A heart-to-heart with our founder, Lily & our favorite Cos Bar Moms!

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Lily Garfield, Founder of Cos Bar

How did your beauty routine change when you became a mother?

How do you continue to modify it as you grow with time?

“I remember back when the boys were little, I kept my routine simple. I made sure I used a moisturizer, cleanser and eye cream. If I wasn’t tired I would try and do a nighttime routine, but I must confess, many times I just had enough energy to brush my teeth! Now [that the boys are grown], I've increased my daily routine, using some kind of serum, then a moisturizer, and most importantly sunblock, followed with a dusting of powder to reduce the shine.”


What’s the one beauty lesson you’ll to pass down to your granddaughters?

"If you are looking for efficacy and want to reap the benefits, purchase effective products. Your face is your prized possession that cannot be replaced. No one else can take care of it but you."


What’s your Cos Bar product pick for Mother’s Day?

"My hero product for Mother’s Day, which I recommend to all mothers regardless of age, is La Prairie’s Tinted SPF. The hint of color will give you a no-makeup look. It’s also a quick fix for combining two steps: SPF and foundation."


Mimi Slater, VP of Marketing at Cos Bar

photo source: Mother Mag

How did your beauty routine change when you became a mother? How do you continue to modify it as you grow with time?

“It’s faster and easier - with a newborn and toddler, “me” time is very limited! I use AmorePacific’s Vintage Essence and a serum. To save some time, I combine these two steps into one. Eye cream is essential. I use Tata Harper for the day and AmorePacific for the night. Finally, I moisturize with La Mer and use a La Prairie SPF.”



What beauty lessons will you pass down to your daughter?

“The importance of sunscreen and to always have confidence in her own skin. And I’ll always tell her she never needs makeup!”


What’s your Cos Bar product pick for Mother’s Day? Why?

“It’s too hard to pick just one! A Slip Eye Mask, Vilhelm Black Citrus, and a Tata Face Mask.”


Maria C. Store Manager Brookfield Place, New York City

How did your beauty routine change when you became a Mother? How do you continue to modify it as you grow with time?

“My beauty routine was always “me time” like working out or reading a book. I always enjoyed it but wanted it done before my kids woke up and their needs eclipsed mine. So I woke up a little earlier in the morning, and at night, used my beauty routine to help me wind down. I love a bath before bed, and I keep my shelf stocked with cleansing oil, foam, an exfoliator and a mask. It’s 15 minutes of “me time” that really pays off. My face and my sanity are the beneficiaries!”


What’s the one beauty lesson you’ll to pass down to your daughter?

“Do not tan your face. Use a good SPF for intermittent sun exposure and add a hat when you are in direct sun. My daughter Allison is a teaching tennis pro, and I give her lots of SPF.”


What’s your Cos Bar product pick for Mother’s Day?

“Baccarat Rouge Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. It inspires very prolonged hugs from my 19-year-old son, Matthew, who says that I smell very good!”


Shop Our Moms' Picks:

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La Prairie
Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream Sunscreen,
SPF 30
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Vilhelm Parfumerie
Black Citrus Eau de Parfum
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Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Baccarat Rouge 540
Extrait de Parfum

Shop Our Gift Guide:

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Jo Malone London
Peony & Blush Suede Home Candle
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Oribe
Masque Beautiful Color
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Sisley-Paris
Sisleya L'intergral Eye & Lip Contour Cream
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