‘On My Block’ star Sierra Capri who plays the role of Monse, knows a thing or two about the stresses of being a college student. Before joining the cast of the Netflix hit series, ‘On My Block’ Capri was a full-time student pursuing her bachelor’s in biology. With approximately 75% of college students being stressed out over personal finances, based on the Ohio State University’s 2020 Study on collegiate financial wellness, Capri decided to team up with St.Ives to alleviate the stress she so vividly remembers, for one lucky college student. On October 19th, Capri announced on her Instagram that she and St. Ive’s would be teaming up to give college students a chance to win one year of free tuition and books, alongside a year of St. Ives Solutions for some stressfree, healthy, glowing, skin. With Capri and St. Ives gearing up to announce the winner, we wanted to chat with Capri about some of the ways she relieves stress, skincare, and the excitement around her partnership with St. Ives.
The Knockturnal: What were some ways you used to de-stress back you were a student?
I love yoga and meditation. They are both great if you experience anxiety.
The Knockturnal: What is your current skincare routine and when did you start to develop a routine?
When I was in college, I didn’t have a super-set skincare routine. Instead, I adjusted my products based on what I needed at the time (but, this actually ended up being more expensive as I was buying at the moment versus planning and looking at my skin needs holistically). But, once I got on a stricter shooting schedule for “On My Block”, I began to see the benefits of sticking to a skincare routine to keep my skin in good condition and health. In partnering with St. Ives, I’ve had the chance to try their new Solutions line, which includes acne care products too. It’s a four-product collection and I use three of them twice a day (morning and evening) like clockwork: the cleanser, the toner, and moisturizer with SPF 25 built-in. There is also a spot treatment in the line I use when I need to.
The Knockturnal: What are some of the reasons you love this St. Ives line and which step in your routine is your favorite?
I love this new St. Ives Solutions line because it’s a no-stress way to deal with my breakouts (which funny enough, are often stress-induced). The products feature 100% natural tea tree extract and have a cooling sensation on my skin. I also love how the line was thoughtfully developed – it has sheer formats, effective ingredients, and an amazing price to make it as inclusive as possible. It’s hard to pick one step I like best, but as we’re moving into colder weather, I’d have to say applying the SPF 25 Moisturizer. It feels rich and creamy but not heavy and I love that it features SPF (so I’m saving a step and helping to protect my skin).
TheKnockturnal: With On My Block coming to an end do you have any new and exciting projects coming up?
I have a lot of exciting things coming up! There’s nothing I can speak on at the moment, but I’m very excited about what the future holds.
The Knockturnal: What are some things you and Monse have in common?
We’re both headstrong and very loyal to our loved ones.
TheKnockturnal: How would your character Monse de-stress what do you think her skincare routine would be like?
Sierra Capri: Monse would de-stress by reading or spending time with her siblings, and she probably wouldn’t have a skincare routine because she’s so focused on other important things, but the older she gets, she might start liking beauty and skincare products.
The Knockturnal: How exciting is going to be to announce the winner of this sweepstakes and know that you’ve helped someone?
Sierra Capri: To win up to $50,000 towards tuition and books is going to be life-changing for one lucky student. I was excited to try the new line of St. Ives Solutions products but was truly blown away by the larger #StIvesScholarship initiative. It’s not too long ago that I was a college student – I know firsthand the financial stress that can come with campus life. To be teamed up with St. Ives and get to alleviate a bit of that money stress for someone is an incredible feeling.