Chic & Clever: The Buff's Jasmine Garnsworthy
Naturally, we tracked down Jasmine and tossed our most pressing questions her way and, being the gracious guru she is, she answered every one of them for us.
We adore the concept behind The Buff! How did it come about?
I created The Buff after a chronic acne breakout in 2015 prompted my to completely clean up my own beauty routine. As a wellness and beauty writer and editor—for sites such as POPSUGAR, Byrdie, Refinery29, STYLECASTER, Sporteluxe and Racked—I started to spend a lot of time researching natural beauty, interviewing experts and learning about ingredients in skin care that could be contributing to my breakout and other health concerns.
After several weeks of my all-natural new routine—including oiling every day—the acne and residual scarring cleared up and I finally got seemingly lit-from-within skin that glowed.
I was hooked and soon after created my own hydrating oil for acne-prone skin! We've since expanded into body oils and personalized face oils targeted to your individual skin needs, whether it's acne, dryness, redness, or fine lines. We use oils such as jojoba, tamanu, rosehip, argan, raspberry seed and maracuja (derived from passionfruit), hand-picking the most relevant to your needs in order to blend a serum that's both beautiful and personal.
From the site to the bottle packaging, the brand has a phenomenal design aesthetic; very clean and chic. How long did it take to end up with such a lovely style?
I worked with a professional graphic designer on the packaging and, after the initial direction was established, it probably took a week of back and forth before the final design was decided upon.
Being a seasoned beauty expert, you must have some insight about the benefits of opting for oils. Care to fill us in a bit?
There's an oil to suit just about every skin type. Chia oil, for example, is rich in Alpha Lipoic Acid, a powerful antioxidant. It's been shown in some studies to help with itchy skin and eczema.
We use jojoba oil for acne-prone skin because it's both non-comedogenic (meaning it won't block your pores) and antibacterial. It also replenishes the skin, softening and strengthening skin cells to also minimize the size of pores and can help with the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles. There are dozens of other oils all boasting their own specific benefits that we work with.
Just for fun, who are your hair and makeup idols?
I love a good glowing, dewy-skin makeup look and, as I recently chopped off my long hair, I'm envious of anyone with healthy, thick locks beyond their shoulders. Nutritionist and blogger Jessica Sepel has amazing hair.
Anything else you'd like to add?
The Buff is all about customization—personally blended oils and monogrammed packaging.
Customers can always reach out via the contact page if they have any specific questions or concerns about their complexion, using oils, or the brand in general!
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