Pure Picks: Elizabeth Chambers Hammer

Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, journalist, judge on reality shows Cupcake Wars and Sugar Showdown, and founder of BIRD Bakery in Texas, shares the beauty products that keep her fresh-faced and camera-ready.
Hammer photo from Mother and Child (2018, Assouline) by Claiborne Swanson Frank

“My beauty philosophy is based on education and exploration. Skin care is incredibly important to me and I’m interested in the newest technology and science behind the most effective products.” —Elizabeth Chambers Hammer

“I’ve used this cleanser since I was 19 and have never found another I love more. It leaves your skin extremely clean yet hydrated.” Jurlique Balancing Foaming Cleanser, $30, jurlique.com

“This mascara gives your lashes an extra curl. Some heavier formulas weigh the lash down, but this one doesn’t.” Clé de Peau Beauté Perfect Lash Mascara, $50, cledepeaubeaute.com

“Two or three times a week, I mix ISUN Rhassoul-Crystal exfoliant with my cleanser for a deep clean. I’ve tried countless exfoliants and this is by far my favorite.” ISUN Rhassoul-Crystal Face and Body Exfoliant, $44, isunskincare.com

“ARgENTUM is one of my favorite lines and is now a bit more widely available in the U.S. Everything about it is incredibly thoughtful and, most importantly, effective.” ARgENTUM l’étoile infinie, $116, argentumapothecary.com

“I have one in every purse. I love this gloss because it’s the perfect consistency and feels hydrating. It has a subtle tint and slight plumping effect.” Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in Sheer Pink Shine, $34, dior.com

“When I look in the mirror, I want to see skin, not makeup. This is the only foundation that makes my skin look and feel like skin. It goes on smoothly and provides beautiful, even coverage.” Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Fluid Foundation, $125, cledepeaubeaute.com

“I love the DNA Vitamin C crystals (mixed in a mask for brightening), cleansing pads, Cryo stick and stem cells. If I have a cut or a blemish that needs to heal, the stem cells expedite healing.” DNA Skin Institute Medi-C (100% Vitamin-C Crystals), $60, dnaskin.com