The Traveling Stylista



What is your complete daily skin care routine?

 

Being a ‘beauty junkie’ I like to chop & change products as I research all of the latest technology. I trial new products A LOT! My skin is sensitive with an oily t-zone (read: large pores) & dryness around the eyes (too much squinting at a laptop). Six months ago I started using the Rationale ‘Essential six’ from Australian dermatologist Richard Parker (https://rationale.com/) which is 6 products (duh!), 3 morning & 3 at night (cleanser, serum, moisturizer). They focus on active ingredients that noticeably improve your skin & I can truly say that my skin has never looked better.

I never leave home without my La Prairie skin caviar eye complex (http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/la-prairie-essence-of-skin-caviar-eye-complex/2858585) which is the only product that seems to truly rehydrate the fine lines around my eyes.

My sunscreen of choice is Cosmedix reflect SPF30 (http://www.amazon.com/CosMedix-Reflect-Spf-Natural-Sunscreen/dp/B003K5ERHE) which is natural, totally disappears on the skin & doesn’t block pores. For the hormonal zit, which arrives right on schedule every month, you can’t go past Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel (http://www.dermalogica.com/overnight-clearing-gel/50,default,pd.html). The best Lip product I’ve tried (& which I use every night) is YSL re-plumping concentrate (http://www.feelunique.com/p/yves-saint-laurent-top-secrets-re-plumping-lip-balm-15ml?curr=USD). I also use a chemical exfoliant (glycolic acid) once or twice a week: Alpha H Liquid Gold is the BOMB (http://www.beautybay.com/skincare/alphah/g/liquidgold/) every beauty editor I know swears by it & it helped one finally rid herself of acne after trying everything. It’s an overnight ‘facial in a bottle’.