Beauty / IN THE BAG

Neada Deters is a natural woman

She’s the girl whose Instagram we follow obsessively. The Australian-born, L.A.-based entrepreneur who founded organic skincare brand LESSE, has the perfect knack for sourcing one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and a beauty routine to envy. Want more? So do we.

My morning beauty routine is …
I stretch like crazy and drink a huge glass of water as soon as I wake up. Then I wash my face with an organic cleanser before rubbing an ice cube in circular motions all over my face, neck and décolletage. I lightly towel dry, spritz some toner on my face, and then apply LESSE serum.

I finish with Ilia’s tinted SPF, before curling my eyelashes in preparation for Glossier mascara, and Lucas’ Pawpaw as lip balm. My hair is what it is – I don’t own a hair dryer so it’s just air dries into light waves or I knot it back in a tight high bun or something loose at the nape of my neck. My outfit tends to dictate how I wear my hair.

My night beauty routine is …
I repeat the same skincare ritual that I have in the mornings but have recently begun adding in Saje’s Eye Amaze eye cream. In the colder months, I’ll apply extra LESSE serum for added skin regeneration overnight.

My favourite products for body are …
I use a lot of body products from True Botanicals and Aesop, but will sometimes add in a simple charcoal soap bar. For shampoo and conditioner, I find anything natural with a Tea Tree Oil base is great for oily roots and dry ends (like mine!)

The best beauty secret Ive learned backstage is …
Always remove the makeup right away! It’s crazy how much that amount of makeup can irritate the skin. Removing it gently with an organic solution and then applying a serum that will help to deep cleanse and fortify skin is key.

When it comes to beauty I always …
Keep it minimal; less is more.

My beauty icon is …
Bianca Jagger – she was such a natural beauty but also took a lot of liberties in exploring different beauty looks. Her beauty seemed to come from within. She has a similar skin tone to mine, so I always looked to her for inspiration growing up.

My biggest beauty indulgence is …
Creating my own line of skincare! It is a labour of love.

The best advice on beauty Ive received is …
Real beauty comes from within. I see it – and always look my best when I’m happy.

The best health advice Ive received is …
Sleep more.

The product I cant live without is …
LESSE serum, of course!