* Celebrities aren’t the only ones who need to take care of their skin
* The secrets behind the stars’ flawless complexion
* Luxe picks that you can get your hands on online
“Glowing skin” and “flawless complexion” are some of the keywords we look for when searching for a new skincare product. Glowing skin and flawless complexions are words that also describe some of the most famous faces.
But while our favorite celebs may have makeup artists and dermatologists on standby, you can also achieve the same looks and effects from home, with these tried-and-true products. We’ve found a few gems of the skincare world that might be the secret behind some of these perfect faces.
1. Algenist Sublime Defense
Algenist Lightweight UV Fluid is an ultra-sheer, weightless fluid for everyday protection against UVA/UVB damage. Basically, this works as your everyday sunscreen that is fast-absorbing, rich in antioxidants and SPF 50 actives to delay signs of aging caused by the sun and environmental stressors.
This oil-free sheer formula can be used on top of other skincare products, mixed with your regular moisturizer and/or under makeup for a soft matte finish. Pack this travel-friendly bottle in your bag for your next vacation or beach day a la Nicky Hilton, who’s known to be a fan.
2. Algenist Eye Renewal
Algenist started out as a renewable energy project that turned into an unexpected anti-aging discovery. The main ingredient, Alguronic Acid, was discovered as a powerful compound made from algae responsible for regenerating and protecting the microalgae cell. This is a breakthrough skincare collection and due to its popularity is mentioned multiple times on our list. Our next product pick from their line that is also used by Demi Lovato’s makeup artist is their Eye Renewal Balm. This multi-purpose balm is designed to prime, minimize the appearance of fine lines, hydrate, soothe and nourish the eye area. This balm also works great as a primer before makeup for smooth application.
3. Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner
Another multi-purpose product lauded by glowing skin and all natural skincare proponent, Naomi Watts, is Beauty Chef’s Probiotic Skin Refiner. This product is an exfoliant, hydrator and collagen booster all in one. It is formulated using a combination of biofermented certified organic grains, seeds, grasses, fruits, algae (see above), vegetables and herbs. Other active ingredients include probiotics and lactic acid to help improve texture and plump the skin. The skin refiner is best used as a toner after cleansing your skin and right before your moisturizer both morning and night.
4. Lancer Caviar Acid Peel
Dr. Lancer is a celebrity dermatologist and skincare guru who has treated some of the world’s most beautiful people including Victoria Beckham. One of her favorite products is the Lancer Caviar Acid Peel to keep her skin glowing. This is an exfoliating facial peel packed with powerful enzymes, acids and retinols that all work to diminish the signs of aging and make your skin appear more youthful and glowing.
5. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic acid is one of those standout products that you just can’t get away from. Touted as a miracle worker by beauty editors and celebs alike and with over 500, 5-star reviews, this Vitamin C serum provides environmental protection, lightens lines, firms skin and brightens your complexion. By featuring the antioxidant combination of ferulic acid and pure vitamin C and E, you get a powerful dose of skin protection from environmental damage caused by free radicals which ultimately leads to aging. Brooke Shields (who really hasn’t aged since ever) was quoted saying, “I’m obsessed with SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum. It’s packed with antioxidants and really brightens my skin, and since I began using it, I’ve noticed a difference in my fine lines.”
6. Creme De La Mer
Another highly touted product with a cult following that celebs such as Kim Kardashian West, Chrissy Teigen and the beauty community can’t get enough of is Creme De La Mer. This highly coveted moisturizer is known for its power to hydrate and heal dryness in as little as three days. The story behind the product can be read here, but just know it is made with this ‘Miracle Broth’ that softens, nourishes, soothes and gives skin the energy it needs to focus on repair and protect against stress and pollution for the ultimate healthy-looking glow.
7. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
The Facial Treatment Essence by SK-II is an award-winning, signature product that is coveted the world around. This super-luxe essence is a pure, lightweight liquid made of 90 percent Pitera which is a bio-ingredient rich in vitamins, organic acids, minerals and amino acids that work together to support skin cell renewal. This miracle ingredient also touts powerful anti-aging and hydrating properties, is exclusive to SK-II and has a formula that remains unchanged for nearly 40 years. As if that wasn’t enough reason to go try the product, Cate Blanchett, who is known for her ageless complexion and glowy skin, has attributed it to using this specific product for a decade (she has also been the face of the brand for the past 15 years).
8. Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream
Sisley Paris Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream has been called a game-changer for the skin. This moisturizer is the perfect daily skincare for creating the appearance of a plumped and radiant complexion. It is based on the three fundamentals of the Black Rose range for effectiveness and pleasure including a luxurious texture, a delicate and addictive scent and visible, youth-enhancing actions. Day after day, this product gives your skin more elasticity, your complexion will be more radiant and the skin will regain its vitality. Supermodel extraordinaire, Claudia Schiffer, who is an expert on moisturizing has sung the praises of this product and loves the amount of hydration it provides.