My mum celebrated her 68th last week! While she can be conservative, I think she has a radical streak, deciding years ago to stop colouring her hair despite what people say.
If she were someone I never met before, I’d think that she is while she looks ‘regular’, she is radiant. I’d also like to know what she uses (okay I know this, it’s h&c!) and her beauty secrets and wisdom.
So here’s an interview with my mum celebrating beauty, age and her 10 years of using hop & cotton!
Q: Your skin is fussy like mine – sensitive and acne-prone. Why did you decide to try hop & cotton at first?
I started with The Minimalist, after seeing the difference it has made in your legs. Because of your eczema, they were red and bleeding for years, even after many doctors and specialists. I was moved to try it after when I saw how it totally restored your skin.
Next I tried the Lipguard, which I also loved, before venturing into face products. And I have never looked back!
With time, as I communicated to you about what I liked or did not like, the better my skin felt and the more I liked my products.
Q: In a word, how would you describe your experience of hop & cotton over these last 10 years?
Honesty. I can see and feel the purpose of these products to help people.
Q: Do you have a favourite product of all time?
The Minimalist. Especially when you add lavender, i LOVE using it!
Q: What does beauty mean to you? How has it changed from your 30s to 60s?
I think beauty has several levels, starting from your attitude or state of mind. How you’re feeling, the level of peace you have in your heart overflows before showing on your face.
When I was in my 30s, I felt that makeup brought out the beauty of my facial features best. Through my 40s and 50s, I noticed the less (foundation/powder) I used, the better and younger my skin looked. So I moved away from it.
Now I do not like using makeup, and besides I think inner beauty brings out outer beauty well! If I wanted my skin to look better for events, I’d use Skinshield!
Q: Your top beauty secret?
Look after your body. Have enough sleep, a balanced diet and exercise. If your body is good, your skin will be good.
Thank you mum for living your version of beauty, inspiring more of us to have the courage to do so!
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