I read this gem in one sitting and was enamored and inspired.
The book is both philosophical, like:
“Instead of seeking to look perpetually 20 years old, geisha focus on having the best skin of their lives at any age” 💖
… and practical, like drinking sake for celebrating 🥳 hehe.
As you might imagine, I resonated with it because her approach to skin care comes from a beautiful ritual of self-care and self-love, and that’s pure, magical living. I felt like I was dipping into another world when I read about the generations-old, time-tested Japanese skincare traditions that Victoria shared, because Pure Skin isn’t just about basic skincare, it’s also about a lifestyle.
For the beauty ritual, no matter how you customize it, all you need is two minutes and four steps. And although I love her products (like this: phenomenal oil cleanser – I love how easily and gently it removes eye makeup, and this magical rice exfoliator – I’ve also used this for 5 years, 2X a day, and it’s extremely effective, plus so many other products but I’ll mention just one more because it’s one of her most popular: this gorgeous essence)… but like I was saying… she doesn’t push her products in the book, as her whole focus is on the ritual, and yes, the special Japanese ingredients.
Last but definitely not least is how stunning this book is. Even though I read it in one sitting, taking notes like a good student and tabbing pages, I’ll keep this on my bathroom counter to inspire my daily self-care ritual and enjoy the pictures and colors that make me smile every time I open it.
I highly recommend Pure Skin for all women! It’d make a perfect gift.