AT-HOME WITH JOANNA CZECH

AT-HOME WITH JOANNA CZECH

Interviewed By: Nateisha Scott

Celebrity Facialist and skincare expert Joanna Czech, is the go-to when you need your skin looking after. With 30+ years in the industry, Joanna has gained an abundance of knowledge in achieving beautiful skin for the long-term. With her treatments including innovative technologies and unmatchable techniques, her results are undeniably effective. Turning her studio, who sees the likes of Kim Kardashian, Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel into an at-home station during self-isolation, we discuss the at-home beauty rituals and the most underestimated skincare step in your routine.

NATEISHA: WHEN YOU START YOUR OWN SPA SESSION, WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO?

Joanna Czech: I thoroughly cleanse my face, it’s important that I remove any dirt and build up first.

NS: WALK US THROUGH HOW YOU TREAT YOUR SKIN AT-HOME FOR A FULL TREATMENT?

JC: Well, the morning begins with a quick rinse in the shower for my face and body, I then follow this up by toning my skin and applying my serum, eye cream, lip treatment and moisturiser. If I am spending more than 30 minutes in the sun, then I will work with an SPF but no more than factor 30.

Your face starts at the nipples and ends at your hairline, so I include looking after my neck and décolletage in every step.

My skincare routine begins in the evening as this is the most important moment. Products are more effective when the skin is at peace. I shower and rinse of the day, I use my shower gel and my massage mitts and then I moisturize my entire body. I then cleanse, tone, massage, apply serums, eye cream, lip treatment and then a moisturizer. Usually 2-3 times a week I will apply sheet masks but typically after serums or in place of them depending on the mask.

THE FACIAL EDIT

NS: WHAT IS A STEP THAT YOU NEVER MISS OUT?

JC: Cleansing and toning almost always.

NS: A STEP THAT IS HIGHLY UNDERESTIMATED?

JC: Toner, so many people don’t use it all and many people think it is a second step of cleansing, when it is actually the 1st step in hydration. It balances the skin and allows for the products that follow it to be more efficient.

NS: WHAT STEPS DO YOU INCORPORATE IF YOUR SKIN IS DRY?

JC: After toning, I massage my face, which stimulates blood flow and I follow up with either balancing, hydrating masks or a pumpkin enzyme mask.

NS: WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU IMPLEMENT FOR AN OVERALL GLOW?

JC: Brightening masks, serums and a facial massage.

NS: WHAT MASKS DO YOU SWEAR BY?

JC: Every mask in the 111SKIN collection are my favourites and they include the Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Facial Mask, Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Mask and the Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Mask. I also love the Biologique Recherche Patchs Defatigants

NS: OUTSIDE OF SKINCARE, WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE THAT CREATES A SENSORIAL ATMOSPHERE?

JJC: LED Light Therapy, Candles, Gemstones and Music, all are very important to me as well.

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Interviewed By: Nateisha Scott


Celebrity Facialist and skincare expert Joanna Czech, is the go-to when you need your skin looking after. With 30+ years in the industry, Joanna has gained an abundance of knowledge in achieving beautiful skin for the long-term. With her treatments including innovative technologies and unmatchable techniques, her results are undeniably effective. Turning her studio, who sees the likes of Kim Kardashian, Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel into an at-home station during self-isolation, we discuss the at-home beauty rituals and the most underestimated skincare step in your routine.

Nateisha: When you start your own spa session, what is the first thing you do?

Joanna Czech: I thoroughly cleanse my face, it’s important that I remove any dirt and build up first.

NS: Walk us through how you treat your skin at-home for a full treatment?

JC: Well, the morning begins with a quick rinse in the shower for my face and body, I then follow this up by toning my skin and applying my serum, eye cream, lip treatment and moisturiser. If I am spending more than 30 minutes in the sun, then I will work with an SPF but no more than factor 30.

Your face starts at the nipples and ends at your hairline, so I include looking after my neck and décolletage in every step.

My skincare routine begins in the evening as this is the most important moment. Products are more effective when the skin is at peace. I shower and rinse of the day, I use my shower gel and my massage mitts and then I moisturize my entire body. I then cleanse, tone, massage, apply serums, eye cream, lip treatment and then a moisturizer. Usually 2-3 times a week I will apply sheet masks but typically after serums or in place of them depending on the mask.

THE FACIAL EDIT

NS: What is a step that you never miss out?

JC: Cleansing and toning almost always.

NS: A step that is highly underestimated?

JC: Toner, so many people don’t use it all and many people think it is a second step of cleansing, when it is actually the 1st step in hydration. It balances the skin and allows for the products that follow it to be more efficient.

NS: What steps do you incorporate if your skin is dry?

JC: After toning, I massage my face, which stimulates blood flow and I follow up with either balancing, hydrating masks or a pumpkin enzyme mask.

NS: What products do you implement for an overall glow?

JC: Brightening masks, serums and a facial massage.

NS: What masks do you swear by?

JC: Every mask in the 111SKIN collection are my favourites and they include the Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Facial Mask, Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Mask and the Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Mask. I also love the Biologique Recherche Patchs Defatigants.

NNS: Outside of skincare, what products do you use that creates a sensorial atmosphere?

JC: LED Light Therapy, Candles, Gemstones and Music, all are very important to me as well.

SHOP MAsKs

SUB-ZERO DE-PUFFING ENERGY FACIAL MASK

SUB-ZERO DE-PUFFING EYE MASK

CELESTIAL BLACK DIAMOND LIFTING AND FIRMING TREATMENT MASK

ROSE GOLD BRIGHTENING FACIAL TREATMENT MASK

ROSE GOLD ILLUMINATING EYE MASK

Y THEOREM BIO CELLULOSE FACIAL MASK

ANTI BLEMISH BIO CELLULOSE FACIAL MASK

SEASONAL MASTER-MASKING

SUB-ZERO DE-PUFFING ENERGY FACIAL MASK

SUB-ZERO DE-PUFFING EYE MASK

CELESTIAL BLACK DIAMOND LIFTING AND FIRMING TREATMENT MASK

ROSE GOLD BRIGHTENING FACIAL TREATMENT MASK

ROSE GOLD ILLUMINATING EYE MASK

Y THEOREM BIO CELLULOSE FACIAL MASK

ANTI BLEMISH BIO CELLULOSE FACIAL MASK

SEASONAL MASTER-MASKING

If you were to advise a London guide, what would be on your list?

Well, As I grew up in Notting Hill, it will always have my heart and if I was recommending spots in London, a wander around Notting Hill would be high up on my list. From there it would be all the best shopping destinations, the iconic private members club, Annabels, Harrods and Liberty’s for any cute and unique gifts. I would always pop into 111CRYO at Harrods for the Cryo Facial and treatment for the ultimate recharge. Sometimes the city is great, but the beautiful secrets of the English countryside is something that should be experienced.

Your In-Flight Essentials?

I don’t have a routine per say and I am certainly not as thorough as Naomi Campbell but I would apply the Meso Infusion Lip Duo and I would always wipe my phone down with anti-bacterial wipes, in fact I do this every day, the bacteria build up is no good for the skin.

In terms of Industry, where do you see the hair industry going?

Well Instagram has changed so much and has impacted the way we consume and learn within the industry, especially with so many creatives, but I still find that a massive amount of people come to the professionals to share the knowledge on how to carry out or complete a desired look, more than ever there is power behind ‘how-to’ videos.

A very valid point and in terms of 2020?

In terms of what we are to see in 2020, things are going to be super creative and we will see a wider awareness for people doing their own thing and it will be expressive and artistic. People will move away from the overtly glamorous looks and will create looks they can tailor to their everyday. As it’s currently Award Season which is the busiest time of the year leading up to the Met Ball, hairstyles are certainly more elaborate, and everyone loves an up do. I would say the most timeless look has to be the blunt bob, it comes around year on year, but it is effortless and timeless.

Outside of hair, what other industries are you into?

I am hugely into Interiors and I would describe my style as 60s/70s glamour, think elaborate and dramatic but I often fantasise about 80s Dallas and Joan Collins and I have to reign myself in. I also love Baking; it is the ultimate way to relax and I find that it is my meditation and therapy. If I’m in the USA I would bake a lot of cookies as everyone is obsessed with then over here and in the UK, I would bake more traditional styles like a lemon tart or an apple tart – it allows for me to be creative outside of my job.

Finally, the best advice you have ever received?

It would have to be from my grandfather, he would often say to me “it’s not how well you’re doing but how well people think you’re doing”. I haven’t successfully implemented it however you can look to Instagram today and people see our work and are blown away by it, but we can be so hard on ourselves and not appreciate our own work ourselves.

 

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