L'Oreal Paris Announces New Professional Brand Ambassador, Consulting Dermatologist Gervaise Gerstner, M.D.

Aug 17, 2011, 09:00 ET from L'Oreal Paris

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Oreal Paris is pleased to announce a new addition to the L'Oreal Paris USA distinguished roster of experts.  The global beauty leader has partnered with New York City Dermatologist Gervaise Gerstner M.D., as the brand's new professional ambassador.   

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"It's with great enthusiasm that we enter into a partnership with Gervaise," said Karen T. Fondu, President, L'Oreal Paris.  "Professionally, she is an incredible physician who is admired and respected by her peers, and personally she is a lovely and compassionate doctor and mother.  Gervaise is an exceptional addition to the L'Oreal Paris family and truly embodies the spirit of our brand philosophy, 'Because You're Worth it.'"

"I'm so passionate about my work and about good skincare backed by real science.  For years, I have been using and recommending L'Oreal Paris skincare products to my patients because I've always been a believer that great products that deliver real results do not have to cost a fortune," says Gervaise Gerstner, M.D.  "I'm very proud to be working with the L'Oreal Paris brand because they are leading the way in bringing innovative, luxurious and accessible skin care products to women that meet their needs, while making them feel beautiful in their own skin."

Gervaise has a passion for combining the inherent art of her practice with the latest cosmetic technologies available to help people achieve the results they want.  She treats men, women and children, addressing their skincare initial concerns to helping them maintain a lifelong commitment to optimal skin health.  As L'Oreal Paris' Consulting Dermatologist, Gervaise will lend her professional insights to product development while affording an expert voice to the consumer seeking skincare advice. 

"Skincare is so personal because everyone's needs are different, from teenagers battling breakouts and acne scars, to wrinkle prone mature skin, and all types and tones in between," says Gervaise Gerstner.  "I'm looking forward to working with L'Oreal Paris to continue to develop products to meet patients' concerns and help spread the news about the importance of a daily skincare regimen with SPF protection to prevent damage and premature aging."

Gervaise Gerstner joins the L'Oreal Paris USA family of experts that includes Consulting Makeup Artist Collier Strong and Consulting Hair Stylist, Johnny Lavoy. 

About Gervaise Gerstner: Professional Bio

Gervaise Gerstner is a board-certified Manhattan dermatologist who has been practicing in New York for over 12 years.  She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Princeton University before earning her M.D. from Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. After completing a medical internship, she fulfilled a dermatology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. During her final year, she was chosen to serve as Chief Resident of Dermatology for the hospital and affiliates. 

Today, Dr. Gerstner serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center where she volunteers in clinical and academic settings.  An associate member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatologic Surgeons, Dr. Gerstner is also an active member of the Dermatology Foundation and the Skin Cancer Foundation.

In addition to having served as the editor for the prestigious Clinics in Dermatology, she is currently on the editorial staff for the Mt. Sinai dermatology newsletter. Aside from her work within her practice and the hospital, Dr. Gerstner has also done research on a wide range of topics from chemical peels to melanoma and has been published in several top dermatologic journals.

About L'Oreal Paris

The L'Oreal Paris division of L'Oreal USA, Inc. is a total beauty care company that combines the latest in technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass.  The L'Oreal Paris brand encompasses the four major beauty categories – hair color, hair care, skincare and cosmetics – and includes such well-known brands as Preference, Excellence, Feria and Healthy Look haircolor; Elnett Satin Hairspray, EverPure, EverStrong, EverSleek, VIVE Pro, Studio Line and L'Oreal Kids haircare; Revitalift, Youth Code, Age Perfect, Collagen, Sublime Bronze and Men's Expert skincare; and the Colour Riche, True Match, Infallible, True Match Naturale and Studio Secrets Professional cosmetics collections, along with a portfolio of mascara including Voluminous, Double Extend and Telescopic, among many others.  For more information on L'Oreal Paris and its brands, and to get comprehensive, personalized beauty information from the experts, visit www.lorealparis.com for access to unique content and dynamic interactive features, including the exclusive "Can I Help You?" diagnostic tool.

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