Blogger: JJ Cowan
Nobody loves swapping girly secrets more than 36-year old JJ Cowan, creator of the lifestyle site SFYGF.com, Secrets From Your Girlfriends. With three pillars – Fashion, Beauty, and Booze – SFYGF offers tips and a glimpse into her sartorial world. When we visited this former property analyst and now entrepreneur at her downtown Toronto apartment, she entertained us with her views on alpha women (“I totally get why Bethenny Frankel’s marriage failed”) and extolled the age-defying benefits of getting monthly photo facials (“Every woman over 35 should be getting them!”). JJ is the quintessential gal’s gal. These are her skincare staples.
Gig? Lifestyle Blogger and Eyelash Extension Specialist.
Your 3 can’t-live-without skincare products?
- Demalogica Special Cleaning Gel. Been using this make up remover religiously for at least a decade. I use it to remove eye makeup and it’s gentle enough on eyelash extensions because there’s not much oil so it doesn’t weaken the glue.
- Cream De La Mer. I can’t live without it. I also use it as an eye cream, a little goes a long, long way.
- SkinCeuticals Daily Sun Defense SPF 20. Sunscreen in your daily moisturizer is a MUST!
Your most recent What The Yuck?! skin moment?
Over the last two summers I’ve spent a great deal of time in the sun because I went to Spain for a few weeks and spent time by the pool in Las Vegas. I have never been a sun worshiper and I have flawless skin as a result. But I have noticed that the sun exposure over the last two years has changed my texture a bit. I plan on going aggressive with photo facials this winter and wearing a hat when walking around during the summers going forward. Lesson learned!
Favorite skincare gadget? My Proactiv Deep Cleansing Brush is the only at-home brush that doesn’t irritate my skin. And it was only $39! Buy it at getproactiv.ca (Psst, it’s free with the purchase of any Proactiv Pak, $25)
If you could trade dermatologists with any celebrity, who would it be?
Diana Kruger. We’re the same age (same month, same year) and she looks flawless! I believe she’s never gone under the knife and at her age in Hollywood that’s a big deal. The person to thank is 80% her dermatologist and 20% Diana Kruger for listening.
Favorite food? Anything Green.
Most overused word? LOL
Favorite saying? LOL
Got a tip for our skin-savvy readers? Vitamin E. Here’s why…
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