When it comes to seeking skincare and beauty regimen advice, it’s no question why we turn to the stars for guidance. After all, it is part of their job to always look their best. And while we can’t all afford to spend thousands of dollars on our daily routine, it is important that we non-celebrities also make time to take care of our skin.
Well, you’ll be happy to hear that some of the best skincare products recommended by A-listers and beauty professionals alike are actually much more affordable than you’d expect. From cleansers to hydrating creams, here are some of the products that these celebrities just can’t live without. You’d be surprised just how many of these you can buy for under $20.
Chrissy Teigen – iS Clinical Cleansing Complex – $44.00
One of the most important steps of any skincare routine is, of course, cleansing. And considering how much makeup and product celebrities have to use when attending any red carpet event, they will definitely need a good cleanser handy when they are finally able to clock out.
For Chrissy Teigen, she relies on iS Clinical Cleansing Complex Face Wash to do the trick. In a recent interview with W Magazine, Teigen revealed that she always has a bottle handy in her shower. She also shared that her husband, John Legend, loves using the Foreo cleansing tool.
Natalie Portman – BIODERMA Sensibio H20 Micellar Water – $14.90
Actress Natalie Portman attributes her beautiful skin to two things. One is her plant-based diet and the other is her dedicated skincare routine. And the star has a few key products to support her always glowing complexion. One key ingredient to her nighttime beauty routine is BIODERMA Sesnibio H2O makeup remover.
This effective and affordable product is used to remove any impurities, residues, and makeup without irritating the skin. Other stars who swear by the Sensibio solution are model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, reality star, Khloe Kardashian and actress Drew Barrymore.
Gwenyth Paltrow – Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – $17.00
When it comes to unexpected breakouts none of us are safe. We’ve all had those mornings waking up with a giant pimple on our chin or forehead. And while it’s hard to believe, celebrities are no exception. Thankfully though, some stars like Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner have discovered a pimple-fighting product that actually works. And the best part is it’s affordable too.
If Hadid and Jenner don’t convince you, then there are many other celebrities that have sworn by the Mario Badescu Skin Care solution, including Goop founder herself, Gwenyth Paltrow. “I always just use the same pimple thing from the facialist in New York I’ve had forever—that chalky Mario Badescu,” shared Paltrow back in 2019. Well if it’s good enough for the wellness queen, it’s good enough for us.
Priyanka Chopra – Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil – $22.49
Actress Priyanka Chopra spent a number of years living between Mumbai and New York so she is well accustomed to how airplanes and the stress of traveling can take their toll on the skin. Clearly, Chopra has found a solution to this as her radiant, flawless-looking skin speaks for itself. According to the star, “taking off makeup and moisturizing” are essential adding that doing so is “the only way for your skin to survive crazy lifestyles.”
Not holding back on revealing her beauty secrets, Chopra also shared her love for Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil. “Bio-Oil is a magical product! I can’t believe I am sharing this with the world—it’s great for blemish-free skin if you’re also dry. I use it on my entire body at night.”
Rihanna – Bioré Pore Strips – $6.00
When it comes to glowing, flawless-looking skin, songstress Rihanna is always a star that stands out. And she can give a big thanks to her makeup artist Priscilla Ono for that. In a recent interview with Refinery 29, Ono shared what skincare products she uses to keep Rihanna camera-ready both with and without makeup.
To keep the “Umbrella” singer free of blackheads or clogged pores, Ono shared that she always carries Bioré Pore Strips. The makeup artist says that she always has these cleansing pore strips handy whenever she’s doing Rihanna’s makeup for a photoshoot or preparing her for the red carpet.
Mandy Moore – Garnier SkinActive Facial Mist Spray – $6.90
When talking about her skincare routine, This Is Us star Mandy Moore says the Garnier SkinActive Facial Mist Spray With Rose Water is her new favorite. “It’s like the perfect thing. I use it as a toner. I put it on before makeup. I spritz it on my face before I leave the house,” the star shared.
“It’s a really delightful thing in the summertime. So this is a huge part of my routine right now.” Looking as if she has yet to age a day since her career took off in the late 90s, it’s really no wonder why Moore loves this soothing and refreshing facial mist so much.
Lea Michele – Pacifica Super Green Detox Facial Mask – $3.99
Glee star Lea Michele was happy to share her love for the Pacifica Super Green Detox Mask. The mask not only has charcoal infused right into the cotton, but it’s also made entirely of plant-based ingredients like kale, cilantro, sea kelp, green tea, and vitamin C.
These all-natural ingredients work together to create a superpower detoxing mask made to purify the skin and protect it against environmental stressors. Michele posted on her Instagram story last year praising the product for all its skin purifying goodness.
Nicole Kidman – Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair – $15.78
As part of her nightly routine, Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman says she relies on Neutrogena Rapid Repair Night Moisturizer. Kidman shared that despite people saying that the retinol in the cream would dry her skin, she did not find that to be a problem at all.
On the contrary, the Big Little Lies stars says that she believes “in using retinol at night.” As an added pro-tip Kidman also emphasized the importance of sun protection, especially for those like her, that enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.
Khloe Kardashian – Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – $28.00
The youngest of the Kardashian sisters, Khloe Kardashian is one of many A-list celebrities to praise this insanely affordable moisturizer, Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré. Although Khloe is not one to skimp when it comes to her beauty routine she still called out the product as one of her skin-care must-haves.
Joining her in singing this French moisturizer’s praises are Karlie Kloss and Elle MacPherson, among many others. And it’s no wonder so many people love it. Used both as a primer, makeup remover, and body cream, this moisturizer really does do it all.
January Jones – Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – $24.50
When sharing her beauty routine on her Instagram account, Mad Men actress January Jones was first to admit that her “ritual is pretty high maintenance.” But with one look at the star, who turned 43 this year, you will quickly see that her intense routine has more than paid off.
One product that Jones praised was Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This anti-aging serum hydrates her skin overnight which is why her skin maintains that glamorous glow all day long.
Kylie Jenner – L’Oreal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask – $8.95
At only 23 years old, Kylie Jenner has already established herself as a well-trusted makeup and skin-care guru. When she has something to recommend, people listen. And for good reason too. So it’s always great when she’s singing the praises of a product as effective and affordable as the L’Oreal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask.
Jenner went as far as to post on her blog about how much she loves including the mask in her winter skincare routine. “Even though I love winter, I hate what the colder temps do to my face!” she wrote. “I can’t stand dry, dull skin, so I’m all about any product that keeps my skin feeling hydrated and soft.”
Katherine Heigl – Eminence Clear Probiotic Cleanser – $27.00
In her blog titled “My Favorite Beauty Finds” Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl shares with her fans all the skincare products that she loves including in her daily routine. One product that Heigl has only good things to say about is the Eminence Clear Probiotic Cleanser.
“I start using this about five days before my period to ward off any major hormonal breakouts,” she wrote. “I’ll also use it every other day in the shower if my skin is looking a bit congested and clogged…It smells so delicious and has this wonderful tingly cooling effect. Plus it actually works!” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Selma Hayek – Crema de Tepezcohuite – $12.00
When you ask 54-year-old actress Selma Hayek how she manages to look so young and radiant without using botox, the actress will tell you she credits a Mexican botanical called Tepezcohuite. According to Hayek the ingredient, which is sourced from a bark tree found in Southern Mexico, “completely regenerates the skin.”
In fact, it works so well that the cream is often used to treat burn victims and is referred to by some as a skincare miracle. “This is why I have no Botox, no peels, no fillings,” Hayek boasted, saying that all she uses are her creams.
Ashley Graham – Weleda Skin Food – $17.00
When it comes to skincare and beauty advice, who better to listen to than supermodel Ashley Graham, who always keeps it real for her fans. When sharing her beauty routine, Graham couldn’t help but give a shoutout to Weleda Skin Food, a deep moisturizer that works like magic on dry skin.
“This stuff is like crack,” said Graham after sharing that she uses the product every morning in the winter months. Graham says she tends to have drier combination skin but has never broken out from this ultra-rich cream, which can be used on your hands, feet, or pretty much anywhere.
Jourdan Dunn – Pixi Glow Tonic – $29.00
Looking to give your skin that eye-catching glow just like model Jourdan Dunn? Well luckily she has shared her beauty secrets and her routine is actually way more affordable than you would expect. After cleansing her skin, Dunn always turns to her bottle of Pixi Glow Tonic by Petra Cosmetics.
The exfoliating tonic is formulated to leave the skin feeling dewy and fresh and thanks to the glycolic acid, will give you that glow we all dream about. According to Dunn, this stuff works wonders. “I’m hooked! I just love the feeling that it leaves on my skin,” the model shared. “It exfoliates as well, so I feel like it’s really doing its job.”
Cara Delevingne – Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil – $29.00
Supermodel Cara Delevingne has joined the list of celebrities who are swearing by the power of Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. Delevingne says she leans on the oil to keep her skin looking runway-ready. Not only does it fight wrinkles and boost glow, but it’s also proven to help reduce the appearance of scars or stretch marks.
With just a few drops after cleansing in the evening and before moisturizing in the morning, this hero product has long been an insider beauty secret. And now the secret is out. Other celebs that love the pure rose-hip oil blend are the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Posh Spice herself, Victoria Beckham.
Kristen Bell – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel – $14.00
One of our favorite celebrity ‘mombshells,’ actress Kristen Bell revealed that her “really sensitive skin” means she has to be very selective about what products to use. One pro tip she was proud to share was her use of food-grade coconut oil which she uses to take off her makeup and as a full-body moisturizer.
Her hot beauty tips don’t stop there though. “I also really, really like the Hydro Boost that Neutrogena has,” she shared. “It’s the one in the blue container and it’s got lactic acid in it and hyaluronic acid, which are the ones that plump you. Hyaluronic acid is apparently what actually plumps your skin from the inside out.”
Drew Barrymore – Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist – $48.00
In an interview with Vogue, actress Drew Barrymore revealed that her “favorite new product” at the time was the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist.“It’s incredible. If you’re stuck at work for several hours a day — and I tend to get stuck at work for several, several, several hours a day — this spray is a game-changer,” she shared.
Barrymore praised the product for “totally reinvigorating” her makeup, calling misting a “revelation.” Other celebs that have praised the product, made by luxury Japanese beauty company, TATCHA, are Kim Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner.
Kim Kardashian – LANCER The Method Polish – $75.00
For many A-listers out there, Dr. Harold Lancer is the go-to dermatologist that they lean on to help keep their skin flawless. Among his clients is reality superstar and pop culture icon, Kim Kardashian. And if you asked Kiki herself she will tell you that Dr. Lancer always stresses the importance of daily exfoliation.
Kim is a true believer in The Lancer Method when it comes to cleansing and nourishing her skin. And she has named the Lancer Polish from his three-step system as a long-time fixture in her beauty routine. Joining Lancer’s celebrity clientele are Beyonce, Ryan Seacrest, and Jennifer Lopez.
Mindy Kaling – Dermalogica PreCleanse – $45.00
Comedian Mindy Kaling was happy to share with her Instagram followers all of her favorite products that she likes to keep handy. Among them was Dermalogica PreCleanse which she uses to clean away all makeup, sunscreen, or buildup.
The pre-cleanse helps Kaling keep her pores clear and leaves her skin feeling fresh. “I’m alllll about their pre-cleanse,” Kaling wrote on Instagram. “I’m not paid by them or anything, it’s just an awesome way to get makeup off. YASS CLEAN.”
Winnie Harlow – Raw Manuka Honey Mask – $13.46
In an interview with Elle UK, fashion model Winnie Harlow shared an exclusive look into her beauty regime. This included her revealing her “favorite cheat” for treating tired skin. To do this she uses a raw manuka honey mask for three consecutive days.
Harlow goes on to explain that “Honey is a natural humectant so it draws moisture to the skin and its high hydrogen content kills bacteria that can give me breakouts.” We are just glad to hear that models have to fight breakouts too!
Yara Shahidi – Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer – $12.99
According to 17-year-old Black-ish star Yara Shahidi, it’s never too early to start taking care of your skin. Shahidi shared that she learned the importance of skincare from her family and says that making time for keeping your skin healthy always takes precedent over makeup.
For Shahidi, no matter how busy she gets balancing school and her acting career, she always makes time to apply Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer. “I’m a teenager who wears HD makeup, so my skin does have iffy moments,” she said. This moisturizer is not only oil-free, but it also has SPF, so it both hydrates and protects.
Zoey Kravitz – Caudalie Beauty Elixir – $18.00
Never one to stray from going au naturel, actress Zoey Kravitz always seem to look effortlessly beautiful. Whether she is walking the red carpet or just chilling at home, there’s no doubt that Kravitz has that fresh natural glow that we all strive for. So what’s her secret?
Besides winning the genetics lottery with mom Lisa Bonet and dad Lenny Kravitz, the star owes her gorgeous skin to a few go-to beauty products. One ingredient to Kravitz’s luminous skin that the Big Little Lies star “loves” is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. “It wakes you up and I love the minty smell,” she shared.
Victoria Beckham – CosMedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser – $39.00
You might be surprised to find out that former Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham did not always have the flawless skin that we see her with today. In fact, according to Beckham, she used to have “quite bad skin” when she was younger and she used to try everything to cover up her imperfections. Today however she has her own beauty line and has found a wide range of products that she relies on to keep her skin in tip-top shape.
One such product is the CosMedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser which Beckham says ” is quite minty” and “feels really nice on the skin.” She began using both the CosMedix Purity Clean cleansing oil and exfoliator after receiving a recommendation from Australian skincare expert, Meanie Grant. In Beckham’s own words, she is “loving it!”