Mary van Valkenburg, 62

DHC Customer since 2006

"I honestly believe that clear, glowing skin is more important than facial features or body type."

Occupation
Director of Finance at The Nation magazine, a 150-year-old politically progressive journal of opinion that champions justice and equal rights for all. 

Interests & hobbies
Learning languages, playing music (piano, guitar, singing), reading and friendship. I also love films, concerts, theater, museums, art, yoga and, of course wine! I do participate very actively in the cultural life of New York City.

Best skincare advice
Stay out of the sun. Wear sunscreen starting from an early age. Get facials. Keep your skin clean. Avoid stress. Drink plenty of water and avoid sugar. Smile a lot and don’t frown.

The importance of skincare
Physical beauty starts with clear, luminous skin. I honestly believe that clear, glowing skin is more important than facial features or body type. And even at my age, I still want to be beautiful.

Why DHC?
High-quality ingredients and lots of choices to accommodate different needs at different times. The catalog descriptions are accurate and really help me choose the products that best serve my needs. The samples are awesome! And DHC really does seem to care about its customers.

Favorite DHC products

CoQ10 Eye Cream is a miracle product. I dot it all around my eyes, which suddenly turn bright and alive, and I look 10 years younger. It fills in lines and even seems to lighten dark circles. This is a fantastic eye cream.

Mild Soap cleans away any remaining impurities in the gentlest possible way. Never dries my skin.

Soothing Lotion makes my skin feel clarified and refreshed.