You know how they say "do something you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life"? Well Jeana, our founder and CEO, certainly took that advice and ran with it! From experimenting with new serums and protocols to learning the best new tips and tricks, our chief skincare advisor (and tester, naturally) knows how to make healthy skin happen. She’s the OG of holy grail products and she knows how to use them for all of our clients' skincare needs.
Q: What are your favorite "holy grail" skincare products?
Q: What is your skin type?
A: I have combination skin, which is usually normal to dry. I have visible pores on my t-zone but tend toward dryness. I love to play tennis, so I’m continually fighting collagen loss from sun exposure as well as dark pigmentation. I also battle those pesky lines around the mouth that are due to estrogen loss and menopause.
Q: What’s your morning skincare routine?
A: This might be a long answer because the morning is when I spend the most time on my skin. I like to whip out my DermaRed for infusing my serums into my skin. I always look for a gentle cleanser, such as Sorella Apricot Mango Cleansing Milk, to use in the shower. Sometimes I boost it by mixing it with a polish or scrub. My current favorite is the Sorella Grapefruit Polishing Powder. Next, I apply AnteAGE Serum and Sorella Lemon Lightening Serum. (Editor's Note: She’s also been known to rave about the effects of boosting her Lemon Lightening Serum with Magic Snow Vita C Booster Powder to enhance lightening.) Then I spritz with ISO-Cell Recovery Solution and infuse with the DermaRed. I treat my eyes and expression lines with Michele Corley Revitalizing Stem Cell and Peptide Eye Gel. Finally, I apply Sorella Blueberry Milk Moisturizer. For UV protection, and to perfect my complexion, I mix equal amounts of Prime & Protect non-tinted and Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundation. Additionally, I pat a little extra of the Illuminare onto my nose. This gives me a little extra coverage that I like. I have larger pores and a few broken capillaries on my nose that I like to soften.
Q: What’s your nighttime skincare routine?
A: I am usually tired in the evenings so I try to keep my PM routine as simple as possible, but I rarely go without my nightly bath ritual. I cleanse my skin with the Apricot Mango Cleanser, using the DermaRed. I often apply a mask from Farmhouse Fresh or Sorella. My favorites are Mighty Tighty, Peat Perfection, and Sorella Peach & Honey. After my bath, I apply either AnteAGE Serum and Accelerator or a Sorella Lemon Lightening Serum and All Night Elixir. I top these off with Sorella The Balm and go to bed!
Q: Where is your dream vacation spot?
A: Iceland. I dream of spending a winter there. I crave the experience of spending a season in darkness and introspection. I also love the magnificent landscape of Iceland. It is rugged, wet, and stunningly beautiful.
Q: Where can we find you when you’re not at work?
A: On the tennis court, mountain biking with my dogs, or playing princess with my sweet granddaughter, Elowen.
Q: What’s your go-to midnight snack?
A: A bowl of fresh berries or sometimes, when I have it in stock, Love Crunch chocolate granola with almond milk and fresh pomegranate.
Q: What’s the one TV show you never miss?
A: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I love the characters and storyline!
Q: What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
A: Getting out of bed on Sunday morning, taking a bath, putting my pajamas back on, and spending the day on the couch reading a good book. It’s the best form of self-care for me, second to a great skincare routine.
Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
A: Time travel. I would love to travel back in time to re-experience certain amazing moments with my children. Especially the day that they built a teepee in the backyard, made a campfire, and roasted soy hot dogs on the fire. I would give anything to go back and enjoy that day again.