David Pirrotta's Fall Picks
1. If you’ve ever read my seasonal round-ups, you know I’m vitamin C’s #1 fan. I’m obsessing over Saya’s Glow Serum right now, and it contains a super clean vitamin C sourced from natural stable ingredients. It’s super loaded with antioxidants, indigenous ingredients from Australia like rainforest and caviar lime, aloe, and kakadu plum, and hyaluronic acid, along with yummy minerals. It’s super juicy— just a truly hydrating serum that brightens my complexion, boosts radiance, and penetrates quickly. It’s just packed full of all the right things.
2. Before running out the door, I’ve been bringing along my Ere Perez Aloe Brow gel It’s clean, clear, and easy to use, and it keeps my crazy brows in place. I used to always make fun of my dad for having the bushiest eyebrows, but turns out I’ve inherited them. I’m grateful for their fullness, but definitely need to keep them in check, and this is the perfect subtle product that locks them in place naturally, and doesn’t add unnecessary volume.
3. After all the traveling and sun, I need to bring back my luscious lips. I have nothing bad to say about injections, I just feel that when I’m properly hydrated, I’m very satisfied with my natural fullness. The new ILIA Wrap Lip Treatment is ideal a few times a week, because it exfoliates and hydrates all in one. It’s not a balm— it’s definitely a true treatment, which is why I don’t want to use it more than a few times a week before bed. The exfoliation is too intense for the thin skin on lips more often than that, but that’s all I’ve been needing to see real, lasting results.
4. My hair also got so much sun this summer, that it even got a little lighter! Natural highlights? Yes, cute. But the dryness that goes along with sun and swim? Mmm, not so much. I have thick, curly, crazy hair, and when it’s dry, it’s even more whacky, especially in the morning. To combat this, I’ve been generously applying David Mallet’s Hydration Masque when I wake up and before a workout, because I need all the hydration in my poor little roots and follicles!
It’s super moisturizing and restorative, filled with plant proteins that deeply penetrate the shaft and strengthen hair from the inside out. I put it on before my workout so that my body heat helps it soak in even better, and it has a full hour or more to lock in before I wash it out after a sweaty workout. It does add a little weight, which I love on my dry, curly hair, because it really helps to tame it. My hair is hydrated, soft, controlled, repaired from sun damage, and the craziest part is that my curly Cuban hair is SHINY after this masque! Unheard of.
Ok, I tried to narrow down my picks to five, and I kind of did. My final pick is really two products, but they are of the same theme! Here me out. I’m scent-obsessed.
5. When I get to the office, I literally have to roll on my Campo Focus Essential Oil. Campo is this beautiful brand from the OC founded by two amazing women who happen to be bffs, and incredible humans. They make these blends for different needs, and I’m obsessed with their Focus oil because for me, it really inspires tranquility, grounding, awareness, and just keeps me focused and tuned in. I don’t need multiple cups of coffee a day when I use it at the office.
6. But then, I need a scent that switches me into relax-mode when I get home. A dreamy, cozy candle to light the second I walk in really is what gets me through fall and winter, especially when there is a lull between travels. My Ernesto candle from Trudon is the smell of home and relaxation.
The scent is inspired by a famous and controversial Cuban revolutionary. It has top notes of leather and tobacco, but I love getting whiffs of the middle and base notes of bergamot, grapefruit, rum, oakwood clove… then hit again with the amber and moss. It’s also got some patchouli in there, but real patchouli. Good patchouli. Rich and complex patchouli. It’s a dream.
This heritage candle manufacturer is one of the oldest in the world. Founded in 1643 they have produced candles for the royal court of Louis XIV, the Church of France and continued for the likes of Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, and all kinds of royalty. The manufacturer has survived for centuries including the French Revolution, the Industrial Age, and has persisted through time and the quality is just evident.
Written by Nicole Lesmeister
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