the journal

For generations, my family has delved deeply into the art and science of skincare. Having devoted my life to this vast field of study, I have discovered fascinating insights into beauty and wellness. I am ever learning and researching and have, over the years, gleaned a certain knowledge on how to achieve radiant, glowing skin. With this blog, I endeavor to share some of that wisdom and experience. I hope that you will find our Journal posts as informative and enjoyable to read as they are to write.

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Sunglasses: More Than a Fashion Statement

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Sunglasses: More Than a Fashion Statement

Most people are aware of the damaging effects of UV light exposure to the skin; however, many do not realize that solar radiation can be quite harmful to the eyes as well.

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A Broad-Spectrum Approach to Sun Protection

every skin has a story:

A Broad-Spectrum Approach to Sun Protection

The sun is the primary cause of aging and damage to our skin. The only way to protect the largest organ of our body from the enormous star around which the earth orbits is to establish a multi-pronged sun protection regimen.

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My Skin Care Routine for Long Distance Flights

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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!

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Mother’s Day: Embracing Self-Care

Tips

Mother’s Day: Embracing Self-Care

Mother’s Day, a loving homage, a happy celebration.

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

Tips

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.

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Tips To Keep Skin Hydrated During Hot Summer Months

Tips

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!

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Maskne: The New Reality of Wearing Face Masks

Science

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.

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Helping Hands: Tips for Essential Hand Care

Tips

Helping Hands: Tips for Essential Hand Care

Hands work constantly on our behalf.

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Retrouvé DIY Hydrating Facial for Balanced to Very Dry Skin

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Retrouvé DIY Hydrating Facial for Balanced to Very Dry Skin

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Mother's Day Gift Guide to Pamper and Delight

Product Spotlight

Mother's Day Gift Guide to Pamper and Delight

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Wake Up with Healthy, Glowing Skin

Beauty

Wake Up with Healthy, Glowing Skin

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Klaus’ Favorites

Founders

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Klaus’ Favorites

This Father’s Day, treat your dad or the father figure in your life to a healthy-looking complexion.

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Good Morning, Glowing Skin!

Founders

Good Morning, Glowing Skin!

Retrouvé’s multi-purpose products make getting ready in the morning a breeze. Here, Jami shares her skincare routine for greeting the day with ease – and glowing skin.

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Which Moisturizer Is Right For You?

Product Spotlight

Which Moisturizer Is Right For You?

Finding a moisturizer that suits your individual skincare needs and preferences can be tricky.

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Squalane: A Time-Tested Powerhouse

Ingredients

Squalane: A Time-Tested Powerhouse

Super emollient Squalane is highly compatible with the skin and serves as an ideal base for delivering to the complexion the signature efficacious ingredients in each of our superb facial hydrators and body oil.

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Why We Do Not Add Perfumed Fragrance to Our Formulations

Ingredients

Why We Do Not Add Perfumed Fragrance to Our Formulations

The scent, texture and function of Retrouvé is both scientific and artful.

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Four Steps for Retrouvé Radiant Hands

every skin has a story:

Four Steps for Retrouvé Radiant Hands

Preserving the skin’s moisture level is essential to hand­ care maintenance.

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Cleansing & Exfoliating 101

every skin has a story:

Cleansing & Exfoliating 101

Retrouvé’s trio of skincare essentials helps to cleanse and exfoliate skin gently, yet effectively without the use of potentially abrasive physical scrubbing ingredients that can also potentially pull at or cause micro-tears on the skin unnecessarily and cause damage over time.

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Paris, Je T’aime

Founders

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.

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Marbrerie d’Art Caudron

Art

Marbrerie d’Art Caudron

When tasked with creating a display unit to house our products within the cosmetic departments of our retail partners, we turned to Marbrerie d’Art Caudron, a premiere marble atelier in the city of Montreuil Sous Bois in France.

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The Science Behind the Bottle

Science

The Science Behind the Bottle

There was a time long ago when I cared very little about bottles and containers as part of the process of product development.

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White Tea: The Ancient Plant That Can Help To Make You Look Younger

Product Spotlight

White Tea: The Ancient Plant That Can Help To Make You Look Younger

Legend has it that around 5000 years ago, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was travelling in the countryside when he stopped for a drink beside a river.

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Mother Nature and the Changing Hue of Our Nutrient Face Serum

Product Spotlight

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?

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Are Retrouvé Products Clean?

Product Spotlight

Are Retrouvé Products Clean?

We are often asked if we use the much buzzed-about term “clean” to describe our skincare products.

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Ethical and Sustainable: Sourcing Ingredients

Ingredients

Ethical and Sustainable: Sourcing Ingredients

No detail has been overlooked in the creation of Retrouvé – it was brand co-founders Jami and Klaus Heidegger’s vision to marry art and science beautifully to provide for a supremely elegant and unparalleled skincare experience.

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Retrouvé’s Gender-Free Skincare

Founders

Retrouvé’s Gender-Free Skincare

I am frequently asked if men can use our products, and my answer is always a resounding “Yes, of course!”

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My Grandfather, Larry Aldrich, The Great Art Collector

Founders

My Grandfather, Larry Aldrich, The Great Art Collector

From a very young age, both of my parents instilled in me a <i>deep appreciation</i> and love for the arts, which had been fostered in them similarly by their parents.

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Ingredient Spotlight: The Power of Vitamin C

Ingredients

Ingredient Spotlight: The Power of Vitamin C

The distinct multi-purpose nature of Vitamin C makes this antioxidant a miraculous ingredient for the skin.

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Dry Skin? Try a Water-Free Formulation

Product Spotlight

Dry Skin? Try a Water-Free Formulation

Take a look at ingredient listings the next time you are shopping for skincare, and you will notice that “water/aqua” is usually listed at the top of the ingredient list for most skincare products.

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This Moisturizer is Clinically Proven to Enhance Brightness and Hydration

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This Moisturizer is Clinically Proven to Enhance Brightness and Hydration

Our bestselling Intensive Replenishing is packed with a powerful proprietary blend of potent and effective ingredients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Squalane, Pomegranate, and Niacinamide to moisturize, nourish, and enhance the skin’s appearance.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

Ingredients

Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

At Retrouvé, we infuse our celebrated formulations with highly efficacious ingredients that are scientifically identified for their ability to nourish dryness and revitalize the skin.

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Vegan-Certified: Four Retrouvé Favorites

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Vegan-Certified: Four Retrouvé Favorites

We are delighted to share that four of our products have now been certified vegan by Biorius, and we are working to incorporate more vegan products in our line.

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Spotlight on Luminous Cleansing Elixir

Product Spotlight

Spotlight on Luminous Cleansing Elixir

Extensive care went into developing Luminous Cleansing Elixir’s highly unique texture to brand founder Jami Heidegger’s exacting standards.

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The Components of Self-Care

Tips

The Components of Self-Care

To me, health and wellness incorporates many different factors ranging from your eating habits, to how much you sleep and exercise, to the products that you utilize on your face and body, to, quite frankly, your sexual habits.

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A Passion for Skincare and Customer Service

Beauty

A Passion for Skincare and Customer Service

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

Founders

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

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The Benefits of Self-Parenting

Tips

The Benefits of Self-Parenting

“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

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Retrouvé x Kelly Styne

Art

Retrouvé x Kelly Styne

In addition to Science and Beauty, Art is one the foundational pillars upon which Retrouvé is built.

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“Every Skin Has a Story: Women of Color Take on Beauty”

Every skin has a story

“Every Skin Has a Story: Women of Color Take on Beauty”

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Digging Where You Stand: Using Your Platform for Social Change

Every skin has a story

Digging Where You Stand: Using Your Platform for Social Change

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Every CRWN has a Story: The Politics and Poetics of Natural Hair

Every skin has a story

Every CRWN has a Story: The Politics and Poetics of Natural Hair

No matter what culture we’re from, hair is an essential part of what makes us who we are.

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Get to Know Our IG LIVE Guest: Raisa Flowers

Every skin has a story

Get to Know Our IG LIVE Guest: Raisa Flowers

Whether behind the scenes as a makeup artist or in front of the lens as model, Raisa Flowers never ceases to convey her distinct point-of-view.

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What it Takes to be Truly Inclusive with Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine

Every skin has a story

What it Takes to be Truly Inclusive with Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine

In the last couple of years, we have seen the beauty industry adjust and change in real time.

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Get to Know Our IG Live Guest: Mikki Taylor

Every skin has a story

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.

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Meet Maya McHenry

Every skin has a story

Meet Maya McHenry

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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with Vogue’s Lucie Zhang

Every skin has a story

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with Vogue’s Lucie Zhang

This month, we are honored to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Retrouvé, to uplift the incredible impact Asian culture and perspectives have had on our world at large and the world of beauty in particular.

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LGBTQ+ Celebration and Representation with Whembley Sewell

Every skin has a story

LGBTQ+ Celebration and Representation with Whembley Sewell

This week on Every Skin Has a Story: Creatives of Color Take on Beauty, we continue our celebration of Pride month and Juneteenth by welcoming Whembley Sewell, Editor-in-Chief for them Magazine.

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Beautyblender and the Importance of Minority-Owned Businesses

Every skin has a story

Beautyblender and the Importance of Minority-Owned Businesses

Our guest this month on Every Skin Has a Story: Creatives of Color Take on Beauty is Rea Ann Silva, creator and CEO of Beautyblender, the category-defining brand, makeup sponge and cosmetics line created in 2003 and launched nationwide in 2013

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Celebrating Women's History Month with Keri & Yara Shahida

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Celebrating Women's History Month with Keri & Yara Shahida

Keri and Yara Shahidi are a mother-daughter duo inspiring intergenerational change.

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HIV/AIDS Awareness with Sheryl Lee Ralph & Project Angel Food

every skin has a story:

HIV/AIDS Awareness with Sheryl Lee Ralph & Project Angel Food

This Pride month, June 2021, Retrouvé is donating 5% of all product sales to Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization founded by Marianne Williamson that provides free, healthy meals for people impacted by serious illnesses including HIV/AIDS.

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"In Conversation with Lynn Liou"

Lynn Liou, founder of L'inspired Media, shares her self-care tips for these tumultuous times.

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Top 10 Questions That Our Customers Ask Us The Most

Watch a Live Q and A with Vice President of Marketing, Cheresse Pentella and Director of Customer Service, Georgia Befanis.

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Passion for Permaculture

Klaus Heidegger, Co-Founder at Retrouvé gives us an inside look at the families “Palms of Malibu” permaculture ranch.

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Watch our “Conversations With” Rachel Anise

Find out more about how this college professor of communications also started blogging early on as @beautyprofessor.

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Retrouvé x Joanna Vargas

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Every Skin Has A Story: Women of Color Take on Beauty

A-lan Holt is joined by long time Retrouvé friend Trae Bodge, accomplished lifestyle journalist, TV presenter and Money Saving expert.

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Every Skin Has a Story: Women of Color Take on Beauty Vol 2

Peyton Dix, Special Projects Editor at Instyle Magazine joins our host A-lan Holtfor a conversation on beauty, queer identity and social justice.
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Every Skin Has a Story: Women of Color Take On Beauty

Join host A-lan Holt and Leah Pump founder and CEO of the LadyLike Foundation.

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Every Skin Has A Story: Women of Color Take on Beauty

A-lan Holt artist and director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts is joined by Lindsey Farrar co-founder and editor in chef of CRWNMAG.

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Every Skin Has A Story: Women of Color Take on Beauty

Today’s conversation features host A-lan Holt in conversation with Raisa Flowers, makeup artist, model and muse.

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NIGHT ROUTINE by Faustine Hornok

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Retrouvé: Molly Sims

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross Met Gala, 1

Tracee Ellis Ross gets ready for the Met Gala with Retrouvé

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross Met Gala, 2

Tracee Ellis Ross gets ready for the Met Gala with Retrouvé

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Retrouvé: Makeup Artist Romy Soleimani

Romy hydrates in flight by using Retrouvé's Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer.

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Retrouvé: Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross BTS Blackish, 1

Tracee uses Retrouvé's Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer on the set of Blackish.

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross BTS Blackish, 2

Tracee uses Retrouvé's Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer on the set of Blackish.

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Retrouvé: Makeup Artist Romy Soleimani’s Nighttime Skincare Routine, 1

Romy describing Retrouvé's Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer

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Retrouvé: Makeup Artist Romy Soleimani’s Nighttime Skincare Routine, 2

Romy applies Retrouvé's Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer.

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Retrouvé: Makeup Artist Romy Soleimani’s Nighttime Skincare Routine, 3

Don't forget the neck!

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Retrouvé: Makeup Artist Romy Soleimani’s Nighttime Skincare Routine, 4

Romy Soleimani uses Retrouvé's Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross BTS Blackish, 1

Tracee uses Retrouvé's Luminous Cleansing Elixir on the set of Blackish.

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross BTS Blackish, 2

Tracee cleans her skin with Retrouvé's Luminous Cleansing Elixir on the set of Blackish.

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross BTS Blackish, 3

Tracee Ellis Ross cleans her skin with Retrouvé's Luminous Cleansing Elixir.

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross BTS Blackish, 4

Tracee uses Retrouvé's Dynamic Nourishing Face Cream on the set of Blackish. Gotta take care of that skin!!

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross BTS Blackish, 5

Tracee applies Retrouvé's Dynamic Nourishing Face Cream on the set of Blackish. Never forget the neck!!

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Retrouvé: Georgia’s Tip for Smooth Eyebrows

Retrouvé’s Georgia uses Revitalizing Eye Concentrate Skin Hydrator to smooth and condition her eyebrows.

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Retrouvé: Model Kristy Garett with Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer

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Retrouvé: How Sophia Hutchins Gets Glam for Big Events

Sophia Hutchins, executive director of the Caitlyn Jenner Foundation, reveals how Retrouvé‘s Revitalizing Eye Concentrate Skin Hydrator helps her to get glam for big events.

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Retrouvé: Makeup Artist Rakhil Shamailova Preps Her Own Skin with Nutrient Face Serum

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Retrouvé: Makeup Faustine Hornok Preps Her Own Skin with Dynamic Nourishing Face Cream

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Retrouvé: Sydelle Noel, 2

Actress Sydelle Noel using Retrouvé’s Revitalizing Eye Concentrate Skin Hydrator

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Retrouvé: Arlenis Sosa with #skinbyretrouve at NYFW AW2018

Behind the scenes at Colovos with makeup artist Romy Soleimani

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Retrouvé: Nykhor with #skinbyretrouve at NYFW AW2018

Behind the scenes at Colovos and wearing Retrouvé's Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer.

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Retrouvé: Supermodel Arlenis Sosa with #skinbyretrouve at NYFW AW2018

Behind the scenes at Colovos, makeup artist Romy Soleimani massages Arlenis’ skin with Retrouvé’s Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer.

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Retrouvé: Colovos NYFW AW2018

Romy Soleimani, lead makeup artist. All models' skin by Retrouvé.

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Retrouvé: Girls Night In with Ashley Bias and Ayesha Curry

Looks like Retrouvé’s Revitalizing Eye Concentrate Skin Hydrator was invited to the party!

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Retrouvé: Michael Angelo with #skinbyretrouve

Michael Angelo - makeup artist, hair stylist, designer, photographer, and owner of Wonderland Beauty Parlor - lets nothing come between him and his Retrouvé! Here, Michael applies Nutrient Face Serum.

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Retrouvé: Megan Mullally Gets Ready for the Emmys

Makeup by Matthew Van Leeuwen and #skinbyretrouve. Here, Ms. Mullally is wearing Retrouvé's Dynamic Nourishing Face Cream.

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Retrouvé: Katie Jane Hughes on Revitalizing Eye Concentrate Skin Hydrator

Makeup artist and skincare enthusiast Katie Jane Hughes discusses Retrouvé’s Revitalizing Eye Concentrate Skin Hydrator.

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Retrouvé: Katie Jane Hughes on Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer

Makeup artist and skincare enthusiast Katie Jane Hughes discusses Retrouvé’s Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer.

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Retrouvé: Looks by Kiki Haircutter 2018

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Retrouvé: Karin Schmidt of Beauty Concept Shop in Germany

Frau Schmidt discusses the merits of Retrouvé's Revitalizing Eye Concentrate Skin Hydrator.

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Retrouvé: Contentmode X Alison Brie

Behind the scenes at Contentmode's cover shoot featuring Alison Brie.

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Retrouvé: Michelle Wang on Luminous Cleansing Elixir

Michelle Wang discusses Retrouvé's Luminous Cleansing Elixir on her "Trash Talk Empties" segment. July 2018.

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Retrouvé: Supermodel Anne V. on Revitalizing Eye Concentrate Skin Hydrator, 2

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Retrouvé: Supermodel Anne V. on Revitalizing Eye Concentrate Skin Hydrator, 1

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross on Ultimate Balm Body Oil, 3

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Retrouvé: Tracee Ellis Ross on Ultimate Balm Body Oil, 2