How do these skin whisperers care for their own complexions? Because I couldn't shake the curiosity, I decided to ask. Ahead, find the skin-care routines and secrets of eight top facialists.
Unlike some of her peers, aesthetician and skin-care brand consultant Joanna Czech has a more comprehensive routine that includes cleansing, toning, serum, and moisturizing, as well as eye care and lip care too. Because she suffers from rosacea, she relies on gentle products that help soothe, repair, and protect her fragile complexion.
In the a.m., this means reaching for Biologique Recherche's Eau Micellaire Biosensible, which she uses with one of her own washcloths. Then to tone her skin she uses Tammy Fender’s Roman Chamomile Tonic, which contains a blend of chamomile flower water and oil to hydrate and calm distressed skin. Post-tone, she moisturizes with Biologique Recherche's Serum Extraits Tissulaires and follows that with Medik8's CE Thione, Biologique Recherche's Colostrum mixed with Augustinus Bader's Rich Cream.
For Czech, her nighttime routine is the most important because she says the skin is at rest and able to absorb products better, which increases their efficacy. "For cleansing, I alternate between Biologique Recherche Lait E.V and Meder's Gel Net-Apex Cleanser using a Joanna Czech Linen Washcloth for mild exfoliation," she says. She then tones with Biologique Recherche P50 400, which, she says, is a must.
For her p.m. serums, she mixes the same brand's Quintessential Serums, depending on what her skin is craving that day. "I use Serum Extraits Tissulaires for balance and hydration and Serum Placenta for healing, brightening, and increasing elasticity," she says.
Once she's applied her serums, she uses her Joanna Czech Facial Massager to help push the products into the skin and increase blood flow. "Two to three times a week, I also use Environ’s C-Quence Serum 1 for vitamin A and mask with 111Skin's Rose Gold Brightening Treatment Mask followed by the Deesse LED Mask," she says.
She finishes with a few drops of the Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum added to either Biologique Recherche's Masque Vernix or the Augustinus Bader Rich Cream.
And when her rosacea is flaring up, she says she pares down her routine to four simple products: Meder’s Gel Net-Apex Cleanser, Tammy Fender’s Roman Chamomile Tonic, and Vintner’s Daughter Serum mixed with Biologique Recherche’s Creme Masque Vernix.