#Shelfie: Christina Kassi of Beauté Défilé
“I’ve been on a wild journey with skincare since I turned 21 and started showing signs of hormonal acne. I’ve lived with acne my entire twenties and I was able to overcome it this past year. After really digging into what my skin actually needed to function, and of course fundamentally changing my diet and lifestyle, I was able to see clear and glowing skin. I’ve actually documented my progress through my Instagram account, and I’ve been sharing my skincare routines on there since February 2017.
I guess my philosophy on skincare is to love your skin. Start there, love it no matter what, it’s yours and it’s not going anywhere. I’ve also given up on products with fragrance, essential oils, and drying alcohols. This includes makeup products too. I had to give away all my Chanel makeup – haha, it was heartbreaking but, boy, did it make a difference!
Here are a few of the products I’ve been loving and haven’t been able to put down.
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 – I can’t rave enough about this product! It has single-handedly changed the way my skin behaves. It’s a brilliant exfoliant and pH balancer. I love the glow it gives me. The results are immediate!
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation – I swear this has helped my skin and has kept my pores clear. Makeup was one of the main culprits of my closed comedones and active acne. I switched to this and never looked back. It’s sheer in coverage, but it helps so much to make your skin look real, but better. I can’t get enough of it!
Elta MD UV Clear – If you’re struggling with SPF and have never liked how it wears under makeup, then this will be your best friend. For me, I never thought I would actually be able to like my sunscreen. But after trying this, I’m happy to say, I love my sunscreen. It’s a godsend. No white cast, no pilling, comes with a pump, doesn’t ever feel greasy or sticky, and it has some amazing ingredients too, like niacinamide.
CosRX BHA Blackhead Power Cream – I love everything I’ve tried from CosRX, but this must be my all-time favorite from their line and honestly I haven’t come across a similar moisturizer anywhere else. It’s clarifying, moisturizing, hydrating, and has healing properties. It does it all!
Raw Manuka Honey – Since manuka honey is all the craze recently, I gave in and tried mine as a face mask. The first few times I used it, I couldn’t believe it. My skin looked and felt so plump after. I am obsessed with it! And you can eat it, too.”
— Christina Kassi of Beauté Défilé