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A Visit to Amanda Lacey’s Chelsea Atelier

We spoke with Emily Blunt and Gwyneth Paltrow’s favourite skin expert about everything from nighttime rituals to life as a London local.

Some say that the Brits have such milky, dewy skin because of the high moisture content and frequent precipitation. These factors definitely help, but let’s get real about the secret behind unbeatable UK complexions: Amanda Lacey’s skincare atelier in London. Amanda Lacey has been perfecting her own luxurious oil formulations and sensuous massage techniques for over 25 years. Using only plant extracts and natural essential oils, Amanda has developed MVP skincare essentials like this Cleansing Pomade and Camellia Oil.

After a feature in The Telegraph in 2000, Lacey received over 400 calls from eager clients— and since then, her list has grown to include big names like Emily Blunt and Gwyneth Paltrow. Join the list with BWB where we talk everything from nighttime rituals and life as a London local to skincare secrets and makeup must-haves.

YOUR BUSINESS
Your inspiration…

I am inspired every day from so many things.

Your mission…

To keep creating Amanda Lacey as a timeless brand that becomes a keepsake!

Your biggest accomplishment…

To be thankful for the space and time it has taken to create my narrative within the beauty industry.

YOUR CITY – London
What you love most…

Where do I start!

Your favorite spots for coffee, for lunch, or to shop?

Cecconi’sPetersham NurseriesCouverture & The Garbstore.

YOUR DAY
Morning beauty routine…

I always cleanse first thing, apply a light SPF, and do my exercises.

Evening relaxation…

Music, music, music!

Nighttime ritual…

Always cleanse, apply a drop of my Oils of Provence, and sleep on my back!

YOUR BEAUTY
Must-have skincare products…

My Cleansing Pomade, Illuminating Eye Serum (new!), Soft Pink Cream, and SPF from my lab.

Favorite makeup products…

Chanel Sublimage Le Teint, Chanel Mascara, Surratt Beauty Automatique LipCrayon, Nars pale eye shadows, RMS Living Luminizer, KJAER WEISLip Gloss ‘Believe’, and KJAER WEIS Cream Foundation.

Signature fragrance…

My Aria di Collina Developed in the South of France in 2003.

YOUR NIGHTSTAND
A good book…

I am currently reading The Remarkable Life of Skin.

Night cream…

Amanda Lacey Oils of Provence.

Your secret to a good-night’s sleep…

Create a tranquil atmosphere. Switch off social media and meditate. If you can teach yourself to sleep on your back this helps prevent facial and décolleté creasing!

Feature image from www.amandalacey.com

Teresa Deely

Teresa Deely is a junior at Columbia University majoring in English and Creative Writing. As President of the Columbia University Glee Club, she loves to sing, make music, and celebrate multiple modes of artistic expression. She believes that one’s skin is yet another canvas and vehicle for art, and has loved styling her hair and applying makeup from a young age. While she has spent most of her time in educating youth and leading enrichment programs for children, she is highly motivated in discovering new ways to care for herself and sharing them with others.

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