What Our Beauty Expert Can’t Live Without: Q&A

We all wonder about the skin care products that beauty professionals use and can’t live without – but, more often than not, they’re kept top-secret.

Today the tide has changed. In this candid Q&A, Corporate Director of Beauty and Retail Laura Hittleman, reveals what keeps her looking so gorgeous and so darn glowy. She shares her favorite products, her exact skin care routine and what items she absolutely can’t live without.

Q: Generally speaking, why is skin care so important?
A: If you take care of your skin you’ll slow down the aging process, look brighter and luminous and ultimately feel great!

Q: What’s the difference between day cream, night cream and eye cream?
A: Day creams protect, night creams nourish and eye creams are specifically designed for that delicate area – never interchange any.

Q: What’s your favorite product line?
A: These days, it’s all things Dr. Dennis Gross Skin Care.

Q: Do tell, why?
A: Using Dennis Gross products results in immediate, fantastic and visible results.  They use advanced ingredients and medical grade combinations – all delivered without irritation – amazing!

Q: What makes his line so special?
A: It’s special because it’s a small and targeted line that you can literally live in from season to season, day and night. The line also makes your skin truly look better, more refined and bright.

Q: How do you use the products?
A: Daytime:

o    Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Pads

o    C + Collagen Serum

o    Firming Peptide Milk

o    Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40


o    C + Collagen Eye

o    Ferulic + Retinol Brightening Serum

o    C + Collagen Deep Cream

o    Ferulic + Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion

Q: Suggested Routine?
A: Day – quick rinse or cleanse with a light and gentle exfoliating cleanser, apply daytime serums and products.
For evening – remove makeup, cleanse with your Clarisonic, then apply your serums and evening creams (start with eye products, then serums, then creams) and always use a nourishing lip balm at night to keep your lips hydrated and healthy.

Q: What are your secret beauty tips and what beauty tools do you always keep in your handbag?
A: A definite 7-9 hours of sleep per night, 10 8-oz glasses of water a day, work out 3-4 times per week and always eat healthy. And, I always have sunscreen, lip protectors (gloss or balm), sunglasses, hat and water – always.

Q: What product can you absolutely not live without?
A: Sunscreen – Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen SPF 40 – MUST HAVE!  Beautiful protection and your skin looks “aglow.”

Q: Why should people use SPF?
A: To protect the skin from dangerous rays, to slow down aging and to prevent any damage from the UVA and UVB rays. And, always remember, know your skin, see a dermatologist at least once a year for preventive care and have regular facials. I like to tell our guests, family and myself that “less is more” when it comes to skin care.  Do not overdo it and listen to your skin – you’ll always be rewarded and most of all you’ll look your best!

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