Skincare Favorites for Fashion Week NYC

February 12th, 2014

Last Fashion Week  saw designer Cynthia Rowley’s models lavished in her favorite skincare line by celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas.  One of the spa owner’s many A-list clients, designer Zac Posen swears by this Vargas girl’s professional spa facials.  It is a well known fact in the industry that her natural face care line promotes a dramatic glowing complexion without all the glare. This is especially important when models are under the microscope and strutting under intense lighting on the runway.

With substandard skin care even the most stunning of faces can appear tainted by oily shine, not unlike that of teenagers under a fast food french fry light.   That’s never an option.  This line of face care is a tightly edited array of botanical products that delivers as a supreme daily regime.  It is the ultimate nourishing skin diet to cleanse, firm and moisturize the visage toward healthy vibrance.  The most praised designers know this and have chosen Joanna Vargas skincare for this reason.  All the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week has to have he perfect face to accompany.


What face care do fashion designers prefer for their models?

According to, Cynthia Rowley applied Joanna Vargas namesake Daily Serum, Rejuvenating Serum and Daily Hydrating Cream to give her models a fresh dew-kissed glow for runway perfection.  These natural face care moisturizers saturate the skin with abundant vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to protect as they hydrate.  Long hours and much exposure to press and stress can wear down the skin of any top model. This is why a durable facial shield is vital to ensure dermal health during this high profile week and beyond.

One makeup artist, Romy Soleimani, had the clever idea to lightly daub the models’ eyes with the Rejuvenating Serum along with eye shadow for what she referred to as a “lived-in look.”  Aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well as to the touch should be a minimum requirement of any skincare product we use.  When you choose advanced face care of premium quality these desired results are a given.

Is there a professional facial designers prefer before big events?

We learned through the press that Zac Posen preferred Joanna Vargas’ signature Triple Crown Facial for his red carpet moment at the Met’s annual Gala.  That’s because the popular skincare guru recognizes that, “we all tend to have the same concerns: clear skin, small pores, and everyone want to look well rested and refreshed even when they’re working day and night.”

A proven combination of exfoliating microdermabrasion, a mist of purifying oxygen and the mild electrical currents of microcurrent trigger collagen production to strengthen connective tissue for a younger appearance.  In the end the skin is plumped while the face becomes more sculpted.  It’s no wonder the A-list crowd chooses this high end face care.


Deanna Lane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and a Masters degree in cultural anthropology from New Mexico State University–now writing health and wellness articles for Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary in NYC.  Otherwise-trekking the national museum scene…