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Shiseido’s Got You Covered


Despite the whirlwind travel, early call times, and unusually miserable weather at the Europe shows this season, I got a ton of compliments on my skin. I have a complicated relationship with my complexion, but even I have to admit it was looking good—which was less a function of the adequate amount of water I was diligently trying to drink and more the happy aftereffect of a new skincare routine that I stuck to religiously for a month straight (the one thing I try to do for myself during fashion season is take a hot bath at night and go to sleep with a clean, serum-slathered, and well-moisturized face). I’m currently penning a love letter to retinols, which will premiere on this space soon (they work; they really work!), but for now, I wanted to take a moment to sing the praises of Shiseido’s new Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector. I don’t like to wear foundation during the day but find that a little something is necessary to at least create the illusion that I have made an effort to counteract any blotchiness or discoloration, and this creamy salve provided that and then some. Available in three shades, the hydrating formula is bolstered by antioxidant-rich rose-apple leaf extract and creates a veil of sheer coverage that protects against future UV damage. Not that I needed the assurance of its SPF 43, what with the fact that the sun didn’t come out the entire time I was abroad, but, you know, you can never be too prepared.

Photo: Courtesy of Shiseido

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