An interview with Rosalyn Lee, Géniﬁque muse. The former radio DJ now spends her time travelling the globe for both work and play.
WHAT’S THE BRAVEST DECISION YOU’VE EVER MADE?
Leaving my job as a radio DJ. Being paid to play music and talk is such an amazing job. It was a very privileged position, I did it for 14 years and I really enjoyed it, so it was very difficult to leave that security behind. I was worried that if I left, I might become irrelevant or nobody would hire me. I consider myself to be a very strong person and very focused, but it took me a long time to make the decision. I just think it’s more important to live a life.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
I wouldn’t do anything differently! But I would say, when I was younger I would spend a lot of time thinking about decisions and just end up going with my gut feeling in the end, so I would have said to myself, “You know what? Follow your gut, it’s right.” Just, to give myself that affirmation, so that I wouldn’t be so scared to go with my instincts. Life is better if you’re self-conﬁdent, because you spend less time worrying.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR SKIN?
My mum has excellent skin, and I think I inherited that. People have said that I look way younger than my age— I’m 39—is that Géniﬁque or genetics? It’s a bit of both, but I think it’s also about my attitude to life.
HOW DOES ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE FIT INTO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE?
My routine is very simple, I just wash my face and then I use it as a serum before I put on my moisturiser.
HARSH CLIMATES CAN BE TOUGH ON THE SKIN, HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR SKIN LOOKING GOOD?
Moisturise. I think it’s so important to bring along the right skincare as well. I use cleansing oil, moisturiser and face masks—and the most important thing is to drink a lot of water. In cold climates, I use a very thick and rich moisturiser, in the tropics I usually use a light gel.
WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT GOAL IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?
Just to continue to grow as a person and continue building my life. So far, this year has already changed me. I just hope to continue staying uncomfortable. That might sound strange, but I have a friend who has “stay uncomfortable” tattooed on his forearm. I asked him why, and he said when you get complacent, that’s when things start to go backwards. If you can stay uncomfortable, you always stay appreciative, and you always strive towards your goals. That really spoke to me, so now I try to live my life that way. I believe in sticking to one goal and staying true to that every single day, no matter what I happen to be doing. You only get one life, so just enjoy it.