LA Girl: Ami Murray

Ami’s a former makeup artist, so when we asked her for her 10 things she couldn’t live without, she gave us 5 more as a bonus! This is an LA Girl who knows skin. Which is what we love!

In her own words:

I’ve always been told I have really nice skin and I attribute that to the
dedicated (obsessive?) care I take of it. number one rule: never ever do I
go out into the day without sunscreen on and number 2: DERMALOGICA.

  1.  You can’t have nice skin if you don’t wash it. just being out in the
    elements – sun, smog, wind, etc – combined with our own natural oils,
    touching our faces, on and on at the end of the day your face is dirty.
    period. I have sensitive skin so i don’t like to use soap. dermalogica makes
    my favorite cleanser and it is a gentle gel called Special Cleansing Gel. I
    wash my face with this in the morning and at night before beddie.
  2. After cleansing but before moisturizing I spray Derma’s Antioxidant Hydro
    super silly name for a product that is just essentially an additional
  3. Moisture! Derma’s Dynamic Skin Recovery with spf 30 part of their Age Smart line and it’s wonderful.
  4. Every other day I use the Daily Microfoliant (also Derma) to really get
    down into my pores and clean out the gunk
  5.  I use 2 Derma eye cream one for day use as it has spf 15 Total Eye Care and
  6. For night I use also from the age smart line Age Reversal Eye Complex...expensive, but worth every penny.
  7. For night after cleansing I use 2 drops of the overnight repair serum.
    it’s an oil with all sorts of lovely smelling (but not overly powerful or obnoxious!) freshness. kind of like lavender and sage…ish. but I have dry skin issues so I really need the extra moisture of an oil. yay!
  8. After the serum for pm’s i use Super Rich Repair creme. also just a very moisturizing and light night creme.
  9. Derma’s conditioning body wash for the shower is dreamy but a little too expensive, so I usually only get this for a treat! it leaves your skin glowing!
  10. Finally ONE that’s not Dermalogica…I have recently become obsessed with McEvoy Ranch body balm line called 80 Acres body balm. It’s made with, I think, only 5 ingredients number one being olive oil. again, I have dry skin so i do what I can to lube it up and this stuff is so amazing. it is olive oil but it absorbs nicely and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. and it smells wonderful : 2 scents – blood orange (my fav) and lavender.

BONUS: I also can’t live without a lip moisturizer…I usually use a Derma product but for the sake of shakin’ it up I’m currently using 80 Acres Lip Balm…olive oil, calendula, mint, something else…it’s super!

Donna Lethal

About Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal is the author of "Milk of Amnesia" and writes for her own blog (Lethal Dose), Hair Hall of Fame, Dowager Quarterly, Find A Death, & the Valhalla Cemetery chapter in "Weird Hollywood." A native of Lowell, Mass., she's lived in Boston, NY and London before settling here. When not writing, she's hiking, soaking in a Korean salt room or in the high desert with her pit bull.
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One Response to LA Girl: Ami Murray

  1. A more beautiful sister has yet to appear on this blue marble orb whizzing through space . . . and now we know how she nurtures her sweet, lovely face! 🙂 Great post, exquisite photo!

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