As a skincare junkie, I love nothing more than getting product recommendations and beauty tips. I find it fascinating how various products work on each person’s skin in a different way, and no two people’s medicine cabinets are exactly alike. The people I especially like hearing beauty secrets from are women over 40. They’ve spent years testing products and gathering wisdom, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about beauty regimens.
Now, celebrities over 40 are in a whole new league. They’ve not only had years of experience testing products, but they also have access to industry experts and specialists to help guide their routine. So I tend to take product recommendations from them very seriously. I’ve recently heard a lot of celebrities talking about specialized products that I, through my instant googling, have figured out are actually available on Amazon. From the $12 sheet masks Drew Barrymore swears by to keep breakouts at bay to the $35 oil cleanser Victoria Beckham uses morning and night, below are the beauty products on Amazon celebrities over 40 are obsessed with.
Cindy Crawford has had envy-inducing skin for decades now, so we’re taking notes any time she reveals her beauty secrets. Her Instagram account is a gold mine for tips and product recommendations, like the hydrating eye pads pictured above. These help plump and brighten the thin, delicate skin underneath the eyes.
If you’re one of Tracee Ellis Ross’s 7 million Instagram followers, you know she’s a skincare genius. Her stories are always full of helpful tips and product recs, and Bioderma is always on her rotation. I’m also a Bioderma fan and can confirm its makeup-removing capabilities.
If there’s anyone to listen to when it comes to skincare, it’s supermodel Christie Brinkley. According to Byrdie, she swears by adding this exfoliating scrub to your daily routine to slough away all of the dead skin to keep skin looking younger.
Another celebrity who swears by the power of exfoliation is Cate Blanchett. The actress uses a Clarisonic to take cleansing to the next level, gently removing dead skin cells and any leftover makeup residue.
Another celebrity you should be following on Instagram for genius beauty tips is Drew Barrymore. Not only does talk about her own line, Flower Beauty, but she also features other brands she’s using and loving, including Talika’s bio enzyme sheet mask, which leaves the skin clear and free from blemishes.
Victoria Beckham uses Cosmedix cleansing oil morning and night to remove dirt, makeup, and impurities. It’s formulated with antioxidant-rich argan, moringa, and olive oils to break down dirt while also enriching the skin with vitamins.
Sofía Vergara told Shape she has a relatively low-maintenance skincare routine because, as someone with rosacea, she needs to ensure she’s not using harsh products that will irritate her skin. To help combat her inflammation, she applies calendula oil after her moisturizer every day.
Nicole Kidman swears by a $25 drugstore retinol. “I believe in using retinol at night, so I use the Neutrogena Night Repair,” Kidman tells Byrdie. “I know people go, ‘Retinol! It’ll make your skin dry,’ but [this one] doesn’t.” If you’re new to the retinol world, this formula is a great place to start, as the monetary investment is low so you can see how your skin reacts without major risk.
Mindy Kaling admits her skincare routine is relatively elaborate but swears by the simple drugstore favorite cleanser Cetaphil to remove makeup without irritating skin.
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