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I Swear by This

Simi and Haze Khadra on the Beauty Products That Are Worth Your Money

Including their holy-grail hormonal acne tool that gets rid of zits in no time.

Welcome to I Swear By This, an interview series where we chat with our favorite fashion and beauty insiders about the beauty products they use down to the last drop. This week we asked twin DJs Simi and Haze Khadra to share the beauty picks that they're currently obsessing over.

simi and haze

Photo: Hugo Comte

simi and haze

Photo: Hugo Comte

Twins Simi and Haze Khadra didn't start wearing makeup until they were 18 years old, and even though they came to the world of color cosmetics at a later age, it was love at first time. Makeup became a site of discovery for the twins, and they played around with different products and tools as they embarked on a whirlwind career DJ-ing at festivals around the world. It makes sense that the next step for the two sisters would be to develop a line of their own, inspired by their stage makeup and created to fill the gaps that they believed were missing in the beauty space. Simihaze Beauty's Capsule 1 Launch is packed with hydrating and moisturizing ingredients like jojoba oil and hyaluronic acid to add additional skin-care benefits to their two launches: Velvet Blur (a matte lip balm) and Sun Flush (an all-over skin tint).

Ahead, Simi and Haze breakdown the makeup, skin-care, and hair-care products that they can't live without.

Velvet Blur Matte Lip Balm in Windburn

Simi Khadra: Lipstick is one of the most essential products in my life—I never leave the house without it. This specific formula is so balmy, soft, consistent, and reliable. It's the perfect shade for an everyday look.

Simihaze Beauty
$36

Lightstim for Acne

Haze Khadra: This is a lifesaver. If I ever have any random blemishes, especially ones that are low-key scary, I'll put this light on it for 15 minutes and whatever was there literally disappears. The magic is the fact that the device uses blue light to destroy bacteria and red light to calm the skin.

LightStim
$169

Sun Flush All-Over Face Tint

HK: This face tint is the ultimate multitasker—it's an all-over face tint, so you can use it on your eyes, your cheeks, wherever. If, god forbid, I don't have my Velvet Blur on hand, I dab this onto my lip for a flush of color.

Simihaze Beauty
$35

UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

SK: Sunscreen is a must, and I've gotten really good with applying SPF every single day. It's a habit that I'm really proud of, so I'm here to remind you to WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY! You'll thank yourself later.

Elta MD
$37

Handy Mixed Bristle Brush

SK: I have this brush in two sizes—the children's size and the full-size version. The kid's version of the brush is the perfect size for travel—it's so small, so I take it with me wherever I go. Overall, the brush is super-high quality, reliable, and it keeps my hair looking sleek.

Mason Pearson
$175

C-ESTA Cleansing Gel

HK: I'm absolutely in love with this face wash. I use it as a makeup remover, too. It removes all traces of makeup from my skin, leaving it fresh and clean, all without stripping it dry.

Jan Marini
$42

Age Intervention Peptide Extreme

SK: I hate face creams that feel heavy or greasy on your skin. You don't have to worry about any annoying residue with this one. It's super light and very effective when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated. Plus, the peptides in the formula give the product anti-aging benefits as well.

Jan Marini
$112
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