Beauty/Test Drive: Skin Repair
A local dermatologist develops an all-natural skincare line that works.
As a pale-skinned Irish gal with recurring rosacea and an annoying number of emerging wrinkles, I don’t take my skincare products lightly. So, I was a little leery about trying dermatologist Debbie Palmer’s Replere products. But the line’s all-natural, antioxidant approach seemed promising.
Dr. Palmer, cofounder and medical director of Dermatology Associates of New York in Harrison, started the line after years of patient requests for a rejuvenating skincare alternative that was physician-strength but didn’t contain parabens, propylene glycol, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes. As a “natural but potent anti-aging line, Replere repairs and prevents damage from sources such as sun, pollution, smoking, poor diet, and physical and emotional stress,” Palmer says.
Well, I’m happy to report that after eight weeks of using the Deep Clean & Clarify Face Wash ($38), Pore Minimize & Mattify Skin Tonic ($42), Protect & Rejuvenate Day Lotion ($90), Repair & Replenish Night Crème ($124), and Renew & Firm Eye Serum ($98), my skin does indeed seem firmer, brighter, and less blotchy, is noticeably less flushed, and I haven’t had a flare-up of acne clusters in weeks. Replere gets my seal of approval.
Replere is sold at Dermatology Associates of New York, on QVC, and at www.replere.com.