My name is: Dr. Robert Schwarcz.
My stomping ground is: New York City.
I’m known for being: An empathic, high energy oculofacial plastic surgeon.
I’m talking about: Orvos Skin Science.
You can find it at: orvoskinscience.com
Before I launched this, I was: I still am an oculofacial plastic surgeon who is double board certified and practices on the Upper East Side of New York City.
My interest was sparked when: After leading a plant-based lifestyle for over ten years, I stated reading the ingredient lists of skincare products sold in this country.
What inspired me to start this was: I was inspired by the skincare concerns of my patients and my own plant-based lifestyle. I spent the last four years thoroughly researching and carefully curating each ingredient to create an efficacious, natural, medical-grade equivalent skincare regimen. I’m one of a few doctors in the country to specialize in eyelift surgery including the eyes, eyelids and eyebrows and have more training in eyelifts than any other type of cosmetic surgeon. With over 40 published peer reviewed medical journal articles and over 20 years of experience in plastic surgery, I’m highly skilled at achieving dramatic long-lasting results for patients that are also natural to take years off their appearance. Both in my practice and with my skincare line, my top priority is to give every patient natural, but refined and refreshed, radiant skin utilizing the very latest state-of-the-art technology, coupled with carefully selected, powerful, sustainable ingredients.
The idea behind it is: Quality results-driven plant-based skincare products that I love to use on my own face.
What makes it different is: Unifying nature’s most powerful ingredients, and inspired by my European heritage and over 20 years as a surgeon, I curated Orvos Skin Science to provide high-performance skincare designed for healthy skin restoration. Orvos has been thoughtfully developed to deliver visible results for all skin types, addressing a variety of common skin concerns including dullness, hyperpigmentation, dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture and tone. Every ingredient was carefully selected by me with the highest possible concentrations for radiant, glowing skin.
The name, Orvos, comes from my parents’ birthplace and means “physician” in Hungarian. I have fond memories as a child of my mother using remedies and therapeutic facials to take meticulous care of her skin, which left an indelible impression on me.
Our secret ingredient is: Kakadu plum and bakuchiol. Kakadu plum, indigenous to Australia, is very rich in vitamin C, 50 times as potent as an orange. It is very hydrating and acts as a powerful antioxidant, fading free radicals and rejuvenating the skin.
Bakuchiol, derived from the babchi plant, is a plant-based retinol alternative. It promotes skin cell turnover and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It is similar in action to retinal without the skin irritation and photosensitivity. It also has been known to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits.
My favorite lesser-known detail is: The scent of the eye cream reminds me of my childhood.
A relationship with nature is so important because: It is grounding and enriching.