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What Jenni Kayne Can’t Live Without

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked designer Jenni Kayne about the essential oil, magnesium spray, and mud mask she can’t live without.

I have been wearing Kiehl’s musk essence oil as my daily perfume for over ten years. I don’t feel like myself without it. It has really nice, bright notes of citrus with bergamot nectar and orange blossom, some florals (rose, lily, ylang-ylang, and neroli), and some patchouli and musk. It’s a really well-rounded balance of masculine and feminine scents, which is very much me.

I love taking baths with my kids or taking one by myself at the end of the day. It’s just a nice moment of pampering, and when I do it, I always put a face mask on. My go-to is this one from May Lindstrom — it’s super hydrating and calming, no matter what has been going on.

I take one or two packets of this Lypo-Spheric vitamin C every day, and have been for over ten years. [Editor’s note: This stuff is popular with Amanda de Cadenet, Cleo Wade, and Pressed Juicery CEO Hayden Slater, too.] It has a terrible consistency, so it takes some getting used to, but they really work. This form of vitamin C absorbs into your body easily and more efficiently than your typical supplement. After using it for a while, I can really see the effects of the antioxidant and collagen in my skin — it really makes me glow from the inside out. I’m pretty sure this is why I barely ever get sick.

I make a smoothie every morning that my friend and nutritionist Kelly (of Be Well by Kelly) turned me on to. I change it up slightly every day, but my favorite version is with the addition of vanilla collagen protein powder by Primal Kitchen (this is the recipe). I take it with me everywhere, so I can always have my smoothie for breakfast.