#MyCleanBeautyShelf: Peek Inside the Morning Routine of Melissa Medvedich, Founder of Supernal Skincare
In 2016, Melissa Medvedich decided it was time to change course from her career as a creative director and graphic designer to pursue her greatest passion: skincare. Having transitioned to a more minimal and clean beauty routine, face oil had become the most transformative and effective product in her regimen. She began her education at the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies where she became a certified aromatherapist and later continued her studies in botanical beauty formulating. Supernal, the skincare line born of Melissa’s passion, launched in early 2019 after two years of developing her singular debut product, Cosmic Glow Oil. This silky and easily absorbed facial oil is full of glow-inducing ingredients including organic camellia seed oil, squalene and organic baobab seed oil. Fortified with vitamin C and omegas 3, 6 and 9, Cosmic Glow Oil is designed to revitalize the skin’s natural luminosity—which we can totally see in Melissa’s skin. Here’s what her #MyCleanBeautyShelf looks like to supplement that glow.
My beauty philosophy is…
To try not to be too prescriptive with myself and trust my intuition. What works for someone else may not work for me and vice versa.
First thing in the morning, I…
Have a glass of water and do a few minutes of Vedic meditation.
My morning skincare routine includes…
I do a double-cleanse in the evening, so in the morning I just splash my face with a little bit of water to moisten up my skin. After that, for added moisture I usually start with some sort of face mist or hydrosol. Right now I’m loving the Empress Tonic from Wilding Beauty. Next I’ll apply a vitamin C serum that I’m working on and have been testing. I’ll let that sink in while I brush my teeth and then I’ll top off with my Cosmic Glow Oil!
I never leave the house without some sort of sunscreen, and I’ll switch it up based on how much time I might be spending outside. I’m always trying new brands, but right now I’m loving Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream with SPF or anything from Vive Sana, which is a new brand for me after a beauty editor made a recommendation.
My morning haircare routine includes…
Slicked back hair into a bun. I generally wash my hair every two to three days in the evening, and I’ve been using the product line from Act+Acre.
My morning makeup routine includes…
Curling my lashes with a Surratt Beauty Relevée lash curler—I have tried every curler there is and this is by far my favorite! I’ll brush my brows with a spoolie and give them a swipe of Ecobrow Gel in Clear to keep them up and feathery. I’ve been growing out my brows for the last year with the help of Jimena Garcia who I visit quarterly at Cap Beauty in NY. She is a brow whisperer. Then I add a little RMS concealer under my eyes and I’m ready to go!
My favorite beauty tip
I really believe in the power of face massage or microcurrent to help keep skin bright and glowing. I also find the act of these little rituals can be incredibly grounding and calming as well.
What’s your desert island/can’t-live-without beauty product?
Cosmic Glow Oil! I launched Supernal with this single product for that exact reason. Since I started using oil more regularly in the last five years, it’s been the most effective and transformative product in my regimen. Cosmic Glow is my take on a favorite face oil for everyday for nourishing my skin.