"With widespread social distancing and the temporary closure of salons, spas, and dermatology offices, getting a facial right now is basically impossible. Admittedly, the more time I spend avoiding the outside world, the less motivated I feel to keep my twice-daily skin-care routine. Small but stubborn pimples keep popping up across my chin in stress breakouts, and the sudden lack of sun exposure makes me hyperaware of how dull my skin could become in the following weeks.
Thankfully, I've got one must-have product that's keeping my skin in shape while I don't have access to treatments from professionals and am limiting the number of beauty products I order online. That's the 30% Glycolic Acid Peel by Sobel Skin Rx, a brand from New York City dermatologist Howard Sobel."
"This serum is formulated by dermatologist Howard Sobel, MD, and has a potent amount of niacinamide to plump and brighten all skin types."
"This pro-level, once-a-week peel is suitable for all skin types and utilizes a generous amount of glycolic acid to nix fine lines and balance uneven skin tone."
"If your skin is oily in some places and dry in others (aka combination skin), this moisturizer with SPF 30 is for you. The lightweight cream won't leave your skin feeling stick or heavy, but it's still super hydrating and nourishing thanks to squalane, plant oils, and fruit extracts."
"This derm-developed day cream uses zinc oxide for mineral sun protection and combines it with apple stem cells which fight free radicals and help improve the appearance of fine lines."
"I firmly believe (no pun intended!) that most people will benefit from a nightly retinoid as their main skin treatment. "Retinoid" is an umbrella term referring to the family of vitamin A derivatives—which includes retinol, retinol esters, retinaldehyde, retinoic acid esters and prescription treatments like tretinoin. These ingredients are best applied at night, away from UV light. Sobel Skin Rx 4.5% Retinol Night Treatment contains retinol and hydroxypinacolone retinoate, a non-irritating, next-gen retinoic acid ester."
"Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel has been the go-to New York City skin saver for decades, and now he has battled his secrets to eternal youth, sans a trip to the derm. The professional-grade, clinically proven skincare line includes eight products housed in recyclable glass bottles that help combat the signs of aging. Our favorite? The 30% Glycolic Acid Peel – an at-home facial peel that retexturizes, exfoliates and brightens skin in minutes without compromising the epidermal-dermal barrier."
"In the endless quest for “makeup optional” skin, many beauty fiends seek out potions jacked up with the highest levels of active ingredients available. But slathering them on can backfire, as most complexions can’t handle a mega-dose of glycolic acid, vitamin C or retinol without rebelling. Indeed, red, itchy and flaky skin is typically the result of pushing the percentage envelope too far.
But renowned New York City-based dermatologist Howard Sobel believes he’s found a way around all that pesky irritation, thanks to the patent-pending delivery system in his new, superpotent skin-care line: Sobel Skin Rx."
"A skin-nurturing moisturizer, with antioxidants and SPF 30 sun protection. The moisturizer utilizes stem cell technology to nourish the skin."
"As the celebrity dermatologist to stars like Bethenny Frankel, Orlando Bloom and the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City, Dr. Howard Sobel knows how to keep famous faces looking flawless. Benefit from his expertise at home, with his new clinical skincare line sold at Sephora. Hailed a "hydration hero" the Bio Cream is especially useful this time of year, to quench parched skin with a hefty dose of hyaluronic acid."
"I’ve been tracking doctors’ skin-care brands — which often contain AHAs and active vitamin C — ever since they first appeared in the late 1980s. There’s now a bonanza of such safe and effective high-potency product lines out there. Even so, and not to mince words, I wasn’t expecting how extra-excellent and state-of-the-art the New York dermatologist Howard Sobel’s recently introduced comprehensive Sobel Skin Rx collection is. The key ingredients — glycolic acid, retinol, hyaluronic acid — need no introduction. But their diesel-powered formulations, buffered for gentleness, feel and look gorgeous on my skin. Most surprising for me was the result of a particular combo from the line: Start with the wrinkle-reducing, pore-minimizing, hydration-restoring, maximum-strength 15% Niacinamide Gel Serum."
"Best Anytime-Anywhere Moisturizer
Fine lines and dry patches are no match for these do-it-all moisturizers. Sobel Skin's editor-approved cream hydrates skin using a plumping dose of hyaluronic acid."
"If the skin around your eyes is especially dry, you need a richer cream like this. Packed with peptides, this thick eye cream immediately moisturizes and protects dry skin while also helping to build it from within. It ultimately leaves the skin around your eyes smoother and firmer."
"I couldn’t tell you the last time I used a true face cream. For years I applied oil as the final step to my overall skincare routine. I never found lotion to be nearly as moisturizing as an oil until I started using the hyralonic option from Dr. Sobel. I really love the entire line, but the face cream continues to be one of my favorites. I find it super hydrating without being too heavy."
"The highest level of retinol you can get over the counter, sans the irritation. This serum, which is intended for nighttime use, plumps up fine lines and wrinkles before they can settle into your skin, intending to stay a while. And for a product that’s usually associated with dryness, Dr. Sobel’s actually offers the opposite: an improvement in overall skin hydration and suppleness. Remember retinol is a powerful active ingredient, so it needs to be slowly introduced into your routine."
"This Sephora-exclusive brand just launched last month and its range is already making (good) noise. The lightweight lotion does pack a heavy punch with the retinol percentage, so tread lightly if it’s your first time playing with vitamin A."
"It's hard to know where to start with the Sobel Skin vitamin C face serum, mostly because of how effective the formulation is. With a high concentration of vitamin C (35%) in three different forms, skin will look noticeably brighter and bouncier in just 4 weeks time. Dark spots fade nearly overnight and skin tone is over all more even, in a snap. Plus, the packaging is recyclable which just cannot be overlooked these days."
"This multitasking lotion fits right into my very minimalist morning skincare routine (I commute 2+ hours to work everyday...so anything more than one step just isn't happening for me). A few pumps leave just the right amount of moisture so I look glowy but not greasy, protects from nasty free radicals thanks to antioxidants, and shields my face from UV rays with mineral SPF 30. I rub a nickel-size amount into dry skin, and that's it."
"From celebrity dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel’s new skincare line (his clients include Orlando Bloom, Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer), this supercharged nighttime treatment contains a 15% concentration of niacinamide to minimizes the look of pores, increase elasticity and lock in moisture."
"With what seems like one million attractiveness launches a minute, it’s turning into increasingly more tougher to undercover agent cutting edge and uncommon formulation on our top-shelf. So colour us shocked once we discovered about Sephora’s new scientific skin care line that’s 100% CLEAN AF: SOBEL SKIN Rx. Developed through NYC-based beauty dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel, the Eight-product assortment is freed from sulfates, parabens, phthalates, perfume, emulsifiers, and different nasties that may every so often sneak their approach into medical-grade merchandise. AND it’s cruelty-free. So whilst there are many blank attractiveness manufacturers at Sephora, and extra doctor-driven skin care manufacturers, SOBEL SKIN Rx actually is the primary to be merging the distance."
"These days, I've been trying to use Niacinamide, too," says Spruch-Feiner. Dermatologist Dr. Sobel's new skincare line is known for it's high concentrations of active ingredients delivered in products that meet the criteria for Sephora's clean seal of approval.
Niacinamide, AKA vitamin B3 or niacin, is fabulous for balancing, skin barrier function, moisture retention, and making pores look smaller. Due to its fortifying effect on barrier function, it is great for all skin types — from sensitive, to redness-prone, to normal, to acne-prone."