If there’s one thing I’m obsessed with at the moment, it’s finding out celebrities’ skincare routines. Just how exactly do they get that glowy no-makeup makeup look and effortlessly dewy skin, whilst the weather insists on keeping mine as dry as sandpaper? Okay, yes, a lot of it may be down to good genes, but they also get pampered by the best in the business, so it can’t help to find out what’s behind the magic and try it for ourselves, can it?
So far, we’ve discovered Emily Ratajowski’s favourite products, and how Gwyneth, J.Lo and Victoria Beckham look so good for their age, but one bathroom cabinet we’ve been dying to look in is Chrissy Teigen’s. If you don’t have a major soft spot for Chrissy and her family life realness on social media, sorry to say, but we probably wouldn’t get along. Those good genes we mentioned? She’s got plenty, but she’s also a fan of a good beauty product and loves to share her tips with her followers.
We love her approach to skin, as she often showcases her bare face on Instagram. When she does get glammed up for the red carpet, though, it’s usually a natural, glowy look that highlights her features and definitely benefits from a thorough day-to-day skincare routine as its basis. We’ve done some digging and found out her hero products that keep her skin looking as fresh as it does. Keep scrolling for the secrets…
Let’s start at the beginning. Cleansing is, of course, the most important part of any skincare routine and we imagine you’d need a good one to wash off the number of products needed for a photoshoot or red carpet appearance. Chrissy recently shared a picture of her in-shower selection with not one but two bottles of IS Clinical’s Cleansing Complex, which, she told W Magazine, would be included if she only had 5 minutes for a routine. She’s also previously admitted that her husband, singer John Legend, can’t get enough of the Foreo cleansing tool.
With two children, Chrissy has recently talked about how hard it is to find the time to prioritise skincare. When she travels on planes, she tells Refinery 29, is when she "takes the best care of her skin because I have all the time in the world." That explains why we often see her using her beloved SK-II sheet masks in-flight on her social accounts. We also have it on good authority that GlamGlow’s Gravity Mud Mask and ReVive’s Masque de Radiance are favourites of hers for hydration.
You wouldn’t believe it but Chrissy herself has admitted her skin feels "very dry all the time, so anything that gets me moisture I’m happy with.” Her day-to-day go-to’s are from La Mer (a brand she’s used for over 10 years) and La Prairie. Both brands are on the pricier end of things, shall we say, but both of these products crop up time and again when we ask for expert recommendations, so you obviously pay for results.
By now you’ve probably heard about retinol and it’s anti-ageing effects. It’s no surprise, then, that Chrissy’s ultimate skincare secret is Shani Darden’s retinol—another essential she would include in her routine if she only had 5 minutes. We’ll have what she’s having.
Another product Chrissy recently shared on her Instagram stories is Zitsticka’s Killa Patches which use micro darts to target and calm the appearance of new spots. They’re lifesavers for those days when you have an important meeting, presentation or birthday party you want to look your best for.
Last but not least, a girl’s gotta get that glow, and no one does it better than Chrissy Teigen. She recently partnered with Becca Cosmetics and has since been raving about its Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter on her Instagram, which she uses before events on her face and body. This is an award-winning product that gives that post-holiday shine all year round.