Blue Crush fans will never forget Kate Bosworth as a sun-kissed 18-year-old surfer. You might be surprised to learn, however, that unlike her on-screen character Anne-Marie, Kate Bosworth’s beauty routine involves a lot more than just sun, salt and the sea.
In fact, during a recent interview with Net-A-Porter, Kate attributed overexposure to sunlight as the reason for her chronic skin condition. “When I was 23, the sun triggered melasma, which, unfortunately, became a somewhat irritating lifelong relationship,” she said.
The actress calls it a condition that is “notoriously difficult to treat,” but credits aesthetician Faith Tatro as the woman who taught her the importance of caring for the integrity of her skin. Nearly two decades and one of the best complexions in Hollywood later, Kate’s beauty philosophy remains unchanged: “The skin is the most important part of the canvas.”
You won’t find her indulging in a 10-step self-care session, though. “I’m not the best when it comes to pampering, I’m more of a ‘let’s get it done with driven products’ kinda gal,” she said, which should’ve been our first clue that her beauty routine was going to be filled with effective, potent, and let’s face it, very pricey items.
What you won’t find amongst her beauty recommendations? The name of her favourite Botox clinic. “I’m almost 40 and have never used fillers or anything cosmetic in that way.” As for non-invasive procedures, she said: “I’m very diligent about effective skin care, lasers and light therapy.”
So without further ado, here are the beauty products Kate Bosworth is using and loving.
Cleanser: “At the moment, I wash my face with Epicuren Herbal Face Wash.” ($46, My Deal)
Moisturiser: “Orchidée Impériale Day Cream by Guerlain, which is one of my favourite heritage brands – this cream is so rich and luminous.” ($450, David Jones)
Exfoliator: “I exfoliate once a week and I’m a devotee of Nigma Talib ND Brightening Masks when I decide to spend time on myself.” ($120, Net-A-Porter)
Serum: “Nigma Talib ND + Kind.est The Serum. Dr. Nigma and I have been friends for nearly a decade, and this serum is truly a game-changer. During the development process, I was so excited by the sample and the way it quickly improved my skin – so I was begging her to send me more as soon as possible. And now it’s here!” ($336, Net-A-Porter)
Lip to Cheek (also known as her solution to a “bad face day”): “Currently, I love my friend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s line, Rose Inc. Her Blush Divine Radiant Lip & Cheek Colour is precisely what I need on a day I don’t feel my best. Rosie has the best taste, so it’s unsurprising that she’s created such an amazing line.” ($45, MECCA)
Main image credit: @katebosworth
Do you have a go-to “bad face day” product? If so, what is it?