Celebrity endorsements are nice and all, but like any savvy consumer, I take those commercials with a grain of salt. But the actual beauty products that celebrities are using…well that’s quite another story — and the one that I actually want to hear! A month ago or so I was introduced to a line of skincare by Mila Moursi, who is a legend in Hollywood, but who I hadn’t heard of before because, you know, I don’t run in those circles. She counts many of my Tinseltown crushes including Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, and Jessica Biel devotees, and the proof of how well her products work is all over the Internet. Luckily for plebs like myself, Mila is expanding beyond her A-List clientele with a new partnership with Barney’s New York. Now her line of incredible skincare is available online at Barneys.com as well as in select stores.
I met Mila when she was doing a press tour in New York and she kindly treated me to a facial over champagne and beauty chatter. I liked Mila immediately because, like me, she’s low on hype but high on results. She’s been in the business for over three decades and spent years training in Paris at some of the top institutes in the world, where she first developed her own line of products. Decades later, she still sticks to many of the fundamentals — what works, she says — without feeling the need to cater to every new beauty trend. Each ingredient in Mila’s products are proven to treat specific skin concerns and every product in the range feels incredibly luxurious to the touch. One of my favorites from her line is the Cleansing Foam, which Mila recommended for my oily skin. The cleanser has the lightest foam texture (like nothing else I’ve tried before) and dissolves dirt, makeup and impurities instantly while leaving my skin feeling super soft and nourished. She also recommended that I replace my heavier moisturizer (a must, I thought, for winter months) with a serum, which hydrates, brightens, and creates a great base for makeup, all while helping control my oily skin. After forty minutes in Mila’s expert hands and a few product applications, I emerged from my facial with clear skin and a glow I hadn’t seen all season.
The full range of Mila’s products include serums, oils, toners, and creams. For more information, check out the selection at Barneys or read more on MilaMoursiSkincare.com.