The BasiCs

Violet Grey enlisted one of L.A.’s most in-demand aestheticians, Vanessa Hernandez, to demystify the when and why of every [single] last skincare step—from the basic essentials to the complementary additions—you’ve ever pondered. She shares with Violet Grey her most sought-after secrets, from what time of day is best to reach for a to how face oils deliver more than just dermal benefits, and she breaks down the rules of SPF, explaining exactly when to use it (Violet Says: Every day, without exception.) and what number/factor to choose. Your own personal skin care collection for your cosmetic wardrobe awaits.