AM/PM

A Fashion-Insider With a Botanical Beauty Routine

Brazil-born Sydney-based, Lee Oliveira is a creative consultant and photographer known internationally for his work with outlets such as New York Times Fashion, Grazia Italy, and Harper’s Bazaar Brazil and brands including Gucci and Valentino. He is also the founder of Caete Lab a sustainable, botanically-inspired beauty and wellness brand.

"Wellness to me right now (especially during the current Sydney lockdown), means peace of mind and heart," fashion industry veteran turned beauty brand founder Lee Oliveira tells us. "It’s also important to keep focused and be able to connect the dots of well-being and health to a better understanding of what we really like and what works for us because we're all very different."

What helps Oliveira connect the dots?

"Lately, I’ve been listening to and enjoying podcasts from Simon Oliver Sinek who is a British-American author and inspirational speaker. He has a great approach in today’s society on human behavior, mental wellbeing, and emotions."

Here, he shares his AM/PM routine.

AM

I like to start my day with a rich healthy Berry Açaí smoothie with banana, whey protein, and coconut water giving me enough energy to head to the park to do my Yoga with Adrien. This is my daily motivation.

I take this combination of Daily Vitamins with B12 + BACOPA from Bear. Also, The Nue Co Probiotics helps to balance my gut health. After a good exercise routine, I shower my favourite Body Wash Bal d’Afrique by Byredo is a must-have for shower time. It has a beautiful earthy scent.

PM

My weekly winter beauty routine has become essential to take care of my skin. At the moment the climate is dry in Australia. I start with a refreshing In Two Minds Facial Cleanser by Aesop. Then, a detoxing Charcoal Face Mask by Le Laboand my favourite serum by UBeaty: The Holy Grail Resurfacing Compound

For body care, I personally love the feeling of scrubs. Currently, in my shower, I have my own Caeté Lab Botanical Body Scrub range. The 3.1 Refresh Botanical Body Scrub is my go-to at the moment. It’s a one-step process as there is no need to moisturise after due to its organic oil ingredients.

At night to wind down, I like to read the day's astrology from the Co-Stars App. I'm also currently reading a book from a Brazilian journalist and writer Ana Clara Garmendia book called “The Ocean is Over There / O Mar é Logo Alí."

I also include my nightly chamomile tea from the garden and any warms sock from JW by Uniqlo. I have a bit of an obsession with colourful socks.

Before sleeping, I like to apply my ultimate favourite vegan orange lip balm.

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