It’s not just killer genetics that leaves our favourite celebrities with glowing and youthful complexions — their strict skincare routines definitely play a major part, too. And while many celebrities are private about their personal lives — what goes down in the privacy of their own homes especially —some celebs have actually invited the public into their bathrooms to reveal their skincare routines. Now we know what you’re thinking, there’s no way you can afford the products that some of your favourite stars use. But as it turns out, most celebrities are just like us and opt for a few wallet-friendly skincare products, many of which you have probably used or heard of before.
From daily facial masks to hydrating serums, read on to discover these 6 celebrity skincare routines. Plus, luckily for us, most of them are more affordable than you might think.
Canadian actress Nina Dobrev shared her getting un-ready routine and while its definitely on the pricier side, we love that there are a couple cheapie drugstore products in the mix. First off she uses Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes ($8), and then for eye makeup, she removes it with the help of Simple Eye Makeup Remover ($11). Next up it’s all about cleansing and Nina uses the Dr. Barbara Sturm Cleanser ($98) which she mixes with exfoliating Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Enzyme Cleanser ($105). Dobrev follows her cleanser with Sturm’s Hyaluronic Acid ($420) and Super Anti-Aging Serum ($490). Moving on, Nina is all about hydrating her lips and to do that she uses the L’Occitane Moisturizing Lip Balm ($16). Then Nina uses her Déesse Mask ($1,900) which, as pricy as it is, is what she uses on breakouts and to get her red-carpet glow. After using the mask, it’s time for moisturizer so Nina goes in with La Mer’s The Moisturizing Soft Cream ($126) and finishes with La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo (+) Global Action Acne Face Treatment ($25).
Most people know Camila Mendes as the fiery Veronica Lodge on The CW’s Riverdale. But it turns out she’s also a bonafide skincare buff with an impressive regiment. When getting ready for bed, the actress says she always starts with facial cleansing towelettes to take off her makeup like these wipes with white tea extract from Burt’s Bees ($8). This is followed by a detoxifying cleanser from Renée Rouleau ($41) as well as a detoxifying face mask also from Renée Rouleau that clears hormonal blemishes and bumps while preventing new ones from appearing ($64). While she waits for her mask to finish, the actress says she’ll apply Secret with Essential Oils in Lavender and Eucalyptus deodorant ($11.99). Next up is a purifying toner from Tracie Martyn ($79), followed by a moisturizing serum from Whal Myung ($80), and an anti-aging moisturizer from Sulwhasoo ($317). Next, the actress applies a coffee-infused lip balm from frank body ($12) before using her Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller along her jawline to release tension ($89), followed by a spot treatment also from Renée Rouleau ($49.50).
Kylie Jenner, the beauty mogul, has also shared a step-by-step guide to her skincare regimen that she says she’s been using regularly. And, as you could imagine, it includes all Kylie Skin products which are shockingly affordable. To get started, Kylie says she washes her face with her foaming face wash ($24), and then a few times a week she’ll use her walnut face scrub to remove dead skin ($22). Next up is the vanilla milk toner, which Kylie says smells incredible ($22), followed by her vitamin c serum ($28), then her face moisturizer ($24), which she says she’ll actually use as her base for her makeup rather than using a primer, and then finally her eye cream ($20), which hydrates and moisturizes the skin.
Not only is Ella Mai an extremely talented R&B singer, but it turns out she’s also a pretty knowledgeable skincare expert, too. When getting ready, the “Boo’d Up” singer starts by using a sensitive Burt’s Bees facial cleanser ($14.99), followed by spraying Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist ($42) all over her face before gently dabbing it in to let it air dry. Next up is a Jurlique serum that nourishes and balances the skin, followed by Burt’s Bees Vanilla Lip Balm, which the singer says she always has in her pocket. ($3.59).
Swedish celebrity Zara Larsson is always travelling around the world for gigs, which is why she swears by her skincare routine. In case she hasn’t removed all of her makeup from the night before, she’ll use Bioderma Micellar Water ($19.90), followed by a soothing toner that’s sensitive skin-friendly from Darphin ($55) that the singer says smells like banana candy. Next up is an aloe vera and chamomile infused face mask from Dr. Barbara Sturm ($168) to help with the singer’s dry skin from travelling. Finally, the singer will apply Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Moisturizer ($18), which the singer says a number of her makeup artists have used on her skin over the years. Plus, the singer says it doubles as a primer.
Model and actress Olivia Culpo is always jet setting around the world for work, which means she needs to keep a pretty strict skincare regime to keep her flawless complexion. And as you could imagine, her skincare routine works wonders and includes both drugstore and higher-end products. When getting ready after a long day at work, Olivia begins her routine by removing her makeup with Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes ($7). She also shared that if she ever needs extra help removing makeup, she’ll take a wipe and apply Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil ($15.45) to take off stubborn eye makeup. Next up, she uses Dr. Barbara Sturm Enzyme Cleanser ($105.06), followed by Sanitas Brightening Peel Pads ($74). Next, she’ll use Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel ($22.50), which visibly reduces dullness and uneven texture, pores, and dark spots. This is followed by Skin Design London Designer Balm ($147.08), which peels, plumps, smooths, and hydrates skin. Next, Olivia uses a very luxe facial oil from La Mer ($182.10), which she then massages into her skin with Nurse Jamie Amethyst Massaging Beauty Tool ($125). For her eyes, Olivia applies a de-puffing and hydrating cream from Dr. Barbara Sturm ($182) and then finally she settles her skin with a firming, collagen-boosting facial toner from Eminence ($38).
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