Beauty products celebrities use – HarpersBAZAAR.co.uk
Read on to discover the beauty secrets of the Duchess of Sussex, Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more. Plus, luckily for us, most of them are more affordable than you might think.
It might not always seem like it, but even celebrities struggle with breakouts and sensitive skin. Luckily Poppy Delevingne is not only open about her skin issues, but has publicly recommended the products that work for her. The model’s secret, CeraVe’s SA Smoothing Cleanser, is a gel-textured cleanser that contains salicylic acid to help unclog pores.
She posted about the product on Instagram, saying: “My dearest friend, the makeup artist Florrie White introduced me to this brand last year on a shoot and I’ve never looked back,” she said. “It works wonders if you suffer from maskne like I do!”
CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser, £9
When the first lady of the United States gave her first magazine interview alongside her husband President Biden with People, her enviably glowing complexion had beauty lovers clambering to know her skincare routine.
Luckily, her make-up artist Casey Green revealed that on the shoot she used the skincare brand 111Skin, namely the Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y2 and accompanying face cream, both of which are packed with a signature complex that brightens and replenishes the skin.
111Skin Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y2, £190
Demi Moore’s skin looked just as fresh as that of her 29 year old daughter when she showcased a behind-the-scenes snap of the two of them wearing hydrating face masks during Paris Fashion Week.
The actress, who captioned the photo ‘Pre-show prep’, was getting her complexion ready for a surprise runway appearance at Fendi and used the 111Skin Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Mask.
111Skin Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Mask, £85
It wasn’t just her Best Actress award win that gave Renée Zellweger’s skin a luminous glow at the Oscars. To prepare her skin, her make-up artist Dana Hamel used the QMS 3-Step System, which includes an exfoliant for brightening as well as day and night collagen creams for maximum plumping.
QMS 3-Step System, £126
When a fan asked Emily Ratajkowski to reveal her favourite skincare product on Instagram recently, her response was pleasingly affordable. The star recommends the Snail Mucin Power Essence from South Korean brand Cosrx, which contains 96 per cent snail secretion filtrate – it might not sound appealing, but it’s famed for healing skin and promoting regeneration.
Cosrx Snail Mucin Power Essence, £24
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley often recommends products to nurture a healthy glow, but there’s one brand she mentions more than most. Recently, she has name-checked several products from cult brand iS Clinical, including the hyaluronic-packed Hydra-Cool Serum and the salicylic-based Active Serum, which she credits for clearing her breakouts.
iS Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum, £45, Active Serum, £70.
The forever-photogenic actress recently revealed that she’s “obsessed with” a luxury skincare device. She told The Telegraph, “I’ve been using this micro-current device called Ziip which has given me noticeable results. I’m not paid by the brand or anything, it’s really, really good”. Controlled by an app, the gadget works to stimulate creation of elastin and collagen, making it the ultimate anti-ager.
Ziip Beauty Nano Current Skincare Device, £425
Like so many celebrities, Chrissy Teigen is loyal to La Mer and iS Clinical. Another product she raves about, though, is the iconic Alpha Beta Peel Pads from Dr. Dennis Gross. “So important for on and around my nose and chin. You’ll notice a HUGE difference,” she said on Instagram.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, from £19
To mimic Scarlett Johansson’s hydrated glow, you don’t have to break the bank. The celebrity make-up artist Frankie Boyd has revealed that she used products from The Inkey List. The hero product, a Hyaluronic Acid serum, costs just £5.99, while the best-selling Caffeine Eye Cream that Boyd also utilised comes in at under £9.
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £5.99
The secret behind Angelina Jolie’s glowing complexion throughout the press tour for her film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has been unveiled. According to the Emma Hardie, Jolie’s make-up artist prepped the star’s skin with the Midas Touch Face Serum.
Emma Hardie Midas Touch Face Serum, £69
Repeat after us and Victoria Beckham – “Daily SPF is so important”. That’s why the designer has confessed her love for Dr Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops, which provide factor 50 sun protection, on multiple occasions via Instagram.
Barbara Sturm Sun Drops, £110
For skin as smooth and soft as a supermodel’s, you might want to try Bioderma’s Atoderm Cream. Martha Hunt revealed in a “Day in the Life” video on Instagram that the protective bodycare product, designed specifically for sensitive skin, is an integral part of her morning routine.
Bioderma Atoderm Cream, £12.50
Excitement wasn’t the only reason behind Olivia Colman’s youthful radiance at the 91st Academy Awards, where she won the Best Actress gong. Her make-up artist Sarah Ulsan prepped her skin with Emma Hardie’s Moisture Boost Vitamin C Cream and kept her complexion moisturised with the Plump & Glow Hydrating Face Mist.
Emma Hardie Plump & Glow Hydrating Face Mist, £42
According to an interview with Allure, Sophie Turner uses two main beauty products to keep her skin looking flawless: “micellar water and iS Clinical Cream Cleanser. The latter contains anti-inflammatories and nourishing botanical oils to deep clean the skin, which perhaps explains why Turner is not the only celebrity fan. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Chrissy Teigen love the brand too.
iS Clinical Cream Cleanser, £32
The celebrity make-up artist Ciara O’Shea uses Foreo’s ‘smart mask’ on Alexa Chung, the star revealed on Instagram. The nifty device supercharges an attachable sheet mask, reducing puffiness and the appearance of pores, while also targeting acne, premature ageing and dullness with LED light therapy.
Foreo UFO Smart Mask, £160
Sure, Killing Eve star Jodie Comer has killer genetics, but her facialist, Jasmina Vico, also has a hand in her flawless complexion. Recently, the pro, who’s known for giving the ‘Vico glow’, spilled her secrets. “At night, it’s important to use your vitamin A (retinol) and that’s it – skincare for everybody. Then you have your weeklies, your exfoliators and your hydrating masks. For a luxury and added hydration I use Valmont Det02x Cream on Jodie”. It’s radiance in a jar.
Valmont Det02x Cream, £223
If you’re struggling with dry lips, try Kendall Jenner’s model-approved remedy – Avene’s Cold Cream Lip Cream, which works to keep your lips plump and hydrated.
You can discover other products that Jenner swears by here.
Avene Cold Cream Lip Cream, £8
The Duchess of Sussex’s make-up artist Daniel Martin revealed to E!Online that there’s a surprisingly affordable secret behind her glowing skin. He applies Eucerin’s Aquaphor like a highlighter “on the high points of the face” to make the duchess’ complexion look radiant in photographs, before layering a Dior highlighting palette over the top.
Eucerin Aquaphor Skin Soothing Balm, £9
Trilogy’s organic rosehip oil was called a “skin smoothing hero” by Cara Delevingne. “I like to add few drops after cleansing in the evening and before my moisturiser come morning”, the model and actress explained. The oil is allegedly the secret behind the Duchess of Cambridge’s radiant complexion, too.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil, £19.50
Kim Kardashian recently revealed her “fave face cream in the world” on Instagram – the ultra-luxurious Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Rich Cream. Lauded for its anti-ageing properties, the Guerlain moisturiser harnesses the powers of a duo of orchids, plus precious Abyssinian oil.
Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Rich Cream, £320
To say Bioderma’s micellar water is a celebrity-favourite is an understatement. Gwyneth Paltrow calls the cult cleansing solution “the best make-up remover”. She explains, “it’s unscented, doesn’t dry your skin or sting, and gets rid of all your make-up with a few swipes. You’re left with soft, clean skin.”
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, £10.80
Kate Hudson confirmed her love for the original luxury ‘wonder cream’ on Instagram with this glowing selfie. “I have been a loyal fan of this product since I was 19 and unwrapped it as a Christmas gift from my Mama,” the actress wrote. “Fall is on deck and I’m getting the big guns out cause I’m gonna need it! Love my La Mer.”
La Mer Moisturising Cream, £355
Catherine revealed her bathroom cabinet’s contents in a picture on Instagram, writing; “My face and beauty essentials. And no, I don’t use them all at the same time.” Among the 70-strong product line-up were some by Natura Bissé, a luxury science-led, anti-ageing collection we’re hoping will help us age as beautifully as she is.
Try the Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Moisturiser, £305
Speaking to People Style, Priyanka Chopra revealed that she uses the luxe 111Skin Bio-Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask to prime her skin daily: “It’s the first thing that goes on my face before any make-up, and it makes anything I put on after look flawless.”
111Skin Bio-Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask, £20
Before Amal Clooney graced the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, the make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury prepped the star’s skin with her dry sheet mask, “to reduce wrinkles, smooth, brighten, lift and hydrate the skin”. Who needs foundation?
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, £18 for one
Gal Gadot swears by La Mer’s cleansing oil to remove her make-up every day. “I find that most make-up removers make your skin really dry, but this product doesn’t give you that feeling,” the Wonder Woman star told Beauty Crew. “After I use it, my skin is very smooth, soft and healthy.”
La Mer The Cleansing Oil, £72
“James Read’s tanning sleep mask is the best facial tanning product I have ever used, I can’t stop using it,” the model told Teen Vogue. It gives me extra body confidence, for my shoots and on the catwalk.”
James Read Sleep Mask Tan, £25
The model shared some of her favourite beauty products on Instagram, revealing that she starts her daily skincare regime by using Tata Harper’s purifying cleanser.
Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser, £66
“I like taking a basic cream, like Embryolisse, and mixing in a drop of the Decléor Neroli serum or Rodin oil,” Kloss told Into the Gloss. “Especially in the winter, my skin gets really dry so I do whatever I can to moisturise.”
Decléor Aromessence Neroli Oil Serum, £50
“I love SK-II’s sheet mask,” Kate Bosworth has said. “It tightens, it brightens — it makes my face look like it’s had a good night’s sleep, when I could have had no sleep. It’s the best quick fix I’ve come across for skin.”
SK-II brightening source derm revival mask, £125 for a pack of 10