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A woman who embodies the spirit of truth, authenticity and ingenuity. She lives her potential, embracing her unique gifts and shining her light to consciously create a better world. As an Agent of beauty and inspiration, she is a woman admired by our founder, Jena Covello.
Celebrity makeup artist and men’s groomer, Renée Loiz is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to beauty. The face painter celebrates and highlights Black-owned beauty brands and products in the industry. That led to her website database known as Color May Vary, a guide that shares over 800 (and counting) makeup, skincare, body care, hair care, green beauty, and wellness brands for any and all beauty enthusiasts. Meet Agent Woman, Renée Loiz.
Name: Renée Loiz
Daily uniform: Big Bud Press work pants and Madewell t-shirts.
AM ritual: When I wake up, I make breakfast with my family. We like to eat together and talk about what our day will look like. After breakfast and a quick shower, I start my morning skincare routine. I use Shani Darden Cleansing Serum to wash my face, and then spritz with Mad Moisture Beauty Glow Illuminating Skin Mist. Next, I apply Karyng Eye Cream, and a hydrating face oil. Right now, I’m loving Buff Her Peach Drops. The final step in my AM ritual is always Black Girl Sunscreen.
PM wind down:After a long day of either being on a production set or doing live makeup talks and classes, I can’t wait to wash my face! One of my favorite things to do is a triple cleanse I learned from an esthetician colleague. I take my Shani Darden Cleansing Serum and start washing my face to break down any products I have had on from earlier in the day. Next, I don’t rinse off, but instead, I add my exfoliant, Buff Her Vanilla Almond Crumbles Cleansing Scrub, right on top of the cleanser and start gently scrubbing away for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then I add True Botanicals Glacial Clay Detox Mask on top of the cleanser and exfoliant. After about 5 minutes, I rinse my skin thoroughly and hydrate with Yanzy Skincare Rose Mist and Glow Serum. My skin feels so refreshed!
Feel-good song: Feeling Good by Victory Boyd.
A mistake you’ve learned from: Earlier on in my career, I would talk myself out of doing certain jobs or going to networking events because I was nervous to talk to people. Over time I realized people are people and we’re all nervous to talk to one another, but we all have more in common than we think!
To your younger self: Don’t be afraid to start something new and keep going even if you mess up. The more you do it, the better you’ll become.
A wellness expert who has significantly helped you: My facialist, Noelle Simmons, from True Botanicals. Her Gua Sha facial massage has helped by releasing facial tension and stress—completely life-changing!
Favorite wellness/beauty book: The Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch has been my go-to book for over 20 years!
Go-to stress remedy: Cooking elaborate meals help me to destress. I think it has something to do with all the savory smells and colorful food!
Supplements you can’t live without: Elderberry, Acerola, and Turmeric are supplements I take every morning to boost my immune system.
Three things you’re really into right now: The NYT Cooking app, educating people on Black-owned beauty brands, and day trips exploring different SoCal cities.
Your ultimate indulgence: I would love to have an all-day spa day that includes brunch, a facial, body scrub, deep tissue massage, stretching, and mani and pedi!
Must-have Agent Nateur product: holi(stick) Deodorant is the only natural deodorant that has worked for me without irritating my skin.