Lauren Sherman, Editor-at-Large,Fashionista:
“My mom struggled with cystic acne as a teenager, and she feared I would suffer the same fate. We didn’t have much money, but she took me to the Clinique counter at 15 and bought me the three step system because it was important to her that I knew how to take care of my skin. I’ve been blessed with fairly good skin, but I also think my mom’s encouragement means I never neglected it, either.”
Additional reporting by Nora Crotty.