“Everything starts with the quality of the skin—including your makeup,” says Gucci of the impetus behind Skin Activator, the new Westman Atelier skincare serum packed with 12 potent actives that doubles as a luxurious makeup prep. Decades spent working as an editorial makeup artist in fashion and film has taught her that "you’re only as good as your canvas," Gucci continues. So when it came to formulating her first-ever pure skincare formula, she was on a major mission.
“I wanted something to intensively hydrate, calm, and tighten the skin,” Gucci recalls of a five-year journey in formulation that ultimately took her to Korea. There, she worked with leading skin scientist Dr. Raymond Park, whose breakthroughs include creating the world's first non-prescription formula to heal the skin barrier. When it came to her own dream skincare formula, Gucci says, "it had to contain the right actives, at the right levels, to really correct and protect skin. And it had to work flawlessly with your makeup.”
Together, they collaborated on a smart, skin-identical formula that includes four types of hyaluronic acid, peptides, niacinamide, prickly pear extract, and more. By harnessing an innovative delivery system known as multi-lamellar technology, the serum mimics skin’s natural structure, allowing it to deliver a checklist of highly stable ingredients—without disrupting it.
"My skin instantly feels juicier, tighter, more harmonious and awake,” Gucci says of gliding on three pumps of the weightless gel, which works for all ages and skin types, every morning. Whether she follows with face moisturizer or skips straight to foundation, "it takes my skin—and my makeup—to the next level." Before bed, she applies it again as an overnight treatment: "When I wake up, my skin looks so calm, so even, so hydrated and healthy."
Here, Gucci shares the five-year journey behind the magic!
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