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Mirror, Mirror: Dena Smith, The OG Internet Skincare Cult Mom

What is Mirror Mirror?

Behind that image of you staring into the mirror is an army of products, procedures, and more. Tell us your skincare routine and we'll dissect it to let you know what's working and what's not. We give personalized recommendations to help you meet your skincare goals and then share it so that our whole community benefits. There are so many ways to get better skin and we hope these vulnerable posts will get you closer to your goals.

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Name: Dena Smith

Occupation: Running an internet cult.

IG Handle: @leowithcancer

Identity: *Dena*

Location: Airplanes.

Describe your skin: “Freaky” [Editor’s Note: It’s RLY good]

What are your short-term and long-term skin goals?

To stay exactly as I am now without ever changing.

Biggest concern:


#freakyskin Routine:


Biodermausa Micellar Water on reusable pads*

Aquarius Water*

Melanie Simon Skincare Serum C 4x per week

Leo Oil*

Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops

Glossier Sunscreen

We’re HUGE fans of sunscreen at LeCC. As we near summer especially (well, we need sunscreen, even in the winter), everyone should be slapping on some sun protection to block out as many UVB rays as possible. The better protected you are, the farther away from aging stays.


Micellar Water

Glossier Solution (applied with BB pads made from reusable scraps of luxury swimwear)

Aquarius Water* rolled lavishly over face.

Aczone Rx and Spironolactone 100mg

Leo Oil

Virgo Oil*

PLUMP by Dedcool on Lips

Virgo Oil contains flaxseed, a superstar for skin. It helps soothe redness, rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, and even heals acne! The fatty acids balance out the skin’s natural oils helping it to repair itself. It’s a miracle!

Ziip + NuFace every 2-3 days

I do a special routine I developed for my own face - Like a workout. I do 2x each of Energizing, Instant Gratification and Quick Fix, and Vitaleyes on lips, plus the Nuface around the mouth, cheek, and forehead for deep lifting.

Weekly masks (rotate as needed):

Acure Clear 1x per week plus hydrating / brightening (this brand is a personal fave)

May Lindstrom Honey Mud, problem solver

Glossier Green Galaxy and Moon Mask (used as a sleeping pack)

Weleda Skin Food (since VO I use it as a moisture mask)

Eunoia Hydrating Serum for a layering boost of Hyaluronic acid.

*these are my babies, the Astroils. Available on ASTROILS.com

If you’re curious about Dena’s Astroils, you can copy and paste ingredient lists into rateyourroutine.com to show the effectiveness of meeting your skin goals. Try it out!

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