Real People. Real Rituals. Real Skin. Welcome to Erno Laszlo Skin Stories. We’re sitting down with our community to hear more about their most important relationship: the one with their skin.

For Mary Ann, a relationship-based horsemanship coach, life is spent out in the elements. “Dirt, dust, animal hair, wind, rain, sun,” says Mary Ann. “All the stuff you would expect to find on a small farm with animals.” Most days you’ll find her outside with her hair in a ponytail, wearing a hat and working with horses. And since she spends most of her time out in nature, it’s no surprise that her skincare ritual is full of natural products and ingredients that keep her skin clean, protected and hydrated.

“I don't think I've ever really appreciated my skin when it was young.”
— Mary Ann

For the Love of Nature

Focused on helping her skin retain moisture, she’s created a ritual that is simple but hardworking. “For me, the biggest thing is [that] I try to eat well,” says Mary Ann. “I'm eating anyway so I try to make healthy choices. And drink enough water.” Don’t underestimate the power of a healthy diet — Mary Ann’s bright skin shows that it works.

At night, she puts the natural products to work. “I use olive oil to remove eye makeup and sunscreen along with a steaming washcloth,” she says. “I scrub with baking soda and water to remove blackheads and clean pores.” She also uses witch hazel to remove any excess residue and seals in moisture with pure shea butter. “Truthfully, I’ve always just had good skin.” says Mary Ann. “It must be the shea butter. I’ve been using it for so long that it must be a holy grail product!”

Nourishing Aging Skin

“Now that I'm officially through menopause, things are different,” she says. “I don’t think I ever really appreciated my skin when it was young.” Today, Mary Ann is seeking out solutions for the visible signs of aging on her face, body and neck. And when it comes to dealing with the signs of aging, having a skincare ritual is more important than ever.

With a combination of the right products, you can boost collagen production, improve skin elasticity and refine lines. Our Transphuse collection combines innovative and nourishing ingredients to do just that — and more. Of course, not everything needs a treatment. “The skin on my hands looks very old. My mom and grandma also had very old looking hands,” says Mary Ann. “They work and feel good so I find gratitude for that.”