Celebrity Skin Care Secrets

Celebs get fine lines and dark spots, too. Find out what the stars rely on for their complexion woes.

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Perricone MD

If naturally luminous skin eludes you, don't feel bad—even Gwyneth Paltrow gets a little help. She raved about Perricone MD products in a recent GOOP newsletter. She relies on the No Foundation Foundation ($50; Click to Buy) for sheer coverage and instant radiance.

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Rodin Olio Lusso

Oil doesn't always mean grease. Liv Tyler keeps her skin hydrated and smooth with Rodin Olio Lusso face oil ($140; Click to Buy). The botanical-based essential oils smell divine and make for a glowing complexion.

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With natural, plant-based ingredients and proven results, it's no surprise that Jurlique has gathered a large celebrity following, including the likes of Jessica Alba, Christina Hendricks and Nicole Kidman. Kidman uses the Herbal Recovery Gel ($48; Click to Buy) on her skin for a hydrating, antioxidant-packed punch.

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Just because pores are famous doesn't mean they don't get clogged. Courteney Cox and Gwyneth Paltrow (who ought to moonlight as a beauty editor) use Clarisonic ($119; Click to Buy) to deep-clean their skin.

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Smith's Rosebud Salve

Eva Longoria keeps her pucker smooth with Smith's Rosebud Salve ($6; Click to Buy), an über-hydrating balm that gives a hit of moisture to cracked lips, hands, elbows and knees. You name it, this balm will soften it.

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Kenet MD

Gina Gershon and Sandra Bullock (both of whom seem to defy the aging process) are fans of the KenetMD skincare line. They love the 24K Gold Serum ($95; Click to Buy), which hydrates without getting oily. And the gold flakes in the serum aren't just for show—they contain potent anti-inflammatory properties.

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The couple that moisturizes together...doesn't always stay together. But they both get enviable complexions: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston love Kinerase lotion ($119; Click to Buy). It contains a powerful plant-growth factor that minimizes sun damage and firms skin.

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Fake a good night's sleep with Origins GinZing Refreshing eye cream ($30; Click to Buy), which Alyson Hannigan and Mary Louise Parker use to stay fresh and bright-eyed during long hours of taping How I Met Your Mother and Weeds, respectively.

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Jergens Natural Glow

Baking in a tanning bed leads to both skin cancer and leathery skin, so a faux glow is the way to go. Molly Sims gets her just-hit-the-beach look with Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer ($8; Click to Buy).

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Mario Bandescu

Mario Bandescu is a cult favorite of celebs and models alike. Naomi Campbell gets a dewy complexion with the help of the Vitamin C serum ($45; Click to Buy), which fights free radicals to boost collagen and brighten skin.

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Jo Malone

Mariska Hargitay is a fan of this luxe line of aromatics. She favors the French Lime Blossom fragrance—the body crème ($75; Click to Buy) was inspired by the Champs Élysées and makes skin as soft as a baby's bottom.

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The antioxidant-based line is a hit with the stars. Amanda Peet is a fan of the Phyto Corrective Gel ($60; Click to Buy); she has sensitive skin, and she says that the gel "calms my skin when it is red and irritated."

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Kate Somerville

Before launching her skincare line, Kate Somerville spent her days treating the complexion woes of Hollywood's A-List. Naturally, her products have a laundry list of famous fans, including Debra Messing, Kyra Sedgwick and Taraji Henson. Henson keeps her skin fresh and oh-so-clean with the Gentle Daily Wash ($32; Click to Buy).

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La Mer

Crème de la Mer ($135; Click to Buy) was one of the first products to contain nutrient-rich sea kelp, which has powerful anti-aging properties. It has a cult following of stars, including Ali Larter, Christina Hendricks and Jessica Alba.

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La Prairie

You won't see Victoria Beckham stepping out with dry patches anytime soon. She slathers on the Skin Caviar Luxe Body Emulsion ($195; Click to Buy), which is like a nourishing anti-aging lotion for the body.

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Shu Uemura

Madonna is such a fan of Shu Uemura that the brand's artistic director, Gina Brookes, is her makeup artist. She keeps her complexion radiant and fresh even when she's on tour with the Depsea Moisture Replenishing Masks ($65 for 6; Click to Buy).

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Clé de Peau

Just because Leslie Mann stars in rough-and-tumble, boy-centric comedies like Knocked Up doesn't mean she doesn't love some good old pampering. She relies on the Synactif Intensive Cream ($100; Click to Buy) for a multitude of anti-aging fixes, from evening out skin tone to firming skin.

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Dr. Hauschka

J. Lo gets her glow on with a little help from Dr. Hauschka. She's a fan of the Rose Day Cream ($43; Click to Buy), as are Rachel McAdams and Madonna. It's perfect for sensitive skin, and the rose scent is pretty, but not cloying.

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Ole Henricksen

To get her complexion smooth and bright, Renée Zellweger (along with Sandra Oh and Naomi Campbell) uses the Micro/Minipeel System ($45; Click to Buy). Formulated with potent plant extracts, it's an easy way to get the benefits of microdermabrasion at home.

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MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Nature and science go hand in hand with this line, beloved by stars such as Mary Louise Parker. Make crow's feet a thing of the past with the Fabulous Eye Cream ($29; Click to Buy), which is just that: fabulous.


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First Published Wed, 2011-11-23 13:11

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