Two tastemakers show off how they get glowing.
We polled the facial expert for her daily wellness regimen.
As the magic fingers behind the sculpted faces of luminaries like Cate Blanchett, Kim Kardashian and Michelle Williams, celebrity facialist Joanna Czech has had a hand in prepping some of the most megawatt stars to look and feel their best. The beauty boss is known for her multilayered approach that incorporates everything from LED and ultrasound to microcurrent, cryotherapy and her trademark manual massage. Czech treats clients according to the condition of the skin, rather than skin type. Today, Czech runs studios both in Dallas and NYC (29 Greene St. at The Webster, just opened this fall), as well as serving as a newly appointed skincare ambassador for Dior. So how does she maintain her own perfect pores? Her daily musts include Biologique Recherche P50 PGIM 400, Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Serum and Augustinus Bader Rich Cream—plus a rigorously healthy lifestyle. “My supplements include vitamin D3, B12, vitamin C, omega-3, 6 and 9 plus probiotics and magnesium,” she shares. We checked in with Czech for her own personal skincare secrets and glow-getting routine.
“Espresso, hard-boiled egg, a workout with a personal trainer no matter where I am.”
“I wash my face in the shower with water, then step out and use Environ Derma-Lac lotion mixed with their A, C & E body oil or Costa Brazil’s body oil. I use Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 PIGM 400 for toner, Dior Capture Totale super potent serum, Clé de Peau enhancing eye contour cream supreme and Dior Capture Totale creme. Derma-Lac lotion, $65, and A, C & E body oil, $65, both by Environ Body at dermaconcepts.com; Kaya Jungle firming body oil, $98, by Costa Brazil at standarddose.com; Lotion P50 PIGM 400, price upon request, by Biologique Recherche at joannaczech.com; Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy super potent age-defying intense serum, $155, and Capture Totale C.E.L.L. firming and wrinkle-correcting creme, $155, dior.com; enhancing eye contour cream supreme, $270, cledepeaubeaute.com
In to Work:
“I work from my studios and sometimes on location. Typical mornings, I get up, work out, shower, get to the studio and see six to eight clients starting at 9AM and ending between 6 and 7PM.” 29 Greene St., Floor 6, joannaczech.com
“I usually have sashimi with seaweed salad from Soho Sushi, greens and grilled salmon from Westville or salmon with spaghetti squash from Broken Coconuts delivered to the studio. And another espresso.” 110 Wall St., westvillenyc.com
“Home, where my husband reheats the meals prepared by our chef. But if I go out, I like Wayan (my friend Ezra [William] owns it), Lure Fishbar, Jack’s Wife Freda or Le Botaniste. I have never drunk alcohol as it does not agree with me.” 20 Spring St., wayan-nyc.com
Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank
The celebrity-favorite cosmetic dermatologist shares the method behind his own self-care.
Let’s be straight: You don’t reach the level of personal and professional success celebrity cosmetic dermatologist, chief medical officer and founder of the PFRANKMD brand Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank has enjoyed without following a strict regimen. As the go-to cosmetic dermatologist for New York’s smart set, Frank’s results-driven approach clearly delivers and leaves little free time, yet he carves out important moments of mindfulness. “I graze throughout the day,” he says of his daily schedule juggling offices in Manhattan, the Hamptons and Miami. “Fruits, raw vegetables, part of a salad. I don’t take a formal lunch break. I do schedule in a 75-minute break from patients that I use for meetings, conference calls, interviews, emails and, if I’m lucky, my second meditation of the day.” As for his own skincare routine, the doctor’s orders are to not overcomplicate your regime. “I like to keep it simple,” he shares. “I prefer to use my in-office technologies to keep my skin looking its best.” Early this summer, Frank will debut a 4,000-square-foot bespoke aesthetic healthcare center downtown. The West Village location will offer cutting-edge treatments and procedures in a chic, new Gachot Studios-designed space. Here, the top doc shares how he keeps looking as fabulous as his patients.
“I make coffee and catch up with news online, return a few emails and hit either the gym, my Peloton or SoulCycle before work.” $2,245, onepeloton.com
“I use mostly my own PFRANKMD products—very basic. Cleanser, antioxidant moisturizer after I shave and then maybe the MDNA Skin eye masks taken out of the fridge and left on for 15 minutes if my eyes are puffy.” The Eye Mask, $50, mdnaskin.us
In to Work:
“Once I get to work, I hit the pavement running with patients. I have nine treatment rooms, and over 50 patients go through my PFRANKMD office each day that I either directly treat or oversee with my other aesthetic healthcare providers. In the afternoon, I’ll often have a larger surgery like a liposuction or a laser resurfacing case that focuses my attention on one patient for a while.” 1049 Fifth Ave., Suite 2B, pfrankmd.com
“I don’t eat out or order in often. My wife and I both like to cook. She usually does weekdays, and I like weekends. I’m usually spent by the end of the day. I am in bed by 10 to get my eight hours.”
Photography by: Clock photo by Audrey Shtecinjo/Stocksy; Joanna Zzech photo courtesy of Joanna Czech; workout photo by PhotoAttractive/istock photo; Westville photo courtesy of Westville; vanity photo by Anne Nygard/Unsplash; Wayan photo by Noah Fecks; face photo by PeopleImages/istock photo; dr. paul frank photo by Diana Frank Photography; Peloton photo courtesy of Peloton; vegetables photo by Katie Smith/unsplash; office photo by Onurdongel/istock photo; product photo courtesy of MDNA Skin