Those who know me best know that I’m constantly seeking out skincare products for my ill-tempered skin. As someone whose problematic dermis loves to react in angry red blotches to the “miracle” products that my friends rave about, I’d become determined to find a gentle product that would fight my aging fears but not turn my face into something far worse in appearance than wrinkles. Recently, I happened upon a local range of products quite by chance.
I went to see Dr. John Layke at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group for the very first time – for a small procedure of the filler variety – and I truly cannot speak highly enough of my experience. I was really happy with his work, but I was further comforted by his depth of knowledge and the time he took to talk things through with me. He seems to genuinely care about each of his patients, no matter the size of the procedure. During our chat, I happened to tell Dr. Layke about my ongoing skin issues, and he mentioned the range of skincare products (Beverly Hills MD Cosmeceuticals) that he’d developed with surgery group co-founder and fellow surgeon, Dr. Payman Danielpour.
After some further discussion, Dr. Layke suggested that I try out Beverly Hills MD’s Deep Regenerating Stem Cell Moisturizer. I decided to take the chance for two reasons: a) it was much cheaper than its French-born counterparts that my friends kept referring me to, and b) it came with a money-back guarantee (which, had I been given on all those previous brands, I’d probably be a rich lady).
But even after our wonderful chat, I honestly felt that my skin would still go into full mutiny against me. My daily moisturizing routine usually consists of the most basic pharmacy-bought creams à la Eucerin – one of the few products that don’t react but aren’t exactly on the cusp of anti-aging technology. So I was a little speechless when I woke the next morning to a healthy glow instead of a flaming one. My skin truly seemed to be brighter, dewy even, instead of the desert-dry complexion that I usually wake up to.
After several mornings waking up this way, I decided to do a little research into this little tub of wonder. Here’s what I found out about Beverly Hills MD’s Deep Regenerating Stem Cell Moisturizer: The moisturizer targets dull, aging skin in three ways: tone, texture, and radiance, or what Dr. Layke and Dr. Danielpour like to call “The Golden Triangle.”
It’s key ingredients, according to the Beverly Hills MD website, area:
Swiss Alpine Rose Stem Cells: Stem cells adapt and take on the job of the cells that need them, adding a new, vibrant energy to your complexion. The result is a glowing, energetic new look that can make skin look and feel years younger.
SEPITONIC™ M3: An ionic charge adds power to the stem cells in this formula, activating them into action and helping skin recharge and take on a more youthful look, fast.
HydraFlower Complex: Jasmine, Rose, and Daisy extracts work together to even skin tone, giving the complexion new radiance and a flawless finish – while Hyaluronic Acid infuses skin with deep moisture that plumps, and smoothes … resulting in an almost ‘airbrushed’ look and a satiny feel.
Usually, I read descriptions like this and I’m deeply disheartened because they didn’t work for me. But I’m still yet to have any reactions with this cream, and I definitely seem to be harnessing the power of that “Golden Triangle.”
I believe this is because the Beverly Hills MD products are built around gentle, safe ingredients, ditching anything that could be an allergen or irritant. Because let’s face it (pun possibly intended), there are so many ingredients in this world that can exfoliate and stimulate your skin, but do you really want to put them on your body? As the body’s largest organ, the skin sucks up everything into your system. So if you wouldn’t confidently ingest something, why would you put in on your skin? Dr. Layke and Dr. Danielpour continue to work with the newest technology and only the best, top-quality ingredients. This makes me feel confident that I’m finally treating my skin right, and my skin still has no complaints.
So who is Dr. John Layke, you ask? Dr. Layke is a double board-certified plastic surgeon (The American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery) who, after training in surgery, went on to train with the country’s most prestigious group of plastic surgeons – the Long Island Plastic Surgery Group. Dr. Layke is also a scientist and an author. He has published articles in some of the top medical and surgical journals, as well as lecturing at both national and international conventions. He met Dr. Danielpour when they were both studying plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Nassau University Medical Center, and the two friends went on to found Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group and then their skincare line, Beverly Hills MD. You may also have spotted them across your television screens on such shows as NBC-LA, Entertainment Tonight, or The Doctors.
I’ve naturally now become a little obsessed with the Beverly Hills MD line but I blame my skin – it’s forcing me to keep trying new products in the line. There is a whole range of really reasonably priced products ranging from cleansers and creams to lip and lash-enhancing serums, and they’re all made here in the U.S. They’re also 100% cruelty-free and, as mentioned before, they all offer a money-back guarantee – so you really can’t go wrong.
If you want to feel extra warm and fuzzy about treating yourself with these products, these two hugely successful surgeons are also giving back to the community. A portion of every Beverly Hills MD product sold is donated to SmileTrain – an international children’s charity that provides free cleft and palate surgery to children all over the world. And that puts a huge smile across my face.
My mom asked me the other day if I’d been on vacation. When I asked her why she commented that “I looked refreshed and relaxed.” If that’s not a five-star review, I’m not sure what is!