Dr. Colbert helps some of the world's biggest stars achieve camera-ready skin. He's created innovative and groundbreaking treatments for both men and women. We talked to our go-to skincare specialist about his products, busy Oscars schedule, and what to eat for perfect skin.
who are you working with in prep for THE OSCARS?
Sienna Miller, Isabelle Hupert, Michelle Williams, Keri Russel, Emma Stone, Robin Wright, Catriona Balfe, Famke Janssen, Kyle MacLachlan + Nate Berkus.
Story + rain loves your illumino face oil—you also named it as one of your obsixed. WHAT DO YOU REALLY LOVE ABOUT ILLUMINO FACE OIL? WHICH CELEBRITY CLIENTS ARE FANS OF ILLUMINO FACE OIL?
Illumino Face oil is an ingenious mixture of passion fruit, Marula and Argan oils infused with retinol. It renders a dewy, instant glow to the face and helps makeup go on flawlessly. On the red carpet (or anywhere, for example, with your iPhone doing selfies). Illumino Face Oil reflects light for the perfect picture. The name "illumino" is derived from the word "illuminant" which is a substance that artists Vermeer and Rembrandt used to make their paintings glow. How could anyone resist? Just ask Michelle Williams or Robin Wright. Isabelle Huppert and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are also fans.
The three that are key:
—the famous triad facial
A three step process:
Cutera laser toning, microdermabrasion, and a gentle COLBERT MD peel followed by pink LED light and COLBERT MD Illumino Face Mask. This gives skin an instant glow as it ramps up collagen production and refreshes the epidermis. Illumino Face Oil, Retensify Firming Cream, and Stimulate Serum into the triad to soften and nutrify the skin.
*If you can't make it to NYC or Beverly Hills, there is a simplified 3 step home version of the Triad:
1. Tone control disc
2. Stimulate Serum
3. Illumino Face Oil
Finish it off by applying silky Illumino Anti-Aging Brightening Sheet Mask made of microscopic coconut biocellulose fibers.
—THE RUNWAY FACIAL
1. Cleansing: COLBERT MD Balance Purifying Cleanser is applied to damp skin to cleanse and remove dirt and oil, while brightening.
2. Radio Frequency (eTwo Sublime): Quick and easy treatment that lifts and tones the skin
3. Microdermabrasion: Gentle microdermabrasion exfoliates dead cells on the skin surface, opens up the pores, and primes the skin for renewal.
4. Laser Toning: Utilizing 5,000 pulses, this painless procedure stimulates collagen and skin cell growth in the dermis, increasing the skin’s firmness and elasticity. This procedure treats imperfections in the texture and tone of the skin’s surface resulting in instant rejuvenation of the face, neck, hands and décolleté.
5. Gentle Chemical Peeling: A thin layer of gentle lavender fruit acid exfoliation is applied for up to 60 seconds to prime the skin for further elements of the facial.
6. Calming Hydration Mist: To balance the skin, a distilled rosewater mist is applied to the face, neck hands and décolleté.
7. Brightening Mask with LED: The COLBERT MD Illumino Brightening Mask is paired with LED light massage for intense luminosity. The Mask’s serum and LED light massage are applied to the face, neck and décolleté, hands and arms.
8. Soothing: COLBERT MD Illumino Face Oil is applied to the face, neck, hands and décolleté to soothe the skin.
9. Glowing Finish: The final step is the application of the COLBERT MD Retensify Firming Cream to face, neck and décolleté for a shimmering finish.
Can you share which models were first to try The Runway Facial?
Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Stella Maxwell + Lameka Fox
—THE TIE TUCK TREATMENT FOR MEN
1. Ultherapy Mini-Face Lift: A nonsurgical ultrasound treatment for the face, neck and chest areas that lifts, tones and tightens loose skin in the deep muscles of the neck and lower face.
2. Radio Frequency (eTwo Sublime): Quick and easy treatment that lifts and tones sagging facial and neck skin.
3. Kybella: A non-invasive procedure for reducing fat below and around the chin, the submental area, and the neck for a firmer, more contoured appearance.
4. Radiesse: A facial filler that adds volume and definition to the jaw line and chin with immediate effect.
5. Dysport: An injection that safely treats drooping in the lower third of the face and lifts the jowls and corners of the mouth.
What prompted you to create the men's treatment? is there a fun anecdote or story?
I was watching the Oscars one night from the wings and I noticed when the camera panned on all of the gentleman that were of a certain age, there was laxity in their necks. My doctor brain immediately was thinking, “How could I fix that?”
What you do eat and/or drink maintain your own healthy skin?
There are five foods that I try to always eat to maintain a healthy diet. These include white fish, olive oil for cooking, natural greens like kale, almonds, and greek yogurt. I always avoid things that have hidden sugars like packaged foods. —TR + LK