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RAYYAN, BEAUTY EDITOR | JUNE 9, 2021
As SKINN’s Beauty Editor, I am privy to the latest innovations and insight that both our lab and industry offer. With this knowledge, I am constantly attempting to relay as much skincare and beauty education with you all, and also consequently evolving my beauty routine. For me, healthy skin is not perfect skin. But, understanding your unique skincare goals is the key to helping you curate the best routine for you. With new product launches, revolutionary developments, and ingredient stories, somehow, I have been able to maintain a few constants that I believe are universally essential for an elevated beauty routine. The following represent the mainstay in my glam bag.
A Proactive Treatment Step
Those that know me, know that I started my beauty career as a Beauty Consultant at Sephora and since those humble beginnings I have been urging everyone I meet, interact with and care about to incorporate an anti-aging step in their routine. This can look like a multitude of products and active ingredients because, in today’s skincare world, we now know that several solutions can promote better, ageless skin. Yet, the important takeaway here is that this should be a step that proactively works to treat your skin. For me, this treatment should both protect and maintain skin so a highly concentrated serum is my go-to. I have not come across a better proactive skin rejuvenator than the Deep Wrinkle Protocol Age Reset Serum Intensive. If you are going to invest in one product that truly promotes cell turnover, natural collagen production, the reduction of fine lines & wrinkles, and combats uneven texture and hyperpigmentation – this serum is the answer. It is the FRC Complex that serves as the ‘magic potion’ within this lightweight serum. The combination of Ferulic Acid, Retinol, and stabilized Vitamin C offer all of the core actives you need to correct past damage while preventing future unwanted signs of aging.
A Post-Glam Pre-Cleanse
I love a good glam day and honestly, wearing makeup truly makes me feel good – even if I am staying in for the night. However, having a great glam day starts with making sure I am adequately prepping and post-preparing my skin every time. The Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Facial Cleansing Oil is my wild card skincare product that is a must-have for beauty gurus. Most beauty consumers steer clear of opting for an oil cleanser due to the misconception of using an oil cleanser in general. What is often misunderstood is that a non-comedogenic oil can be very beneficial for removing oil and dirt build-up from lifestyle factors – like makeup and even day-to-day environmental exposure, or even the thickest of sunscreens. This is why post-glam, I wipe my makeup off first using my Non-Negotiables® Olive + Enzyme Makeup Removing Cleansing Cloths followed by the Facial Cleansing Oil to deeply cleanse, remove and moisturize my skin.
All Day Lip Love
I’d like to think that having supple lips is something we all strive for; men and women alike and so lip care is an essential part of our skincare routine. Moreover, as the CDC begins lifting the mask mandate, lip care is as important as ever. I prefer to keep my lips hydrated and moisturized all day with the Deep Wrinkle Protocol Age Reset Lips. This treatment is great for all-day moisture plus gives a natural volumized feel to your lips. The long-term benefits lead to youthful-looking lips so this lip product is also an incredible overnight treatment. I also boast about how great the Age Reset Lips is over a nude lipstick, for a luscious lip look.
Eyes on the Prize
Lifted lashes can give any look more life so the one makeup product I cannot go without is my mascara. I have used a plethora of mascaras over the years – from the most expensive to drugstore and truly the art of a great mascara comes down to two things: the formula and the brush. In my slightly biased yet honest opinion, the Scientific Color™ Lash Redemption 4-in-1 Mascara is the ideal conditioning formula that creates length and volume but also supports your lashes by conditioning them. This mascara utilizes coconut oil to deeply nourish the lashes and Keratin to lengthen. Whether you have straight lashes, short or already full lashes, this mascara’s dense brush will amplify and draw attention. This mascara will not dry out your lashes as in addition to the coconut oil, it is an alcohol-free formula!
As skincare trends continuously evolve and we learn more about how to achieve our desired skincare goals, the products we use may also shift and evolve. Consider this list supplemental to your current beauty routine or perhaps as an enhancement to take your routine to the next level.