In the head-spinning age of multistep skin-care routines and mic-drop makeup launches, The One is a space for minimalists to sound off on a single beauty product that has found a longtime spot in their carefully curated routines.
As the floral artist behind Meta Flora’s striking arrangements, Marisa Competello, who recently put the finishing touches on a candle duo dreamt up during the early days of quarantine, is well accustomed to working with her hands. The only downside? Her skin often takes a beating. Which is why when the self-described product “loyalist” first began pairing the likes of anthuriums and metallic leaves just over six years ago, she sought out a heavy-duty moisturizer that could join her stable of standbys (Kiehl’s musk-scented eau de toilette and NARS’s fiery orange-red Heat Wave lipstick are on heavy rotation).
Enter Egyptian Magic’s ultra-nourishing cream. “It’s the only thing that tends to [my skin] in the way I need,” Competello says of the natural olive oil-based formula, which she has long stocked up on at Greenwich Village’s C.O. Bigelow or LifeThyme Market. (The former professional dancer, who leads the downtown-favorite Moves class, also slathers it on her feet post-barre and even totes it to her local nail salon when opting for a pedicure.) As we head into a cold spell, consider it a no-brainer addition to your winter skin-care routine. After all, she adds, “It’s just super yummy and rich.”
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