Meet Dr Colbert, The Secret Weapon of Victoria Secret Models, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams, Noami Watts, Sienna Miller and more!

I am in Paris to attend the Victoria Secret show, go backstage and interview the ‘angels’ so naturally, at least trying to look half decent is on one’s mind. However, when you have only slept a few fake plane hours, drank more red wine than you should have and probably suffering from dehydration, being surrounded by these weird creatures who looks incredible on a normal day is not great for one’s confident. Today of all day, they don’t look real, especially when there is just so many of them in one room, all looking like beauty olympians at the peak of their gorgeousness. So when I am offered a chance to meet these girl’s secret weapon, the dermatologist Dr Colbert, I ‘oui, merci’ immediately. After all, the man who is also helping Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Stella Maxwell, Liu Wen, etc get that glow, I am down!

Let me give you a little background on Dr Colbert, he studied at La Faculty Libre de Medicine de Lille in France, got his degree fro New York Medical College and completed his dermatology residency at Columbia- Presbyterian Hospital in New York so you can say he is well trained and knows his stuff! Colbert is in Paris not by pure chance, he is here to perform his new ‘Runway Facial’ to the models and yes, these miracle people (ballet trainers, special spray tanners, etc) all fly in for their client’s most important job. He also does the same for Hollywood stars during award seasons, he’s nice like that. Just ask Angelina Jolie who has said his famous ‘Triad Facial’ is like having raindrops on your face. So lets get down to the science and exactly what is the Runway Facial?

Laser by Dr Colbert (Photo: Dr Colbert MD)

I got a mini version of the Runway Facial because well, he’s a busy man and has VS models to see to so 15mins, I will take it! According to Dr Colbert, this facial is ‘unique because its using the synergism of multiple different procedure, stimulating blood flow with microdermabrasion, taking off a fine layer of epidermis, almost like scratching your skin, using a laser to penetrate the epidermis down to the fibre blast, those are the little collagen making cells that will make more collagen. In a way its a factory of all these people making silk and we are just getting them to make more silk and stretching them out.’ And why do models and Hollywood stars love it so much? Because it has no down time, you are runway or red carpet ready immediately and yes you do see the result immediately! I was cleansed with his tone control facial disc, then Colbert used a the eTwo Sublime radio frequency treatment which felt like a vacuum cleaner on my face, this is apparently lifting and toning my skin. After a few minutes, I was laser toned with a LED light which felt slightly warm with a tingling sensation. This was the part where the LED light massages and stimulates collagen so my skin can produce more collagen to make it firm! The last step was the mask which was cooling and refreshing after the laser. Because this was the abridge version, I was then sprayed with a calming hydration mist, moisturized and finished off with his illumine face oil. Let me tell you, my skin had never looked so dew-y and fresh after 15 minutes with this man. So full of hope and confident in my new skin, I actually went backstage directly without putting on any make up and felt OK in the company of all these genetic lottery winners!

The new Runway Facial by Dr David Colbert will be available exclusively at the New York Dermatology Group clinic at 119 Fifth Avenue in New York for $2000. Fear not, if you can’t get to New York for a 1-2-1 with Dr Colbert, you can do a mini facial at home with his products. All you will need are the following products in 4 simple steps:

Dr Colbert’s DIY Mini Facial Essentials

Tone Control Facial Discs – Use this on your face in a circular motion for 30-60 and do not rinse off.

Stimulate The Serum – this will penetrate deep onto the dermis to increase more collagen production.

Illumino Brightening Face Mask will rejuvenate the skin to help with a brighter and plumper and radiant feel.

Illumino Face Oil to finish off as the oil provides a brightening vitamin C to give the glow-y feel.

Prices start at $80 for a packet of 20 tone control facial disc to $170 for the stimulate serum and are available from

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