One of our favourite bosses in the skincare industry has got to be Drunk Elephant founder, Tiffany Masterson. Her story about creating her own skincare by identifying six suspicious ingredients really resonated with us.
Since travelling is pretty much back to normal, Daily Vanity had an email interview with Tiffany about her go-to travel beauty tips and her favourite travel destination for fashion and lifestyle brands, which took us by surprise!
We may have thought that this highly influential woman would be shopping on the streets of Paris or Milan, but she named Kuhl-Linscombe in Houston, Texas. She shared that the last things she bought there were an embellished cuff made by a local designer.
That’s not to say there’s no luxury in Tiffany’s life. The skincare founder also shared that her favourite travel location has Italy, or more specifically Villa Treville in Positano. However, she named Amangiri, Utah her most memorable trip.
All you can see is the landscape. At night, the only lights on the horizon are the stars! There is a really great pool that is carved out of a rock, hiking, boating on Lake Powell, horseback riding and lots of other great things to do. It’s an unforgettable experience.
Tiffany Masterson’s travel skincare tips & go-to products
Since Tiffany is so well-travelled, we had to ask this skincare expert for her go-to travel beauty tips. Stick around to find out how she keeps herself refreshed after a long, arduous flight.
The Littles Night Out (S$72) was created in mind to be a travel-friendly set of a full night-time routine. So, Tiffany doesn’t have to be without any of her essential products. She always keeps a little case of her Littles, toothpaste, hair products, and body, so that she never has to pack.
We posed a challenge to her to pick only five beauty items throughout the whole trip, and she had a bit of an issue trying to stick to the limited number.
In the end, she chose seven beauty items:
- Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF30 (S$50)
- C-Firma Fresh Day Serum (S$112)
- A-Gloei Maretinol Oil (S$105)
- F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask (S$75)
- Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser (S$50)
- Silkamino Conditioning Leave-in Milk (Not in Singapore)
- Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream (S$23)
For long, tiring flights that last more than 12 hours, she recommends the F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask, which was designed as an overnight mask.
It uses an electrolyte cocktail to plump, restore, and strengthen the skin’s acid mantle. Not only is it perfect for combating dry air during flights, but it is also almost invisible so no one will know you are masking. You can apply before boarding and arrive looking rejuvenated and with a dewy complexion.
Once the plane has landed, Tiffany loves applying the O-Bloos Rosi Drops (S$52) for that little extra healthy glow. It provides a rosy wash of colour to the skin while supporting the skin barrier with omega-fatty acids.
Recommended skincare routine for different climates
We also asked Tiffany about the different types of skincare products she would recommend for a hotter climate like Singapore vs a colder country.
Tiffany shared that a good skincare routine for humid summer weather would be Protini Polypeptide Cream (S$98), C-Firma Fresh Day Serum (S$112), and B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum (S$70) topped off with Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF30 (S$50).
Those who are visiting a colder, drier climate can switch out the Protini Cream for Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil (S$102) or Lala Retro Whipped Cream (S$86) to help your skin retain much-needed moisture.
But for products that work well all year round no matter the weather, the skincare founder recommended the Wonderwild Miracle Butter (S$55). A little goes a long way with this product as you can dab it anywhere that needs extra love, including on the face, body, lips, and even around the eyes.
To end things off, Tiffany placed a lot of emphasis on listening to your skin, as its needs can change daily. This is especially important when you are travelling to a new place with a different climate.
She also stressed that you should adjust your skincare based on the different weather conditions and what your skin needs – just like how you would customise your breakfast based on your mood or the day’s activities.
I assemble my skincare smoothies based on what I feel my skin is up to that day…it could be feeling dehydrated, sensitive, dry, etc. Or it could be feeling perfectly balanced, and I don’t need much at all. I always let my skin guide my choices.