5 Minutes With… Celebrity Stylist Kate Young


Kate Young routinely tops the list of Hollywood’s most powerful stylists – and for good reason. The industry veteran has worked with Anna Wintour, Oscar winners and some of the biggest brands in fashion: Tod’s, Halston, Dior and Carolina Herrera, to name a few (more here). The self-described beauty junkie took five minutes to chat with us:

Lancer Skincare: What difference does good skin care make in your line of work?

Kate Young: How I look is definitely important in my job – it’s a visual industry – so it matters! Good skincare makes my mornings faster too because I don’t need to worry about makeup, so there’s a better chance of me running on time.

LS: Do you have a favorite product in the Lancer Skincare range? 

KY: The Polish – I LOVE it!

LS: What’s your best quick glowing skin tip?

KY: My best tip is to exfoliate and to use the products – they make an enormous difference.

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Younger-Approved Recipe: Green Scramble


Getting your day started with a delicious, healthy breakfast that’s packed with protein and nutrients will give you the energy you need to get through the day – and the encouragement to stick with healthy meal choices for lunch and dinner!  Pair this YOUNGER-approved kale, zucchini and egg scramble with a fresh pressed green juice to really amp up your veggie intake.

Green Scramble

handful of washed, chopped dino kale
half a zucchini, diced
1 tbs diced onions
2 organic eggs
toasted sesame oil
pepper to taste


1.  Add a splash of toasted sesame oil and diced onions to a non-stick pan over medium/high heat

2.  Add handful of kale and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until soft (add pepper if desired, but skip the salt!)

3.  Add zucchini, sauté until soft (about 2-3 min)

4.  Whisk eggs together in a separate bowl.  Once combined, pour over sautéed veggies in the pan, mixing to combine ingredients.

5.  Continue to cook eggs until light and fluffy.  Once they are no longer liquid, remove from the heat and enjoy!

Want more tips on eating healthy for your skin? Pick up a copy of Dr. Lancer’s book YOUNGER: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin here.

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5 Minutes With… Haley Bennett


With four movies coming out this year and two more slated for 2015, Haley Bennett (Music and Lyrics, Marley & Me) is fast becoming a Hollywood it-girl. The stunning, porcelain-skinned starlet, who’s often spotted in the front row at Paris Fashion Week, entrusts her flawless face to Lancer Skincare. She spilled a few of her health and beauty secrets to us:

Lancer Skincare: What difference does good skin care make in your career?

Haley Bennett: It’s important to maintain the health of my skin so I can spend less time in a makeup chair and more time getting beauty rest in the morning. Also, the integrity of the skin makes everyone feel good and gives us confidence.

LS: Do you have a favorite product in the Lancer Skincare range? 

HB: If I had to pick one product, it would be the stem cell serum. I always beg [Lancer Skincare aesthetician] RPK to slather on Lancer’s golden miracle potion after a facial. Oh, and his sunscreen is my handbag’s best friend. And my shower’s best mates are the face and body polish. I mean, I love it all – the products work wonders.

LS: What’s your best quick glowing skin tip?

HB: The simplest thing, stay hydrated. Become obsessed with avocado, nut butter and greens. Yum.

LS: What is the strangest or most unexpected piece of advice has Dr. Lancer given you?  

HB: To eliminate gluten, I mean….not the strangest thing but the hardest thing. I love a good bolognese. Sorry, Dr. Lancer!

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Stem Cells for Healing Sun-Damaged Skin


We’ve all heard it a million times: Stay out of the sun! Reapply your sunscreen! Shade yourself! But there are still those instances when we find our noses a little pink at the end of a long beach day, or the tops of our shoulders feeling a bit more crisp than when we left the house that morning.

While it’s never advisable to let the sun damage your skin, there are ways of speeding up the healing process when it happens.  One of these methods is to harness the healing power of stem cells, which stimulates epidermal regeneration at the cellular level, in addition to improving cellular barrier function.

Our Lift Serum Intense was created with plant-based stem cells from the Criste Marine plant – a uniquely resilient maritime plant found in coastal regions of France, which is able to survive both the harsh sunlight and drying salt water conditions of its natural habitat.

Applying our Lift Serum to parched, toasty skin signals the body to send healthy, new cells to replace those that were burned or dried out.  It also helps the skin regain its moisture balance and heals free radical damage. For a bad burn, top off the Lift Serum with natural aloe and a rich moisturizer twice a day, and your skin will be back to normal in no time! That said, you don’t have to just take our word for it: Victoria Beckham swears by it too! See what she tweeted about it over 4th of July Weekend here.

Shop Lift Serum Intense: https://www.lancerskincare.com/lift-serum-intense

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5 Minutes With… Celebrity Styling Team Wendi & Nicole


Sister styling team Wendi & Nicole Ferreira count beautiful people Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Jeff Bridges and Octavia Spencer on their roster of red carpet successes. So it’s no suprise that they know a thing or two about looking your best – and that, of course, starts with great skin. Here’s what they had to say about their skincare regimen:

Lancer Skincare: What difference does good skincare make in your line of work?

Wendi & Nicole: We are always on the go, so having good skincare means one less step in the “getting ready” process.

LS: Are there certain skin issues that you find common among clients that need covering up?

W&N: Everybody is different, but we all have something that needs a little covering up.

LS: Do you have a favorite product in the Lancer Skincare range?

W&N: Everything! They work together and compliment each other. If we had to pick one, it’s the Polish! We get excited to use it every time.

LS: Quick glowing skin tip!

W&N: Sleep and strict use of Lancer products.

LS: What is the the most unexpected piece of advice has Dr. Lancer given you?

W&N: Your skin regimen should start at your hairline and extend all the way to the white of your breast.

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4 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep, Naturally


Recently, in an interview with The Cut, Dr. Lancer revealed a three-pronged approach to staying youthful: good skincare, low stress levels (which we covered here) and getting the proper amount of quality shut eye. Today, everyone leads such busy lives that sleep often suffers. Tossing and turning and even insomnia have become commonplace. So, if you aren’t feeling as rested as you’d like, here are a few simple steps to get your brain and body cooled off in time for a restful night’s sleep.

Sounder Sleep Tip 1: Fight the urge to fall asleep in the warm glow of your iPad (or TV). Avoid electronic devices at least an hour (or two!) before bed. The blue light of the screens signals brain activity, which can disrupt the natural, circadian rhythm that helps you sleep soundly.

Sounder Sleep Tip 2: Create a bedtime ritual. This can be as simple as taking a warm shower and lighting a candle for yourself or reading a good book and listening to soothing music – whatever you do, try to repeat it each night. Simple, relaxing rituals help the brain transition from wakefulness to sleepiness.

Sounder Sleep Tip 3: Maintain your sleep schedule. Waking and rising at the same time most days (even weekends and holidays!) will help your body maintain a strong circadian rythmn; you will find it easier to fall asleep and rise feeling refreshed instead of groggy and disoriented.

Sounder Sleep Tip 4: Avoid known sleep disruptors. Stay away from alcohol, caffeine and nicotine a few hours before bedtime. All of these substances greatly disrupt the sleep cycle.

Sweet dreams!

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5 Minutes With… Celebrity Makeup Artist Kathy Jeung


We have some real luminaries pass through the halls of Lancer Dermatology, and when fashion and celebrity makeup artist Kathy Jeung stops by, it always brightens our day. Kathy has worked with Rita Ora, Rashida Jones, Dita Von Teese, Nichole Sherzinger, Padma Lakshmi and Natasha Bedingfield, not to mention just about every fashion mag out there. The result: an endless knowledge of beauty and skincare, what works…and what doesn’t. Here’s what we learned from her in just 5 minutes:

Lancer Skincare: What difference does good skin care make in your line of work?

Kathy Jeung: For me, proper skin preparation with good skincare is the most important step to a getting a great makeup look. Skin is really the canvas onto which makeup is applied, so how makeup lies on the skin, looks on the face, and its staying power is directly related to products used on the skin beforehand.

LS: Are there certain skin issues that you find common among clients that need covering up?

KJ: Dark circles and puffiness are a common issue. I’ll use Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream to reduce swelling and brighten under the eye, allowing me to minimize the amount of cover-up I’ll use to disguise the problem. I really believe that using skincare tailored to skin type or problem is key to help the issue before makeup, rather than using more makeup to cover it up.

Another common problem I encounter year round are dry, dehydrated lips. Same as with skincare, if the lips aren’t prepared for lip products, makeup will work against you and magnify the problem. I like to use a 2-step method of applying a lip ointment followed by a lip balm or salve. If the lips are starting to peel, use a lip scrub and then apply ointment or salve.

LS: Do you have a favorite product in the Lancer Skincare range?

KJ: I love Lancer Fade Serum Intense Brightening Complex

LS: What’s your ultimate glowing skin tip?

KJ: To refresh makeup and give the skin a healthy glow, moisten a BeautyBlender sponge with mineral or spring water spray and dab all over your face. For even more dewiness, rub a small drop of moisturizer between your palms and lightly press into skin along temples, tops of cheekbones and sides of face

LS: What is the most unexpected piece of advice has Dr. Lancer given you?

KJ: I have to thank Dr. Lancer for a key piece of advice he gave me quite a few years ago: apply skin products in thin layers. That completely changed the efficacy of the products I used and maximized their benefits, as opposed to my thinking that piling on more of something was better!

Follow Kathy on Instagram for a peek at some of her amazing work!

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Treatment Spotlight: Mia Belle’s Microcurrent


Mia Belle is one of our highly skilled aestheticians who works under the careful direction of Dr. Lancer. She often travels to labs, spas, and research facilities to keep up with the newest and most innovative anti-aging treatments. Our new favorite treatment is Mia’s amazing microcurrent; it works as a stand-alone treatment or an add-on to one of her excellent facials. Painless, downtime-less, and with so many applications, her microcurrent is a true hero treatment here at the office.

Take a look at some of its amazing uses:

  • tightens skin by lifting and toning facial muscles
  • releases collagen growth factors, without causing inflammation
  • helps stimulate lymphatic drainage
  • great for post surgery, or facial trauma
  • acts as an anti-inflammatory and prevents the formation of scar tissue
  • treats acne with certain functions unique to this modality
  • results are comparable is Ulthera and acupuncture
  • can be used by all skin types and ethnicities

Call our office and schedule a session with Mia to try this amazing treatment!

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5 Minutes With… Celebrity Stylist Cristina Ehrlich


One of the most powerful stylists in Hollywood, Cristina Ehrlich dresses established A-listers such as Penelope Cruz and Tina Fey as well as buzzed-about newcomers like Margot Robbie, Allison Brie and Greta Gerwig. Of course, glowing skin is the ultimate red carpet accessory, and Ehrlich is no stranger to the ins and outs of celebrity skincare. She took five minutes out of her stuffed schedule to chat with us:

Lancer Skincare: What difference does good skin care make in your line of work?

Cristina Ehrlich: It’s absolutely everything. Basically what I do, which is to help women get ready for a red carpet, is learning by example. When my clients come into my office I have to be a representation of what I will help them achieve; clients turn to me for advice across the board. There is a dietary aspect to my work as well – understanding the healthy way of getting red carpet-ready, and how that parlays into their physical shape. Most importantly, it comes down to their skin being the essential accessory. So much of what we’re doing is finding the colors that give them that sought after glow. And while many people believe this may be makeup, it is really a combination of healthy, beautiful skin, a beautiful shape, and the perfect color combinations. You see a client numerous times before an event – how they stand, which way they face the camera, how they feel, how they look, and it all starts with caring for their skin and body.

LS: Are there certain skin issues that you find common among clients that need covering up?

CE: The number one thing I have come to see and understand when seeking beauty is the value, the necessity, and the importance of water – for hydration and for energy. We have been taught to treat the symptoms in our life. Tired? Eat sugar, drink coffee. But you have to understand what gives you real energy, what will keep you glowing, that is water. Traveling, moving from location to location, being in filtered air, you need to stay hydrated to look good. It was not until I incorporated this into my own life that I saw how important it was for my clients to follow the same standard of hydration.

LS: Do you have a favorite product in the Lancer Skincare range?

CE: First of all, the Polish has literally changed the texture of my skin. It’s amazing, and I’m addicted. But my absolute favorite, favorite product has to be the Advanced C Radiance Cream. I put it all over my face, neck, chest – it feels like velvet and preps skin perfectly for moisture and SPF. It’s even better than a date with a hot guy!

LS: What’s your best get-glowing-quick tip?

CE: Time in a steam room is incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating for the mind and body, and of course, exercise. SoulCycle and hot yoga are my go-tos. And after all that – sleep and water.

LS: We’ve heard you had an interesting experience with Dr. Lancer that extended beyond mere skincare.

CE: During a routine follow up appointment, he inquired about my marital status and then proceeded to describe the exact type of man that he thought would best suit me, and was dead on. He’s a dermatologist, but his services extend to the mind and body! It was like having a life coach in the room with me. Dr. Lancer is adamant about the connection between your personal wellbeing and the health of your skin. I have never known another dermatologist to care for their patients the way he does.

LS: Why do you think The Method works so well for you?

CE: In general, I tend to be a highly disciplined and routine-oriented person, and Lancer Skincare is the first dermatological experience I’ve had that mimics the discipline I have in my life. Dr. Lancer and his team put me on a regimen perfectly suited to my life that has completely changed my skin for the better.

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Dr. Lancer Devotee: Angela Bassett


Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett has been a Hollywood fixture since the mid-80s, but with her radiant glow, she could easily be mistaken on the red carpet for a fresh-faced newcomer. Besides great genes and a healthy lifestyle (she’s a vegetarian and raw food proponent), the mother-of-two’s anti-aging regimen includes Lancer Skincare products.

“I love the Polish,” says Bassett. “A quick way to rid the face of dead skin cells and reveal the fresh complexion beneath! And the cleanser is delightful. You need such a little amount but feel as if you’ve rinsed away everything you don’t need without stripping the moisture. Smells clean and fresh on top of it.”

“Speaking of moisture,” she goes on to say, “the daily one feels like a treat for your pores along with the Vitamin C and the evening anti-aging formula. I like that they do not leave me oily or greasy.”

If you can believe it, Angela is 55. She doesn’t look a day over 30 to us.

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