An amazing thing happened on the way to the news this morning, Martha Stewart gave an exclusive, and ridiculously thorough, glimpse into her skin-care rituals for a piece in the New York Times. As a skin-care fiend, this Top Shelf-esque article is worth the read, and re-read.
She swears by Yon-Ka, so that’s sure to become a household name any day now. An esthetician at Equinox told me about Yon-Ka a few years ago and I quickly ordered a few products online at a rather reasonable price point. My personal recommendations are the Gomage 305, Serum, and Crème 15. Now, thanks to Martha’s inspiration, I will try the Gomage 305 in the morning pre-shower as oppose to sporadic blocks of irregular free time.
SkinCeuticals also makes Martha’s name-dropping escapade. This is a well-respected brand, particularly by dermatologists, but I have had mixed results with the products. The CE Ferulic Serum is constantly touted as the only serum you need and it does wonders for your complexion. I also love the sunscreen. It’s zinc-heavy and goes on as a rich moisturizer that lasts throughout the day. However, a few products did not deliver outstanding results. The Physical Fusion UV Defense that Martha cites is not my favorite thing in the world. It is a greasy attempt at a tinted moisturizer and left skin imperfections (aka breakouts) after every use. So, proceed with caution.
Additional Personal recommendations from Martha’s Cabinet:
- Bobbi Brown bronzer is amazing. A little bit gives you the perfect, natural tan.
- Buxom Lip Gloss in any color (I have Sugar on my desk.) is flattering, and tastes delicious.
- Clinique High Impact Mascara is a classic standby. Gets the job done and washes off easily.