After meditating I cleanse with the the Drunk Elephant Juju Cleansing Bar, or I’ll use the Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, which has lactic acid and is a really gentle powder-based scrub. I do that on my face, chest, neck, and hands because it’s so granular and it removes any pollution from living in New York City.
During my pregnancy I’ve been really trying to avoid chemicals or any strong fragrances, parabens, or silicones. I tend to reach for products that have fewer ingredients and look for names that I actually recognize and understand. I also abstain from ingredients that are stimulants, including oils like cinnamon, basil, clove, rosemary, and clary sage. My masseuse, Cynthia King—who I see for hot oil massages weekly—believes that pregnancy is a time for preserving energy for the mother and the baby, and knows to apply only diluted calming oils like lavender, rose, and chamomile.
I’ve been using a lot of In Fiore products, which aren’t overly fragrant. After I cleanse, I apply the In Fiore Crème de Fleur Complexe Rejuvené. It has a very light, lotion-y type finish and it awakens my skin and refines the texture. Over the past couple of months my skin has been very reactive and I’ve had some rosacea. It’s gotten better since using the In Fiore Calming Oil. I’m also a fan of the SK-II Facial Treatment Oil, which is blended with the signature ingredient Pitera. It’s great in the humidity because it’s so light. But if I don’t feel like an oil is hydrating enough, I’ll mix it with the Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream.
I don’t wear a lot of makeup. I’m more interested in the prep because that makes for the perfect canvas. I really like using Sarah Chapman’s Skin Insurance SPF 30 while my skin has been super sensitive because the scent is gentle and the texture is not chalky or heavy. It has a little bit of coverage and makes my skin appear really even. Other foundations I use are RMS “Un” Cover-Up, Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, or this French pharmacy brand called Plante System Tinted Moisturizing Fluid with Hibiscus. It’s organic and it gives a little bit of a tint. I also like to fill in my eyebrows with Hourglass Sculpting Brow Pencil to make them a little bit more groomed. Then I’ll use the Tata Harper Contour for a little warmth. For my lips, I’ll apply a little bit of Burt’s Bees Sheer Lipstick. It doesn’t even look like I have color on; it just makes my lips appear a little fuller.