Rumor has it that upon meeting Jasmine Tookes for the first time, Oprah herself was taken by how beautiful her skin is. (“Your skin is so soft, it’s like butter!” was her exact statement, according to Page Six.) While I haven’t felt it myself, just a scroll through the 30-year-old model’s Instagram confirms that it’s pretty flawless.
While sure, she has great genes, Tookes certainly knows her stuff when it comes to products. Which makes it no surprise that she recently landed a job as Hourglass Cosmetics’ new skin-care ambassador. “I think it’s kind of nice if you splurge on yourself and on your skin,” she tells Glamour. “It’s the first thing people see, and you always want your makeup to look good. And if your skin looks good, your makeup looks good. I’m not afraid to splurge on skin care, but I also know there are some great products out there that are much more affordable.”
While she’s always in search of dewy, plump, skin, she has specially tailored her routine to fight hyperpigmentation. “Because I have dark skin, it’s very easy for me to get dark spots,” she says. “Even if it’s the smallest little bump on my face, it will immediately turn into a dark spot that takes quite some time to get rid of. I’m always looking for products that can help diminish those spots and prevent them from getting darker.”
For our latest Drop the Routine column, Tookes breaks down the dark-spot-busters she’s obsessed with, the essence she swears by for plump skin, and the only SPF she’s ever loved.
I’ve been using the Hourglass Equilibrium Cleanser, and I’m obsessed with the texture. It’s super rich and creamy, and it makes my skin feel really calm. I feel like it doesn’t strip my skin of its natural oils, which is great. I find with a lot of other cleansers that my face feels so dry after I use them. So I love that my skin feels nice and hydrated and plump with this one.
I use the Hourglass Equilibrium Restoring Essence, both day and night. Again, it really makes my skin feel plump, which is something I look for in any product, and it adds a nice hydration to my skin. It really, really helps when my skin is extra dry—like when I get off of a plane, it’s the perfect thing to put on.
I like to try different serums here and there. I’ll love a vitamin-C serum—I have a few different brands that I use for that. And then I swear by the La Mer Regenerating Serum, which I’ve used forever. It makes my skin feel so nice and moist, right under my moisturizer.
For my moisturizer, I kind of bounce around depending on what makeup I’m doing. Like if I’m doing a nighttime look, I’ll use a thicker, rich cream like La Mer. I’ve also really been loving Augustinus Bader for day; it’s a little bit lighter.
My Eye Cream
I’m obsessed with the Hourglass Hydrating Eye Balm. It’s so amazing; the texture is like heaven. I take it everywhere with me. It’s like my little secret. If I have dark circles, I apply it and it immediately makes me look fresh and awake and rehydrated.
My Face Masks
I use face masks from time to time. I like them when I’m getting ready for an event. I’ll throw one on just to get that extra boost of hydration, but I’m not always grabbing for one. I like a Korean face mask, the Lipo Wrap ones are my favorite.
My Dark Spot Treatment
I have a dermatologist, Dr. Pearl Grimes, that I see in L.A. for my hyperpigmentation, and she has her own products. I love her spot treatment. It has hydroquinone in it, and it’s on the stronger side, so I only use it when when my dark spots are really bad.
My Face Oils
I have so many face oils that I love! I love the La Mer Face Oil. Another one of my favorites is from my dear friend Miranda Kerr’s line: Kora Organics Noni Glow Oil. I use that one everywhere. I love that it’s super clean. And I’ve also been using the Augustinus Bader Face Oil.