We Take Pride In Our Founders - Patrick Kelly's Beauty Philosophy and Routine
Patrick Kelly, the founder of Sigil Scent, has designed transcendent olfactory experiences that continue to inspire. His inner-outer glow is a natural beauty we also find ourselves continually inspired by, so we had to ask about his philosophy, and of course routine!
Patrick’s personal beauty philosophy?:
“A few essentials of the highest quality. Minimal steps, applied with consistency. Internal skin health matters as much or more than external maintenance.”
That means there’s no rushing through a 12-step routine for Patrick. He’s intentional about his products, but also his application— because gentle process matters. That’s why his scents smell so thoughtful and earth-centered.
What natural beauty means to him:
“Natural beauty means embracing and celebrating imperfections, signs of aging. It means looking in the mirror and recognizing what you love about yourself, rather than what you want to change. Confidence looks good on everyone.”
We’re going to have to write that on a Post-it note and stick it on our bathroom mirrors because we are ready to embrace our smile lines. Aging gracefully does not mean “anti-aging,” and we think it’s time to banish that term altogether. How about supportive aging? Healthy aging? Thanks Patrick, writing this down...
How he gets his skin ready for the day:
“I use fewer and fewer products these days. I’ve been obsessed with the Wonder Valley oil cleanser. It’s gentle yet effective, with the most supple, romantic texture that’s perfect for massaging into dry skin, and melts away into a milk with water. Follow with the LESSE Ritual Serum and pat in gently, with love. I always finish with Coola SPF Sun Silk Drops.”
With love is really the trick. Or maybe it’s the oil cleanser. No wait the SPF.
“Same routine, sans SPF. Sometimes I’ll layer the LESSE Regeneration Mist under the Ritual Serum for increased absorption and its soothing properties. A few times a week, I set aside time to sculpt and tone with my ZIIP device and Golden Gel.”
Favorite makeup products for day-to-day:
“I’ve been using very minimal makeup these days. A quick application of NOTO’s Hydra Highlight stick on the high points of the cheek, and a dab of their blush color in Touch are enough to brighten and illuminate the complexion.”
What's on his bedside table:
“A beat up 90s point and click film camera. A few trays of very minimal jewelry—silver chains and rings, a pearl necklace. A Rachel Saunders woman vase in Matisse blue. A book—currently The Night Ocean by Paul LaFarge.”
Written by Nicole Lesmeister
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