Portrait-artist-turned-dermatologist Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, PhD, possesses a unique skill set and background that has helped her achieve the soft, natural looking results that today’s women and men crave. A New York City dermatologist with a thriving Park Avenue practice, Alexiades-Armenakas is also an assistant clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. and Director at Yale’s Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, as well as the mastermind behind the anti-aging luxury line 37 Extreme Actives.
She talked to Beauty in the Bag about her beauty philospophy, background, and how both helped her develop her exclusive skincare line.
As skincare consumers, we are always after the new. But there are some brands that are worth revisiting, learning from and embracing. And one of the best is back and reformulated for the 21st century.
Erno Laszlo was a pioneer of modern skincare. He was one of the first people to ascribe science to skincare—a concept that seems unbelievable to ignore these days but was revolutionary at the time. This notion came to him whilst he studied skin pathology and disease at the Royal Hungarian Elisabeth University of Medical Sciences in Budapest. Laszlo quickly became well known and in 1927 treated Hungary’s Princess Stephanie’s acne successfully and some of Hungary’s top actresses eve
Meet the Natural Products Advocate
With a hair styling pedigree to beat the band, Peter Lamas is an internationally recognized beauty expert who now helms a brand of natural hair and beauty products sold at specialty boutiques, natural health stores and Duane Reade in New York City. Peter’s career began at the renowned Vidal Sassoon salon in New York, where he worked under the tutelage of Paul Mitchell. From there he moved on to the celebrity-favored Kenneth Salon and ultimately to the Henri Bendel Salon, working again with Paul Mitchell. in the 70s, he branched out on his own and launched The Reapers salon, which eventually had three Manhattan locations. Peter’s clients have in