By Olivia Cuccaro
Skin can be a sensitive topic. With so many high-end products on the market, it’s often difficult to know what will do the trick. In a world where pollution and sun damage make skin less tolerant of harsher formulas, the experts at New York Dermatology Group have formulated a line to heal and repair all skin types of all ages.
Hailing from Manhattan’s Flatiron district, New York Dermatology Group specializes in advanced medical dermatology, skin rejuvenation treatments and beauty-enhancing procedures. Founded in 1996 by David Colbert MD and JP Van Laere, NYDG has grown to treat more than 25,000 people each year. Noticing a shift toward skin sensitivity in patients, NYDG sought to create a clinically tested, simple-to-use product line without parabens, oxybenzone, octinoxate, mineral oil, sulphates, gluten or animal testing.
In speaking to Elite Traveler, Amy Perlmutter MD of NYDG said the resulting line is “ideal for arid climates.” With jets creating a dry environment that can irritate skin, the sensitive formulas perfectly combat travel conditions.
The six-piece line includes a gentle Colloidal Oatmeal Cleanser, a toning Luminizing Skin Essence, a hydrating Ultra-Light Hydra-Gel, a moisturizing Formula 119 Cream, a firming Re-Contour Eye Gel, and, a must for any traveler, a Chem-Free Active Defense SPF30.
Shop the skincare by NYDG line below, currently available at nydg.com and soon to be released at Net-a-Porter and Mr. Porter. New York Dermatology Group is located at 119 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003. For more information, please call +1 212 533 8888 or visit nydg.com.
Apply morning and evening for skin that’s more radiant with increased firmness and clarity. Shea butter works to moisturize while grape seed, green tea and ginkgo leaf extracts shield skin from environmental stressors.
Formula 119 Cream, $110, nydg.com
This toner-inspired essence can be used after cleansing to rebalance skin. It’s formulated with soothing ingredients like willowherb, rose extracts, rosemary leaf and aloe.
Luminizing Skin Essence, $105, nydg.com
A good SPF is a necessity in any skincare regimen and this formula blends out for easy protection under makeup. With Argan extracts, the Active Defense is able to endure a workout while still being gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Chem-Free Active Defense SPF30, $98, nydg.com
Packed with antioxidants like astringent bilberry and lavender, this gel hydrates skin and boosts moisture retention along with hyaluronic acid. Apply to clean skin for a gorgeous matte finish.
Ultra-Light Hydra-Gel, $68, nydg.com
Combat puffiness and dark circles with this firming eye gel. Ingredients like licorice root, red algae, chamomile, cucumber and mulberry combine to make you look more awake.
Re-Contour Eye Gel, $60, nydg.com
My personal favorite, this cleanser washes away all traces of makeup, sunscreen and impurities. Bromelain is a gentle exfoliant while Vitamin E leaves skin feeling soft.
Colloidal Oatmeal Cleanser, $48, nydg.com