Paid for by Estēe Lauder and R29
Whenever I do an Instagram or Facebook Live, I always get a lot of questions about my skin care routine – mainly about which products I use. I have tried tons of different products over the years, and some truly stand the test of time while others are really just hype with a high price tag. I’m a firm believer in finding good quality products that actually work for you and your skin type, and sticking to a simple formula: cleanse, tone, serum, moisturizer – with a mask and exfoliation once or twice a week.
One step in my skincare routine that I think has been crucial in warding off premature wrinkles is serum. I can’t stress enough how important this step is, and the younger in adulthood you start using one, the better. There are serums for every age and skin type, but one in particular that I’ve come to love in my 30s is a classic, and for good reason: Estēe Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair. It’s an ultra-hydrating serum that helps your skin repair itself overnight, and has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just four weeks. I put it on after washing my face, before moisturizer or SPF, and it’s like a drink for my pores. I love how soft my skin feels in the morning after using this, and it goes perfectly with their Micro Cleansing Foam and Wake Up Balm. Not to sound too corny, but it really is like beauty sleep in a bottle!
Estēe Lauder and Refinery29 sent me this cute “Rest. Repair. Repeat” makeup bag as a gift, which houses their Anti Aging Advanced Night Repair products – in short, your essential beauty arsenal, in a bag. I’m obsessed with it, especially for traveling, as this line is perfect for repairing tired and over-stressed skin (basically me after a flight, always). And it’s so chic! Nothing better than timeless a navy and gold combo on your bathroom self, and I’m even planning on taking it out as a clutch on my next trip.