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There are so many skincare products and gadgets on the market with prices ranging from a few dollars to a few hundred – even a few thousand – dollars. Price doesn’t always reflect quality. In fact, while one might assume that price means a high number of potent actives it’s often more a reflection of marketing costs and packaging.

To separate what’s fluff from what’s actually worth opening your wallet for, we chatted with dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mt Sinai School of Medicine.

Here’s a look at her four top luxury skincare products and gadgets.

Dr. Dennis Gross LED Mask


“This FDA-cleared LED face mask is built to target wrinkles and acne quickly. The red light supports natural collagen production, helping with anti-aging and the blue light helps to kill bacteria on the skin to treat current breakouts and prevent future ones.”

NuFACE Trinity Starter Kit

“The Nu Face is a wonderful tool to implement into your skincare routine if used frequently. It’s a micro current facial toning device that visibly contours and lifts the facial muscles to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Consistency is key with this tool, but if used daily you will notice a difference in how toned your face looks.”

Feel the Bio Complete Serum

“This is one of my favorite retinols. It combines the power of retinol with heparan sulfate analog (HSA) to make it more suitable for sensitive skin than traditional retinols. It also includes Vitamin C, making once dull skin radiant and glowy.”

U Beauty Resurfacing Compound

“This is a do-it-all serum. It combines retinol, antioxidants, AHAs and hyaluronic acid to improve texture, breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, while also hydrating the skin. Skin is left looking smoother, tighter, and renewed after consistent use.”

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