Soo Joo Park,

Fashion (Canada) - - Priorities -

While she’s cir­cling the globe—thanks to L’Oréal

Paris and Red­ken spokesmodel gigs, ed­i­to­rial spreads and be­ing muse to Karl Lager­feld—Park

is still a laid-back Cal­i­for­nian at heart.

To pre­vent the strains of her hec­tic sched­ule from show­ing up, Park pri­or­i­tizes skin­care. “I’m con­stantly work­ing and trav­el­ling, so I need to pro­tect my skin and pre­vent sun dam­age,” she ex­plains. Her must-haves: KOH GEN DO Gom­mage Spa Gel mas­sage it in and the skin cells kind of col­lect”—and DIOR Hy­dra Life Youth Es­sen­tial Con­cen­trated Sor­bet Essence not sticky or greasy.”

Rather than go­ing to a nail sa­lon, Park em­ploys her de­sign school ed­u­ca­tion for D.I.Y. nail art. She uses L’ORÉAL PARIS Colour Riche Nail Colour

to whip up unique de­signs, such as mix­ing two

Park prefers get­ting mas­sages at “sim­ple” spots like Health Trail in New York City’s Chi­na­town rather than swanky spas. “I like that it’s straight­for­ward, be­cause I need some­one who knows how to get the knots out. When it’s too fancy it makes me slightly un­com­fort­able.” Com­mit­ting to an eco-friendly phi­los­o­phy means spend­ing a bit more, but de Ruiter points out that her favourite prod­ucts— RMS

Eye Pol­ish and Lip & Skin balm and

ILIA Tinted Lip Con­di­tioner nour­ish­ing in­gre­di­ents like co­conut oil and co­coa but­ter. “They can dou­ble as skin­care.” And she con­sid­ers shelling out for PHYLIA DE

fol­li­cle-stim­u­lat­ing serum, Con­nect money well spent. “I lost half a head of hair af­ter I had my daugh­ter and this has made a dif­fer­ence in growth. It’s amaz­ing.”

Most of de Ruiter’s beauty pur­chases come from Whole Foods Mar­ket, in­clud­ing hand cream and pure co­conut oil, which she re­pur­poses as a hair treat­ment. “I comb it through be­fore bed and sleep with it in,” she says. to Gee Beauty for a fa­cial that en­tails mi­cro­der­mabra­sion, oxy­gen ther­apy, extractions, a mas­sage and a col­la­gen mask. “It’s a treat, but I leave so fresh-faced and glowy that it’s worth it.”

De Ruiter still likes straight­for­ward fa­cials. “Me­lanie at Dr. Ava Sham­ban’s of­fice in Bev­erly Hills does a very ba­sic hour-long fa­cial, where she mostly just does extractions,” she says. “And some­times all I re­ally want is some­one to deep clean my skin.”



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