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Skin Session ft. Kevin Benejam

We sat down to chat with Bronx born-and-raised, Puerto Rican entrepreneur Kevin Benejam – KB – to talk about being a GQ insider, what he can’t live without, and his favorite skincare trend. With over 50k Instagram followers, KB is an influential part of the NYC style scene and always on the go whether acting, producing or helping to build brands. Check out the interview below.

This or That 

Night owl or early riser?

Early riser for sure. I used to be a nite own but it wasn’t sustainable because I would go to sleep late and then have to wake up early for work or a meeting.

Audiobooks or podcasts?

That’s a great one. It honestly depends on how I feel that day. Do I want to hear a conversation/ interview or do I want to hear information/ story without interruption? It depends what type of book and podcasts as well. 

Text or FaceTime?

I love FaceTime but if it’s a busy day Text is way more efficient. But if I’m done with work, I like to FaceTime 

Instagram or Twitter?

Instagram for sure. I love the visuals and the connection. I’ve gained a lot of business through Instagram 

Cooking at home or eating out?

I love both but these days I actually get prepared organic meals delivered to my home. Keeping it healthy but also efficient. 

Finish the sentence 

My favorite skincare trend is…. 

Anti-aging cream 

Someone I admire is…

Jennifer Lopez, Puerto Rican and from the same neighborhood. I admire who she is and everything she has accomplished 

My gym bag is always filled with…

Extra change of clothes, some Anthony skincare products 🙂 

I always travel with my…

Dopp Kit 

I can’t live without…

Rice and beans haha 

Fill us in

Describe yourself in three words.

Driven, resourceful, empathetic 

What is your go-to Anthony skincare product and why?

I love the Anti-Wrinkle Glycolic Peptide Serum, I have been using it for 2 months and I already see a big difference!

How do you define your personal style?

Elevated, Trendy and Chic 

What’s something you wish more people knew about fashion?

First impressions are everything. What you wear will determine how you feel. Clothes is another way to express yourself. 

What is the best part about being a GQ insider?

I get to meet and develop relationships with really amazing people. I always leave meetings and events feeling inspired. 

What inspired you to begin VESI Creative and ON TREND? How did you get started?

I used to be a real estate agent and during my time there I learned a lot about social media and branding. From there I started helping other agents with their brand and took my passion for fashion into play. Now I have agents, teams and Fashion brands as clients. For ON TREND, I always wanted to have my own talk show and talk to the most inspiring people in the world. 

What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned from entrepreneurship? How have you dealt with challenges?

The biggest lesson is you learn more from your mistakes and your losses. Everything is a lesson learned. You just have to keep moving on and try not to make the same mistake twice. 

Tell us your grooming and skincare tips for staying camera-ready. 

Sleep! A haircut minimum every two weeks. I trim my beard very often. This is the first year I really got into skincare. I moisturize and cleanse before bed. I also put the Anthony High-Performance Anti-Wrinkle Glycolic Peptide Serum on as well.

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