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We Tried NYFW Models’ Skin Care Routine

Can you recover your skin from dryness and irritation in a matter of minutes?  We put the skin care routine of Opening Ceremony‘s models to the test and the results were impressive.

Photo by Donald Stahl.

Photo by Donald Stahl.

They may look great on NYFW runway, but truth is most of the models suffer from dry and damaged skin—think: they’re constantly getting makeup on and off, over-cleansing their faces several times per day and, thus, stripping of important natural oils and moisture from their skin. Aware of that, Korean brand Dr. Jart+ took the challenge and teamed up with the fashion brand to treat the skin of all 30 models about to get on the runway of their Fall II & Winter 2016. We replicated the treatment step-by-step to check if the magic formula works on us, mortals, too.

Dr. Jart+ used to treat the skin of the Dominican American model Janiece Dilone in NYFW Fall 2016 backstage

Step 1: Exfoliate and Nourish 
Their Dermaclear Micro Milk Peel was the first product used. This multitasker brings a double layer formula with hydrating ingredients to immediately exfoliate, soothe, and brighten the skin upon application. It is a great call for removing acne scars or evening out any discoloration as well, as it features salicylic and lactic acid.



This product comes in a kit that brings two-sided pads  so you can get the best treatment for your specific skin type—the gauze side works great on normal-to-combination skins while the smooth cotton one is recommended for sensitive skin (I confess I tested both!).

I used Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Milk Peel as a toner after my double-cleansing, and can say that I instantly saw a difference in my skin. My complexion was not only super soft to the touch, but super hydrated and with a magical glow!

Step 2: Sheet Mask
Every model had their own “sheet mask moment,” each one using a different type depending on their skin: Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal for ones,  All That Contours Hydrogel for others… In my case (as in most of the models’), I used Water Replenishment Cotton to hydrate and refresh my complexion.



Step 3: Soothe and Correct
As the final step came their new launch: Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream and Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colorcorrecting Treatment were the two (not so) secret weapons to soothe and reduce any redness, creating then the perfect canvas for makeup.


Honestly, I felt like using both of them in real life, one after the other is too much. So what I’ve been doing is using the cream at night as my super-potent moisturizer, and the color-correcting treatment as my moisturizer-slash-skin-savior in the mornings. The only thing I can say about these products is that they work insanely well!


Both are rich formulas perfect to adding the right amount of hydration (and natural glow) to your skin. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colorcorrecting Treatment is one perfect example of how investing a few minutes on your skin care routine can actually help you save time (and makeup!).

This green cream instantly corrects the redness on your skin while leaving your skin more even (texture and tone-wise), smooth, and soft to the touch. For me this meant being able to skip my foundation—a little bit of concealer here and there was enough (!). It also has SPF 30—which equals extra points to winning my heart. Another good thing about both formulas? A little goes a looong way.

The final look before hitting the runway. Photo by Greg Kessler

The final look before hitting the runway. – Photo by Greg Kessler

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