There are certain things I cannot start my mornings without. Coffee, 15 minutes staring/crying/laughing in front of the mirror trying to pick my outfit, and my daily face routine. The cornerstone of my morning facial is my Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub. I have been using this stuff for years and, combined with my ageless Asian genetics, it keeps my skin clear, evened and baby soft. The scrub is made with apricot kernels that scrub away surface residue, impurities and dead skin cells to alleviate roughness while breaking down facial hairs for easier, less skin irritating shaving and also less in-grown nastiness. The apricot kernel oil also has glycerin to help fight wrinkles while it moisturizes and softens. It’s also formulated to energize with caffeine, menthol and Vitamin E to help get your complexion and your brain awake, refreshed and refueled for the day. It’s pretty much perfect.
A recent import to Toronto from Montreal, Philip Mak is V.v Magazine's fashion editor while also an unabashed pop culture and social media junkie. Follow his (sometimes wildly inappropriate) twitter at @PhilipMMak.