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Ceramides are lipids that help comprise the skin barrier. Not unlike shingles on a roof, ceramides can get blown off by hot water, high winds, and more, weakening the barrier. The body produces ceramides, but the amount decreases over time, making it helpful to add ceramides back with your skincare routine. —Dr. Elyse Love
Tata Harper Superkind Bio-Barrier Serum
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
Supergoop! Daily Dose Hydra-Ceramide Boost + SPF 40
M-61 Hydraboost Lip Treatment SPF 45
EltaMD Moisture-Rich Body Crème
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream
Niacinamide, aka vitamin B3, is a powerhouse. It improves the appearance of dark spots and evens skin tone; it decreases oiliness but also helps the skin hold hydration; and it’s anti-inflammatory, so it reduces redness. Almost everyone can benefit from at least one of those things, if not more. —Dr. Elyse Love
Skinceuticals Metacell Renewal B3
Dr. Barbara Sturm The Better B Niacinamide Serum
M-61 PowerGlow Pro+ Niacinamide+Neuropeptide Cream
EltaMD UV Glow Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 36
PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Mask
RéVive Supérieur Body Nightly Renewing Serum
A derivative of vitamin A, retinol is one of the most studied skincare ingredients. We know it improves skin texture and decreases the appearance of dark spots now, but it also helps prevent discoloration and stimulate collagen production to delay the appearance of
Meet Dr. Elyse Love
Elyse Love, MD, is Bluemercury’s dermatologist adviser, sharing her skincare expertise with our team and clients. In this role, Dr. Love provides input on new brands for Bluemercury to carry; feedback on product development for our proprietary skincare line, M-61; recommendations related to the services offered in Bluemercury spas; and general insights on topics ranging from popular ingredients to trending products.
A board-certified dermatologist practicing medical and cosmetic dermatology at Gramercy Laser and Medical Dermatology in New York City, Dr. Love graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama and received her medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. From there, she completed her residency at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Health in New York City where she served as the chief of aesthetics during her final year. Dr. Love’s favorite areas of research are the impact of dermatologic issues on quality of life and ways to modernize dermatology office visits, and she’s published several peer-reviewed articles on both subjects.
Dr. Love treats a wide spectrum of ages, genders, races, and ethnicities, designing skincare programs tailored to each individual that combine lifestyle modifications, over the counter and prescription products, and minimally invasive in-office procedures.
A fitness enthusiast, Dr. Love has completed the New York City Marathon twice. Her favorite skincare product is retinol.