The entrepreneur on her new collaboration and favorite mood-boosting product
Words by MARIE LOOK
As Californians continue to adjust to our new daily routines while self-isolating, an increase in at-home time has equaled a clear shift in skincare regimens for many of us. On the one hand, returning to tried-and-true favorites can provide a welcome sense of routine and comfort; on the other hand, there are more more minutes per day to devote to self-pampering and even trying new products or techniques.
One West Coaster whose strategy the C editors trust implicitly (and whose complexion we are forever admiring)? That of Angeleno and Song of Style founder Aimee Song. We got in touch with the entrepreneur, beauty expert and lifestyle guru to uncover which philosophy she’s currently abiding by — sticking with her favorites or experimenting with something new. The answer, it turns out, is a little bit of both.
BIOSSANCE Your Favorite Kit by AIMEE SONG, $88.
Song has just debuted a collaboration with sustainable brand Biossance, of which she’s been a longtime fan, to release a kit featuring a few of her staples in addition to a new limited-edition, illustrated bottle of the company’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil. “It’s one of my favorite skincare rituals that puts me in a really great mood,” she says.
We asked Song to share what makes a formula worthy of her beauty counter, plus how the “new normal” of her skincare routine is taking shape.
Song of Style founder AIMEE SONG.
Any product or products you use first thing every day?
Before the quarantine, I used to wake up quite early around 6:30 but lately, I’ve been getting up around 8 a.m. First thing in the morning, before drinking anything, I brush my teeth and clean my tongue. Then immediately I put on toner, Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream — (I love the feeling when I put on this hydrating eye cream — it’s firming and gentle), moisturizer, then my favorite Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil (I use it all over my face and neck every morning and night.)
Do you find yourself spending more or less time on skincare these days?
My morning skincare routine takes less than five minutes, but I always pay extra attention when I’m doing my Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil routine, because that’s when I breathe in the rose oil and breathe out at least three times. It’s like a mini mediation, getting ready for a full day of staying home.
“I use it all over my face and neck every morning and night,” AIMEE SONG says of the oil she collaborated on with environmentally responsible brand BIOSSANCE.
Any other beauty or skincare rituals you’re finding joy in right now?
Not going to lie, there are days when I don’t want to get out of bed and want to be lazy, but when the sun is out like today, I wake up so positive and excited and grateful for another day. While I let my rose oil sink into my skin for a couple of minutes, I head over to the kitchen and drink a tall glass of water with lemon then put on my sunscreen. I’m from Los Angeles and love being in the sun … Because of my super-sensitive skin, I can’t use traditional retinols [but Biossance’s] plant-based Phyto-Retinol Serum couldn’t be more perfect. Gentle yet extremely effective!
Feature image: AIMEE SONG. All photos courtesy of BIOSSANCE.
May 6, 2020
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