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July 29 2014

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Beauty 411: Jordana Mattioli

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jordana-mattioliOnce you experience your first facial with Jordana Mattioli, you feel like you’ve discovered a well-guarded secret. The soft-spoken facialist who dons a regular uniform of dark-rimmed specs and chambray holds court from a corner in Dr. Adam Kolker’s (plastic surgeon to the city’s well-heeled) uptown office, oftentimes tending to patients before and after their procedures with the doctor. But many, myself included, beeline to the office just to see Mattioli, who always manages to leave your complexion looking more glow-y and immaculate than you ever dreamed possible without makeup. Here, this Manhattan’s skin sensei shares some of her own beauty favorites.

THE HANDS-ON ESSENTIALS

“I’m either in gloves or washing my hands with strong antibacterial soaps all day long, so I never go to bed without a slathering of hand cream from Jo Malone or Amore Pacific. And manis and pedis are hands down (no pun intended) the best at Jin Soon Nail Spa; the girls there tease me that I refuse to ever do colors—it’s only always a pale, creamy pink.”

See jomalone.com, amorepacific.com, and jinsoon.com for more information.

THE IN-OFFICE TREATMENTS

“I give myself light peels or microdermabrasion every four to five weeks, Botox every six months, and Fraxel laser treatments once a year to keep my skin tight and firm. Once in a while I also have Dr. Kolker inject my face with my own blood; how cool is that?! The process is called Selphyl, and it’s a method for producing new cells and collagen, but it’s very subtle and natural. I’m all about taking little preventative measures early on.”

710 Park Avenue, New York, (212) 744-6500; kolkermd.com.

THE SKINCARE ROUTINE

“Almost every skincare line has a few great things and a few not so great things. I review, use, and recommend products solely based on the ingredients—if the label says it’s going to do a certain thing, I want to see the ingredients to back it up. There are also some great finds at the drugstore: Olay has a few state-of-the-art formulas that are better than some $100 creams I’ve seen. Our AKMD Hydrating Peptide Gel is my holy grail of hydration; it can truly be used on all skin types, from acne-prone to sensitive, and it’s also awesome for plumping up and smoothing the under-eye area instantly. And prescription retinoids (Retina-A, Renova) are still my gold standard when it comes to night treatments to fix just about any skin issue. The secret is to not use them all the time, just two to three times a week.”

See olay.com and akmdskincare.com for more information.

THE MAKEUP

“Great skin shouldn’t need gobs of foundation and concealer; that’s always the goal with my clients. I love to make my eyebrows thicker with eyebrow pencil from Anastasia in Ash Brunette, and Chanel makes the most gorgeous colors of nonsticky glosses and lipsticks. Lash extensions have become so popular, and they do look really good, but I like to use Latisse a few times a week instead. Once, they got so long I had to stop applying it because they kept [banging] into my eyeglasses!”

See anastasia.net and latisse.com for more information. Continue Reading “Beauty 411: Jordana Mattioli” »

Beauty Booty: Bergdorf Goodman Gets Smart

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What: Bergdorf Goodman’s Smart Beauty shopping event, which holds the promise of luxury skincare, fragrance, and makeup freebies with a purchase of $200 or more.

When: Tuesday, January 19, through Saturday, January 30.

Where: Bergdorf Goodman, Beauty level, 754 Fifth Avenue at 58th Street, and online at www.bergdorfgoodman.com.

Why: A $200 initial purchase price is steep, but it’s kind of worth it seeing as how these are not your ordinary product minis. The snakeskin bag (which can double as a clutch) is packed with goodies from Amore Pacific, Bulgari, Kanebo Sensai, RéVive, Sisley Paris, and Tom Ford Beauty—in other words, all the brands that you’ve always been interested in trying before buying but still haven’t gotten around to sampling. Also, it provides an interesting keep-this-Web-page-open-on-your-S.O.’s-computer opportunity: With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to request a few items of the pricey perfume variety (like something from Acqua di Parma’s Le Nobili collection, perhaps) and make out with an additional gift as well. Yes, the word you’re looking for is “Score.”

Photo: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman