Skin Talk: Kate Lavie

Meet Kate Lavie. She’s one of the United Kingdom’s biggest lifestyle bloggers with her self-titled site, showcasing a seriously savvy eye for quality skincare and gorgeous style. We catch up with Kate and talk about all the good stuff that is beauty.

Tell us about yourself, who you are, what makes you unique? We’d like to get to know you.

I’m Kate, I’m based in Glasgow, Scotland and I’m obsessed with all things beauty – especially skincare! Seven years ago, I was fresh out of university with a degree I didn’t want to pursue, and I started writing a blog to document my favorite beauty finds. These days, I blog about everything from my daily routines to my interior updates and my travels… blogging is now my full time job, and I love it!

Why is good skin so important to you?

I’ve always understood the importance of looking after your skin, probably from my mother who has always taken good care of her complexion. I feel my best when I’m looking after myself (exercising, drinking water and eating well!) and my skin is no different – plus, I think I’ll thank myself in a few years!

Would you call yourself a peel addict after trying our peels?

Hahaha! Yes, can’t live without ’em. You’ll see why below.

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

I love, love, love the Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peels, I recommend them to everyone! They’re gentle enough to use regularly, but always make a noticeable difference to my skin. A must-have!

Do you have any insider tips when it comes to your skincare regimen?

Double cleanse! I always cleanse first with a balm or oil to remove my makeup, and then go back with a cream cleanser to really make sure my skin is purified.

What’s your Top 5 ‘can’t-live-without’ beauty products?

A good cleanser – I’m always looking out for something new to try, but I’m forever coming back to the Oskia Renaissance Cleanser! 
A hydrating moisturizer – something that is nourishing without being rich or tacky. I love the Origins Night-A-Mins Night Cream.
A sunscreen – I wear sunscreen every single day, right now I’m loving the Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense SPF. It’s so lightweight and tinted, which is a bonus. 
A highlighter – I love a subtle glow! And lately I’ve been reaching for the NYX Away To Glow Highlighter in Moonbeam. It’s perfect!
Hand cream – you can’t beat the Aesop Renaissance Hand Cream.

What are the biggest changes you have seen when using our skincare?

My complexion is so much more even! Before I had to use a lot more concealer because my skin just seemed like it had a lot of dark marks from past blemishes. Now, I notice I’m using less makeup, but feeling so much more confident.

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