37 Actives Founder Dr. Macrene Alexiades Shares Her Beauty Bests

Phebe Wahl | June 18, 2019 | Style & Beauty

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“There is a duality to my mind and abilities: artist and scientist,” says Dr. Macrene Alexiades, founder and director of Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center of New York. Her skincare brand, Dr. Macrene 37 Actives, debuted in 2009 with a waiting list of hundreds—all coveting her anti-aging moisturizer, aptly nicknamed the “hero cream.” Here, the top doc shares some of her beauty bests.

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“For mascara, currently, I am fond of Diorshow, as it has impressive staying power!” Diorshow mascara, $30, by Dior at Sephora East Hampton; dior.com


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“As for makeup, I am a lover of NARS (I heard he [François Nars] loves my brand back) and use the lip colors almost daily.” Orgasm oil-infused lip tint, $26, narscosmetics.com

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“I’ve been a Lancôme girl for years (I am their dermatologist of record) and use their eye palettes almost exclusively.” Hypnôse eye palette in Terre de Sienne, $50, lancomeusa.com


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“At night, I wash with 37 Actives cleansing treatment and apply my cream, serum, lip, and neck and dec [products]. I sleep on high-count cotton pillowcases with drops of lavender for good dreams.” High performance anti-aging cleanser, $79, by Dr. Macrene 37 Actives at Knockdown Beauty, 2400 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton; drmacrene.‌com


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“The patients in my practice who have gotten the best results and have the most beautiful skin are hands down the ones who religiously apply 37 Actives hero cream twice a day every day.” High performance anti-aging cream, $295, by Dr. Macrene 37 Actives at Knockdown Beauty, 2400 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton; drmacrene.‌com


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“You need to understand what each supplement is for and use it when you need it. For example, if I get joint pain, I will take my turmeric and drink a nettle tea; if I feel a cold coming on, I dose 2 grams of vitamin C with bioflavonoids.”

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“My daily routine is: wash with lukewarm water; apply 37 Actives moisturizer, then the serum on top. The cream goes on first because it is all liposomes, which penetrate immediately, and the serum adds firming ability with more peptides and more actives.” High performance anti-aging and firming serum, $175, by Dr. Macrene 37 Actives at Knockdown Beauty, 2400 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton; drmacrene.‌com



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Photography by: Portrait by Ondrea Barbe; product photos courtesy of brands; turmeric photo by SIRICHAYAPAT CHAIWATCHARANON/istock photo