Let's Face It

Secrets of a Skincare Obsessive
by Rio Viera-Newton, Laura Chautin

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From New York Magazine's resident skincare obsessive, this friendly, start-where-you-are guide to the essentials of skincare helps readers cut through the noise to discover the routine that works for them. 

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Published By Voracious

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 208

Publication Date 03/23/2021

ISBN 9780316540131

Dimensions 7.3 inches x 7.3 inches

Fans of Viera Newton's Strategist column will recognize the writer's same conversational, just-your-BFF-giving-you-good-advice tone and wit on the pages of Let's Face It, accompanied by colorful, playful — yet thorough and scientifically informative — illustrations by Laura Chautin
— Fashionista.com

[Let's Face It] not only distills the essence of [Viera-Newton's] column but also zooms out to address macro-beauty trends and issues, such as the push for sustainable, ethically-made skin care, and calls for greater transparency in product branding. Formatted as a small, extremely cute coffee table book, Let's Face It meets readers where they are, whether they have years of skin care experience or are just starting out...you'll come away with the tools to make more informed decisions as a consumer, regardless of what enticing-packaged brands throw your way.
— Teen Vogue

According to her Instagram bio, Rio Viera-Newton is a self-professed "beauty nerd," and she's not wrong. Now, the writer is bringing her skin-care expertise to print... [Let's Face It] is packed with advice for beauty beginners and enthusiasts given in a friendly tone.
— Popsugar

...one of the most comprehensive discussions of skin care we’ve ever read.
— Goop

Rio Viera-Newton first made the list of her transformative skincare routine for close friends who kept asking how her skin got so clear, so even, so luminous. It was very no frills: a complete rundown of exactly what products she was using...Now, what she's learned from years of experience can be found in the pages of her new book...a gorgeously-illustrated (courtesy of Laura Chautin) and detailed guide to absolutely everything skincare.
— Byrdie

"We all have that one friend who has all the beauty tricks and tips, plus the product recommendations to match. And New York Magazine’s Rio Viera-Newton is that friend to all of us."
— Sunday Edit