Our co-founder Gayna reached the milestone of 60 (the new 40!) earlier this year. She rocks it with a beautiful and healthy skin.
“Being in the beauty industry, people often ask me what I use on my skin. Well, I practise what I preach and use a combination of the products that we sell her on Made-up Beauty Products.”
Gayna is blessed with a fairly well-behaved skin, and she does take good care of it. This is her skin care routine…
Cleanse with Environ Skin EssentiA Mild Cleansing Lotion.
Tone with either the Skin EssentiA Botanical Infused Moisturising Toner or the Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide Toner. Gayna then pops on the Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide Eye Gel and the Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide Intensive Serum 4 Plus.
“This is my hero product, and I love it. It is a no-expense-spared serum packed with antioxidants and peptides. I can almost hear my skin say “thank you” as it drinks it in.”
She finishes her morning routine with the Skin EssentiA Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturiser 5.
This moisturiser is part of Environ’s Step-up System which starts at moisturiser level 1 and finishes at 5. It has taken Gayna a while to work up to level 5 but she has been using Environ for around 12 years now and finds, that, when you stick to it, it really works. Well, just look at her skin!
If the weather is sunny, Gayna will mix a little bit of Environ’s RAD SPF15 sunscreen with her moisturiser. Plus, by using one of the Jane Iredale bases, with natural sunscreens, her skin is protected from UVA and UVB rays without using any harmful chemicals. Remember that ~80% of skin ageing is caused by the sun, so it is really important to protect your skin.
Jane Iredale face products with natural sunscreen are:
- Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder – SPF 20
- Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser – SPF 15
- Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream – SPF 25
- Powder-Me SPF® Dry Sunscreen – SPF 30
Gayna will start with with Skin EssentiA’s Dual Action Pre-Cleansing Oil to remove her make-up. Then, if she has time, Gayna will use her Cosmetic Roll CIT all over her skin to make tiny channels in the skin that allow products to penetrate even deeper.
She will use the Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide Eye Gel first, and mix the Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide Intensive Serum 4 Plus with a little bit of the Concentrated Retinol Serum, before applying the AVST moisturiser.
Using the Youth+ Tri BioBotantical Revival Masque once or twice a week will give the skin an extra lift.
“This product is not called ‘a facelift in a jar’ for nothing. It is incredible and you can really see a difference in the morning. You have to introduce it gradually, but I now leave it on overnight with my serum and moisturiser on top.”
Gayna is a great advocate of supporting skin health from within by looking after what she eats. Unfortunately, unless you grow all your food, our food can lack essential nutrients. It may be sprayed with chemicals, kept for too long in cold storage, may have travelled by air, and the land it was grown on hasn’t had a chance to restore its nutrients (a common cause of over-farming).
Taking really good quality supplements is beneficial for your skin. The Advanced Nutrition Programme supplements that we sell here on Made-up Beauty Product are excellent. They work with Environ Skincare and Jane Iredale natural mineral make-up under the IIAA (International Institute of Anti-Ageing) umbrella.
Gayna takes the Omegas to plump and help hydrate her skin, and the body and brain benefits as well! She also takes Skin Ultimate Skincare Box, which supplements contain everything to support healthy skin and hair.
The Advanced Nutrition Programme has supplements for every skin requirement, from treating acne to supporting collagen formation. Their motto is ‘Beauty may only be skin deep, but we believe it starts a little deeper than that’. How true.