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8 products you need for supermodel skin

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8 products you need for supermodel skin

Sometimes the best defence is a good offence. Just ask Dr. Michael Prager, who specializes in discreet and effective treatments that leave you with supermodel-like skin. When I’m in London, I make room in my schedule to hit up this esteemed doc’s West End office for his legendary Red Carpet Facial.

What it is
A combination of a chem­ical peel, mesotherapy (when vitamins and hyaluronic acid are massaged into the skin with an electronic device that makes your face jump around) and microderm rolling. Microderm rolling, or needling, is when a spiked ball is rolled across your face, creating numerous tiny in­juries to the skin that cause it to create new damage-fighting cells. It is said to work on everything from stretch marks to wrinkles.

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Pain factor
The face-jumping electric current during mesotherapy feels weird, and the dermaroller straight-up hurts. Even with a numbing cream, I used every deep-breathing-slash-Channing Tatum-fantasy scen­ario to survive those few minutes.

Recovery factor
Redness, but nothing that can’t be hidden with makeup.

Results
Incredible—no kidding. The last time I had this facial, even though I was jet-lagged and exhausted, I was stopped and questioned by the immigration officer at customs on my way home; she refused to believe the age on my passport. #deathbedmemory.


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8 products you need for supermodel skin

Skineuticals C E Ferulic

Dr. Michael Prager uses SkinCeuticals for his legendary Red Carpet Facial in London's West End. Skineuticals C E Ferulic ($165), at skinceuticals.com/Canada. READ MORE: The best skin care products for every type of skin

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8 products you need for supermodel skin

Tria Beauty trio

Studies show that laser-treated skin absorbs up to four times more product than if it were left untreated. Zap skin with the Tria Beauty Age-Defying Laser and then follow up with its vitamin-C- and hyaluronic-acid-enriched creams for a professional-grade experience in your humble bathroom. Tria Beauty Age-Defying Laser ($569); Tria Beauty Overnight Brightening Boost Facial ($75); Tria Beauty Super C Brightening Moisturizer ($65), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: The most soothing beauty products for your face

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8 products you need for supermodel skin

Dr. Macrene 37 Extreme Actives High Performance Anti-Aging Cream

This cream packs 50 potent anti-aging ingredi­ents, like res­veratrol and ferulic acid. Dr. Macrene 37 Extreme Actives High Performance Anti-Aging Cream ($244), at net-a-porter.com. READ MORE: The best products for tired eyes and skin

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8 products you need for supermodel skin

La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster

A host of peptides work together to boost the collagen-supporting skin cells, reducing the length and depth of wrinkles. La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster ($335), holtrenfrew.com. READ MORE: Beauty from around the world

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8 products you need for supermodel skin

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Cream

The black-diamond-truffle extract in this luxe cream takes 10,000 hours to create from start to finish. Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Cream ($385), esteelauder.ca. READ MORE: Pore clogging ingredients to look out for

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8 products you need for supermodel skin

Pro-X by Olay Anti-Aging Nightly Purifying Micro-Peel

Glycolic, lactic and citric acids buff away dull skin so you wake up looking (pretty close to) poreless. Pro-X by Olay Anti-Aging Nightly Purifying Micro-Peel ($40), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: Beauty tricks for tired eyes

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8 products you need for supermodel skin

Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening Mask

Skin looks bright and hydrated thanks to this pearl-extract and aloe-vera-rich mask. Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening Mask ($33), racinne.ca. READ MORE: Get the natural beauty look

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8 products you need for supermodel skin

Sisley Intensive Dark Spot Corrector

Take a three-pronged approach (lighten, exfoliate and soothe) to fighting dark spots. Sisley Intensive Dark Spot Corrector ($185), at holtrenfrew.ca. READ MORE: The best foundation for your skin

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