Lively’s CEO Shares the Exfoliating Scrub That Totally Changed Her Morning Shower

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If you want to know how to max out self-care while minimizing time spent at the sink, ask a CEO for their beauty tips. One like Lively's Michelle Cordeiro Grant, for instance, just scored a big-time investment to grow her buzzy start-up intimates brand, Lively. And on top of that she essentially created a cross-category hybrid of lingerie and athleisure (aptly dubbed "leisurée" for the uninitiated), which does for ill-fitting, uncomfy bras what leggings did for skinny jeans. And that's probably why her brand is heralded by A-listers  Khloe Kardashian and Gigi Hadid.

So, yeah: Time is not in surplus, but as I pepper her for her favorite beauty products, I find that she doesn't skimp on self-care. A shower hero? Yep, she's got one. A hydrosol to boost moisture and dewiness in skin. Sure! Eye masks to hide less those nights with than 8-hours of sleep? But of course! These are the products that Cordeiro Grant swears by, so that she can keep creating the comfiest bras around.

Keep reading to find out the Lively founder's top beauty picks.


Rose spray
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Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, $32

"It’s perfect to travel with and small enough to throw in my bag," she tells me. "I tend to use it when I feel like my skin is either dry or needs refreshing in the hot summer months. Not to mention, it smells amazing and I love Herbivore’s packaging."


eye gels
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Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, $75

"These are a must have in my skin-care regimen,"Cordeiro Grant says. "Because the skin around my eyes can be super sensitive, I use these patches when I need an extra boost of hydration."


Caudalie Overnight
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Caudalie Overnight Sleeping Oil, $40

"It's super soothing and hydrating at the same time. I use this oil as my nighttime moisturizer after I cleanse my face in the evening," she says. "It’s great because you don’t need to use any additional products. All you have to do is to add a few drops to the palm of your hands to warm up the oil and press onto your face and neck. I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin since using this product."


Innisfree sleeping mask
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Innisfree Hydrating Sleeping Mask with Green Tea, $19

"I love Innisfree masks especially the Green Tea Sleeping Mask," she shares. "Not only does it smell incredible but my face feels extremely soft after using it just one time. I’ve also noticed my skin glows after using it."

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Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, $34

"I use sunscreen from Drunk Elephant every single day to prevent aging and to also protect my skin from any UV harm. Some sunscreens can make my skin feel greasy or potentially break me out but I find that this one doesn’t," she tells me. "Also, there’s no harsh chemical smells, which is a huge plus for me."

Meant body scrub
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Meant Wonder Polish, $43

"Meant is one of my favorite brands at the moment. I'm addicted to this scrub and has completely changed my morning routine!" she exclaims. "It smells like coffee and oranges, which instantly wakes me up and leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft for the entire day."

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