MY MOTHER ON HER BEAUTY ROUTINE

MY MOTHER ON HER BEAUTY ROUTINE

By Eva Alexandridis

By Eva Alexandridis

My Mother and I relish in our time together from home-cooked dinners to holidays abroad. Teaching one another about beauty, skincare and family, we have grown to understand each other as more than mother and daughter. In celebration of Mother’s Day, I wanted to discuss the importance of skin health and beauty with no one I trust and respect more.

Eva Alexandridis: What do you love about beauty and skincare?

Rumi: I love that skincare products are becoming so much more cleaner and manufacturers consider nature more in their processes, my favourite products in particular are those that focus on hydrating and nourishing the skin. I also love how diverse the beauty industry has become, products are now catering to all skin types regardless of age or their condition.

EA: What beauty & skincare products have been a hero for you over the years?

RK: I have used a lot of products, but my cult favourites have to be Shiseido’s Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream and the 111SKIN Y Theorem Serum for its protection and the way in which it significantly boosts collagen production and improves the elasticity in my skin.

Y Theorem Repair Serum

Y Theorem Repair Light Serum

EA: Aside from those 2 products, what other products do you use in your daily routine?

RK: I use the Vitamin C Brightening Cleanser and follow up with the Antioxidant Energising Essence, the hydrating and nourishing ingredients keep my skin smooth and revitalised. I complete my routine with my Vitamin C Booster, Y Theorem Serum, Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream and SPF.

Vitamin C Brightening Cleanser

Antioxidant Energising Essence

Vitamin C Brightening Booster

Nocturnal Eclipse Recover Cream

EA: How would you say that your routine & skin changed over the years?

RK: I would say that in the past I haven’t used a booster and since I was introduced to them by you, it has never left my skincare routine. I am still completely relying on you to tell me which mask I need as you have created so many but even with all the masks on the market, I still use the Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask.

Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask

Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask

EA: The mask is still probably one of my favourites too! Do you think there any beauty lessons that you have learnt from me over the years?

RK: I have learnt that you have one skin for your whole life, and you need to invest time and effort into it for it to unveil its true beauty. I do regular radio-frequency facials and as each season changes, I invest in deeper resurfacing facials in the clinic in order to keep my skin in great condition.

EA: I love that, generally what beauty lessons have you learnt over the years?

RK: To cleanse my face thoroughly at night and apply both nourishing and protecting treatments. Whilst I focus on my skincare, I also find it important to be aware of the makeup products I use and therefore I apply minimal makeup as I found it is key for radiant skin.

EA: What activities do you love that we do together?

RK: As I now have 2 grandchildren, I find that we have less time alone with one another and whilst nothing makes me happier than our family time, I love that we can walk through the park together both wearing our 111SKIN Eye Masks. I do also love how we travel together and find new destinations to explore and create new memories with one another.

Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask

Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask

Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask

Celestial Black Diamond Contour Gel

EA: I love this time together too! If you could advice one product what would it be?

RK: The one and only Celestial Black Diamond Cream.  

Eva Alexandridis: What do you love about beauty and skincare?

Rumi: I love that skincare products are becoming so much more cleaner and manufacturers consider nature more in their processes, my favourite products in particular are those that focus on hydrating and nourishing the skin. I also love how diverse the beauty industry has become, products are now catering to all skin types regardless of age or their condition.

EA: What beauty & skincare products have been a hero for you over the years?

RK: I have used a lot of products, but my cult favourites have to be Shiseido’s Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream and the 111SKIN Y Theorem Serum for its protection and the way in which it significantly boosts collagen production and improves the elasticity in my skin.

Y Theorem Repair Serum

EA: Aside from those 2 products, what other products do you use in your daily routine?

RK: I use the Vitamin C Brightening Cleanser and follow up with the Antioxidant Energising Essence, the hydrating and nourishing ingredients keep my skin smooth and revitalised. I complete my routine with my Vitamin C Booster, Y Theorem Serum, Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream and SPF.

Vitamin C Brightening Cleanser

Antioxidant Energising Essence

Vitamin C Brightening Booster

Nocturnal Eclipse Recover Cream

EA: How would you say that your routine & skin changed over the years?

RK: I would say that in the past I haven’t used a booster and since I was introduced to them by you, it has never left my skincare routine. I am still completely relying on you to tell me which mask I need as you have created so many but even with all the masks on the market, I still use the Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask.

Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask

EA: The mask is still probably one of my favourites too! Do you think there any beauty lessons that you have learnt from me over the years?

RK: I have learnt that you have one skin for your whole life, and you need to invest time and effort into it for it to unveil its true beauty. I do regular radio-frequency facials and as each season changes, I invest in deeper resurfacing facials in the clinic in order to keep my skin in great condition.

EA: I love that, generally what beauty lessons have you learnt over the years?

RK: To cleanse my face thoroughly at night and apply both nourishing and protecting treatments. Whilst I focus on my skincare, I also find it important to be aware of the makeup products I use and therefore I apply minimal makeup as I found it is key for radiant skin.

EA: What activities do you love that we do together?

RK: As I now have 2 grandchildren, I find that we have less time alone with one another and whilst nothing makes me happier than our family time, I love that we can walk through the park together both wearing our 111SKIN Eye Masks. I do also love how we travel together and find new destinations to explore and create new memories with one another.

Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask

Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask

Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask

EA: I love this time together too! If you could advice one product what would it be?

RK: The one and only Celestial Black Diamond Cream.  

Celestial Black Diamond Cream

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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