13 Magnificence Merchandise Religion Xue Swears By

Welcome to I Swear by This, an interview collection the place we chat with our favourite style and sweetness insiders in regards to the magnificence merchandise they use all the way down to the final drop. This week, we requested Bustle Digital Group’s govt magnificence director Religion Xue to share the entire merchandise she will’t get sufficient of.

“I am undoubtedly in a chaotic rush to prepare within the morning. I’ve accepted that that is simply who I’m,” says Religion Xue, the manager magnificence director at Bustle Digital Group, over Zoom. Her nighttime routine is extra intentional. It hasn’t at all times been this fashion, although. The pandemic compelled her to decelerate in additional methods than one. “My routines—taking off my make-up, doing my skincare routine, doing my haircare routine—have grow to be extra than simply, all proper, let me simply get this achieved so I look good or so I can prepare for mattress. It’s grow to be extra of a ritual to assist me unwind from the day or to assist me really feel ready for no matter I’m doing.”

The merchandise in Xue’s magnificence routine are supposed to elevate the sensorial expertise. “I’m obsessive about scent and texture,” she says. “You’re placing one thing in your face and it’s actually enveloping your senses. You’re smelling it, you’re touching it. I believe there’s one thing actually soothing about your complete course of.”

Under, a have a look at Xue’s 13 magnificence necessities, together with a powder that’ll make your pores disappear and acid toner she returns to, time and time once more.

Cosmic Dew Water Cleanser

“I’ve a bizarre obsession with cleansers—I’ll strive each cleanser underneath the solar. I’m a really sensorial individual and I like the feel of this cleanser. It’s virtually like a double cleanse in a single; if you first apply it, it has a thick, balmy texture however as you’re employed it into your pores and skin, it transforms right into a gel-like consistency. It’s actually satisfying to rinse off, it will get your whole make-up off, and it doesn’t depart behind any residue.”

Good Gentle

Pores and skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

“I’ve oily, mixture pores and skin—it’s the bane of my existence. I may get a facial on a regular basis and I’d nonetheless have blackheads. I’ve tried each acid toner underneath the solar and I at all times come again to this one. It’s the little black gown of my skincare routine—you at all times have it there and you already know it’ll at all times serve its goal. Anytime I really feel like I’m getting congested or if my pores and skin seems uninteresting, I’ll use it within the night and after I get up, my pores and skin seems higher. It simply works each time.”

Paula’s Alternative

Immediate Angel Moisturizer

“I was very into acids and burning my face off, which don’t get me unsuitable, I nonetheless love to do. However now I’m drawn in direction of extra comforting, light merchandise. This moisturizer is gentle however nonetheless hydrating. I do know I can use it no matter what my pores and skin goes by means of on the time.”

Dieux Pores and skin

Snow Scrub Exfoliator

“I really feel like bodily exfoliants get a nasty rap however I bear in mind a derm as soon as informed me that some individuals want a bodily exfoliator; a chemical one isn’t sufficient. I’m a type of individuals. Although I had acid toners in my routine, I used to be nonetheless coping with congestion. So I began utilizing this in my T-zone space twice every week. It has the feel of contemporary snow—it’s actually light and it melts into your pores and skin as you’re employed it in.”

Isla Magnificence

Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF 50

“So many sunscreens are thick and goopy, particularly ones which can be largely mineral, however this one is a bit lighter in consistency. It has a bit little bit of a scent, but it surely’s not overpowering. And it sinks in immediately and sits so properly beneath make-up.”

Glow Recipe

Important Pressed Skincare Blurring Setting Powder

“I by no means actually used powder as a result of I identical to the best way my pure pores and skin seems, however someday, whereas I used to be on TikTok, I noticed a video of somebody utilizing this powder and it was a light-weight bulb second for me. I assumed, wait, powder is what’s going to make my pores disappear. Not a primer. This powder provides you that on the spot blur impact. I exploit a small brush and apply it the place my pores are seen, so principally simply my T-zone space. It’s just like the Paris filter in actual life.”

Westman Atelier

ExfoliKate Resurfacing Physique Scrub

“I’m obsessive about physique merchandise—I simply need to be lathered from head to toe. This physique exfoliator has the proper quantity of grittiness, it smells so contemporary, and it leaves your pores and skin feeling so smooth. It’s formulated with acids so I let it sit on my pores and skin for 30 seconds earlier than I rinse it off. It’s excellent if you happen to battle with bacne.”

Kate Somerville

Tremendous Physique Hydrator

“This [lotion] has an ideal consistency. It seems and seems like a milky serum at first however as you rub it in, it turns into thicker as you rub it into your pores and skin. I’ve actually dry, scaly pores and skin on my physique and it drinks it up. Plus, it leaves behind a very nice sheen.”

U Magnificence

Kaya Jungle Firming Physique Oil

“Throughout the fall and winter months, I add a layer of physique oil on high of my lotion. I need to really feel like a slippery seal after I get into mattress.”

Costa Brazil

Hand and Foot Therapeutic massage Cream

“My boyfriend commented on the calluses on my toes someday. So not that he shamed me into utilizing this, however someday I assumed, properly perhaps I ought to do that. Now it’s grow to be part of my nightly routine. I rub it on my toes and in the event that they’re feeling actually dry, I’ll put socks on to lock within the remedy. It has a medicinal, natural scent however I discover it actually soothing and comforting.”


Go away-In Molecular Restore Hair Masks

“That is actually nice for strengthening my hair, so I’ll put it on after shampooing and drying it. I believe that is the rationale why I nonetheless have hair on my head after bleaching it for 3 and a half years.”

K18 Biomimetic Hairscience


“[Reece] is a colour genius, the blonde whisperer, and a hidden gem. I actually credit score him for making my hair look so brilliant and wholesome. He additionally retains it actual; he’s not afraid to show individuals away if he thinks their hair can’t deal with the bleach.”

Reece Walker

Free 00 Eau de Parfum

“I’m a perfume obsessive—I most likely have 30 or 40 fragrances on my credenza. My tastes have actually modified over time. I used to be very into heavy, smokey fragrances and now I’m into scents which can be lighter and extra contemporary.

“That is one in every of my favourite fragrances proper now. It’s a type of scents that I spray and it immediately places me in a greater temper; it smells like a contemporary trip.”