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Dr. Brown featured in Australia’s Par Olive digital beauty & wellness magazine

Dr. Gregory Brown is the Founder of the exquisite RéVive skincare line. The curated skincare line was created from studying burn victims, their healing time and skin rejuvenation process as a Plastic Surgeon in New York City. His extensive knowledge in the field of Plastic Surgery, paired with the use of Nobel-Prize winning science produces extraordinary results in his clients around the globe. We recently had the pleasure of chatting with the wonderful Dr. Gregory Brown about all things anti-aging, the right skincare regime for someone in their 20’s and 30’s, the novel that changed his life and how nutrition determines the quality of your skin.

Dr. Gregory Brown, you truly are your own best brand ambassador with the most exquisite skin. Could you share your personal approach to your skincare and wellness regime?
One has to enjoy life, but I think everything in moderation; moderate exercise, a low glycemic index diet with an occasional splurge, abstinence from extremes, and be happy as one can be. Probably the single most important thing anyone can do for their skin is to wear sunscreen – especially in Australia. As a teenager I got a lot of sun and am now paying the price since sun exposure is cumulative over a lifetime. Moisturising is also key, dry flaky skin can also age someone over time.

How have you been spending your time in lockdown during COVID?
I have been on my farm in Kentucky. I have horses, chickens, dogs and cats and a garden so it has kept me busy, plus I’ve ridden my bike a lot on our country roads. I feel very blessed to have this as an option to my apartment in NYC where things were quite dire – I’m pleased that Manhattan is getting better and I plan on returning soon.

What sparked you to create the RéVive range and build your own skincare empire?
I never set out to have a skincare company, it grew out of research I did on burn victims while I was in training to be a Plastic Surgeon. Biotechnology had just come to the forefront in medicine and I was fortunate enough to have access to the newly bioengineered epidermal growth factors.

What are the two products in the RéVive range that everyone needs and why?
I always say if you could only try one RéVive product it would be our Moisturising Renewal Cream. The next would be sunscreen.

What are the essential skincare products someone in their 20’s and 30’s should be using to combat premature signs of ageing and free radical damage to keep skin looking vibrant and refreshed?
I think a skincare routine needs to be simple so that a person will commit to it over the long haul. Individuals in their 20’s and 30’s are experiencing a planet with growing environmental issues that didn’t exist when I was younger, so my recommendation would be; sun protection, moisturizer and a good antioxidant. At RéVive we have a wonderful environmental antioxidant booster, Defensif, that can be added in drop form to any cream – I highly recommend it along with the Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer.

Do you have a favourite book that has shaped your career, brand or life in any way?
Yes, the biography of Peggy Guggenheim, Peggy: The Wayward Guggenheim was pivotal for me with regards to collecting art, which is an important part of my life. Peggy Guggenheim amassed one of the most significant collections of the twentieth century with limited financial means since her father had lost most of her inheritance. She collected many masterpieces with limited dollars and appreciated a great sense of genius when she saw it. That she was able to amass such a collection, which let me know one doesn’t have to be a zillionaire or even wealthy to collect great art, which was a true inspiration.

Do you believe nutrition and wellness has an impact on skin health? If so, are there any foods or supplements you recommend?
I definitely believe diet has a huge impact on overall wellness and is closely linked with skin health. A low glycemic index and a well-balanced diet is so important. Glycation (sugar deposits) on proteins is ageing and contributes to diseases of old age such as; diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and more. Any carbohydrate that causes an insulin spike or is immediately absorbed can do this, for example, white bread, white rice, sugar, potato etc.

Lastly, where is your favourite holiday destination you can’t wait to travel to once restrictions are lifted?
Well, I really love my two homes in NYC and Kentucky. I will be so happy to get back to NYC!

Ask Dr. Brown, Fall Edition

373640RéVive Skincare, Renessence Haircare and Bays Beauty Boutique founder Dr. Gregory Bays Brown fields your questions and shares his thoughts regarding the state of skincare, hair care and beauty in our quarterly ‘Ask Dr. Brown’ blog series. His latest installment addresses skincare and hair care for the fall season and its cooler temperatures.

Dr. Brown, what is the first thing I should do for my skin now that fall is officially here?
Evaluate its current condition. Are you dry? Oily? Blotchy? When seasons change, typically your skin does as well. If your skin has appeared normal all throughout the summer, a sudden onslaught of cold weather can turn you dry very quickly. If you’re typically oily the new season may make your skin a bit more normal. That stated, don’t be afraid to change up your regimen to meet your skin’s changing needs. For instance those of you who use our RéVive Sensitive Oil Free Lotion may need to switch to the more hydrating formulas found in our Moisturizing Renewal Cream Day SPF 15 or Sensitif Renewal Cream SPF 30And if you’re not sure what you may need/want to change, please come by and consult our Product Specialist Dena Seng at 709 East Market Street in NuLu, or phone 502.413.0256.

You’re a huge advocate for the use of products that contain sunscreen year-round, what are your recommendations for fall?
I’ve said it many times before, but it bears repeating: just because the sun and temperatures outside aren’t scorching as they were this past summer, skincare products that contain sunscreen protection are an absolute must in autumn (and of course winter, spring, summer), even on cool, cloudy days. My RéVive recommendations:

Your hair care line Renessence has been referenced as ‘like skincare for your hair’. How does it work and what are your recommendations for amazing looking autumn hair?
As you assess your skin condition and determine its needs, you should do the same for your hair. First off eliminate months of heavy summer treatments, volumizers, you name it, from your hair and scalp by gently cleansing with a rejuvenating shampoo free of parabens and harsh sulfates. Our Renessence Follicle Forever Strengthening Shampoo is a daily cleanser that removes harmful debris – dead cells, oil, sebum, product buildup – which strangles the follicle and leads to unhealthy hair. Its unique blend of ingredients anchors the follicle for stronger hair with less thinning and shedding, along with a renewed, healthier scalp. And just as It’s essential for your skin to be properly hydrated for a healthy, glowing complexion, your hair requires moisturizing on a regular basis too. With the change in temperatures outside, coupled with heated air inside, hair is vulnerable to these outdoor/indoor environmental variations, often resulting in drier hair and an itchy scalp. To ensure it stays healthy, soft and supple, our Follicle Forever Thickening Conditioner is a volumizing moisturizer that renews dry, dull strands as it delivers sensational shine and manageability. And last but certainly not least, Renessence Follicle Forever Renewal Serum works at the molecular level to stimulate dormant and/or dying follicles for immediate renewal and rejuvenation. The result: resurrection and maintenance of healthy hair growth.

Have a skincare, hair care or beauty question for Dr. Brown? Please email and we’ll post his answers in an upcoming blog installment.

Ask Dr. Brown, Winter Edition

RéVive Skincare and Bays Beauty Boutique Creator/Founder Dr. Gregory Bays Brown fields your questions and shares his thoughts regarding the state of skincare, and beauty in general, here on our ongoing blog series ‘Ask Dr. Brown’. His latest Q&A:

modigliani-at-tate-modern_jeanne-hbuterne-1919-image-the-metropolitan-museum-of-art-new-york_e667e12d721544a9f2f39e2a6aa98eb7You’re an avid art collector and supporter of the arts, especially here in Louisville; how has that influenced how you perceive beauty and the cosmetics industry?
Having been a plastic surgeon for 20 years, visual aesthetics is obviously very important to me. Art, whether it be artist derived (paintings, etc.) or God derived (human beings) is about one’s reaction to the subject. Beauty doesn’t necessarily mean beautiful, it means pleasing, moving, inspiring….there are many emotions of reaction to it.

Plastic Surgery Prep ShotWhat was not atypical for many years as women (& men) age – lasers, fillers, plastic surgery – is quite commonplace today especially with younger women, many of whom haven’t even reached 30. As a plastic surgeon, what are your thoughts on that?
With the advent of social media, reality TV,  instant access to many things, a ‘manipulated’ beauty has become the norm, i.e., an individual that obviously has had botox, injections etc. For me, the best example of aesthetic enhancement is one that is not obvious, that appears natural. I realize I am older but I fear the new norm will be the somewhat grotesque features of an over manipulated and surgerized face, i.e., guppy lips, pillow-sized cheeks, immovable foreheads, wind tunnel facelifts, on and on. I am hoping for the younger generation that is not a desired look.

Have a skincare or beauty question for Dr. Brown? Please email and we’ll post his answers in an upcoming blog installment.