Beauty obsession of the week: A derm line we're actually excited about

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Beauty obsession of the week: A derm line we're actually excited about

These days, every dermatologist and their secretary has their name on a skincare line. Most  of these products are perfectly fine, but hardly deserving of adulation. Enter Dr. Harold Lancer, a Beverly Hills derm with a star-studded patient base (Victoria Beckham, Beyonce,  Ellen DeGeneres, Renee Zellweger and Kim Kardashian among them) whose line, LANCERx, is actually worth writing home about.

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For one thing, Lancer has completely changed my mind about the order of operations for a daily skincare regimen. Instead of cleansing first and then exfoliating, he suggests doing the reverse. As he puts it, exfoliating is like breaking up a block of concrete (in this case, dead skin cells and dirt), and cleansing is akin to washing away the remaining debris.

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His medium-harsh Natural Sea Mineral Polish balances pH levels and warms skin upon application, a delightful feature that has elicited much love at my home. And since this reporter is too chicken to try the lash-growing drug Latisse (The fear is a darkening of the eyelid, a harmless but aesthetically unattractive side effect that has been reported in some users), I’ve been using his eyelash enhancer, Lancer Lash, and seeing real improvement, with no nasty side effects.

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LANCERx Dermatology, products from $30 to $125, lancerdermatology.com

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