In Appreciation of: Westman Atelier’s Skin Activator
The first skincare launch from mega makeup artist Gucci Westman is here and it’s headed straight for the Liberty Beauty Hall of Fame
The first skincare product from acclaimed makeup artist Gucci Westman, Skin Activator, £138 is the ultimate last step in skin prep. The supercharged serum balances, calms and strengthens even the most sensitive skin as well as doubling up as an impressive makeup primer, too.
The Rise to Fame
Gucci Westman is one of the most high profile makeup artists going, called upon by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Anniston. In 2018 she launched Westman Atelier, a line of luxurious, clean makeup sticks: think barely-there blush and subtle sun-kissing bronzers. Her shtick? Products that are easy to use and give you that off-duty model, no-makeup makeup look. An immediate success, the award-winning beauty brand can be found in the makeup bags of celebrities and beauty fanatics alike.
The makeup arm of the brand was built on a skin-first approach. Every product, from the foundation to to the highlighter sticks, come infused with good-for-your-skin ingredients. So it’s not really surprising that the next step for the brand would be to launch a skincare product. Enter, Skin Activator.
Jam packed with 12 activities, this super serum does a lot of brilliant things for your skin. Repairing and strengthening your precious skin barrier is the main job (thanks to ceramides), but the most interesting thing about this serum is how effective it is at taking down redness and calming irritated skin - that’s the prickly pear working. Check out Gucci’s Instagram for before and after pictures of her own rosacea for proof that this stuff really is the holy grail for looking after sensitive skin.
The Star Quality
Let us acquaint you with multi-lamellar technology. This highly efficacious delivery system dreamt up by Korean scientists stabilises each individual ingredient and releases them at precisely the right level in your skin where it’s needed, and can do its best work. Clever!