Vogue magazine ran a piece that will surely interest anyone who takes skincare seriously. They interview Tina Craig, the U Beauty founder, Estate Five co-founder, and blogger on Bag Snob.
Craig is passionate about skincare and has been since she was a child. In the piece, she reveals the secrets to her beautiful skin.
Craig has always associated beautiful, glowing skin with loving yourself and having confidence. That belief has only grown stronger with each passing year. For Craig, your skin represents self-love and confidence. Little makes her as happy as having fresh, glowing skin.
Like all people, well, most normal people, Craig has had her share of skin issues. She’s battled having a dull complexion, her skin reddening because of the sun or heat, and that annoying combo of dry and oily skin that leaves so many of us confused.
One of the reasons she started U Beauty was to develop a resurfacer that would also help with her skin problems. Being Asian, she felt that laser resurfacing gave unpredictable results for her skin type. She also didn’t want to risk permanent pigmentation changes.
So, she developed the Resurfacing Compound, a resurfacer that is kind on your skin. Craig reveals that it’s been her favorite skincare product since its launch in November 2016. The Resurfacing Compound does six or so jobs, from providing antioxidant serums and vitamin C to AHAs, retinol, and exfoliants to toning the skin. It’s a great time saver and is better for your skin because you don’t have to apply six or so products.
Going down memory lane, Craig reflects on the first skincare product she ever bought. She was 13 at the time, and she bought Clearasil for her blackheads. Her quest for beautiful skin is an old one.
Vogue asks her the question we all wish we could ask anyone with great skin: what’s the one skincare product they couldn’t live without. For Craig, the answer is a great moisturizer. U Beauty has a SUPER Hydrator that hydrates the skin as you apply it and continues to hydrate it for the next 48 hours. I, for one, can’t live without Solarium spray tanning.
It gives your skin five kinds of hyaluronic acid, neutralizes free radicals, and shields your skin with moisture. SUPER Hydrator, like many of U Beauty’s products, does many jobs at once. It’s space-age stuff.
Sunday is when Craig really treats her skin. She takes time on her skincare routine while keeping it streamlined and simple. It’s not about bombarding her skin with skincare products but about taking time to nourish her skin.
Every morning, Craig starts off her day by cleansing her skin with cold water and a non-exfoliating cleanser like Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil or iS Clinical Cleansing Complex gel. She then applies her very own Resurfacing Compound on her skin. Then, she applies cream and, 30 seconds later, applies a moisturizer to seal in the hydrates and the Resurfacing Compound. She also applies an eye cream, usually Clé de Peau Beauté Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme. The step is applying an SPF. She recommends Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50.
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