Last year, when Essence announced the retirement of their revered beauty and cover director, Mikki Taylor, fans hissed and moaned. The beauty sage and brand ambassador has been influential in circles from fashion and beauty to Hollywood. Not one to really rest on her laurels, Taylor remains a major contributor to the magazine and continues to be a voice of influence in helping women to celebrate their beauty. Here, she offers skin-care advice. –yvette caslin
For Hot Days:
“Wake up your face with a splash of cold water and a gentle cleanser, followed by a light moisturizer with SPF protection. We all need to protect our skin from the sun’s damaging rays.”
For Cool Nights:
“Thoroughly take off the day with a great exfoliator to keep the skin ultra smooth, and don’t forget to moisturize your body before bed.”
AMBI Even & Clear Exfoliating Wash ($7) is a double-duty exfoliator that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and is formulated with EvenBlend, which is a vitamin cocktail of vitamins C and E and soy extract, to revitalize the complexion, reduce shine and shrink pores.
AMBI Essentials Gentle Cleanser ($5) is a great way to kick-off your day with the best face forward because it removes oil and buildup without stripping the skin of essential nutrients.
AMBI Essentials Daily Moisture SPF 15 ($5) softens skins while keeping it nourished and hydrated all day long. It is formulated with emollients and pure nutrients.
AMBI Soft & Even Creamy Oil Lotion ($9) is a moisture-rich body lotion that combines the intensive nourishing benefits of oil, in a convenient non-greasy lotion form.
Register to win an AMBI gift basket valued at $160, which includes products from the Essentials Collection (Gentle Cleanser and Daily Moisturizer/SPF 15) and Even & Clear Collection (Exfoliating Wash, Target Minimizer and Foaming Cleanser).