Quote-Unquote: Eva Chen

Eva Chen

Because good advice never gets old (and, after yesterday's skincare post, we recalled this bit of mask-related wisdom, from one of our favorite interviewees. Ever.).

"SK-II, oh my God. I love their products. I use the mask before a wedding, or if I’m going out for a benefit or something. Years ago at a Calvin Klein show, there were all these models walking around who looked like Hannibal Lecter, and Pat McGrath said, ‘You have to try this product; it’s AMAZING,’ and she threw a mask on my face. The key ingredient, the ‘essence,’ is called Pitera and comes from sake, and the story is that old men making sake had beautiful skin on their hands. Years later, I went to Japan with SK-II and I went to the sake factory and I looked at their hands—the hands were freakishly young looking! And then they took a picture of me with some crazy technology and said, ‘This is what you’re going to look like when you’re 80,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God, give me the essence NOW!’ I love masks, period. I’m a big believer in pampering your skin at home. I think so many women say, ‘Oh, I get facials every other month,’ and I’m like—dude, do it at home. Buy a mask and make it a ritual." — Eva Chen's Top Shelf (09/12/10)

Eva Chen photographed by ITG in September 2010.

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  • VotreAmie

    Agreed!! Totally a do it at home kind of gal, so I appreciate the products out there that can take you from dull skin to skin that sparkles!!!!

  • Joanna

    That last line of Eva's has definitely stayed with me after first reading this interview two years ago. Monthly facials seem like such an unnecessary expense to me, not to mention the raping of the skin that goes with it, as well. I have since made facial masks a beauty ritual in my own life and I swear by Evan Healy's ayurvedic, artisanal skincare line.

  • charlotte bentley

    Yesss! I love Eva...I interned for her last fall at Teen Vogue and she is such an incredible mentor. Also a guru of skincare.

  • http://www.ourwonderlust.com/ TinaOurWonderLust

    "SK2 Everything" is my motto. It's been the one product that I believe has changed my skin the most. It started on my list list: http://www.ourwonderlust.com/ourwonderlust/my-lust-list-1.html and now has become a part of my daily skin care routine!

  • http://ofstrangersensibilities.blogspot.com Joy Of Stranger Sensibilities

    Ah i love her! i wonder what she is doing now that she's longer with Teen Vogue I hear?