Everyone wants gorgeous, flawless skin like Hollywood celebrities Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Aniston, Blake Lively and Cate Blanchett, who radiate whenever they hit the red carpet. From frugal drugstore products and expensive face creams to cutting-edge laser treatments and facials, see what stars have best skin on the red carpet and find out how they get their glow.
“I love using natural oils,” Lupita Nyong’o, whose skin radiated as she picked up the Best Actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave in 2014, told Glamour about her skincare secrets. “I use avocado oil and Hawaiian Kukui Oil on my face. I like to keep things natural, simple, and straightforward.
Reese Witherspoon, who is hailed in Hollywood for not only her acting skills but also her flawless face, relies on Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer and Kinara spa owner and facialist Olga Lorencin-Northrup to keep her skin ready for the red carpet.
“I do that stuff, but my routine is actually pretty simple,” Halle Berry, 48, told In Style when asked if she gets “facials all the time” to maintain her flawless face. “As a busy mother I don’t have a lot of time, so I usually just cleanse and moisturize twice a day and always wear sunscreen. But to be honest, I think a lot of how you look is about how you live. I’ve never smoked or indulged in alcohol or drugs. Those are things that show up on your face over the years.”
Blake Lively, always a red carpet beauty favorite, splurges when it comes to her skin. “It's extravagant and feels so luxurious on your skin,” Mrs. Ryan Reynolds told Marie Claire in 2013 about the secret to her luscious skin, Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream.
Despite having sensitive skin, Emma Stone manages to stand out on the red carpet with her perfectly porcelain skin. "I'm really allergic to a lot of stuff, so I can only use products with a single ingredient in it,” she explained to Cosmopolitan. “I use a Burt's Bees cleanser and sometimes I exfoliate with baking soda or brown sugar. I like experimenting. I love coconut oil, Josie Maran Argan Oil, and olive oil—I have a big bottle of it on my sink and I put it all over my face and smell like focaccia... and it's really sexy [laughs]."
Naomi Watts gives New York Dermatologist David Colbert credit for her gorgeous red carpet skin. "David and I have been friends for many years. And over the years he has been taking care of my skin,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “His Triad facial is my absolute favorite treatment.”
Jennifer Aniston, whose flawless face has scored her contracts with Neutrogena and Aveeno, is obsessed with skin! “I’m fascinated by skin, products, and lasers. I go on the Internet and read all about it. I call it ‘laser porn,'” she admitted to In Style. She’s also a fan of laser peels. “It’s extremely intense—you don’t realize you look like a battered burn victim for a week,” she confessed to Conan O’Brian in 2012. “Then [my skin] just kind of falls off—for eight days. It was horrifying.”
"It's my number one beauty priority,” Jessica Alba told the Telegraph about her gorgeous complexion. “I truly believe that having glowing skin can help you wear so many different looks; it also gives me an extra confidence booster going about my day to day if I know my skin looks great.” Alba uses her own The Honest Company Face and Body Lotion as well as a Braun facial epilator and cleansing brush. "I like to maintain a good beauty regime using the best products, with my skin being the most important. I like to keep to a routine as much as possible—so that even when my schedule is crazy there are always some elements that help me maintain looking and feeling good."
Cate Blanchett’s gorgeously glowing skin earned her a contract with SK-II, and the Academy Award-winner is so obsessed with their treatment and whitening masks, that she puts them on at least once a day. “I use it so much that I actually forget that I have it on,” she told Glamour. “I usually wait until the lights go down. I actually took the kids to school the other day and had my sunglasses on and didn’t realize because the school is at the end of the street that I had an eye mask on.
Jennifer Lopez, whose sensational skin is almost as talked-about as her flawless body when she hits a red carpet, buys her face cream at—shock!—Whole Foods. The diva, who is a client of Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer, revealed on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live that has been using Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream from several years now.
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