You know Penélope Cruz: Spanish actress, Oscar-winner, superwoman philanthropist, and always one of the best-dressed A-listers to walk the red carpet at any awards show. Whenever she’s in front of a camera, Cruz always manages to look absolutely stunning and somehow younger by each passing smize. So when she turned up to the Oscars last night with absolutely glowing skin, we jumped to get the lowdown on what skincare products she was using for her red-carpet look.
VIDEO: Penelope Cruz Arrives at the 2020 Oscars
As a Lancôme brand ambassador, Cruz and her makeup artist Hung Vanngo prepped her skin with four products from the French brand; one that we couldn’t help but notice from the list is the cult-favorite Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum. Shoppers on Nordstrom have called this anti-aging serum a “holy grail” and “a product with pure perfection,” so we dug a little deeper to find out why this hero product is so beloved by skincare fans.
This fast-acting serum works great on all skin types and tones. Its key ingredient is bifidus extract, which strengthens and protects the skin’s moisture barrier — the key to health, glowy skin. As per any good skincare routine, the best way to infuse your skin with this serum is to glide it on after a good cleanse and before your moisturizer. For the celebrity treatment, be sure to grab Lancôme’s Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Face Cream and Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Eye Cream, which Vanngo also used on Cruz.
The brand claims that the Advanced Génifique serum “instantly makes skin feel hydrated, smooth, and soft,” and based on research results from an eight-week Lancôme-sponsored study, 85 percent of women felt like their skin appeared more radiant after using this product for a week. This anti-aging serum has garnered over 2,500 five-star reviews from shoppers on Nordstrom, with some saying that they’ll “never stop using” this miracle worker.
We can’t all go to the Oscars and hang out with Pitt, Phoenix, and Penélope, but we can sure try to look as good as they did. Shop the Advanced Génifique serum below to get your fair share of that Oscars-worthy glow.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
Shop now: $78–$150; nordstrom.com