Entrepreneur Roohi Jaikishan's favourite beauty multi-tasker is so affordable


Entrepreneur Roohi Jaikishan’s favourite beauty multi-tasker is so affordable

It's been sitting in your kitchen all this time

By Mamta Mody  June 7th, 2018

Entrepreneur Roohi Jaikishan shares her top health advice, fragrances she loves, and why olive oil is non-negotiable.

ELLE: What does your beauty routine include?

Roohi Jaikishan: Not much actually. I follow the basics, but I have learnt to be more disciplined about using sunscreen. I also make sure I take my multivitamins, and calcium with magnesium and zinc. 

ELLE: Since you’re always on the go, what are your travel essentials?

RJ: I always fly with a moisturiser, hand cream and a fragrance.

ELLE: What is your morning ritual?

RJ: It begins with a warm cup of water that has haldi, lemon and tulsi leaves to kick-start the system and boost my immunity. I’ve learnt to value the time I spend over breakfast and coffee. It’s like meditation because it’s the only me time I get before my day begins.

ELLE: What’s your biggest beauty indulgence?

RJ: I’m addicted to the La Mer moisturiser. It keeps my skin smooth and just feels very good.

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ELLE: A beauty mistake you avoid…

RJ: I’m extremely disciplined about taking off my make-up before going to bed. It’s usually with Olivio olive oil; it’s very easy and all natural. This olive oil is my real multitasker, I use it for tanning, and moisturising my skin and hair. I also massage it on after a shower and then rinse it off for glowing skin.

ELLE: What’s your signature beauty look?

RJ: Kohl and nude lips are my go-to look. I occasionally experiment with bright lip colours too.

ELLE: What’s the craziest look you’ve tried?

RJ: Heavy ’70s blunt bangs, if I may say so. It was a disaster, but I loved it while it lasted.

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Photograph: Manasi Sawant; Sittings editor: Rahul Vijay; Hair: Laila Dalal; Make-up: Priya Todarwal On Jaikishan: All clothing and accessories, Jaikishan’s own

ELLE: What is your go-to recovery method after a long flight?

RJ: Sleep and lots of hydration. 

ELLE: Time-tested products you’ve come to love over the years.

RJ: Carmex is the only balm that fixes my lips. Huda Beauty Highlighting Palette for shimmer and glow, and a lot of Nuxe. I really like the French brand’s perfume, body oils and face wash.

ELLE: What fragrances do you wear?

RJ: Gucci Bloom, anything from Jo Malone, and everything from Santa María Novella.

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ELLE: How do you stay fit?

RJ: I’ve always been active, and I keep switching up my workout to stay on top of my game. I love running, and I’ve recently taken to kick boxing, interval training and boot camp-style workouts.

ELLE: The beauty experts you rely on.

RJ: Make-up artist Priya Todarwal (@priyatodarwal) glams me up for events. For hair, I trust my stylist Fiona Varela, and Kauser Shaikh at The Hair Station salon (022 2499 8866) in Mumbai has been my colourist for 10 years.

ELLE: What’s your favourite wellness getaway in the city?

RJ: Taj Spa at Wellington Mews (022 6656 9494) is the best. Their therapists are good and it’s a peaceful sanctuary in a noisy city. It’s in the Colaba district, so it’s close to home and work.