As one of the top health and fitness bloggers in L.A., it may surprise you that Remi Ishizuka of RRAYYME has struggled with cravings for junk food, soda and sweets. After it started to take its toll on her energy levels, mood and skin, she knew a change was needed and started on her healthy-eating path by committing to making one meal a day from home: a breakfast bowl. Today, she passes on her findings through social media in hopes that her passion can inspire others. And now she’s taking her healthy lifestyle full circle by sharing with us some of her absolute must-have beauty products. From multitaskers that aid her on-the-go lifestyle to natural alternatives that are as serious about nurturing her skin as she is about an ab workout, Remi’s beauty game is producing some head-turning results.
Her pick: Eminence Firm Skin Acai Cleanser
What it is: A creamy, anti-aging face wash with active, organic botanicals.
Why she loves it: I live and breathe acai bowls, so any fruit that is packed with antioxidants, such as blueberries and raspberries, is a winner. This cleanser is so good after a hard, sweaty workout because it leaves my skin feeling baby-soft and doesn’t dry me out. Best part, it smells like berry yogurt!
What it is: A multitasking color-correcting cream with SPF 30 for all skin types.
Why she loves it: This CC cream is a multitasker! I love it because it’s treating your skin, giving the buildable coverage you need, has an SPF of 30, and gives you that youthful, dewy finish. It’s easy to blend with your hands too, so no tools needed.
What it is: A long-wearing cheek stain stick with an award-winning formula.
Why she loves it: This is another product I can’t live without; a cheek stain that acts as a lip stain. Without this I would look like a zombie in the morning. Just a few dots on my cheeks and lips and I feel 100% more awake. Again, no tool needed!
What it is: A sheer liquid highlighter enriched with vitamins for all skin types.
Why she loves it: For a radiant glow that is not overly shimmery but looks like it’s coming from within, this is my go-to. It blends seamlessly with the CC cream foundation and doesn’t require any additional tool. Thanks to the brush applicator, I can get into the inner corners of my eye and brow bones too, which makes me look instantly awake.