Meet Leila Morisset, Founder of ML Aesthetics in Montreal. Quebec. After years of working as a professional makeup artist, she completed a nursing program in 2018 with a focus on medical aesthetics. Leila is now a certified cosmetic nurse, naturopathic practitioner, and medical aesthetician who specializes in treating acne and dark spots. We chatted with Leila about how she cultivates self-love in her daily routine, her keys to healthy skin, and her favourite Bend Beauty product.

How do you cultivate self-love in your daily routine?

Positive self-talk, gratitude journaling, setting realistic goals, and prioritizing mindfulness.

What is your favourite Bend Beauty product and why?

My favourite Bend Beauty product is the Renew + Protect capsules, because of the ingredients, including EPA and DHA (1400mg).

Research indicates that fish oil promotes an anti-inflammatory response in the body, preventing and improving symptoms of common diseases and ailments. Studies have shown that people who suffer from chronic inflammatory acne may benefit from taking therapeutic doses (1000-1700 mg) of purified omega-3 oils daily – like Renew + Protect.

The vital ingredients in fish oil supplements are omega-3 fatty acids, or EPA and DHA. These two fatty acids are the only ones that matter in reducing inflammation and chronic breakouts. The amount of each should be shown separately and should total between 1,000-1,700 mg per serving. There should be a higher ratio of EPA to DHA, about 2:1 or thereabouts. Many labels simply mention the total count of omega-3 fatty acids. This information is not helpful because you don’t know the actual amount of EPA and DHA. Similarly, if the EPA and DHA are stated on the bottle, but in lower amounts, be sure you will be able to take all the capsules necessary to get your daily dosage of 1,000-1,700 mg. Some brands have such a low amount of EPA and DHA that one would have to take 12 capsules just to get the adequate daily amount. With Renew + Protect, I take 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules at night to get my daily dose.

What are some of your keys to healthy skin?

Maintaining healthy skin involves a combination of your skincare routine and lifestyle, along with paying attention to your individual skin type and needs. A few key things I prioritize are sunscreen, hydration, a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and consistency!

Shop Leila’s favourite Bend Beauty product, Renew + Protect here.