The founder of Zero + Maria Cornejo rides her bike to relax and keeps her beauty regimen as minimalist as her designs.
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V ES Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advance Serum, RM297 Shiseido Future LX Ultimate Regenerating Serum, RM850 skim milk throughout the day.” Lunch: because there are always 20 million things happening and I don’t have time. Sometimes I order in tomato soup or a kale salad from Bread, but it’s usually Japanese takeout from Mottsu: a bento box with salmon teriyaki, sashimi, and miso soup. If I want to get out, I’ll walk to Organic Avenue for their Gazpacho Verde soup.” Dinner: “This is when I tend to eat the most because I can relax at home with family. My husband makes wonderful English shepherd’s pie, Moroccanstyle chicken with harissa, and a green bean salad with bacon, goat cheese, tomato, and onions. Once a week my husband and I go out for date night to places like Oaxaca for fish tacos or Nightingale 9 for Vietnamese green papaya with dried beef and the chicken and rice bowl.” Splurges: “I grew up in England, so I love English-style potato chips and Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate bars.” “I’ll walk to work, which takes an hour, or go to the YMCA in Brooklyn to swim, do yoga, or go on the elliptical for 40 minutes. Some days I’ll take a Pilates class at the studio in my office building. On weekends I ride my bike to Brooklyn Bridge Park for an hour.” “I have been getting some acupuncture to relieve stress for 12 years, and last week I had the needles placed in my face for the first time. They go directly into the frown lines to stimulate collagen growth. I already feel like I look less tired. I exfoliate daily with my Clarisonic brush and Neutrogena Visibly Even Foaming Cleanser or Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk. In the morning I use Shiseido Future Solution LX Ultimate Regenerating Serum as well as Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream, and at night, Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover or La Mer Cleansing Oil. I’m not good about remembering to put on night cream.” “I don’t wear much except for Nars concealer to hide dark circles. I rarely apply foundation except for events, and then I use one from MAC. For evening I like a red lip or a smokey eye. Black eyeliner is too harsh; I prefer navy, grey, and brown shadows and liners from Nars, Shiseido, and Yves Saint Laurent. Manicures are only for special occasions, but pedicures I love year-round, in navy, taupe, white, or fuchsia from Deborah Lippmann.” “I have so much thick, wavy hair that I get layers and an undercut to reduce volume. Now it’s just cut very short. I see hairstylist Sera Sloane at her private, invite-only studio in TriBeCa. My shampoo and conditioner are from Avalon Organics. After washing I apply Amika Oil Treatment to tame frizz and add shine. Usually I let it air-dry, then tie it in a low bun or a topknot. If I want straight hair, I’ll use my flat iron, probably twice a month. I only colour my roots to hide any grey.” “I moisturise with Caudalíe Divine Oil and products from Jurlique and Avalon Organics. Once a month I visit 119 Smith Street Spa for a massage, and in the winter I relax with Dr. Hauschka lavender bath oil. My fragrances change with the season: Byredo Oud Immortel in the winter and Narciso Rodriguez Essence Eau de Musc in the summer.”
Caudalie Divine Oil, RM90 ( 50ml) & RM130 (100ml)