Since there’s no golden formula for the perfect evening skincare routine, it takes plenty of trial and error to find one that works. But even then, you’ve got to regularly shake up your standby mix with a few new products. How else will you know if there’s something even better out there?!
To help you round out your bedtime beauty regimen, this series will highlight the cleansers, moisturizers, serums and masks our editors use before hitting the sack. Up today are the products Lucky executive digital editor Verena von Pfetten can’t go to sleep without using first. Read on for her full evening skincare routine—and shop her picks in the slideshow above!
"I wash my face with Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox O2 Cleansing Foam (an Eva Chen gift and recommendation, no less!), which sounds like a pretty simple first step, except for the fact that I recently discovered facialist Isabelle Bellis’ face-washing tutorial on Into The Gloss and was horrified to see just how wrong I’ve been doing it all these years. (Watch at your own risk! But also: definitely watch it. It’s mesmerizing.)
Then I use SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence which is basically the most expensive thing I’ve ever purchased, but I am obsessed. I don’t know what it does but I swear it does something. (Just look at Cate Blanchett’s face!) Right now my skin is freaking out a little bit, so I keep the moisturizing part super simple. I use Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Intensive Age-Renewal Eye Creme (applied according to Isabelle Bellis’ beautifully-accented instructions) and then Weleda’s Skin Food as my all-over product. That stuff is magic. (Jean keeps a tube of it on her desk, which means it’s magic that really, truly works.)" – Verena von Pfetten, executive digital editor