by Cristina Rivera Earl
Oct 12, 2021
Why is clean beauty important to you?
Clean beauty is increasingly important to me because it's good to know what we are putting on, as well as in, our bodies. For me and for my clients, I want to use the best and safest clean beauty out there. I love how scrupulous ONDA is at picking certain products, so I always keep checking what new products they swear by.
What are your rituals to unplug?
I love being busy, but it's easy to fall into looking after everyone else and forgetting about yourself in this career! Exercise always keeps my mind and body balanced and fit. I take Nutrafol tablets mainly to keep my hair looking good, but it also helps for stress. I try to get out in nature as much as possible. And of course I love to get facials and massages; I think it's very important to take time to pamper ourselves.
What's the one products you can't live without?
A good face oil for massage- I just love how it makes the skin glow. I add a couple of drops to foundation or just tap it directly on the cheekbones to highlight. I'm loving face oils from Venn and Vintner's Daughter at the moment.
What does you morning skincare routine look like?
I am using Kat Burki skincare, which I love, both day and night currently. Their eye cream and vitamin C face cream are both great. I layer my skincare to lock in the goodness. I'm a big fan of the Carbonnique roller. [Editor's note: this item is re-launching with a new and improved design later in the month! Stay tuned.]
What about when you prep a client's skin? How do you get one's skin to look so luminous, and like the perfect canvas for makeup application?
The routine that I use for my clients actually doesn't differ much from my own!
First I pop on the Priori UnveiLED mask for 10 minutes to plump the skin- I have seen amazing results with this easy-to-use mask. Then Kat Burki KB5 Eye Recovery Masks. They are great, don't slip, and really take away lines and smooth the fragile under-eye area. I love layering products to hydrate and plump the skin as much as possible. I then apply the Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream- it absorbs very quickly, as does the Pro B Eye Crème Complex. I love the Carbonnique Face Roller to de-puff and help with lymphatic drainage. I feel it also pushes the product deeper into the skin, and also brings the blood to the surface and gives a great glow to the skin. And lastly, I love Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops to finish. The skin then looks gorgeous and I feel I can put less makeup on once I've helped make the skin look its optimum best!
What about your evening routine?
Same as in the morning, then I add a face oil (again, Venn or Vintner's Daughter) and the Priori LED mask. I lay down and allow myself ten glorious minutes of relaxation.
What is the best piece of advice you've been given?
If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well. From my Scottish grandma!
Please share your biggest wellness hack.
Simple: exercise and drink plenty of water!
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