In his role as Health Editor, Zee Krstic works hand in hand with analysts in the Good Housekeeping Institute to highlight consumer-facing input from leading health experts; he interweaves doctors’ and healthcare providers’ expertise into shopping guides to better educate readers. He also independently reviews new products in the wellness space for Good Housekeeping, which he has done previously for Martha Stewart Living and Cooking Light.
For this story, Zee worked closely with Birnur Aral, Ph.D. In addition to her 15 years of leading clinical and consumer testing in the GH Institute Beauty Lab, she has R&D experience through her seven-year stint at Unilever U.S. She has contributed and overseen content in countless beauty categories ranging from anti-aging products to sunscreen safety. She also has written explainers that tease out the science behind beauty products and debunk misconceptions. In addition to earning M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering, she recently added a professional certificate in sustainability management from Columbia University to her credentials.
Zee also interviewed Dendy Engleman, M.D., who maintains a private practice in New York City, having completed her dermatology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina after earning her degree. Dr. Engleman was recently appointed Director of Dermatologic Surgery at New York Medical College and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
For the latest update, Leah Ansell, MD, a board-certified family dermatologist at Treiber Dermatology Associates in Rye, New York, and David Kim, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Idriss Dermatology in New York, were interviewed for their advice and product choices.