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The one area she refuses to compromise? Aging. “My philosophy with skincare and aging is, do not go gentle into that good night,” she says. “I’m not going to age gracefully. I’m like, y’all are going to have to drag me kicking and screaming.” Below, Tinx let’s us in on her anti-aging favorites, as well as the tools, masks, and serums she can’t live without.
My favorite cleansers is the Tracie Martyn Amla Cleanser. I’ve used that for six or seven years now. It is a little bit pricey, but I absolutely love it, it’s such a good cleanser. I also like The Almay makeup wipes, they really work for me. Sometimes if I have like a heavy glam on, I’ll use the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Towelettes, because they have Aloe, and I feel like when you’re taking off a big amount of makeup, you just want to be gentle because it’s already so much stress on your skin. I do like those little face wipies.
I love M-61, those little peel pads are so amazing. I don’t do those every day, just when I feel like my skin needs it. And then I’ve also recently gotten into this Furtuna Skin Micellar Cleansing Essence, it’s a toner and it kind of acts as a double cleanse, but it also tones. It’s absolutely phenomenal. Fortuna skin is a new brand that I’m just getting into. I work with this facialist, Candace Merino, she’s phenomenal and she turned me onto them.
In addition to the pads, I love the KORA Organics Turmeric Exfoliating Mask, it’s really good. It smells really good and it’s really clean. I have to say, I’ve recommended that a lot, it’s a good thing to have in your arsenal. Even if you only do it once every two weeks, it’s a really good mask. I also love the Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant.
Here’s where the expensive stuff comes in. And listen, I always tell people, you would never comment on a guy buying a watch or a car. I put my money in my skin care, that is where I like to invest. So I love the Dr. Devgan vitamin C serum. It’s has vitamins C, E and B. It’s really good, I’ve used it for many years. Everybody knows Dr. Devgan does my Botox, and she’s a doctor, but she’s not only a plastic surgeon: she’s also a woman, and a mom, and a scientist, and I think that’s why her products works so well. I also use her retinol. I was really afraid to start using retinol just because a lot of people break out [using it], but I love her retinol. I love her hyaluronic serum too.
If I’m having a red [irritation] day, I’ll use the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin Calming Lotion. When I’m having one of those really big, Rosacea-broken-capillary-vibes, I just need to totally keep it simple. I also love the Sonya Dakar Stem Cell Transformer, and her Blue Butterfly Balm to just seal it all in. One thing that I’m actually kind of interested in and I haven’t tried it yet, is slugging. It’s now a whole new, big thing on skin care TikTok, where you’re supposed to do all your products and then put a heavier thing on top so they all sink in. So I’m going to explore that too.
My eye cream:
I love the Fortuna skin one, it’s so light and fluffy, and it comes with this little scooper. And here’s the cool thing about this—the scooper is magnetic to the lid, which I just think is the most clever detail. Us skincare girlies, if you have one of those tiny little shovels, you always lose it, but this one sticks to the lid. So good for you Furtuna Skin!
I like the Super Goop Unseen Sunscreen, it goes on clear. It’s the only one that doesn’t interfere with my makeup and I love it.
I love my Skinny Confidential ice roller. I’m a puffer—I always tell my followers, some of us are just sensitive to salt. I look at the direction of soy sauce, and I’m puffy the next day. So I really love that tool, and I’ll do that in the morning. I have a ReFa, it’s a silver roller tool. Literally anything to help de-puff the face, I absolutely love. The ReFa is quite relaxing. I do that when I wake up and I keep that in the fridge too.
I’m known for being obsessed with under eye gels. I don’t know if it’s just more of a happy ritual for me now, but I absolutely love those. And I love a sheet mask. I’m obsessed with Dr. Jart, I think that they make incredible sheet masks. I do a sheet mask of some form almost every day. I think it’s so relaxing.
My spot treatment:
If I break out, I like the Sonya Dakar spot treatment. It’s a little drying lotion, and you dab it on overnight. The other trick that I have is actually the Tracie Martyn enzyme mask that I mentioned before. I use that as a spot treatment. I dab a little on before I go to bed and it dries it out really gently.