The Answer To Great Skin Lies In This Brooklyn-Based Shop

Daniela Araya
Having a keen eye for what's trending in beauty and fashion, Daniela holds the title of Style Editor for 20something. She is responsible for overseeing all content under the style vertical and is always seeking creative individuals who would like to join her à la mode wolfpack. Daniela is a nail art enthusiast and calamari connoisseur (totally self-proclaimed) who moved to New York to pursue a career in the world of magazine publishing. Previously holding positions with brands such as NYLON, Hearst, Her Campus and College Fashionista, she comes to us with a great background in the editorial, marketing and social media fields. On her days off, Daniela spends most of her time working on her Brooklyn loft (@theboswijk) or daydreaming about Shiba Inus and camping outdoors. Favorite quote: "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." - Maya Angelou

They say that good things come in small packages. Well, I think they had Flynn&King in mind when making that statement. Delicately encased in the most amazing smelling (100 percent recyclable) packaging, I received my first Flynn&King sample a couple of months ago and decided to put my skin to the test.

Back story: Flynn&King is an all-natural, organic skincare company that originates out of Brooklyn, N.Y. Corina McDonnell and Summer Dinh Manske are the brains behind this masterpiece. The ingredients vary from goat milk and manuka honey to essential oils and waxes — and yes, they all feel as good on your skin as they sound. My go-to items? Revive, Balance and Nourish.


Revive — Oil-based Cleanser with Argan and Rosehip Seed Oil ($45)

This bad boy did absolute wonders to my cheeks. I was a bit hesitant to use this at first because I tend to have oily skin and it’s an oil-based product, but now I am the #1 advocate for this cleanser. My skin was left hydrated, balanced and feeling fresh after a good wash.

Recommended use: once a day.


Balance — Facial Toner with Aloe and Rose Geranium ($25)

McDonnell and Manske said it best: “Toning isn’t just for muscles, it’s an essential and underused step in our skincare regimen.” Guilty as charged. Using a toner helps remove excess oil and dirt on your skin and keeps you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed after a spritz or two.

Recommended use: two to three times a day, or as needed.



Nourish — Facial Exfoliant and Mask with Manuka Honey

Think organic oat scrub meets gentle, fresh looking skin. Although this facial exfoliant may look like your morning breakfast routine, all it needs is a bit of water and massaging onto your cheeks to have them feeling healthy and smooth again.

Recommended use: once or twice a week.