The pioneering, New York-based celebrity facialist and founder of an eponymous salon and all-natural skincare line dishes on her personal beauty must-haves

Joanna VargasMorning routine:
I always wash my face at night, so in the morning I simply rinse my face with tepid water. I don’t like using extreme temperatures on my skin because this tends to dry it out.  I apply my Rejuvenating Serum to my face and neck and follow with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. I don’t wear much makeup for work—I think it’s nicer to see clean, fresh skin. I apply a bit of mascara and a Laura Mercier Lip Colour.

Overnight skin ritual:
I never go to bed without washing my face! I use my Vitamin C Face Wash, which is a foaming exfoliating cleanser. I take my makeup off with that as well because I hate fussing with tons of products.  I follow with my Daily Serum—the skin needs greens, and my formula is packed with vital greens for the skin. I apply it all over, even to the eye area. It makes the skin hydrated and lightens and brightens my face for morning. If I have a big event the next day, I will sometimes go to sleep with my Exfoliating Mask on my face. It really brightens and exfoliates for a nice clean palette in the morning for makeup!

Who cuts/colors your hair:
For color, Aneesa Dial at Butterfly Studio is my girl. She makes incredibly rich colors and I look like I should have been born with this hair! For cut, I see Mandy Lyons, who is legendary for curly haired girls.

Hair habit:
I swear by these hair vitamins I get from Dr. Frank Lipman—even my hair stylist says my hair texture and strength have improved dramatically.

Favorite eye look:
My eye look for day is mascara only. Wearing tons of makeup is just aging!

Go-to lipstick:
I love Chanel lip gloss in #04 (Spark).

Nail color of the moment:
I always gravitate towards the darker colors, so hunter green is my color of choice right now.

Signature scent:
Jo Malone Orange Blossom.

“Never without” product:
Whole Foods Vitamin E Stick for my lips.

Secret to staying young and beautiful:
I drink a green juice everyday!!!

 

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