With an A-list roster of clients including Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Kim Kardashian-West, Mandy Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Allison Janney, Debra Messing, Olivia Coleman, Laura Linney, Kristen Bell, Michelle Yeoh, Erika Janye, Edgar Ramirez, Helena Bonham-Carter, Gwendoline Christie, and Susan Sarandon, Gavin McLeod-Valentine is a, if not THE, facialist to the stars.
McLeod-Valentine, the director of studio services at Intraceuticals, came about this career organically. Plagued by acne during his younger years, he was frustrated and on the verge of becoming a shut-in when a colleague suggested he try some of Intraceutical’s low-weight hyaluronic serums.
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ABOUT THE BRAND
Patchology was formed around the idea that truly effective delivery of great skincare ingredients, on your terms, is a game changer. Over ten years ago, our founding team began developing innovative patch technologies for the medical field. Today, we’re continuing to expand that expertise in ingredient delivery to create products that do more, work faster, and deliver better results.
They’re also driven to create products that keep up with your busy schedule, whether you’ve only got 5 minutes, or you’re ready to slow down and have a little fun. Whatever your speed, their products will not only fulfill their promise but fit your life. They call it “beauty at the sp
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Le Mieux specializes in innovative skincare products based on extensive anti-aging and cell growth research. Their high-tech youth preserving products keeps them at the forefront of a constantly evolving beauty care industry.
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THE GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY
WIN 1 Le Mieux Skin Perfecter.
The Skin Perfecter transcends ordinary cleansing by combining four skin-perfecting treatments into one ultrasonic, handheld beauty tool. Professional-strength ultrasonic waves gently cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and infuse to reveal smoother, brighter, and perfect-looking skin.
Extracts imperfections and reduces the appearance of enlarged pores
In sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, facial plastic surgeon Eric Adler, MD, is known as something of a rock star. Locals pride themselves on their appearance — after all, Puerto Rico is home to five Miss Universe winners, (the second highest number of winners in the history of the contest). Dr Adler, Medical Director of Adler Facial Plastic Surgery & Wellness Center and the Chair of the Public Information Committee for the The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has a soft, subtle artistic touch that helps enhance natural beauty and put the brakes on facial aging.
Dr Adler chatted with Beauty and the Bag about what he does and how he does it.