Aesthetic Experiences We Love, And You’ll Love Too

Aesthetic Experiences We Love, And You’ll Love Too | The Dermatology Group, New Jersey | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

The Dermatology Group, New Jersey

We’re always celebrating – and sharing – the things we love, which includes some of our favorite skin focused spas and medi-spas across the country. From relaxation to results, each of our “crushes” is the total package and a total must do! We’re sure you’ll fall in love with today’s pick: The Dermatology Group, with multiple locations throughout New Jersey.

About The Dermatology Group
The unique thing about the treatments at The Dermatology Group is that they are backed by expert medical opinion. The Dermatology Group is a unique, multi-disciplinary practice that incorporates clinical expertise and state-of-the-art technology with individualized patient care. Their team of board-certified dermatologists offers comprehensive solutions for both medical and cosmetic skin concerns. The physicians at The Dermatology Group work hand-in-hand with trained aestheticians to provide you with advanced in-office treatments and medical-grade homecare products. Not sure what your skin needs? Want an expert opinion? The doctors at The Dermatology Group can do that for you and get you on the road to the best skin of your life!

Why We Love It
The Dermatology Group creates a unique experience for each person, and the staff is professional, beyond friendly, accommodating and committed to helping you achieve the results you desire – and fast! Imagine having the worlds most sought after results- oriented skincare treatments at your fingertips, and the most qualified Dermatologist to answer your most pressing skincare questions and help you achieve the skin you so desire. Add to that access to educated and experienced aestheticians that have received top-notch training from licensed Dermatologists and you have total skin Nirvana!

Our Most Loved Treatment: Stemology Collagen Facial
This go-to facial uses Stemology’s human and plant based growth factors (over 50 of them – and 120 other skin rejuvenating goodies – more than any other skincare line) to stimulate collagen and elastin with no down-time! Imagine a deep cleansing and toning process, a gentle steam exfoliation, and a luxurious face massage, and you’ve got a few of the main ingredients of this lavish facial. Toss in a clinically proven re-soaked collagen mask featuring non-animal collagen molecular sized to deeply penetrate skin—the key to this amazing facial—and you’ve got moisturized, plump, more youthful looking skin immediately. Even after you leave your treatment, your skin will continue to transform, becoming stronger and more resilient over time. Don’t believe us? Try it out for yourself! You will not be disappointed!

Love It? Book A Treatment
The Dermatology Group
Locations (there’s more than one!)
60 Pompton Ave, Verona NJ 07044
347 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Suite 103, West Orange NJ 07052
322 Professional View Drive, Bldg 300, 2nd Floor, Freehold NJ 07728
310 Madison Avenue, Suite 206, Morristown NJ 07960
30 West Century Road, Suite 320, Paramus NJ 07652
Phone: For all locations/all appointments: 973-571-2121

Love YOU!
Take some time out to treat yourself by spending some quality time at one of our favorite mind, body, and soul rejuvenating destinations. We know it can seem impossible to find the time with the day-to-day bustle of life, but you’ve got to make the time, and once you do you’ll be so glad you did and wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. To see all the spas, medi-spas and medical groups we love, and to find one near you, visit our spa locator.

Authentic Beauty Blog Series: Authentic Beauty Bits

Authentic Beauty Blog Series: Authentic Beauty Bits | Stemology Beauty, Josie Bissett, shares her Authentic Beauty |Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Stemology Beauty, Josie Bissett, shares her Authentic Beauty

This month we’re unveiling our new Authentic Beauty Blog series, “Authentic Beauty Bits.” Now, let us start by saying we are lovers of all things beauty, and while that includes skin, it extends far beyond the physical to that place deep inside of us all where our souls reside. It’s more than the mind, deeper than the heart, and transcends the human experience. We call it Authentic Beauty, and you know it as just that when you see it, or hear it, because it is resonant – like an arrow to the heart, you know it when it hits you.

Our new blog series celebrates that thing in all of us. It goes beyond the surface to give us a deeper understanding of what makes our soul sisters strive and thrive – what inspires, coaxes, loves, lifts and empowers us to wake up each day and live a life of Authentic Beauty. To stand strong in the belief that we are better together, sharing and learning and embracing our varied experiences so that we can achieve that which our souls long for; connection.

Now, that doesn’t mean we won’t talk about our favorite lipsticks, sunscreens, eye shadow, designer, etc., – as we said, we love beauty – but it is our intention to go deeper than just that with the Stemology Beauties (celebs, make-up artists, industry influencers, and awesome regular folk too!) we chat with in an effort to raise the vibration for all of us.

Our first blog in the series features the talented and stunning Stemology Beauty Josie Bissett. Many of you will know her from her iconic role as Jane Mancini on Melrose Place, while others may know her from more recent roles such as the award winning, The Secret Life of The American Teenager, or last year’s Lifetime TV specials. However you know her, just know that she is as authentic as they get and we love and adore her for so much more than her beautiful face!

We asked Josie 13 questions. Here’s how that went:

AB: What is your Authentic Beauty secret?

JB: Wear sunscreen!


AB: Do you have a mantra you live by?

JB: “In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”


AB: What’s the most Authentic Beauty advice you’ve ever received?

JB: Wear sunscreen, drink a lot of water, sleep well, don’t stress, but most of all…be grateful and happy J

AB: Sounds like sound advice to us!


AB: What’s your must-have beauty product?

JB: Lip Gloss


AB: Who is your Authentic Beauty role model?

JB: Christy Brinkley

AB: We might have to agree with this one. She really personifies natural, authentic beauty in a way that is uniquely her.


AB: What do you love most about where you live?

JB: The seasons.

AB: You really do get the experience of seasons in Seattle. I visited Snoqualmie last year and it was as beautiful as any place I’ve ever seen. The waterfall took my breath away – and the hiking trails were from heaven!


AB: What is your ultimate Authentic getaway and why?

JB: Carmel CA. It’s the most charming yet sophisticated little gem of a place. I love the ocean and green trees, the mild seasons and unique gift shops and cafes.


AB: What is your favorite food?

JB: Quinoa Salad

AB: Ooh – good one! Quinoa has crazy skin benefits! It can help increase collagen production, which means it gets rid of wrinkles (see how we did that?)


AB: What is the last book you read?

JB: A Christmas Miracle for Daisy by Jane Porter


AB: What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

JB: Went on a mission trip in Sri Lanka


AB: What is your most Authentic moment; the moment you felt the truest essence of YOU?

JB: The day I became a mother.

AB: We got all the feels on this one!


AB: What is one thing on your bucket list?

JB: Learn Transcendental Meditation.

AB: That’s on ours too!!


AB: What product is your Stemology obsession and why?

JB: Cell Renew SunVeil Complete One-Tint Moisturizer SPF17. It’s the first thing I put on my face in the morning. It provides moisture, protection and evens out my skin tone. If I could only pick one product, this would be it!

AB: Aww – thanks Josie. We love hearing that. It’s one of our faves too! We love knowing that your experience with reflects that it does exactly what it promises to do!



2017 #SkinGoals

017 #SkinGoals | The Most Common Skin Concerns and How to Address Them | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

The Most Common Skin Concerns and How to Address Them

Skin Goals. We’ve all got them. Let’s make 2017 the year we finally achieve them! Whether you’re yearning for smoother skin (less wrinkles), desiring a more even skin tone (fewer brown spots and age spots), or looking for clearer skin (blemish busting!), we’ve got your solution to those pesky skin woes that promises to get you on the road to skin success!


Okay, we get it – no one really wants the age of their face to match the one on their driver’s license, and nothing makes us look older than we actually are the way wrinkles and deep creases do. What’s a girl to do? Our advice is to enlist the help of a really good, clinically proven, results oriented anti aging serum, specifically formulated for wrinkle reduction. Our secret? Our Cell Revive Collagen Complete of course. Clinically proven ingredients help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by strengthening skin’s existing collagen and helping to renew production of your own collagen. More collagen means fuller skin – and that means less wrinkles!


Spots. Nothing is worse than having beautiful, glowing skin, with the exception of a few spots here and there. They ruin everything, right? Well, there’s a serum for that too! In this case, we would recommend a brightening serum that is clinically proven to address issues of hyperpigmentation, including brown/dark spots. Opt for serums with natural skin lightening ingredients such as Daisy Flower Extract, Vitamin-C, and AHA’s/BHA’s which will help speed up cellular turnover. One note of caution; some brightening serums on the market contain the controversial lightening agent, Hydroquinone. Banned in many countries, we recommend staying away from any serums containing this potentially dangerous ingredient, especially when you have natural ingredients that can work just as well. Try our Brightening Serum an all natural, safe, way to see spot run!


We all thought once we moved beyond our teen years that we would never see blemishes again, right? Boy, were we wrong! What’s up with that? Well, hormonal changes due to the on set of menopause are to blame. But not to worry, we’ve got some tips to help you through your “late teen years!” The first thing is do NOT start using blemish products designed for teens. You know the ones – you see their ads on TV in the middle of the night, featuring the hip, cool, celebs and musicians of the moment. Those products are very drying and using them will cause your already dry skin to become even drier which in turn will cause skin to produce more oil which will lead to more break outs and so the cycle goes. Better to go with gentle products that can help keep blemishes at bay while giving mature skin the nutrients it needs. Our recommendation? A duo of must haves starting with our Foaming Facial Wash with NanoSilver to gently help keep bacteria at bay, followed by our Active Gel Toner to calm skin and restore balance and hydration. Once skin is back in balance and blemishes seem to have lessened, feel free to add an oil-free serum to your regimen that provides light hydration to the skin.


The word “crepey” is just, well, icky. It’s one of those words that sounds like what it is. Nothing makes you feel more old and icky than seeing crepey skin. Here’s the thing; the appearance of crepey skin is worsened when skin is dry and dehydrated, both from the inside (the cellular level) and the outside too. Eating more water rich foods can help hydrate you from the inside out, but what’s the best way to hydrate skin topically? Look for moisturizing products that hydrate skin in all three ways: by attracting moisture to the skin, binding it to the skin, and then creating a barrier on the skin so moisture stays in. Stemology has day and night moisturizers that are clinically proven to provide the most comprehensive moisture to the skin.


Nothing makes skin appear more grey and gloomy than winter. The combination of the cold air, the wind, and the dry air of indoor heating can leave skin looking lifeless and bland. Luckily, the fix here is an easy one. Products that exfoliate skin such as scrubs and masks can really brighten up the skin’s complexion by sloughing off the layers of dead skin cells that dull skin’s appearance, revealing brighter, glowing skin, usually with the very first use. The rub (pun intended)? Be careful not to over exfoliate skin. 2-3 times per week is more than enough to get your glow on.

Of course, we recommend natural, organic skincare choices in the spirit of the best health of your skin. What are your #SkinGoals this year? Tell us in the comments.



Health & Wellness New Year Game Plan

Health & Wellness New Year Game Plan | Make 2017 Your Most Beautiful Year Yet | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Make 2017 Your Most Beautiful Year Yet

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time again to reflect on the past year and determine where we want to grow in our next year. Each January, roughly 1 in 3 Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. In 2016, 41.1% of Americans surveyed made a New Year resolution to live a healthier lifestyle.

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How To Find The Best Esthetician For You

How To Find The Best Esthetician For You | 5 Steps to Professional Skincare Services | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

5 Steps to Professional Skincare Services

Having a good skincare professional you trust is just as important as having a reputable hairdresser, and arguably a good doctor or therapist. After all, an esthetician is dealing with one of your most visible features – your face! But how do you go about finding the best esthetician for you, one that you can trust, especially if you are new to town or have never visited an esthetician before? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

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Making Skincare Fun

Making Skincare Fun | Livening Up Beauty’s Unsung Hero | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Livening Up Beauty’s Unsung Hero

Let’s face it (pun intended) – in the world of beauty, skincare is not known as one of the more “fun” categories. Nail care has fun colors and patterns. Makeup has fun seasonal trends in everything from lipstick to lashes. And hair care has crazy style and amazing color options for days. But you can’t really see skincare one someone’s face. It is more skin-concern focused, i.e. “Get rid of these wrinkles!” And it definitely isn’t apparent walking down any runways. Let’s just say skincare is the powerful product behind the curtain, an unsung hero of sorts…and we’re ready to make skincare fun!

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Safe Skincare

Safe Skincare | Be The Conversation | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Be The Conversation

“Safe” skincare can mean a lot of things. A study last year found that the average woman owns about 40 different makeup products. And that’s not including other personal care products used everyday such as skincare, shampoo and conditioner, lotions, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, hair styling products, etc. All those personal care products can add up to A LOT of chemicals that we are putting on our bodies! In fact, our bodies absorb nearly 130 different chemicals regularly through cosmetics, hair care, skin care and other beauty products. Shocked? Here are some more fun facts about beauty products and safe skincare.

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Multitasking Products

Multitasking Products | Fall Beauty Trend | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Fall Beauty Trend

Let’s face it…our days our full! Work, family, working out, cooking, shopping, traveling, and the list foes on and on! There isn’t a lot of time left in the day for a full skincare routine. (Sometimes it takes everything we have just to wash our makeup off at night!) So we were thrilled when we started to see an increase in multitasking beauty products on the market. We know you’re busy, so here is a quick roundup of some of our favorite multitasking beauty products!

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The Next Generation Beauty Regimen

The Next Generation Beauty Regimen | Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual

Beauty – much like the rest of the self-care industries – is experiencing a dramatic shift. Gone are the days of people believing that a special cream will solve all your skincare needs. Now, we are entering into a new, more rounded and complete approach to our beauty routine, incorporating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual approaches to beauty. And while these areas may seem separate, if they are out of balance, our wellbeing and beauty suffer. This is the next generation beauty regimen. Are you making the shift?

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Layering Serum Products

Layering Serum Products | Is More Really Better? | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Is More Really Better?

One of the most common questions I get asked is about layering serum products. Is it safe? Is it more effective? Is there such thing as putting on “too much” product? So, today I want to discuss some of the most common questions and concerns when it comes to layering serum products.

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Your Solutions To All Fall Skin Changes

Your Solutions To All Fall Skin Changes| Fall Into Beautiful Skin | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Fall Into Beautiful Skin

As the season changes, so does our skin, and therefore our skincare routine should follow. So, as summer turns in to fall, let’s take a look at the most common fall skin changes and how to help create a seamless seasonal skin transition.

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