted, it is a little expensive, but given the results it has become a staple in my pre-party beauty repertoire and hopefully you will make it a part of yours. What products do you like to use before an elegant night out?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My night out protocol:dr.brandt microdermabrasion, ice cube face wash, Smashbox primer, and then prescriptive mascara beyond long black 01, and Bigelow frosty lipgloss 1518.