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#myMECCAskin: MECCA’s mother-daughter duo, Leslie and Ruby, take us through their skincare routines

SKIN, LET’S FACE IT, IS A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP. SOME DAYS IT’S GREAT—GLOWING AND CLEAR—AND SOME DAYS, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU CARE FOR IT, IT JUST WANTS TO PLAY YOU. WHEN IT COMES TO SKINCARE, EVERYONE HAS THEIR UNIQUE SOLUTIONS: THE INSTANT GRATIFIERS AND THE ONES THAT PLAY HARD TO GET (BUT TURN OUT TRULY WORTHY IN THE END). IN THIS SERIES, #MYMECCASKIN, WE TAP SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE BEAUTY GUYS AND GALS TO TAKE THEIR ALWAYS-FLAWLESS MAKEUP OFF AND REVEAL THEIR SKIN STORY AND THE PRODUCTS THEY USE TO MANAGE THIS CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED SKIN.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we couldn’t be more excited to feature Leslie and Ruby in our latest instalment of #MyMECCASkin. Keeping the MECCA magic in the family, the skincare-obsessed mother and daughter duo both work in our stores, bringing the beauty you know and love to life.

In a surprising and special first, Leslie and Ruby are running us through their evening skincare routines together, starting with their favourite cleansers (Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser for Leslie—with which she’s had a 20 plus year love affair—and Kate Somerville’s gentle Cold Cream Cleanser + Makeup Remover for Ruby).

As for the rest of her deeply hydrating, restorative and frankly, age-defying routine, Leslie achieves a mesmerisingly plump, glowy complexion by kicking off with AMOREPACIFIC’s Single Extract Essence, to balance and prepare her skin for the potions to come. Then, she tackles the lines around her eyes, “elevens,” and mouth with Chantecaille’s Stress Repair Concentrate +, formulated with heptapeptides to “give the appearance of botox.”

Next up, Leslie spot-treats pigmentation with Verso’s Dark Spot Fix. To deliver the skin with a serve of hydration, nutrients and omegas three, six and nine, Leslie massages Cosmetics 27’s Huile 27 Oil into the skin, locking in and doubling down on all that moisture with what she calls “magic in a jar”—the “plumping, repairing, and rejuvenating” Baume 27.

Her daughter, Ruby—who’s been blessed with a lifetime of skin education from her mum in addition to all her learnings at MECCA—focuses on skincare that’ll keep her temperamental skin at bay by calming redness, clearing up breakouts and reducing scarring. Living by the mentality of eye cream first, Ruby starts her routine by gliding Perricone’s Cold Plasma+ Eye to help with dark circles and milia.

Next, Ruby reaches for her “saviour,” Drunk Elephant’s TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, to help resurface and exfoliate her breakout-prone skin overnight—especially when her skin is in “desperate need of help.” To finish up, Ruby turns to her very own “miracle in a jar,” Clinique’s Moisture Surge 72 Hour Hydrator, which she uses every morning and evening as it doesn’t clog her pores and leaves her skin feeling seriously soft and smooth for the long haul.

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