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Celebrity Makeup Artist Alexis Oakley’s Summer Skincare Routine

Between bright lights and warm shooting locations, celebrity makeup artist Alexis Oakley understands the importance of creating a makeup look that can outlast summer heat. But the secret to preventing makeup from caking or settling into fine lines lies in the skincare you use before applying color.

 You can have the best makeup products in the entire world but if you aren’t prepping your skin properly you just aren’t going to get the same results,” says Alexis.

When it comes to summer skincare, Alexis relies on this simple, three-step routine to plump, hydrate and protect skin while ensuring flawless makeup application.

Summer Skincare Step 1: Marine Algae Eye Cream

“It’s so important to take proper care of your undereyes especially as we’re about to head into summer and have more beach and pool days to prevent wrinkles and discoloration,” says Alexis.

She relies on our multi-award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream to deliver powerful, peptide-rich hydration to the delicate undereye area as her first step after cleansing.

“This quickly smooths and firms the look of skin, but the reason why I love this product so much is the hydration,” says Alexis.

Our multi-award-winning eye cream instantly lifts and firms, making tired eyes look brighter and more awake. Pink marine algae, a natural source of peptides, plumps fine lines and wrinkles while our superhero hydrator, squalane, provides deep and lasting moisture.

“I have really dry undereyes. I’ve struggled for years with my concealer looking really cakey but I never have this issue when I use this eye cream,” says Alexis. “It truly gives you the most perfect canvas for makeup while locking in essential moisture.”

Summer Skincare Step 2: Omega Repair Cream

Our Omega Repair Cream is Alexis’ go-to for hydrating, smoothing, and plumping her celebrity clients’ skin.

Suitable for all skin types – even sensitive – this deeply nourishing moisturizer melts into skin, delivering a powerful blend of ceramides, plant sterols, and beneficial lipids to strengthen the skin barrier while deeply hydrating and improving visible fine lines and wrinkles. Apply it after your eye cream for smooth, radiant, hydrated skin.

“I’ve been using it in my kit since the very beginning of my career,” says Alexis. “It’s not only going to smooth rough texture, it’s also going to plump the look of fine lines and crepiness.”

Skin is left exceptionally soft and supple with a dewy, healthy-looking finish that doesn’t add shine.

Summer Skincare Step 3: NEW Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Alexis’ number one tip for achieving brighter, more even and healthy-looking skin: wear a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen – such as our new Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen – every single day.

“Please wear SPF all year round,” says Alexis. “I don’t care if you’re indoors or if it’s not sunny outside – this is going to save you so much down the line.”

She applies two finger lengths of Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen as the final step in her skincare routine to powerfully protect against UVA and UVB rays using natural zinc oxide while boosting hydration with the humectant power of ectoin. Our improved formula also includes butterfly ginger extract to improve radiance by blocking daytime aggressors while sugarcane squalane helps active ingredients penetrate and locks in moisture.

Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher Writer and expert
As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I love sharing my passion for ocean conservation and obsession with clean beauty. I’ve tried almost every trend and ingredient, and Biossance’s science-backed formulas are the only ones that consistently calm my reactive skin and make it smoother, clearer, and healthier. I’m so excited to be on this journey of skincare innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you!

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