Please join us on Wednesday for the latest installment of "Every Skin Has a Story: Creatives of Color Take on Beauty," our justice-based IG series, where our guest will be Mikki Taylor, the quintessential authority on inner and outer beauty for women of color, with over 30 years of experience in the beauty and editorial space. She is the author of multiple style guides, including her latest, "Editor in Chic: How to Style and Be Your Most Empowered Self" and serves as Editor-at-Large for Essence magazine. Join us in community and conversation Wednesday, November 18th at 12 PST/3 EST on our IG LIVE. * * * #retrouve #skinbyretrouve #everyskinhasastory #iglive #justice #mikkitaylor #essence #author #style #empowerment #beautyadvice #styleadvice #essencemagazine #essencemag

Get to Know Our IG Live Guest: Mikki Taylor

This week on Every Skin Has a Story: Creatives of Color Take on Beauty, we welcome author, speaker and executive producer, Mikki Taylor. Current Editor-at-Large for Essence Magazine and former Beauty and Cover Director at the publication for over 30 years, Mikki has earned her place as the leading authority on inner and outer beauty […]

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We have never tested on animals at Retrouvé. Instead, we conduct testing in Retrouve’s cruelty-free labs and on our own skin and that of our family, friends, and co-workers! Wherever possible, we source the highest grade of ingredients on the market worldwide from suppliers who have ethical and sustainable business practices and history of quality. […]

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Digging Where You Stand: Using Your Platform for Social Change

Greetings, Retrouvé community! My name is A-lan Holt; I’m an artist, mother, and director of Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. A couple of weeks ago with the help of the Lyric McHenry Community Arts Fellowship, we launched a new racial justice conversation series on Retrouvé’s Instagram Live called, “Every Skin Has a Story: […]

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  Hands work constantly on our behalf. Their natural protective moisture layer is diminished by regular washing and drying. Paradoxically, meticulous hand hygiene can destroy the important defensive barrier that maintains an optimal skin condition! Usually, hands show the most age-related damage on our bodies. The thin and delicate skin on the top side of […]

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Maskne: The New Reality of Wearing Face Masks

While the stress and anxiety of living through a global pandemic may certainly take a toll on our skin, another factor can also wreak havoc on our complexions: the recommended face masks. Although necessary (and mandatory in some cities), these face coverings cause some deleterious side effects to our skin, as many of us are […]

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“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde, writer, feminist, civil rights activist The concept of “self-care” is now widely used to describe everything from having a glass of wine (or four!) and binge-watching all of Too Hot to Handle to going to therapy and […]

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Anti-Aging Products and the Importance of Skincare for Younger People

As a global trainer for Retrouvé, I am often asked about my own skincare experience as well as who can benefit from anti-aging products and the age that one should begin an anti-aging skincare regime in earnest. My answer is simple: Anyone, at any age, who wishes to attain an optimal skin condition! Many only […]

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A Passion for Skincare and Customer Service

I have had a deep love affair with products and skincare since I was 13 years old, and in 1997, I found myself inside of an old-world apothecary interviewing for my first skincare job. To my delight, I was hired for a sales position at Kiehl’s. This unusual place that was filled with memorabilia, motorcycles, skeletons […]

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Tips To Keep Skin Hydrated During Hot Summer Months

Temperatures are soaring to all-time highs, and with warmer weather comes clothing that exposes more skin, as well as an increased desire for one’s skin to look its best! To maintain hydrated, smooth, and glowing skin on the body, I recommend the following: Do not bathe or shower in very hot water. When bathing or […]

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Mother Nature and the Changing Hue of Our Nutrient Face Serum

Have you noticed that our Nutrient Face Serum is a bit lighter in color than it has been in the past? This color differentiation is not a mistake, and the formulation has not changed. Our Nutrient Face Serum is as potent and effective as it has always been – we have simply changed the source […]

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Skin in the Game: Self-Care and Post-Workout Skincare Tips

When it comes to beauty and self-care, the women in my immediate family are what one might call “no nonsense types.” We are an understated bunch. It may seem surprising, considering my female family tree, that no beauty secrets were passed down. Both my mother, Jenny, and her sister, Pattie – known as the Boyd […]

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Product spotlight: Luminous Cleansing Elixir

  Extensive care went into developing Luminous Cleansing Elixir’s highly unique texture to brand founder Jami Heidegger’s exacting standards: Jami required an easily-spreadable, yet richly textured, effective moisturizing cleanser that could be removed easily from the skin so as to avoid unnecessary pressure or pulling to the delicate facial area. The result is an elegant, […]

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Skin care routine for long distance flights

My Skin Care Routine for Long Distance Flights

I fly many air miles a year; mainly between North America and Europe, and one thing is certain: Extended periods of time in flight are simply terrible for the skin!
Following are my tips for maintaining healthy and hydrated skin before, during, and after airline travel…

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Mothers Day - Embrace Self-Care

Mother’s Day: Embracing Self-Care

Embracing a self-care beauty regime may seem indulgent. But these small things add up, and done regularly they can be both restorative and inspirational, providing a sense of calm and wellbeing. Self-care can become the oxygen mask that allows us to be all things to those we love.

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Eiffel Tower

Paris, Je T’aime

As the former family owner of the iconic American skincare brand Kiehl’s, I am often asked about the French inspiration behind Retrouvé. My connection to Paris goes back generations…

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