Quick: Think of a celeb with the most perfect skin. Got it? For us, Jennifer Lopez always comes to mind. Not only is the actress-dancer-singer absolutely flawless whether she’s on the red carpet or the street, but she’s also ageless. Turns out it’s not just good genes and Hollywood magic making her shine—she relies on a skincare regimen to keep her complexion hydrated, smooth and wrinkle-free. The best part? None of these products will cost you a fortune.
Glow Like J.Lo
"People should start thinking of their skincare as their makeup—if your skin isn't in its prime condition, it hinders what I'm able to accomplish [as a makeup artist]," said Mary Phillips, the celeb makeup artist behind Jennifer's famous glow. A moisturizer-SPF combo is J.Lo's daily go-to. Currently, she loves L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Moisturizer with SPF 30.
Mary primes J.Lo's skin using L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift Moisture Blur. "It diffuses light and creates a very even appearance, while giving a silky finish to the skin,” she said. Try applying the featherweight formula five minutes after your SPF and five minutes before your foundation to let the skin-shielding and smoothing benefits soak in.
Jennifer is also a well-known fan of Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, which contains a trifecta of oils to protect skin from irritation while simultaneously hydrating and sealing moisture. It's good to play favorites, but it's better to have an arsenal of hits on rotation.
Jennifer regularly sees facialist Nichola Joss, the aesthetician who also counts potential royal-to-be Meghan Markle as a client. Both stars get their glow, said Joss, from thrice-daily facial massages.
You hear it all the time, drink plenty of water and stay hydrated, but J.Lo really attributes her flawless skin to sipping on old-fashioned H20. "Sorry, it’s true! I think drinking lots of water and fresh foods with lots of fruits and vegetables all play into the quality of skin's appearance," she has said.
The patented "J.Lo Glow" isn't just about her face. While she’s not a fan of self-tanning, she shimmers from head to toe via a body-bronzing lotion. Jennifer is famous for using Scott Barnes Body Bling, the eponymous cream from her former makeup artist.
"There's a lot of going from pants to a short skirt, so I keep a razor in my travel kit," Jennifer said. But rather than stress about finding a bottle of shaving cream on set, she instead has "grabbed a water spray bottle from the hairdresser, mixed it with some lotion and shaved my legs in under a minute." So that's how she keeps her legs looking amazing at all times!