About Dr. Debbie Palmer
Dermatologist Dr. Debbie Palmer is one of the country’s leading experts in the field of antioxidants—and how they can improve the health and appearance of the skin. Widely respected for her expertise, Dr. Palmer has had her work published in the leading medical journals Cutis and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology—and given lectures about the benefits of antioxidants to medical professionals at international conferences.
“If you do not fight the most potent form of aging—free radicals—with antioxidants, you will be missing out on your full beauty potential.” — Dr. Debbie Palmer
Dr. Palmer is a leading proponent of the standardization of antioxidants in skincare through a measurement system called ORAC—or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. Currently used by scientists with the United States Department of Agriculture to measure the antioxidant levels of plant-based foods like berries and cocoa beans, ORAC had not been routinely applied to skincare products before Dr. Palmer.
“Right now, people hear that a product has antioxidants in it and they think it’s good for their skin. But the truth is, some antioxidants are more potent, and hence more effective, then others—and that needs to be made clear to patients and consumers.” — Dr. Debbie Palmer
Dr. Palmer is one of only several hundred dermatologists in the country also trained in osteopathic medicine—a holistic philosophy and approach that relates each part of the body to the entire system. Dr. Palmer earned her medical degree summa cum laude from Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience and completed her residency in dermatology at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
“You cannot—and should not—treat a problem the skin is experiencing without looking at the condition of the entire body.” — Dr. Debbie Palmer
Dr. Palmer runs a busy private practice, Dermatology Associates of New York, in Harrison, New York—the largest in Westchester—where she interacts with patients regularly. She is the founder and creator of Replere, a natural, antioxidant-based skincare line, and is co-author of The Dermatologists’ Prescription for a New You! Dr. Palmer currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and two young children. She is a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and the American Osteopathic Association.
Apply an antioxidant—under a moisturizer—before bed every night to repair damage from the day. (Don’t forget your neck, chest, shoulders, and the backs of your hands—all of which are exposed to the sun on a daily basis.) If you’re using Retin-A, you should apply the antioxidant first, then the Retin-A and lastly, a moisturizer. And, since many sunscreens don’t have antioxidants in them, you should always apply an antioxidant under sunscreen before you go out in the sun.
If you have drier skin, it is important to remember to layer a moisturizer over your Replere rejuvenating products for extra moisture needs.