youtuber indian batson sat down with her mother, known as “Mama Batson,” to discuss her “highly requested” skincare routine with an audience of 436,000 subscribers. The 60-year-old says she struggled with oily, sensitive skin for most of her life, and has been prone to eczema and rough patches, but through trial and error she found a routine that works to “smooth and tighten ” the skin.
Mama Batson has been hailed as “amazing” for her age by fans in the comments section, who were eager to learn how she achieves her youthful, glowing appearance.
According to the youtube momIdentifying your skin’s unique needs is essential to finding the right skincare routine. She said: “Everyone’s skincare needs are different, but this one is great for me. What I look for in my skincare routine is something that smoothes and tightens the texture to make it silkier.”
Mama Batson explained how her skincare routine begins in the shower and then progresses throughout the day to include both morning and evening product applications.
“Starting in the shower, I love taking a bath in the morning and India got me started a few years ago with this L’Occitane brand,” he said.
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“It’s a shower oil so there’s nothing to dry out and I love that. It feels so luxurious, but it’s an expensive line.”
L’Occitane’s Almond Shower Oil costs £33 for a 500ml bottle on the brand’s website. However, if that’s too expensive, Mama Batson has a purse-friendly alternative.
“I went ahead and found a much less expensive body oil, but a similar option [which contains] sunflower oil and other oils”, he explained. “It’s the palmers brand, it’s $5 or $6 (approximately £4.00 to £5.00) you get it at the pharmacy.
“I put it on after I shower and love it and then follow up with the Cetaphil moisturizer. Dermatologists will always recommend this product to you and my dermatologist recommends the cream over a tube of lotion and it seems to be more moisturizing. I put this on after body oil on my arms, legs, and chest.”
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A 250ml bottle of Palmers Coca Butter Formula body oil can be purchased at Boots for £5.39, while a 450g tub of Cetaphil moisturizer is available for £16.
Moving on to the face, Mama Batson emphasizes the importance of properly removing makeup. While makeup remover wipes can be a quick way to remove face and eye products, they can have a negative impact on your skin.
Instead, she recommends Clinique Naturally Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. He added: “I’ve used this forever to remove my mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, everything, and then [I use] Dermalogic pre-cleansing. I really enjoy it.”
A 100ml tube of Clinique Naturally Gentle Eye Make-up Remover can be purchased from the Clinique website for £26.00 and a 150ml bottle of Dermalogica Precleanse is available for £29.60 from John Lewis. When it comes to skincare lotions and oils, Mama Batson says her all-time favorite brand is Tatcha.
Founded in 2009 by Victoria Tsai in San Francisco with an innovation hub in Japan known as the Tatcha Institute, Tatcha is a modern skincare brand rooted in classical Kyoto rituals. Earlier this year, the brand launched its UK website where you can order products online. For a convenient in-store shopping experience, the brand is also stocked by Space NK.
“It’s clean, it’s free of synthetics, all products have synthetic-free fragrances, and it’s cruelty-free,” said Mama Batson.
“My skin is ultra-sensitive and I end up with dermatitis and eczema… but since I started using Tatcha I haven’t had any problems, so it’s good. My favorite of the cleansers is the rice cleanser in the dewy skincare line. It’s so nice and the rice gives you this gentle exfoliation. I really love it.”
The Tatcha Rice Polish can be purchased for approximately £33. Finally, at night, Mama Batson recommends using Tatcha’s The Dewy Skin Cream. This retails for £63.