A Chat with Fabia di Drusco, Journalist and Managing Feature Editor for L'Officiel Italy
Fabia di Drusco is an Italian journalist with a true passion for beauty, skincare and beautiful scents. She is also Managing Feature Editor for L'Officiel Italy. Here's her Live Like a Heroine Interview.
Hi Fabia! Let's start. What is your favorite way to pamper yourself?
Having a spa treatment in a very exotic place, like Tulum, Thailand, Maldives, or Song Saa in Cambodia.
Where do you find out about new products and treatments?
Mainly online and in spas worldwide.
Your bathroom: more is more or Marie Kondo?
Marie kondo if we’re referring strictly to the bathroom. But, being a beauty director, I have tons of bags full of cosmetics, especially perfumes, all around the house.
What are your thoughts on aging?
I’m trying to stay positive, and I’m not obsessed with it. This is also because I don’t see great improvements in women who freak out about it and try everything. Of course, you realize you have to eat less and eat more nutritious food, sleep in the right position to avoid deeper lines, you realize you need regular exercise, etc but I don’t really trust aesthetic medicine, because I’ve seen many disasters in terms of health and look. In my opinion, 99,99% of women who abuse fillers look just weird and definitely not younger. However, I think that some Botox done in the right way works wonders. Of course, it’s important to go to the right professional: I was lucky enough to be introduced to dr Sebagh years ago...the most difficult things for me to accept are the changes in the bone structure, like my torso becoming larger. And of course, the difference in skin quality is huge.
What skincare products are you loving at the moment?
I'm using Infiore Fleur Vibrante Serum Cerate: I love to apply it on my face because of the smell and because my skin loves it.
What is your daily beauty regimen? What is your weekly beauty regimen?
Cleanser, lotion, eye cream, Infiore Serum Cerate, and People for Plants lip balm. At night I like to add an eye make-up remover and a night-mask. Once a week I treat myself to a scrub, a purifying mask and a lifting mask from Eisenberg.
What do you use for your body?
La Mamounia body wash, Acqua di Parma Orange scrub, Marine+Vine Oil, Grown Alchemist rose hand cream, and Claus Porto soap.
Tell us one of your personal best kept beauty secrets?
Being consistent is key!
A beauty secret that your mother passed down to you?
My mother was a natural beauty with a wonderful body. I don’t remember her using much makeup or cosmetics. I just remember she was fond of perfumes like Paco Rabanne Calandre or Hermes Amazone. Probably because of it I used very few products until the latest years... just tons of perfumed creams and body lotions. My mother also introduced me to macrobiotic food and I think was pure genius for the time and the place we lived in, a small city in North Italy.
What are the three beauty products you always have in your handbag?
Pressed powder, Lipstick and Hand Sanitizer.
What is your favorite workout?
It has to be Pilates!
Your favorite supplement?
Last thing before bed?
Spritzing a floral or amber perfume on my neck, and a bluebell or hyacinth one on the pillow.
First thing in the morning?
Besides my espresso? Drinking maca with water.
Where do you go for treatments in Milan?
I don’t have a favorite spot in Milan: if I want to have a facial I go to Brescia at Maria Bruna Zorzi Spa. When I was in my thirties I had stressed-out skin with acne residues. She told me that if I came regularly, she would have changed my skin in just a year, and so she did. And because I saw results from the beginning and I learned a lot about beauty from her (I was a beauty editor at Italian Vogue at the time, so I always chatted with her) I kept going. I still trust her a lot.
Favorite health-spot in Milan?
Cytzen for a Thai Massage.
What does self-love mean to you?
For me it means to live in the moment, to enjoy sun, fresh air, the smell of flowers, music, my body and my cat.
Your favorite, healing self-care ritual?
Lighting a Diptyque candle and listening to music.
Find Fabia on Instagram @fabia.didrusco