Skin Talk: Ella from Coco’s Tea Party

This fair skinned Brit It-Girl, feel deep in love with one of our best-sellers because it changed the way she felt about her skin. The ethereal Ella, founder of Coco’s Tea Party talks all things skin, getting that glow and just how Elle magazine forecasted her future.

What made you so interested in beauty & skincare?

Skincare has always been a big focus for me, because even in my early teens I recognized the importance of having a good base for your makeup. I prefer to wear minimal makeup, and that’s so much easier when you’re feeling confident about your skin.

Tell us something about yourself? We’d like to get to know you.

I’ve always loved animals, and before I caught the fashion bug I desperately wanted to become a marine biologist or work at the London Zoo with the elephants (which have actually moved to the countryside). I suddenly became obsessed with fashion at the age of 13 after picking up a copy of ELLE magazine because Christina Aguilera was on the cover. It’s strange to think that purchase changed the course of my life.

What’s your top beauty tips for healthy skin?

It nothing you won’t have heard a million times, but beauty definitely comes from the inside. So taking care of yourself by sticking to a balanced diet, drinking lots of water and getting enough sleep really makes all the difference.

When did you discover Dr. Dennis Gross? Share your story. 

I actually only recently discovered Dr. Dennis Gross, and I haven’t stopped raving about the skincare line since! My introduction to the brand was the Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion, which completely transformed my skin in only 48 hours. I’ve always had fairly clear, problem-free skin, but towards the end of last year I suddenly started struggling with breakouts, and I had a group of stubborn pimples on my forehead that simply would not budge. But once I switched to Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion they had completely cleared up within two days. I was amazed.

Do you have a favorite Dr. Dennis Gross product? Tell us why! 

Well, the Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion naturally. And I also love the Alpha Beta Glow Pads. They’re really easy to use, and always create a really natural and streak-free glow. I used them religiously throughout the summer, because I’m very fair and don’t tan naturally, and I’ll continue to use them sporadically throughout winter for a bit of healthy color.

Would you call yourself a ‘peel addict’?

Not an addict, as such. I don’t use them every single day of the week, but they’re definitely an important part of my skincare routine as I notice when I don’t use them! They’re a non-negotiable for natural glow.

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