RUSSH, July 2015
By way of compensation for beauty products, I decided to get serious about skincare. I have a strong propensity for unguents that runs to lotions, emollients, balms and ointments. I can while away happy minutes staring into the middle-distance, my fingers dipped in a salve or serum, motioning around the frame of my face from my chin to my forehead. What greater meditative joy can you achieve than massaging the bounce back into your complexion? There is an army of wonder women out there serving up nourishment for our skin, from Georgia Louise, the New York-based Brit (her natural hydrating rose water spritz travels everywhere with me now), to London facialist Teresa Tarmey, to Austrian skin therapist Susanne Kaufmann and pharmacist-turned-beautician Michèle Evrard with her line M.E. SkinLab. To complement them are some power products that pack serious punch, such as Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum and Sisley’s Express Flower Gel Hydrating mask. They come with a hefty price tag, but I justified the investment by reasoning I wouldn’t be replacing all the outdated products in my makeup bag.