This $19 Conditioner Transformed Willabelle Ong’s Shower Routine
Plus, the luxury essentials the artist uses to unwind.
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 Willabelle Ong, a digital creative and artist, to share all the products she's loving right now.
For Willabelle Ong, her skin-care routine is more than just a routine; with such a busy work-related travel schedule, her routine comes as a respite from the chaos of everyday life. She takes her time with the ritual, using it as a moment to relax, to be intentional, and to begin and end her day on a peaceful note. While figuring out how to soothe stress is a process of trial and error, the right beauty essentials can provide you with a moment to unwind and decompress. Below, Willabelle shares her tried-and-true beauty favorites that quickly put her into a zen state of mind.
“A golden elixir with a surprisingly light texture, this night serum is perfect for my fast-paced lifestyle, especially on nights where I don’t get enough sleep. Upon application before bed, my skin feels moisturized and has a luminous, rested appearance in the morning. It’s absolutely a holy grail!”
“I really adore this luxurious, foaming cleanser because it intensely purifies skin while remaining exceptionally gentle. I use this morning and night, and my skin always feels clean and velvety-soft after. Its rose scent is definitely a bonus.”
“I’ve been using this multi-use miracle for years now. Whether as a pre-makeup primer for smooth application, a soothing treatment for winter-worn skin, or as a daily serum to strengthen and protect skin, The Concentrate has never let me down. I love how it is super versatile and remains an essential, especially when I’m traveling.”
“I discovered this nighttime oil when it launched last year and I have been obsessed ever since. The silky-soft formula smells incredible, feels indulgent, and it works like a dream. It doesn't leave a tacky feeling—I wake up to smoother, moisturized skin after being comforted through the night. It saved my skin during a trip to Finland last December.”
“Another staple I've been using for years, this is one of the most simple and effective makeup cleansers. I have sensitive skin, and this truly leaves my skin feeling clean and comfortable after I remove my makeup.”
“Perfect for hands on the go, the cream’s balm-like texture effectively hydrates skin and nails without leaving a greasy residue behind. I keep it on my bedside table so I can moisturize my hands before bed.”
“This is a lightweight, nourishing hair conditioner I've been loving. It’s citrus, woody scent is part of the reason why I look forward to showers—it’s so calming. Plus, the formula keeps my hair soft and shiny, making it super easy to style.”
Photos: Courtesy of Willabelle Ong
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