It turns out all that advice Mom gave you was right after all, at least when it comes to taking care of your skin. Here, what beauty experts learned from their mothers.
ISSUE: Spring 2012
DEPT: Beauty Kit
Erica Chung, 3LAB
Considering she’s the co-founder of 3LAB, the skincare company with a cult-like following known for its high-tech proprietary blend of stem cell activators, Erica Chung’s beauty advice is quite simple: “I would recommend the same tips my mother gave me: cleanse, get plenty of sleep, and protect your skin from the sun.” And it behooves us to take her advice: the Korean American 55-year-old doesn’t look a day over 40.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. Chung considers cleansing her face to be “essential
both day and night.”
Get plenty of sleep.Our body restores itself as we sleep, and to help that process along,
Chung follows cleansing with 3LAB’s Super H Serum. “It contains both apple stem cells and bio-engineered growth hormones so it is a very powerful formula to reverse the signs of
aging and restore a healthy skin tone,” she says. “This is the most important treatment as it treats age spots, dullness and uneven
skin tone and texture, which I believe are the most telltale signs of aging.”
Stay out of the sun.“In the day I follow with 3LAB Perfect BB Cream for added treatment properties and sun protection.”
When the weather warms up, it’s time for a fresh look. These experts on Asian hair weigh in on what’s hot now.
The ombré/dip-dye look has been big for a while, but for spring, colorist
Kazumi Morton prefers a softer version. “Keep the tone in the caramel-pecan-cinnamon family,
and break upthe line between dark and light, adding a few ribbons throughout for a sun-kissed effect.” If you prefer traditional highlights, keep highlights within three shades of your base color to avoid brassiness, a common
problem for Asian hair, says Morton. “The key is to pass the orange stage and to use the right toner, which depends on porosity and color. Also, do not use big chunks in the foil. I take paper-thin sections when I highlight Asian hair so I have more control.”
Whether you want perfectly straight tresses or beachy waves, the key this season is to have healthy, shiny hair.
Yuko, famous for their Japanese hair straightening, also offers Anti-Frizz, a semi-permanent treatment that loosens and smooths out curls, without making them stick straight. If you’re just looking to rejuvenate your strands, their Long Lasting Conditioning Treatment repairs and conditions without changing texture.