Skin-Saving Beauty Swears from Actress-Turned-Entrepreneur, Jennifer Yen
Lights. Camera. Rosacea? As an actress, Jennifer Yen quickly became aware of the harsh toll that bright lights and heavy makeup took on her skin. Jennifer’s role as TV villainess Vypra on Power Rangers (!!) involved 15 hour days in extreme makeup that wrecked her skin—and her confidence. After countless attempted remedies and dermatologist appointments, she rediscovered her grandmother’s Asian beauty rituals and finally found relief. Jennifer’s beauty line, Purlisse, is inspired by her grandmother’s beauty secrets and utilizes natural ingredients such as white tea, soy milk, and blue lotus. Now, as an entrepreneur and mom of a little daughter, Jennifer is a pro when it comes to multi-tasking, and that includes her beauty products. Here, she shares some of her swearable favorites, and even a killer smoothie recipe, that help nourish, protect, or beautify skin.
Traditional Medicinals Lemongrass Green Tea
Tea has long been a staple in my family—green tea, white tea, black tea. My grandmother would use white tea to cleanse her face, or even as an antiseptic, using it clean our cuts and scrapes! I swear by this green tea, which is very soothing and has anti-inflammatory properties. I love coffee in the morning, but around 4 o’clock I feel like I need another little pick-me-up. Green tea is perfect because it has mild caffeine. And, the lemongrass gives it a really refreshing taste.
Purlisse Blue Lotus SPF 30 Essential Daily Moisturizer
Now that I’m a mom, I’m into multi-tasking products and all about paring down my routine. This multi-tasker is a nourishing moisturizer with SPF 30 built in, and it’s very lightweight; it’s not greasy at all. It glides on easily, without that white tint that you get from a lot of sunscreen products, so it doesn’t interfere with makeup application. It’s great for all skin types and all skin tones. I apply this in the morning for daytime, before applying makeup or BB Cream.
Purlisse BB Tinted Moist Cream
Our BB Cream is a multi-taking miracle. It’s a foundation, moisturizer, and SPF 30 in one. What I love about it is that it gives you this beautiful, full, natural-looking coverage. It covers so much, yet it feels like you have nothing on. And, it’s protecting your skin with SPF 30 while providing moisture. It contains artemesia, chamomile extracts, and jasmine extracts, which are all soothing, powerful antioxidant ingredients.
Berry Beautiful Skin Smoothie
My secret weapon is a 10-ingredient smoothie for beautiful skin. There’s kale, chia seeds, avocado, coconut milk, and more, loaded with healthy fats, fiber, and anti-oxidants to nourish skin from within. I love that you get your vegetables, fruits, and fatty acids in one delicious blend, and it actually keeps you full for many, many hours.
Jouer Sheer Pigment Lip Gloss
I love Jouer. I love their colorful, playful packaging, but most importantly, I love the product. This is one of my favorite colors, ‘Serrano,’ a bright, red-ish orange tint that’s really moisturizing and perfect for summer. I discovered it through the founder, Christina Zilber, who’s an awesome entrepreneur and friend. But really, so many influencers are also talking about it, too.
Coola Mineral SPF 50 Baby Sunscreen
I really love Coola’s baby sunscreen for my daughter. I put it on her face and arms when she goes out everyday, and I know it’s really safe. It has organic ingredients in it, it’s very soothing, and won’t irritate sensitive skin. It’s lightweight and non-greasy, and I’ll even use it myself when I go to the beach.
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