Lisa Potter

The Regimen March 29, 2022


We chatted with Lisa Potter, the US Commerce Editor for MailOnline, about her undying love for personalized skincare rituals, desert island beauty products, the soothing difference a hot bath can make, and the best beauty advice she’s ever received. 

Name: Lisa Potter 

Profession: Fashion & Commerce Editor, and TV correspondent 

Describe yourself in 3 words: Loving, Strong, Compassionate 

How did you get your start? 

Interning. I used to read the glossy magazines and knew journalism was the career for me so I applied to my favorite publications for work experience before landing a permanent position at Marie Claire UK after graduating from my university. I worked with some amazing mentors there for a couple of years before heading to the Daily Mail in London with their NYC office in my sights.

What do you love most about your job?

I love the fast paced environment of a newsroom, it’s not for the faint hearted but the energy certainly keeps you on your toes. I work across Fashion and Commerce, so I get to see the operation from both editorial and business perspectives which I like. I feature daily on the DM TV show too, which has been a totally (and unnatural) new skill set for me to learn! 

What is your philosophy on beauty? 

Of course beauty is entirely subjective, but for me aesthetic value comes from an inner peace and a dewy complexion! Taking care of your skin and appearance is so important, I value it highly and will always invest in products and procedures accordingly.

What is your best beauty advice? 

Buy the good products, drink lots of water, SPF, regular exercise, get a little botox if you want it, sleep, limit your vices!

What is your daily skin-care routine?

I like to cleanse with a balm like The Cleansing Balm by Augustinus Bader, then I follow with a prepping lotion, dab on Skinceuticals C E Ferulic which is an instant skin pick me up, then I massage in Dr Barbara Sturm’s Face Cream Rich before adding on a protective layer of EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 Sheer Moisturizer. I lather Costa Brazil’s Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil all over my body which smells utterly divine, rub some Oribe Gold Lust Hair Oil through my hair and add a lick of Roen Cake Mascara and I’m good to go.  

Augustinus Bader Cleansing Balm bottle

 The Cleansing Balm by Augustinus Bader

Oribe Hair Oil Bottle

We are big believers in do you indulge in self care? 

I love the ritual of my skincare regime. It’s a time set aside for myself and something I take great care in. I also love a spa day, a regular facial, weekly mani-pedi appointments, even just running a hot bath and lighting a candle feels like a sacred act of self-care after a long day!  

What’s the biggest beauty mistake you’ve ever made? 

I’m terrible at doing my own make-up so it would have to be one of the many times I’ve attempted something that is so not me, even something simple like a smoky eye I will somehow mess up.

What do you think is the biggest beauty mistake people make? 

Who am I to judge, but perhaps by not wearing SPF. Every. Single. Day.

Elta MD Sunscreen Bottle

What was the best beauty advice given to you?

Don’t over-pluck your eyebrows, bestowed upon me by my mother when I was a teenager. These unruly brows are eternally grateful. 

Who is your hero? 

Boss woman Jess Richards! I have so many amazing girl friends around me who inspire me every day with their love, ambition and resilience; I think we should all be celebrated for our strength and beauty.

SkinCeuticals SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic $182
Skinceuticals C E Ferulic - Antioxidant Vitamin C Serum
EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 Sheer Moisturizer $36
EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 Sheer Moisturizer
Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick $48
Baby Cheeks Blush Stick
Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops $68
Vital Skincare Complexion Drops
Bynacht Hypercharged Glass Skin Serum $330
Hypercharged Glass Skin Serum
Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick $48
Face Trace Contour Stick - Biscuit
RÓEN CAKE Mascara $28
Cake Mascara
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich $240
Dr. Barbara Sturm FACE CREAM RICH 50ML
VENN Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster $165
VENN - Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster
Augustinus Bader The Cleansing Balm $77
The Cleansing Balm
RÓEN RÓEN 75 Warm Palette $49
75 Warm Palette
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum $370
Dr. Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum 30ML
Oribe Gold Lust Hair Oil $57
Oribe Gold Lust Hair Oil
Supernal Illumine Restorative Oil Serum $128
SUPERNAL - Illumine Restorative Oil Serum
Westman Atelier Liquid Blender Brush $125
Liquid Blender Chiseled Brush
Westman Atelier The Eye Love You Edition $150
The Eye Love You Edition
The Maker Stag Eau de Parfum $175
Stag Eau de Parfum in Vintage Ribbed Glass Container
Westman Atelier The Brush Collection $510
The Brush Collection
Augustinus Bader The Body Rejuvenation Duo $145
The Body Rejuvenation Duo packaging
Senteurs D'Orient Cèdre Mediterranée Gift Set - The Hands $67
Holiday Gift Set
Byredo Byredo Eau de Parfum: Vanille Antique $335
Byredo Eau de Parfum: Vanille Antique
Furtuna Fior di Luna Nightly Renewal Cream $285
Fior di Luna Nightly Renewal Cream
MBR CEA City & Sky $385
MBR CEA City & Sky
Oribe Côte d’Azur Hand Wash $36
Côte d’Azur Hand Wash
Environ Electro-Sonic DF Mobile $600
Environ Electro-Sonic DF Mobile - front view
SHEN Beauty Moroccan Ceramic Speckled Vases $152
Moroccan Ceramic Speckled Vases

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