How Rooney Mara’s go-to esthetician, Joanna Czech, activates stem cells underneath her foundation.
When it comes to primers, makeup artists tend to focus on how the makeup sets and how long it lasts. As an esthetician, I’m much more concerned about what’s happening underneath—to the skin. That’s why I am so happy to have found this new formula from Victoria Beckham Beauty. It's made in partnership with German scientist Augustinus Bader, so it has his signature Trigger Factor Complex, which kicks skin cells into repair mode, with the added benefit of blurring powders that give skin an almost airbrushed finish. It's not as thick as the Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, which I love at night, but it shouldn't be—otherwise makeup would just run and slip off.
But creams can only do so much. To really boost radiance and circulation, you have to do facial massage. Every morning, I cleanse, tone, and then do some rolling with my aluminum massager, which grasps the skin and muscles gently for a nice lift. A bonus is that if you increase blood flow first, whatever you apply over top penetrates easier like oil or serum. Plus, massaging the tissue increases oxygen and when you do that while applying the primer, which has the technology to stimulate cell repair, those two together make a powerful healing and reparative couple. That's the best moment to regenerate skin—not to mention boost some insane glow.
Name: Joanna Czech
Job Description: Celebrity esthetician
Where to Find Her: New York and Dallas
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