Lori Harvey opens up about LH skin care, rosacea and skin
We may have just got to know Lori Harvey’s Skn by LH skincare line, which launches on October 22, but for Harvey it took a long time. Before even starting to imagine formulas in 2018, the idea of ââcreating his own brand has always been in his mind.
âI have been obsessed and in love with everything beauty related since I was a little girl,â Harvey told POPSUGAR. “I remember watching my mom when I was younger in the mirror doing her skin care routine and putting on makeup.” When her mom wasn’t watching, she even tried some of the products on herself.
“I have been obsessed and in love with all things beauty since I was a little girl.”
SKN By LH was initially inspired by Harvey’s incredibly taxing journey in skin care. She calls her skin “extremely sensitive” and she also suffers from rosacea, a common skin condition that causes redness and bumps in breakouts on the surface of the skin. âHe’s agitated by the slightest thing,â Harvey said. It was after she got into modeling that she started experimenting with skin care in an effort to take control of her skin. âI remember using a million different products at once just to get healthy skin back,â she said. “I remember thinking, there must be an easier way for me to do this.”
And that’s how SKN by LH was born – or at least the idea was. The creation and formulation phases leading up to launch were what Harvey describes as the hardest thing she’s ever done. âThis is actually my first solo project, and it’s my first time starting a business,â she said. Harvey consulted with a few of her beauty mentors before delving into herself, but she explained “every challenge they told me I might meet I was like, ‘No , that will not happen to me. âEverything she was warned about happened – from shipping delays to supply chain shortages to legal issues – but she succeeded.
The initial version of SKN By LH includes five products – a cleanser, toner, serum, eye cream, and moisturizer – and those five products encompass Harvey’s daily routine, no more, no less (for now ).
âI have personally tried each set of products on my own skin, just to make sure everything was of the best possible quality,â she said. She also had some help, as the new entrepreneur previously revealed in an interview that her boyfriend Michael B. Jordan and father Steve Harvey also stepped in as testers.
All products are designed to be unisex and suitable for all skin types, “but are particularly aimed at people with sensitive skin,” she said. They are also vegan and cruelty-free which was non-negotiable for her.
“This is just the start of a growing LH empire.”
It is impossible for Harvey to choose a favorite product (she promises that she is not one-sided, wink wink) but if she had to choose one to never give up, it would be eye cream. “My mother always preached to me from a young age: ‘Be diligent with your eye cream because prevention is better than correct.'”
Harvey thanks his mom for teaching him everything she knows about beauty and for being his ultimate beauty goals. “I get a lot of my beauty and fashion inspiration from her, [and] I really like getting all my little tips and tricks from her. “
She is always looking to gain new beauty knowledge, whether from her mother or elsewhere, as upbringing and learning about skin care has been what has given Harvey the most confidence. she. âEspecially coming out of the pandemic, I really embraced my natural beauty more and really invested in taking care of my skin and making sure it is healthy,â she said.
Multi-masking is one of her favorite ways to pamper yourself a little more and take care of your skin outside of her daily regimen. She starts with a clay mask to remove impurities, followed by a vitamin C mask to brighten and a hydrating mask to complete it all. âMy skin the next day is literally glowing,â she said.
While there aren’t any masks in the SKN by LH line yet, given that Harvey is just getting started, it’s certainly not out of reach. According to Harvey, “This is just the start of a growing LH empire.”
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