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Designer Emme Parsons Shares This Hydrating French Cream With Her 4-Year-Old Son

Designer Emme Parsons Shares This Hydrating French Cream With Her 4-Year-Old Son

In the head-spinning age of multistep skin-care routines and mic-drop makeup launches, The One is a space for minimalists to sound off on a single beauty product that has found a longtime spot in their carefully curated regimens.

Much like her understated leather slides and slingback sandals, which have found loyal fans with the likes of holistic nutritionist Daphne Javitch and creative entrepreneur TyLynn Nguyen, the Los Angeles-based footwear designer Emme Parsons’s cosmetics arsenal follows a less-is-more ideology. “I’m definitely not a beauty junkie,” Parsons, who founded her eponymous brand in 2017, confesses over the phone on a recent afternoon. Rather, the cabinets of her Silver Lake bathroom play host to a smattering of items that have all been recommended to her by friends. There’s Biologique Recherche’s cult exfoliating treatment, a tinted sunscreen from Chanel, Santa Maria Novella’s made-in-Italy potpourri, and one multi-purpose moisturizer that has become an essential part of her regimen since she received it as a Christmas gift last year.

“It’s just such a nice hero product,” she says of Minois Paris’s Crème Douce, which she now picks up at Broome Street General Store as much for its light orange blossom scent and display-worthy packaging as for its all-natural, nourishing formula. “I like the fact that it’s gentle enough for newborns and small children but you can also use it as an adult,” Parsons explains. To wit, she applies a dollop of the organic shea butter-, almond oil-, and calendula-based cream to her four-year-old son, Remy, after his baths, and reaches for it herself anytime her skin is in need of some extra hydration. Keeping a tube next to her shower as well as in her handbag, she adds, “It can even be used on your face in a pinch.” 

Below, shop Emme Parsons’s The One.

Minois Paris Crème Douce

$32

BROOME STREET GENERAL STORE

Source: vogue.com