8 Beauty Essentials One-Night Stand Guests Swear By
June 9, 2022
To mark the end of One-Night Stand on IG as we know it (Hint: a podcast may be in our future 👀) and its incredible run, we figured why not do a roundup of items loved and backed by our celebrity and industry guests. Tried, true, and Shereene-approved, these eight PillowtalkDerm-community cult faves are beauty bag and bathroom cabinet must-haves.
1. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Exfoliating Toner
Hailed by guests John Dempsey, Joanna Czech, Andreea Ali, and Melanie Simon
What’s to love? This multipurpose lotion is quite the overachiever — it exfoliates, cleanses, and purifies to keep excess sebum at bay all while restoring your skin’s acid mantle. As a result, it boosts the efficacy of your other skincare products by creating a balanced and healthy skin environment. Something to keep in mind, it reeks, but this is due to the vinegar, horseradish, and sulfur that are mixed up with a few exfoliating acids to deliver a tip-top skin tone and texture overall.
Shereene says “Most people tend to overuse this. Instructions say it’s suitable for daily use, but I believe it should only be used 2-3 times a week at most.”
Hailed by guests Chemist Confessions, Priyanka Gangoo, and Ashley Graham
What’s to love? This is a product I use until the very last drop. It’s available in a 30ml as well as in a small micro-dose set, and what I love about this formula is that it includes vitamin E and ferulic to stabilize the l-ascorbic acid, keeping it at a low pH of 3.5 for better absorption.
Hailed by guests Marianna Hewitt and Shani Darden
What’s to love? For skin nerds with active lifestyles, this is a great broad-spectrum SPF for the face and body. It’s fast-absorbing and hydrating with ingredients like sunflower extract for a good dose of health-boosting vitamin E, rice extract to improve moisture retention, and rosemary extract to calm skin and soothe inflammation.
Hailed by guests Daniel Martin and Deepica
What’s to love? This velvet and cushiony cream boasts a gorgeous blend of soothing Japanese superfoods and extracts to provide relief to eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, and allergy-prone skin. Hero ingredients include Natural Japanese Indigo extract, colloidal oatmeal, and Tatcha’s trademark Haesai-3 - a complex of 'twice-fermented rice, green tea, and algae' to nourish, hydrate and soothe sensitive and irritated skin.
Hailed by guests Gail Federici and Chris Appleton
What’s to love? Shereene discovered this product through Gail and has vouched for it ever since. It's kind of like a raincoat for your locks, offering next-level anti-humidity and anti-frizz superpowers. As of today, it’s won over 70 beauty awards if you were wondering about the level of hype surrounding this formula. You’ll also love how airy and lightweight it is — you barely even feel it as you spray it on, and the glossy and ultra-smooth finish it creates is just *chef’s kiss*
6. Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum
Hailed by guests Joanna Vargas, Mindy Kaling, and Kristen Noel Crawley
What’s to love? This boujee serum blends vitamin C with a few regenerative oils and botanicals to help protect and rejuvenate your complexion. Argan offers anti-aging and healing effects, neroli boosts elasticity and calms irritations, jojoba brightens and enhances radiance, while rosehip oil treats hyperpigmentation and supports collagen formation.
7. Lisa Eldridge Makeup Velvet Ribbon Lipstick
Hailed by guest Andreea Ali
What’s to love? Andreea put Shereene onto this product, and both she and the PTD community became OBSESSED overnight. It’s a bold, universal cool red that looks good on any- and everybody. Its color payoff is out of this world, providing solid color in a single swatch, and its velvety finish is the perfect balance between matte and creamy for an ultra-plush pout.
Shereene says “Viewers always ask which lipstick I’m using whenever I wear it on social media. Seriously, it’s worth the splurge!”
8. Tower 28 SOS (Save. Our. Skin) Daily Rescue Facial Spray
Hailed by guest Amy Huang Liu
What’s to love? Another community favorite that Shereene can’t stop spritzing. This dreamy solution is a go-to remedy for all kinds of SOS skin moments, particularly irritated and aggravated skin. The star ingredient is hypochlorous acid, which supplies anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects to help lessen irritation and boost wound healing. This is a worthwhile purchase for redness and eczema flare-ups.