You don’t have to be a teenager to struggle with oily skin. At 36 years old, Mindy Kaling recently revealed on app The List that she knows all too well about the perils of an oily complexion, citing her favourite skin care products for keeping shine at bay, fighting acne and a mattifying day cream that works well under make-up.
Even though she’s a highly successful writer, actress and comedian, it’s not all high-end products. In fact the first one she lists can be found in most supermarkets and local chemists: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Mindy referred to the cleanser as “old faithful” and likes to use it at the end of the day to loosen her make-up before completely taking it off using BABOR Enzyme Cleanser, which she also praises: “It takes off every bit of make-up. Even eye make-up!”
As for anti-ageing, Mindy takes cues from Cate Blanchett and uses SK-II Pitera Starter Set. And for early-morning puffy eyes? She applies Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Eye Masks ($99, myer.com.au) for 15 minutes, which are her saviour come 5am shoots for The Mindy Project.
Fellow oily skin battlers know how hard it is to find a day cream that ticks all the boxes, but Mindy has found a winner with Dr. Denese SPF 30 Defense Day Cream. Mattifying, oil-free and SPF 30, she also notes it’s great “as a primer under make-up”.
The former star of The Office isn’t immune to pimples either, writing “Nothing like a good old white head on dark brown skin.” Mindy adds that she uses the Tria Acne Clearing Blue Light to quickly get rid of any spots before appearing on talk shows.
What a list! We hope she writes about her favourite make-up products soon…
Do you have oily skin? Have you ever tried any of the products Mindy uses?