It's almost officially summertime and you know what that means: Time to make a few alterations to the old skincare routine. Dermatologists maintain that you should select your products according to the season, so perhaps it's time you actually listen. These celebrity-favorite moisturizers could be the secret to finally getting the complexion of your dreams.
Achieving that coveted red carpet-ready glow sometimes seems like an impossible feat, especially for those of us who don't factor four-figure facials and visits to world-renowned aestheticians into our regular budgets.
Truth be told, celebrities rely on a whole slew of tools — laser treatments, anti-aging drips, and entire glam squads, for example — to keep up with the industry's beauty standards. Despite Beyoncé's claim that she woke up like that, you can bet that complexion has had plenty of help.
One key ingredient in every celebrity's skincare routine is a good moisturizer. Lucky for us, the brands that adorn their vanities aren't always outrageously pricey or dermatologist-prescribed. In fact, some are sitting on a shelf at your neighborhood drugstore at this very moment.
So, even if you can't afford the chemical peel du jour, you still have a chance at getting dewy, radiant skin in time for summer after all. Ahead, 10 cult-classic moisturizers that celebrities absolutely adore.
La Mer Crème de La Mer
When it comes to cult-classic moisturizers, Crème de La Mer is the mother of them all. It's rich enough for Khloé Kardashian to use it as a night cream, providing a plumpness that allows Kate Hudson to look fresh all day. Kim Kardashian, Ashley Tisdale, Liv Tyler, and Demi Moore are addicted to this luxury product. The only problem for some is the price tag.
Weleda Skin Food
If you don't know about Skin Food by now, you are truly missing out. This rich formula, loaded with natural ingredients like chamomile, pansy, and sweet almond oil, has acquired quite the celebrity following. Adele, Victoria Beckham, and Julia Roberts credit it for their always-quenched skin.
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50
You must be familiar with the widespread obsession with renowned P50 by now. It's an all-in-one toner, balancer, and exfoliating moisturizer that has found its way into the morning routines of Madonna, Sharon Stone, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and so many more.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment
No matter how rich they get, some celebrities have stuck to their drugstore skincare roots and that's something the budget-conscious can appreciate. Nicole Kidman says she loves Aquaphor because "it costs nothing, and it's amazing for dry skin, which I have." Even Beyoncé and Meghan Markle use it, according to the duchess' makeup artist, Daniel Martin.
Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre
This Parisian miracle product is Europe's best-kept skincare secret. It's reportedly beloved by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson, not to mention Kiera Knightley's makeup artist, Julia Carta, who all credit the lightweight formula for their coveted dewy complexions.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
Mario Dedivanovic — the makeup artist responsible for giving Chrissy Teigen, Khloé Kardashian, and Demi Lovato their glow — told SELF that he always primes his clients' faces with this under-$30 moisturizer. Olivia Palermo, Reese Witherspoon, and Cameron Diaz have admitted to using it, too.
CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Dermatologists have been known to recommend this cult-classic and super-affordable drugstore brand for sensitive skin types. Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde absolutely swear by it. The ever-glowy Blake Lively, alternatively, relies on the SPF 50 variety with zinc oxide.
Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream
People have been hounding Jennifer Lopez for her skincare routine for decades and yet, she still keeps that coveted morning routine a secret. One thing we do know is that the singer loves a bit of Dr. Hauschka's Rose Day Cream, according to her appearance on Watch What Happens Live a few years ago.
Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion
According to an interview she did with Allure, Emma Roberts' beauty bag is never without a tube of Murad's Skin Perfecting Lotion. This ultra-light formula is made with honey extract and it's oil-free, so you can count on a shine-free complexion.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Soothing Protective Skincare
At 54 years old, Sarah Jessica Parker still looks the same as she did during the first episode of Sex and the City. How does she defy time so well? This matte moisturizer by La Roche-Posay is "the only moisturizer [she's] used forever," she says. "It's amazing. It's very thin, so you can use it to touch yourself up. It's great."