Now that he’s tried his, ahem, hand at beauty, what will he launch next? Matching tongue dye? Makeup? Fragrance? “My next goal is to make the Freddy Krueger Stitch Halloween shirt but in fact I love this everlasting gobstopper of beauty,” he says enigmatically. In the words of Willy Wonka, the suspense is terrible. The season of re-emergence is here, but the best skin-care products and routines we leaned on during quarantine might not be going anywhere just yet. And as we get back to dinners, events, and outside activities, the sturdy top shelf we curated these last few months still holds its place. Below, 44 Vogue Editors detail the holy-grail products for their re-emergence skin-care routines, from hydrating ampoules to transparent sunscreens. Less is always more! I met Joanna Vargas through Vogue in 2006, before she became a celebrity to celebrities, and I have been devoted ever since. She is known for ‘hands from heaven’ for her facials, and her products are flawless. I’m now committed to her new nighttime serum. It’s a retinol serum that smells delicious, is hydrating, stimulates collagen, and tightens (important for me!). Say no more, it ticks all the boxes.
Freddy Krueger Stitch Halloween shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
In the Freddy Krueger Stitch Halloween shirt but in fact I love this spirit of Gwyneth “I use organic products, but I get lasers” Paltrow, I try to keep my skin-care routine pretty clean and minimal, however the one thing I can’t give up is my NuFace. It’s a microcurrent tool that comes with a soothing gel to lift, firm, and tone. I find that a thrice-a-week regimen keeps my skin looking taut and glow-y—even if the only people seeing it are on Zoom. I’ve always taken a less-is-more approach to my beauty regimen. And now I’m beginning to whittle down my routine even further. These days my skin tends to respond best to facial oils. I use one by Lumity to lock in moisture. I like that it contains rich macadamia oil and manuka too. In a pre-COVID-19 world I was on a plane several times a month, and in the interest of not inducing a second hernia I had to pare down the panoply of products ranged on far too many of my bathroom shelves at home. Luckily, my Paris- and London-based dermatologist, Dr. Antoni Calmon, made life very easy for me when he told me that I could get away with a morning application of SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum, a generic sunblock SPF 50 (although I barely set eyes on the sun through most of the spring of 2020), and the cutaneous Differin cream at night before bed. (If I really wanted to spoil myself at home, I might mitigate the tingle with a luxurious moisturizer: La Mer’s The Moisturizing Soft Cream is my first choice here, but after one of the jars broke in my luggage, I decided not to travel with it, although I’m sure the clothes it was packed with have never had a silkier softener!)