Photography: Emma Palmer
As an award-winning beauty journalist, blogger, director, producer, mother of twin girls and soon-to-be brand founder, Ateh Jewel is a true multi-hyphenate. She takes her beauty routine very seriously too. “I love beauty; it’s a tool to help you play and express yourself,” says Ateh. “When it comes to the products in my routine, I tend to take a more natural approach and I’m drawn to brands that use the best quality ingredients from nature.”
This week, Ateh has teamed up with us to create a very special Beauty Box featuring some of her all-time favourites. From Aveda and Fresh to Ren and Votary, the box is brimming with bestselling beauty buys. We caught up with Ateh to find out how she incorporates the eight products into her beauty routine. In true Ateh Jewel form, she’s also shared some of her invaluable beauty wisdom…
Always Listen To Your Skin
First and foremost, I cannot stress enough the importance of listening to your skin. It can change week to week, month to month, as well as year to year. Everything from your hormones and sleep patterns to stress levels and even the change in seasons can impact your skin. As a result, listening and adapting your skincare routine is essential.
Hydration Is A Top Priority For Me
With skincare I look for products which have the best quality ingredients and help my skin glow and give my combination dehydrated skin a real moisture boost. Chantecaille Pure Rosewater is the Rolls Royce of rose water and I mist it liberally across my face at least three times a day. Rose water is great on all skin types and can help with dehydration, rosacea, scars and the scent is totally mood shifting for me.
Face Oils Are Worth The Investment
Five drops of Votary Neroli & Myrrh Facial Oil every night is enough to quench my thirsty combination skin. Anti-inflammatory neroli and emotional balancing and skin-soothing myrrh oil work wonders on my skin. I love to warm up the oil in my hands and massage it into my skin to help boost circulation and firm my skin. Oils in general are great on all skin tones to help heal, balance and nourish. They definitely shouldn’t be overlooked.
Treatments Can Target Specific Concerns
As I’ve aged my main skin concerns have changed. Uneven tone, hyperpigmentation and radiance are my focuses at the moment. At least once or twice a week I use Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask to target all of them and recharge my skin’s glow. If I have time I’ll apply it just before I get into the bath or have a steamy shower to help the mask to penetrate and work harder.
Have Fun With Your Makeup
When it comes to makeup, I look for products that are a pleasure to use and fun. I love highlighters that capture the light and make your skin glow. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Chocolate Geode is a great shade on darker skin tones. It looks fab as a wash of colour over your eyelids for a gorgeous golden eye look.
Another go-to makeup buy of mine is By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush Mascara. It gives you customisable lashes. One twist gives you length and the second turn gives you mega volume.
Never Leave The House Without A Lip Balm
I am obsessed with lip balms. Fresh Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm in Blood Orange in particular. It’s delicately scented, non sticky and deeply moisturising with skin softening apricot kernel and grapeseed oils.