Pure Picks: Christopher Ardant

The dermocosmetic specialist and founder of New York City and Lugano, Switzerland’s Christopher Ardant Centers, shares science-backed body care favorites.
“My methodology of skin biohacking combines the best of everything: technology, nutrition and topical applications,” says Christopher Ardant. “Healthy skin is attractive skin. Stop chasing youth and start chasing beauty.”


“This serum is a natural antidote to skin ‘inflamm-aging’—redness, dryness, and lack of firmness and hydration. It brings deep skin nutrition, even for the most problematic skin.” EFAlift concentrate, Dermorevision, visit dermorevision.com for pricing and availability


“This body buffer increases connective tissue perfusion and temperature. It can be used pre- or post-workout, and can help diminish cellulite.” babyBelle® bodybuffer, $149, BelleCore, bellecore.com


“This lavender-based oil permeates and nourishes the scalp and hair fibers-the determiners of hair health-without weighing down your hair. It’s also beneficial for those predisposed to scalp psoriasis.” Rejuvenating oil, from $35, Philip B. Botanical Products International, philipb.com


“According to Biotics Research, this supplement’s proprietary formula is designed to down-regulate inflammatory pathways, primarily through the inhibition of NF-kappaB, a molecule inside each cell. I take it every day.” KappArest anti-inflammatory supplement, 180 capsules, $60, Biotics Research, available on amazon.com


“Heavy water—water that contains heavy hydrogen, also known as deuterium, in place of regular hydrogen—is one of the best hydrators of the skin, and can be used on all complexions. Saturate your face and body with this mist before applying serum or cream, and reapply throughout the day.” D2O™ Hydration Spray, from $33, Jane Iredale, janeiredale.com



“My friend Carol Alt says a raw diet is the key to her natural youthfulness. Her book, with a foreword by David Perlmutter, MD, details easy ways we can un-cook delicious and nutrient-rich food.” A Healthy You: Boost Your Energy, Live Cleaner, and Look and Feel Younger Every Day by Carol Alt, $20, available on amazon.com


“I love floral fragrances—I even wear jasmine on the lapel of my blazer. The sales of this fragrance also benefit a cause that’s close to my heart: Hope for Depression Research Foundation.” Eau de parfum vaporisateur spray, $150, Hope Fragrances, hopefragrances.com