Derms Will Only Let These 23 Makeup Products Touch Their Faces

As a beauty editor, I feel like I’m constantly consulting dermatologists about what I should put on my face. I love asking the derms I know about everything skincare-related—whether it’s the buzziest new ingredient, the latest and greatest in filler technology, or which eye creams are best for looking youthful at any age. 

One thing I hardly ever talk to dermatologists about, however, is makeup. When I want the scoop on makeup, I typically defer to makeup artists, but lately, I’ve been wondering what dermatologists use on a daily basis. After all, they are experts on all things skin, so it would make sense that they would only use the absolute best makeup products on their own faces. 

I reached out to some of my favorite dermatologists to learn what exactly they reach for when they’re leaving the house. Unsurprisingly, most of their favorite products are high-performing cult favorites, many of which have skincare ingredients to give them a boost. Like me, you might find yourself reassessing your own makeup collection. I mean, when not one but two renowned derms recommend the same mascara, I think that means it’s time to add it to your arsenal ASAP. Keep reading for top derms’ favorite products, and be sure to take notes.

Mona A. Gohara, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale School of Medicine and President-Elect of the Women's Dermatologic Society


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Janiene Luke, MD, Dermatologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center


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Dendy Engelman, MD, FACMS, FAAD, Board-Certified Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon, Shafer Clinic, 5th Ave, NYC


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Whitney Bowe, MD, New York–Based Dermatologist


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DiAnne Davis, MD, FAAD, Cosmetic Dermatologist at North Dallas Dermatology Associates


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Julia Tzu, MD, Founder and Medical Director of Wall Street Dermatology


Sara Hogan, MD, FAAD, Board-Certified Dermatologist at Luxe Dermatology + Aesthetic Center


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Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD, Miami-Based Dermatologist and Founder of Dr. Loretta Skincare


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Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.