My firm has come a great distance since I first began constructing it virtually twenty-five years in the past. One of the issues I’m most pleased with is the relationships and group we’ve constructed alongside the best way.
It’s all the time introduced me a lot pleasure to see generations of girls share and join by way of magnificence routines. Those of you who’ve learn my weblog earlier than could or could not know that I used to be impressed by my grandmother, Irene, to enter the wonder trade. She owned the Powder Puff Beauty Shoppe, and I might hold there out as slightly woman. I liked seeing the transformations in clients from once they arrived on the salon to once they left—you may simply see they felt good about themselves.
For Mothers Day, I wished to focus on a mother-daughter duo who has bonded by way of magnificence and shared within the custom of Renée Rouleau Skincare. I instantly considered Fran and her daughter Olivia. Fran began coming to our spa in Dallas twenty years in the past and was all the time such a ray of sunshine. When her daughter Olivia began getting breakouts for the primary time, Fran began passing down her skincare data and bringing her in as nicely.
Fran and Olivia
Fran: 52, Skin Type #5
Olivia: 20, Skin Type #2
How did you first hear about Renée Rouleau Skincare?
Fran: “My husband and I used to go to Lavendou, a french restaurant that was only a few doorways down from Renée’s spa in Plano, TX. My husband and I met in french class, in order that was our little spot to go to. One day we have been exploring the retailers that have been going up round there, and we went into the spa and really met Renée. We struck up a dialog and she or he instructed us about her enterprise. It was simply nice to make that private connection and listen to about her ardour for skincare. We each ended up turning into shoppers.”
(Fun truth, Lavendou is the place I first met Florian, my late husband. He managed the restaurant and it’s the place we fell in love and remained collectively for twenty-two years till his passing in 2018. I’ve such fond reminiscences of that place and nonetheless dine there once I’m in Dallas.)
Olivia: “I began going to the spa about six years in the past earlier than I even began utilizing the skincare merchandise. I might go together with my sister or my mother as a Christmas current or slightly deal with.”
How lengthy have you ever been utilizing Renée Rouleau merchandise?
Fran: “For me, at the very least twenty years. We’ve had an extended journey collectively! I feel what made me keep it up for thus lengthy was discovering merchandise that have been tailor-made to the wants my pores and skin had. I’ve actually delicate pores and skin in addition to a historical past with zits, and discovering one thing that addressed each these issues with out inflicting a response or utilizing harsh components was a blessing. But additionally, I feel it goes again to that unique connection. Hearing Renée’s ardour for serving to individuals with their pores and skin and wanting her shoppers to really feel assured was actually essential for me—it was proper according to the objectives I had for my very own pores and skin.”
Olivia: “I began utilizing the merchandise about 4 or 5 years in the past. I had actually problematic pores and skin that began in highschool, so my mother was very fast to introduce me to Renée Rouleau as a result of that’s what helped her a lot.”
What have been among the greatest pores and skin challenges you’ve each confronted?
Fran: “As a teen, I had hormonal zits that was all the time a battle. I attempted each over-the-counter and prescription treatment I may get my arms on till I lastly needed to resort to Accutane in tenth grade. That positively helped quite a bit; it didn’t fully clear all the pieces up however it was nonetheless an enormous increase for my pores and skin and my confidence. Now I simply have an appreciation for day by day that my pores and skin appears to be like good.
The different occasions I had hormonal flare-ups have been throughout my two pregnancies. Getting common facials actually helped me as a result of I had somebody to information me by way of the modifications in my pores and skin and educate me how you can take care of it.”
Olivia: “I’ve struggled with zits since I used to be twelve, so my pores and skin has been on fairly the rollercoaster. Puberty modified my pores and skin quite a bit, it felt like I went from having clean, poreless pores and skin to coping with zits, giant pores, and scarring in a single day. More just lately, I received an implant for contraception to assist regulate migraines and another signs. Unfortunately, one of many negative effects was actually, actually intense breakouts throughout my face.”
What are your holy grail Renée Rouleau merchandise?
Fran: “This was such a tough query for me. I feel there are three I can’t dwell with out. Triple Berry Smoothing Peel is one, and Night Time Spot Lotion is a miracle employee every time I really feel a blemish approaching. But I feel most likely my prime favourite is the Total Eye Repair Creme. I’ve tried so many eye lotions (and costly ones, too), however that is the one one I’ve ever tried the place once I get up, the pores and skin round my eyes nonetheless feels supple and plump.”
Olivia: “The merchandise which have helped me probably the most are the Balancing Skin Tonic and Vitamin C&E Treatment. They have been really helpful to me after a facial and fully modified the skincare sport for me. I’ve struggled with zits scarring for thus lengthy, and this combo actually helps fade it extra rapidly and successfully than every other product I’ve used earlier than. I additionally use the Anti Bump Solution on hormonal breakouts and actually prefer it.”
Are there any elements of your magnificence routine you share?
Fran: “One factor that began making a very huge distinction for me, particularly between facials, was the Triple Berry Smoothing Peel. I imply, each Sunday evening is my little spa evening. That’s my time for simply me, it’s my self-care. I can inform afterward that my pores and skin has extra colour and it feels softer and appears more healthy. Incorporating that into my routine has been actually huge.”
Olivia: “The Sunday facial routine is one thing I’ve picked up from my mother, and it’s one thing we’ve positively bonded over. When I’m dwelling, we love to do it collectively. Since I’ve struggled with zits for thus lengthy and my mother had expertise in that area, she was capable of present me her methods and how you can deal with it. I additionally love utilizing the Triple Berry Smoothing Peel. Skincare is a giant factor for me. I really feel like day by day, however particularly on Sundays, I actually make the time to deal with my pores and skin and deal with myself. I can inform once I don’t put within the time, I simply really feel totally different.”
What are another magnificence routines you’ve bonded over?
Fran: “Olivia has watched numerous movies on make-up software, and she or he’s actually superb at make-up. I’ve instructed her since eighth grade that it’s one thing she may do professionally if she wished to. She’s all the time complimented on her make-up, and so whereas I used to be all the time sharing skincare suggestions together with her, she was instructing me totally different methods and issues I may do with cosmetics.”
What is the very best magnificence lesson your mother ever taught you?
Olivia: “There are two issues my mother taught me which are actually huge for me. One of them is to make use of my ring finger once I’m placing on eye cream as a result of the pores and skin there may be so delicate. You don’t need to pull on it otherwise you’ll get wrinkles, that’s what my mother all the time instructed me. The different one is to all the time put on SPF it doesn’t matter what as a result of in any other case, solar publicity will make my zits scars darken.”
Fran: “I really forgot concerning the ring finger, I’m so used to it that I simply do it on autopilot now. That’s really one thing my mother taught me, too. Two different issues my mother taught me (and that I’ve handed on to the women) are to by no means, ever sleep in your make-up regardless of how drained you might be, and to alter your pillowcases usually.”
Olivia: “I feel we each grew to become tremendous conscious of our pores and skin at such a younger age, and never everybody has that have. But since we did, skincare has change into so essential in our every day routines.”
Fran: “Definitely. When individuals don’t have issues with their pores and skin they’ll typically take it without any consideration, however we’ve all the time needed to be diligent and cautious with regards to our pores and skin. I feel it’s been a blessing in disguise, although, as a result of we each developed good skincare habits early on. That one thing Renée instructed me as soon as, really.
I’m fifty-two now and folks all the time inform me I look younger for my age. I feel a few of it may be attributed to genes, however I additionally suppose it’s simply been from taking actually excellent care of my pores and skin by staying out of the solar, sticking to a constant routine, consuming nicely, and that form of factor. It was a giant assist discovering merchandise that my pores and skin loves and that I like utilizing a lot. That actually helped me persist with a routine.”
Thank you a lot to Fran and Olivia for agreeing to be interviewed. I liked listening to concerning the traditions and suggestions they’ve handed alongside to one another, and I hope you probably did, too! Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers on the market. Xx Renée
Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician educated in beauty chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching pores and skin, educating her viewers, and constructing an award-winning line of merchandise. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives across the globe, her huge real-world data and fixed analysis are why Marie Claire calls her “probably the most passionate pores and skin practitioner we all know.”