Kristin Dougherty Kristin Dougherty

Kristin Mother

What’s one of your beauty must-haves?

Tinted moisturizer with SPF is a standby for me. It’s almost everything in one, so it saves time, but it also just kind of puts everything back together, if that makes sense. I look a bit more refreshed and awake, and I can go out in the sun. That’s what I need. And that’s perfect for me when I’m getting ready in the morning.

What beauty product can you not live without?

Rosewater spray. It’s my current and forever favorite. Years ago, I was in a health food store and I picked one up. The brands have varied throughout the years, but I just love it. I love the way it smells. I love the way it feels. I’ll use it at night, after I wash my face, or on a hot day, I’ll spray it on my face or on my girls’ faces. It just feels really refreshing and floral and lovely.

How important is “clean” beauty to you?
Ingredients were a factor for me before children, but having them just brought everything to light. I’ve definitely made more of an effort towards using clean ingredients. It was a gradual thing, however, starting with one product, then another. What’s in my skincare or in my makeup is important to me. I like to know what my lipstick is made of, for example, if I’m giving my children a kiss or snuggling with them.
What are you trying to teach your daughters about beauty?
That’s a tough one. Beauty is so multifaceted, right? So, so many things can be beautiful. A rock could be beautiful. A person could be beautiful or a piece of music. And it’s also something that you carry with you. As long as they know their own worth and their own beauty, it doesn’t matter what they wear on the outside. A shade of lipstick could make you feel bold and beautiful, but you don’t need it. So, I don’t know. It’s something I go back and forth with, with them because it’s a tricky thing. You want to get it right.
“Clean ingredients were a factor for me before children, but having them just brought everything to light.”