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Last night, essential beauty boutique Violet Grey hosted a starry party that was pretty much our entire Beauty Week IRL. Brimming with superstar hair and makeup artists, the stylish soirée toasted model-turned-screen-star (and beauty buff!) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's cover and guest editor gig for the second edition of Harper's Bazaar's pull-out glossy, harper.
After scanning the crowd for some familiar faces (our girl Kiernan, star stylist Rachel Zoe, LA blogstar Rumi Neely, to name a few), we caught up with the fashionable fete's hosts to ask them this pressing question: "What's your tried-and-true skincare secret?" Below, see the products and everyday edible items that Huntington-Whiteley and others swear by.
The one thing that I’ve probably learned over the last 12 years of my career is how important it is to look after your skin. I’d rather invest in good skincare products and use drugstore brand makeup. I’m really loyal to a brand of skincare by IS Clinical, [and] I’ve used Shani Darden’s Retinol Cream for the last three years.—Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, model and Mad Max: Fury Road star
The latest one that I [already] knew about but didn’t know the extent of is coconut oil, I think because I’m pregnant. Coconut oil is so good for preventing stretch marks. As far as products to buy, my newest wardrobe staple is Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream. Every woman should have it.—Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, founder of Violet Grey
Retinol Reform by Shani Darden. Can't believe I'd lived 40 years on this earth without it. Smooths my skin and gets rid of life's 'stuff.' I learned it from Shani, the best facialist I've ever been to (and Rosie HW's, too!)—Laura Brown, executive director of Harper's Bazaar
My mom is a firm believer in maintaining a diligent skin care ritual—each morning and night. One product that has never let her (and me) down is the Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence. I like to splash some into the palms of my hands at night, then press the ultra-hydrating, skin repairing liquid into my skin. It’s an absolute must for when I need a boost of radiance and brightness.—Christina Han, editorial director of The Violet Files