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"We do a lot of product testing at my office, and we purchase a brand’s entire line so we can experience it in full effect. I usually give a new line about two weeks before I judge it, and then from there I pick out my favorites. I prefer to have a variety of different products in my cabinet because I'm not one to use the same things on a day-to-day basis. I wake up every morning and ask my skin what it would like today. And since we’re having such crazy weather lately…my skin is constantly changing. On that note, here are some of my ever-revolving top products!
Eau d’Italie Bath Salts, $35, available at Lafco.
"These bath treats are absolutely amazing. It’s a delicious unisex scent that I fell in love with, and actually now sell in my office as well because all of my clients enjoy it so much. It reminds us of the Italian Riviera – which is fitting, because that is where it's from! The salts are made with saline crystals, and specifically formulated to relax the body and mind. I try to soak twice a week and pretend that I’m on vacation…not in the middle of chaotic Los Angeles!"
Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Make-up Remover, $4.94, available at Target.
"I'm not a huge wearer of eye make-up, but this product is a fool-proof way to make sure your skin is free of long lasting mascara and eyeliner."
Fresh Sugar Deodorant Antiperspirant, $18, available at Neiman Marcus.
"I love it because it's exactly what it says it is…fresh! It has a great consistency, and doesn’t leave any residue that can rub off on clothing. I have been using this product for years and am insanely loyal to it."
Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $70, available at Neiman Marcus; Amore Pacific Eye Renewal Cream, $260, available at Neiman Marcus.
I’m not huge in the makeup department as I've always thought that 'less is more'…especially as I age. However, I love both Amore Pacific’s Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, and Amore Pacific’s Eye Renewal Cream. They give you a refreshing glow and really bring your skin to life. The eye cream is a bit of an expense, but really one of the best I have EVER found."
Eau d’Italie Eau d’Italie Toilette Spray, $140, available at Lafco.
"I LOVE fragrance, and my two favorite brands are Eau d’Italie for their exquisite, highly layered scents and Jo Malone ($55 for 30ml) for all of their limited-edition scents."
Santa Maria Novella Body Milk, $85, available at Lafco; Santa Maria Novella Idrasol Body Cream, $94, available at Santa Maria Novella.
"Santa Maria Novella has always been a go-to beauty brand for me. They started as an infirmary in Florence, Italy in the 1200s, so I trust that they know a thing or two about making natural (and beautiful) products that work — I have never been disappointed! I always stock the delicious rose scented Latte per il Corpo and the thicker Idrasol Crema Idratante, when my skin is feeling a little more dry."
Radical Skincare Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum, $170, available at Barneys; Radical Skincare Youth Infusion Serum, $150, available at Barneys.
"I recently started using this complete line of products, and am particularly fond of these two serums. They're a great combination in fighting free radicals with their potent power of antioxidants."
iS Clinical Active Serum, $100, call 1-888-807-4447.
"I also always have iS Clinical Active Serum on-hand for its exceptional multipurpose formula. It's designed to generate rapid and dramatic improvements in overall skin quality. Active Serum diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, evens pigmentation, smoothes, and controls acne. A little goes a long way!"
Photographed by Hailley Howard
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