At night, I wash my face twice. I do an oil, the One Love Organics Beauty Oil Cleanser, and I do an exfoliator. For my exfoliator, I use Tata Harper Replenishing Cleanser; it’s just my favorite of all time. Juice Beauty’s exfoliator is comparable, and really wonderful, and isn’t as fragrant. So I generally recommend this to people who struggle with scent, which is a lot of people. Tata’s fragrance is extreme and wonderful. But for people who don’t do that sort of thing, the Juice Beauty would be my favorite. I also use facial steamer at night, but I don’t steam every day. I don’t think it’s good for your skin. I straighten maybe two, three times a week
I’ve been using my Juice Beauty serums for a long time, ever since we started making our mask. I perfected my favorite serums. I use a mix of all three, depending on where my skin is.
I can’t believe I’m in my 40s and still having seizures. So the Clarifying Serum was really important to me, and my son who uses it too. I’ll take that as a good sign that I still have pimples, but that’s every month. If I had a wrinkle-or-die serum, this would be it. I could see the most useful results from it. It’s still hydrating too, so I can still get a nice dewy feeling with it, and it cleans and clarifies.
I have my anti-aging serum, which is amazing and energizing and feels refreshing. This one has all the right things to brighten up your skin, make it look a little younger. And then there’s the hydrating serum. I learned a lot when we created our moisturizing formula, because we went back and forth to get that perfect texture. I don’t like sticky serums. It also has some really fun Co-Q10 balls that pop, and the way they sink into the skin is amazing.
My favorite moisturizer changes all the time and I love using different ones. My latest that I absolutely fell in love with is from a Spanish company called Ayuna. It’s a very small science-based brand. I use the Cream II, which is richer, and I love it. It’s right between a real heavy cream and a light cream. I use it morning and night now.
I’ve always used three Juice Beauty products on and off. One of them is moisturizing apple juice. Karen’s moisturizer is fantastic, and it’s great under makeup. I find I can use this cream throughout the day as it never clogs my skin. If I need a little more, I’ll put this cream. Another that I really like is Symbion; they make an excellent cream. These are the three that I use the most lately.
I formulated my mask so I could use it at least three times a week. I love my masks so much, and I wanted one that I could customize, that I could make it heavier or something light. I find that when I work, I need masks more. I want to be able to apply it without it being once a week. If I’m on a set, my skin is so tired, and it’s nice to have something that can brighten up your skin. So in this case, I would do a thinner version of my mask for three to five minutes.
My face oil
After my morning mask and serums, I do an oil serum. I really like the Biossance Rose and Vitamin C oil. I love the smell. I love how it does and it goes really well with my serums. Layering things makes me happy when they work well together
My eye masks
I’ve been using Karen’s eye masks for years. She brought them to me when she first developed them, and I was like, “What is this?” These are my favorites. If you really leave them on properly, dry them out, and take them out, it really takes those puffs away.
Every other day I use my Juice Beauty Retinol Night Serum, which is my favorite. It does exactly what I want for my skin. He does not peel it. It doesn’t leave it rough. It is so good. The nights I use are usually when I can tell my skin is going to start to break out or start to feel a little heavier than normal. Next I’ll be using Karen’s night cream, those two go really well together. And my thing is to let the retinol soak in. I have a hand fan, and I fan all my product. So I’m gonna put it on, and I’m just gonna let it soak in, and get my fan on it, and then I’m gonna put my night cream on.
My night mask
Sometimes I make a night mask from Omorovicza; they have a great Midnight Radiance sleep mask which is quite special. I use it when I feel more dry or tired, and I don’t use anything like it when doing retinol.
Part of my skincare routine is always my SPF. I stay out of the sun. It’s hard for me—I like the sun—but I try to be good about it. Lately, I usually use my makeup to protect myself from the sun. Ilia makes a great SPF 40 tint. I love it. It’s super dew. Sometimes it’s a little too pink, and you have to put a little concealer on it, and it evens it out. But I love this.
My health and well-being
I splurge on my health products and vitamins. And my Higher Dose sauna blanket. For me, it’s part of my skincare routine. Sweat, what I take and what type of collagen I take.
Bella Cacciatore is a beauty writer in New York. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.