Thursday, January 9, 2014

Let’s Draw Some Martha Stewart Parallels, Shall We?

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:

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