Q+A with Cosmetic Dermatologist Simon Ourian M.D.
We chat with Simon Ourian M.D. to discuss why 2020 felt like the right year to launch his line, why people shouldn't over-complicate skincare, and more.
Throughout his decades of work in the cosmetic dermatology field, Simon Ourian M.D. has truly made a name for himself. Between practicing at his iconic Epione Clinic in Beverly Hills, pioneering and innovating new skincare treatments and methods like Coolaser, and boasting a stellar client list inclusive of Kim Kardashian and Taylor Hill among countless others, Ourian has established a legacy for himself in medicine. We were excited to talk to him all about his journey in this field, as well as learn more about his new skincare line, MDO, and how we can bring his expertise home with us.
Q: How did you get into skincare?
I’ve been passionate about art and sculpting since I was a boy – which is where my eye for proportions and aesthetics comes from. Throughout my career in medicine, I was fortunate enough to be able to combine my two passions, science and art, by redefining the practice of cosmetic dermatology. The greatest challenge for me was to find ways to combine the latest skincare technology with the goal of resurfacing and enhancing the face’s natural beauty.
With MDO, I wanted to bring my expertise and cosmetic dermatology results home to people all over the world. 2020 felt like the right time to develop a skincare line, which would do exactly that. My ambition is to provide women with the treatments, products, and tools they need to achieve healthy, rejuvenated, and radiant skin in the comfort of their own homes.
Q: Tell us a bit about your skincare line MDO — what inspired you to create it and what excites you most about people taking your skincare expertise home with them?
My goal is to offer effective solutions for key skin concerns, such as pigmentation, signs of aging, dehydration, and loss of facial contours – all issues I have been treating my clients for in my clinic. Throughout the development of my skincare products for MDO, my key focus is on innovative formulas with high-quality and clean ingredients (free from any harmful substances, cruelty-free & vegan) in potent/effective concentrations, that will give clients the clinical results they can expect from me. Next to the formulation, it’s very important to me, that all products and treatments are safe and easy to use at home. And honestly, it’s absolutely amazing to see how quickly our customers have achieved professional results at home! “Cosmetic Dermatology at Home” – that’s MDO’s mission.
The MDO Transforming Series will take your skin through a full transformation. The products are affordable and dermatologically developed, and the results are comparable to professional facial treatments in my clinic.
What excites me the most? I really love to hear my customers’ feedback from all over the world, and there’s nothing better than seeing their incredible results! That’s really what it’s all about.
Q: What do you love the most about what you do?
I love to see the immediate results of my work – it’s very rewarding. And of course, the happy faces of my clients after any treatment or application of my MDO products.
Q: What is a myth about skincare that you want to debunk?
12-step skincare routines! That’s simply too much – nobody has time for that these days! Also, in my opinion, less truly is more, and it’s much more important to find the right products for your skin type and skin concern and then stick to them. So really, find what works for you. Keep it as simple as possible, I’d say!
Q: What is one product everyone should be using, no matter what their skin type?
SPF daily, even indoors – it really is the best way to prevent aging.
Q: What is your best advice for someone who is struggling to find a skin routine that works for them?
Less is more! When you find what works for you, stick to it, rather than switching your products too often.
Q: What do you wish people were talking more about in skincare?
Personally, I think people over-complicate a lot in skincare, so they should probably be speaking less about it, LOL! With MDO, I’m really trying to help reduce that complexity, whilst still delivering highly innovative formulas that work. At the end of the day, it’s important to be educated about your skin type and understand your skin’s needs to find the solution that works for your skin.
Rapid Fire Round
Q: Splurge-worthy item:
Travel, travel, and always travel! Especially after the year we’ve been through!
Q: Favorite drugstore or budget find:
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin.
Q: Latest beauty empty:
MDO The Exfoliant - luckily, I know the supplier ;)
Q: Recent discovery:
We have some amazing new products launching soon, can’t wait to tell you more about them!
Q: Product you can’t leave home without:
SPF and hand sanitizer.
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