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Vivian Vivian

Vivian Meditation Guide + Mother

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What beauty product are you super into right now?

I’m not a person that really used a lot of skincare when I was younger, but now that I’m over 40, I’ve started to learn more and more about products. Eye cream is my new favorite because my skin is very dry, living through New York in the winter, and I feel as though I have undereye bags, being a single mother of a nine year-old.

What do you look for when you’re evaluating new beauty products?

The most important thing—after the check-off list of cruelty-free, natural, organic—is the product has to work. That’s still something that’s important. There are a lot of products out there that are ecologically sound and PC, but oftentimes, they’re not really effective. The results just aren’t there.

What part of your beauty routine do you consider essential?
I laxed on my beauty routine during the pandemic, to be honest. Well, I laxed on the makeup, but I didn’t lax on the skincare. That’s definitely a routine that doesn’t change. I think it’s very important. Skincare is maintenance. And also, a protection against our environment. You’re putting on another layer of protection against the outside world when you apply skincare.
Where do you find your confidence?
I find my confidence in raising a child and being able to work and accomplishing those two things in harmony. Sometimes when you work and you’re raising a child, you don’t really have time to think about anything much, other than what’s in front of you. At the end of every day, when it goes well, it’s like, “Oh, I accomplished another day.” That really gives me confidence.
“The most important thing—after the check-off list of cruelty-free, natural, organic—is the product has to work. That’s still something that’s important.”