Wouldn't it be nice if someone could perfect a skincare line just for you? Well guess what ladies and gents, there is one! Acclaimed Seattle esthetician Susan Grace has done all the hard work for us. Her "Partly Sunny" skincare line was developed precisely for Pacific Northwest skin.
Obvi, I had to know more.
Seattle Refined: Your Partly Sunny skincare line was developed for Pacific Northwest skin, how so?
Susan Grace: Over the 13 years I've worked as a skincare professional in Seattle, I've noticed similarities in my clients' skin conditions specific to our region that I've come to call the 'NW Face'. This is typically dry skin on the surface with congestion beneath, sometimes with red patchy areas. After many years of treating individuals with these issues I was able to pinpoint the sources of the problems and develop a product line to suit their needs.
Do you use local ingredients in your products?
Absolutely. Local ingredients make this product line all the more effective for Northwest faces. Pacific seaweed, honey, dandelion and calendula are just a few of the native ingredients that make the products so beneficial.
What's a stand out, must-have product from your "Partly Sunny" line for Seattleites?
The Vitamin D Toner is, without a doubt, something we should all have. We are all vitamin D deficient here in the Pacific NW and a spritz of the toner is a nutrient blast for our complexions. It's the perfect any-time-of-day pick-me-up to refresh our faces.
What's something we can do every day from home to fight our aging skin?
Start with nutrition, eat foods rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, omega 3s and 6s. Be diligent about keeping the sun off your face, neck and décolleté. Use a product line designed to nurture and support your skin through the maturing process. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, pycnogenol and micellized vitamins are all key components to the Partly Sunny line to boost the metabolism of your skin and help it look younger. Drink water, exercise and love yourself.
You've worked with some of Seattle's most famous faces, can you tell us who?
I would love to dish, but one of the reasons my high-profile clients come to me is because I respect their privacy.
I'm in week two of trying these bad boys and so far its safe to say I'm totally obsessed! My skin feels clean, fresh and moisturized without feeling greasy. Plus the packaging is darling. Win - Win.