Celebrities: They’re just like us, winter skin woes and all. From dryness to dullness and everything in between (irritation, anyone?), frigid temps and excessive wind can take a toll on anyone’s complexion. But that’s nothing a few nourishing skin care products can’t help. Take it from 15 superstars, these are the best winter beauty products around.
Meghan Markle: Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Serum
Our dream skin? Meghan Markle on her wedding day. Her skin looked unbelievably glowy—probably due in part to the fact that she was marrying a prince, but also thanks to this serum. During her time as an actress, the duchess told Allure, “I love Jan Marini skin care products. I’ve been using their serum lately.” She went on to say how it made her skin “really glowy!”
Jennifer Lopez: Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream
The key to the J.Lo glow? On an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, she said it’s Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream. The German skin care brand figured out a way to deliver nutrients that calm skin and minimize the appearance of redness and irritation without a single toxin. If it’ll give us skin like J.Lo’s, we’re all in.
Sophia Culpo: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer
At a recent event for the grand opening of P.volve’s Soho location, Sophia Culpo told PureWow her favorite beauty tip for battling dry skin: facial steaming. Before she applies her skin care products, she uses an at-home device to help open her pores, which allows the lotions and serums to sink in deeper and work faster. While she didn’t say exactly which steamer she uses, this Dr. Dennis Gross version is our personal favorite.
Halle Berry: Olga Lorencin Skin Care Ageless Facial in a Box
Halle Berry may be 53, but you’d never know it with skin as flawless as hers. Her secret? Hydrating face masks, according to a recent Instagram post, where she wrote “Treat Ya Self Tuesday. When in doubt, face masks are EVERYTHING. I personally love @olgalorencinskincare’s ageless mask - what do you guys use?" Well, now we use this one, which is actually part of a two-step anti-aging regimen.
Kristin Cavallari: Avène Clean-Ac Soothing Cream
Kristin Cavallari takes her healthy routine seriously, and it’s totally evident based on her clean beauty picks, such as this hydrating and replenishing face cream by Avène. She’s raved about it to both Byrdie and Us Weekly for its all-day hydrating and skin-soothing benefits. To amp it up even more, she mixes it with a peptide gel for plumper, wrinkle-free skin.
Cindy Crawford: Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Hydrate
When the weather gets colder and dryer, a creamy, hydrating concealer is the key to keeping midday creasing at bay. Cindy Crawford swears by this concealer, dubbing it a makeup miracle for under eyes in an interview with W Magazine.
Kacey Musgraves: Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil
Ever wonder how country superstar Kacey Musgraves keeps her super-long, flowing locks glistening? It all comes down to this amazing-smelling luxury hair oil from Oribe. Her hairstylist Giovanni Delgado recently stated, “We call her hair ‘Black Mirror’ because it’s so shiny.”
Sophie Turner: iS Clinical Cream Cleanser
It’s important not to strip skin of its natural oils year-round, but even more so during the dry winter months. In an interview with Allure, Turner recently disclosed that her flawless complexion is thanks to iS Clinical Cream Cleanser. The milky hydrating cleanser includes nourishing botanical oils to deeply yet gently clean the skin while delivering anti-inflammatories and a surge of moisture.
Victoria Beckham: Augustinus Bader The Cream
Posh Spice is all about this super-minimal skin care line, which has just three products: The Cream, The Rich Cream and The Body Cream. Beckham has been a fan of The Cream for a while, but recently sung The Rich Cream’s praises in her Instagram Story, writing,“I absolutely love this brand!!! Now trying the rich cream for extra hydration when traveling.” She then went on to say “So the Augustinus Bader Rich Cream is too greasy for every day but perfect for travel and super cold weather.” Music to our mid-winter ears.
Jenna Dewan: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
You’d never know it by looking at her, but Jenna Dewan suffers from melasma, a skin condition that causes patches to form on the face and body. It gets worse in the sun, so she loves this zinc-based lotion for everyday use. She recently told Prevention, “I have melasma, so I can never go anywhere without this sunscreen.”
Lady Gaga: Cosmetics 27 Plasma 27 Mask
Winter skin is notoriously dull, dry and inflamed, but this face mask remedies all three conditions. Lady Gaga swears by it, not just in winter, but also for red carpet appearances. She recently told Refinery29, “Before a red carpet, I like to use Cosmetics 27's Plasma 27 Mask. It's formulated with plant stem cells for calming inflammation and brightening skin."
Emilia Clarke: La Mer the Renewal Oil
When prepping for the final season of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke’s makeup artist, Georgia Louise, slathered on La Mer’s Renewal Oil daily for maximum glow and clarity. She explained to Women’s Health that she would use a gua sha tool to help drive it into her skin to brighten and detox the complexion.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Goop Beauty Goopglow 15% Glycolic Overnight Glow Peel
Gwyneth Paltrow, founder and CEO of Goop, knows a thing or two about glowing skin. That’s why she created these glycolic peel pads to help exfoliate skin and slough off dead cells to reveal the newer, brighter ones beneath in way less time than it takes to go to a dermatologist. She explains on Goop, “I wanted something that could be done at home and was easy to use—something that fits right into your nighttime routine. Most of all, it had to give really powerful results. I love how soft my skin looks and feels when I wake up: fresh, smooth, bright and glowing, ready for the day.”
Kate Winslet: By Terry Baume de Rose Lip Balm
It’s been 22 years since Titanic hit theaters, but Kate Winslet somehow hasn’t aged a day. We’ll attribute that to good genes—and a really great skin care routine. At the top of her list? This nourishing lip balm. She told InStyle, “At my daughter’s age, I experimented with eyeliner—on my lips! Now this balm is all I want. It’s one of the few products I can’t live without.”
Julia Roberts: Weleda Skin Food
If you suffer from extremely dry hands, this trusty green tube of so-thick-it’s-like-glue lotion is a must. PureWow’s beauty director swears by it, and so does Julia Roberts. “I put it on my hands after I wash the dishes, and wind up putting it on my elbows and feet,” Roberts previously told InStyle. “Before you know it, I’ve squeezed this poor little green tube into a twist.”
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