Fanny Bourdette-Donon's Beauty Faves + Her Facialist's Secret Weapon for Great Skin

Skin Care
Fanny Bourdette-Donon has been on my radar for quite some time. I think I may have stumbled upon her while looking into reviews and info about Dior's cult product--Lip Glow.  Fanny is a fan of the product. And rightfully so.  That's because Fanny is part of Dior beauty's public relations team.  

As the corporate face of Dior's beauty brand, Fanny knows the importance of putting her best face forward.  The woman has amazing skin.  Naturally, I wanted needed to know the intimate secrets of her beauty routine. It took a while but I think we finally have a glimpse of Fanny's favorite beauty items.
Obviously, Fanny endorses Dior beauty line. But what else does she use?  I happened to be on Instagram the moment she shared this story.
Winter is sheet mask season and Fanny is taking full advantage.  Because of the constant travel, she has to revive her  skin using ultra-hydrating sheet masks.  Apparently, Fanny loves her Joanna Vargas eye masks so much that she had to take a snap. These definitely a splurge item at around $60.00-$75.00 a pop. I know that sounds a bit insane but after looking at some of the hero ingredients, I could see why the Brightening Eye Firming Mask is considered a premium product.  
  • Hydrolyzed silk protein holds 10,000 times its weight in water while Hyaluronic Acid holds 1,000 times its weight in water, bringing ultimate hydration to the skin
  • Hexapeptide 8 is a peptide that works to prevent formation of wrinkles
  • Matrixyl is a powerful ingredient that mimics human collagen to stimulate collagen production
In the caption, Fanny reminds us that, to look and feel young forever, we must focus on hydration. She, of course is absolutely right.  Those of us with oily skin sometimes neglect the importance of hydrated skin because we think we don't need it.  Once, I experimented with putting all of my focus on hydration (similar to the Korean skin routine) and my skin flourished.  It had this healthy look to it that I was never able to accomplish previously.  Youthful, healthy looking skin is hydrated skin. Let's never forget that.

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Fanny did a small reveal in August with the simple caption "Skin first."  In the pic we see a small spread of beauty essentials which includes:
My guess is that the black + white jar is Joanna's exfoliating mask which she proclaims at the secret weapon for glowing skin.  This mask exfoliates two ways and is powerful enough to get rid of a breakout overnight.  I'm not at all surprised to see a daily exfoliant in the lineup.  'Cause we all know that anyone with glowing skin makes regular exfoliation an absolute priority.  Along with her favorite products, Fanny proclaims to drink several liters of water a day (no surprise).  My guess is that she also pops in to see Joanna Vargas in New York for her well renowned facials. 

After doing a tiny bit of research, I learned that Joanna really has a fondness for including mandelic acid as an active ingredient to her skin masks.  Madelic acid is the ideal acid-based exfoliator for women of color because it lightens pigmentation without causing additional discoloration.   Although, Joanna's masks have a perfect 5 star rating, I'm still hesitant about the price point.  I did find these mandelic mask alternatives at only a few dollars a pop.  Maybe, it's a good idea to have a couple of quality masks for special occasions while having an arsenal of budget masks for normal, every day use. 

Let's watch Joanna Vargas' world famous facial in action.

*side note, Joanna mentions that she's a proponent of putting healthy greens into skin products.*  See....I'm not crazy.

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