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The Science of Beautiful Skin: Introducing Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty

Elise Minton Tabin
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Dr. Whitney Bowe

Dermatologists know a thing or two (or more) about what it takes to get glowing, gorgeous, healthy skin. Good skin care that focuses on important age-related changes while instilling health and radiance into the skin is the cornerstone of a well-rounded skin care routine. Doctors, including Dr. Whitney Bowe, test hundreds, if not thousands, of different skin care products and recommend the most efficacious ones to their patients.

Now, renowned New York dermatologist Whitney Bowe debuts her skin care collection, Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty, on Fueled by the concept of Skin Cycling, which Dr. Bowe made an overnight skin care technique, her bespoke collection of skin care products suitable for Skin Cycling and everyday use relies on proven and powerful active ingredients that provide maximum results.

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Meet Dr. Whitney Bowe

Founder and CEO of Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty, Dr. Whitney Bowe, is a board-certified dermatologist, Dermstore medical advisory board member, and a renowned thought leader in the space; she is one of the most in-demand dermatologists in the country. For the past seven years, her practice has been fully booked and capped, but now, with her skin care line, you can bring the doctor home with you. Her deep-rooted approach to skin care focuses on the skin-gut-mind connection, which treats the skin from the outside and inside for a comprehensive approach to better skin that's healthier, too. Dr. Bowe has been referred to as the "3D Derm," based upon the belief that the best skin care results come from this triple-prong approach. She is also responsible for bringing the viral skin care concept of Skin Cycling to the world, which has amassed more than 3 billion TikTok views.

With a deep knowledge of the skin, skin care products, and dermatology, Dr. Bowe is constantly quoted in top media outlets like Vogue, The New York Times, and Good Morning America.

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The Inspiration Behind the Collection

Noticing a need for 100% clinically proven, high performance, skin barrier focused skin care, Dr. Whitney Bowe created the Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty line. Her deep commitment to clinical skin care research and education, plus her "smarter, not more" approach to skin care, is embedded in the DNA of Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty. DWB Beauty offers 100% clinically proven, vegan skin care, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, and sustainably made.

"I'm relentless when it comes to mastering how to optimize skin health," Dr. Bowe says. "Just because something has always been done a certain way doesn't mean that's right. I use this lens not only as a dermatologist and trained research scientist but also when formulating our innovative Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty skin care." Always taking inspiration from and listening to her patients has given her a front-row seat to unmet skin care needs. "It's the combination of my obsession with science and research, combined with that human interaction that fuels my knowledge of how to create disruptive skin care that drives impactful, measurable results in the skin," she adds.

The core concept of the Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty brand is “smarter, not more.” Using expertly crafted skin care in a strategic way, Dr. Bowe set out to create skin care products that work well on their own but are even more powerful and effective when combined as a system so you can use less skin care products but still get the results you want.

As a physician, Dr. Whitney Bowe took a Hippocratic Oath, a promise to do no harm.

Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty is uncompromising when it comes to the efficacy and safety of our products. While there’s a strong focus on what’s in Dr. Bowe’s products, she does disclose what’s deliberately left out because she believes you have a right to avoid ingredients that are sensitizing or less sustainable.

Unlike other skin care brands, what sets Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty apart is a strategic skin care approach designed to drive optimal results while minimizing irritation, even when using powerful ingredients. "I believe each skin care product you use should work smarter and harder for you, and there should be full transparency when it comes to product efficacy. That's why each Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty product is so rigorously tested," she says. "Not only do we formulate our skin care with clinically tested ingredients, but independent third-party labs also test the final formulas in the DWB Beauty bottles. This is a level deeper than most testing in the industry." But it doesn't stop there. Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty products go even further, and both subjective and objective clinical tests show how the skin care line impacts the skin. "This rigor for testing comes from my background as a dermatologist and a published research scientist," Dr. Bowe says. "I was able to attract a team of incredibly talented individuals who are all equally committed to launching only the most effective, clinically backed products."

Key Ingredients and Formulations

Formulating effective skin care products with well-studied benefits was critical for Dr. Whitney Bowe when creating her line. Below are some key ingredients used in the Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty line.

  • Retinal: More bioavailable than more commonly used retinol, this version of retinal is the closest thing you can get to a prescription. Retinal is faster-acting, and due to its potency, only a fraction of the concentration is needed for the skin to use and benefit from it. Retinal helps increase collagen production and speed up the rate of skin cell turnover for smoother, brighter-looking skin.
  • Ceramides: These rich fats or lipids are naturally found in skin and help support its protective barrier, which is vital to prevent moisture loss and protect against environmental aggressors. Ceramides replenish, moisturize, and soothe the skin while improving the look of texture, strength, hydration, and skin elasticity and helping with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Squalane: A light, emollient oil that moisturizes the skin to keep it soft, smooth, and flexible. Not only is squalane an excellent moisturizer, but it also functions as an antioxidant and helps protect the oils in the skin from undergoing a process called lipid peroxidation, which is believed to play a role in acne.
  • Hyaluronic acid: This naturally occurring humectant attracts and binds moisture to the skin. Hyaluronic acid provides immediate plumping effects while helping the skin stay well hydrated.
  • Prebiotics: Prebiotics are like food for the microbiome and, when used topically, help support the growth of good bacteria, which is necessary to maintain a healthy skin barrier and overall skin health. Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty uses prebiotics Dr. Bowe refers to as "smart” prebiotics, because they selectively nurture good bacteria so that the skin and gut microbiota can thrive.
  • Probiotics: These live bacteria help improve skin health and can even improve acne.

How to Incorporate the Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty Collection into Your Skin Care Routine

With all the essential skin care products you need for a well-rounded routine, adding the Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty collection to your existing routine is easy. If you are looking to devise a well-rounded skin care routine, these products are a great place to start.

To determine which products your skin will benefit from the most, we recommend deciphering your skin type and then exploring the products to find which ones meet your most current and pressing skin care needs. Also, if you currently practice or plan to implement Sskin Ccycling into your regular skin care routine, the collection is perfect for that.

With all skin care, sticking to a routine and using the products regularly and as instructed will garner the best results. Following a skin care regimen will allow your skin to use the active ingredients in the products so you can see and feel a difference.

The Dr. Whitney Bowe Product Spotlight

Dr. Whitney Bowe recommends these skin care products, which are suitable for all skin types and contain key ingredients that benefit the skin.


    Skin care is necessary for healthy, youthful skin, so why not use a line created by a dermatologist who understands skin and its different needs? With a less-is-more approach to skin care, the Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty skin care products may be the missing puzzle to your skin care routine.

    Learn more about Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty and her recommended products and those to use for a well-rounded Skin Cycling routine here.

    Elise Minton Tabin
    Writer and expert
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    Elise Minton Tabin is an award-winning beauty journalist, editor, and beauty expert with more than 16 years of experience. She previously held the title of Executive Beauty Editor at NewBeauty magazine, where she reported on beauty, plastic surgery, anti-aging, health and wellness. She was also instrumental in the launch of the beauty supplement brand Hush & Hush. A self-professed beauty junkie and retinol and sunscreen pusher, Elise knows what’s new, what works and who’s the best to go for every procedure under the sun. Follow Elise on Facebook, Instagram, and on her beauty blog,