Five minutes with: Aerin Lauder

What are your must-have beauty items?

My look is very natural and feminine so my beauty must-haves are simple. I cannot live without Time Zone Moisturizer, Bronze Goddess Bronzer and Pure Color Lip Gloss in Quartz.  These three things are always on my vanity and go with me everywhere, even when I travel.

What are your favourite accessories?

My favorite accessories are timeless and classic: my gold Tiffany wedding band and my Hermes handbag. There is something simple about the band that reminds me of my husband and the bag is one of my staples – it holds everything! I also just bought two pairs of great strappy sandals from Fendi and Proenza Schouler that I can’t wait to wear this spring.

Who are your favourite jewellers?

I love David Webb and unique vintage pieces.

Who are your favourite artists?

Over the years, I have grown to love several artists such as Picasso, Brice Marden, Jasper Johns, Fontana and Elsworth Kelly. I love modern art in my home.

What is your fail-proof outfit?

My fail-proof outfit is well-tailored black pants, a pretty blouse and a simple shoe. And I love black or tortoiseshell sunglasses to pull it all together.

What is your favourite way to spend the weekend?

My favourite way to spend the weekend is with my family at our home on Long Island.  There is something completely relaxing about getting out of the city for the weekend and spending uninterrupted time with my husband and children.

What are your favourite items in your office?

My office is very clean and white, which is the perfect environment for reviewing our ad images. I have a photo of Estée by Victor Skrebneski on the wall behind my desk, which is antique 1930s French. On my desk, I have white pencils, fresh flowers and decorative objects like coral and art books for inspiration.

What are your favourite items in your home?

At home, I like a comfortable, cozy feel. I like to surround myself with modern art, my two dogs, crystal glasses from the Neue Gallerie and my children’s artwork, which is everywhere.



Winter skin that is dry and thick in texture can lack the radiance and smoothness of normally hydrated skin. Spring is the perfect time to change your skincare routine to ensure your skin looks bright, even-toned and healthy.


Ensure you get plenty of sleep.

Eat nutritious foods.

Drink eight glasses of water a day.

Exercise regularly.

Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells.

Use sunscreen daily.

Moisturise your skin regularly.


Natural soybean is the secret to having radiant skin. It offers multiple skincare benefits, being a rich source of protein, 
a mix of lipids and carbohydrates (good for hydration), vitamins A and E and other antioxidants. Soybean is known to help:

even skin tone and reduce discolouration.

smooth and soften the skin’s texture.

moisturise and protect the skin.

“I call soy a ‘smart’ moisturiser,” says dermatologist Dr Jeanine B. Downie. “Because of its balanced spectrum of nutrients and actives, the natural, total soybean can selectively increase moisturisation in dry areas of the skin while reducing oiliness in other areas.”


We recommend the AVEENO Positively Radiant® Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15, which contains an exclusive Total Soy Complex and natural light diffusers to help smooth imperfections and immediately bring out the skin’s natural radiance.