Gemma Chan understands how to make a good first impression. Her performance in 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians was remarkable, and we’re eagerly awaiting the release of Don’t Worry, Darling next year (Chan, Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, Harry Styles, and Chris Pine star).
Meanwhile, Chan is working on a podcast about Asian American civil rights and utilizing her position as a L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman to emphasize the importance of self-care in developing confidence and advocating equality. To that end, the actress and activist recently disclosed her whole beauty regimen – and the details are spicy.
Chan walked viewers through exactly what she relies on to preserve her radiant skin in a Vogue video aired earlier this month. As one would expect from a celebrity, she spends money on high-end items such as Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream, celebrity aesthetician Joanna Czech’s Facial Massager, and Foreo skincare products.
However, alongside those three-figure purchases — The Rich Cream, appropriately, costs $265 a bottle — are two hardworking products in the under-$20 range.
What was the first? The Revitalift Derm Intensives Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum from L’Oréal is an essential base layer. Hyaluronic acid is in a lot of products these days because, according to researchers, it has a “unique capacity” for holding hydration – it can store up to 1,000 times its weight in water, keeping that dewy moisture on your skin.
With that kind of power, it’s no surprise that Chan believes the serum “works really well” to wake up her face on sluggish mornings after late nights, or that it has over 18,000 five-star Amazon ratings.
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“I’ve been breaking out so severely from having to wear a mask all the time,” writes one 30-year-old with highly sensitive and dry skin. “I introduced this serum to my skincare routine and noticed immediate improvements.
For the first time in years, my complexion looks dewy and moisturized, and I practically glow.” Others claim that it instantly fills in deep creases, while yet others claim that after trying “everything on the market,” the Revitalift serum provided them with velvety, luminous skin.
The next steal in Chan’s sequence matches that efficiency. “Caffeine eye cream is my secret weapon,” she says. “[I] just dot under my eyes very delicately. Hopefully, it will induce some drainage of the puffiness “The Inkey List’s $9.99 Caffeine Eye Cream, according to Chan.
Reviewers believe it works: they credit the product with rapidly reducing puffiness and keeping it at bay all day, as well as lightening under-eye circles and dark spots.
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“Holy crap, it truly does minimize puffiness,” a customer said of the effect. “I’ve been using this product on a daily basis (AM and PM) for just over a week and I’ve already noticed a significant change. I no longer resemble a zombie.”
Others claim that the cream’s hydration lasts all day, even on dry eyes, and that at $10, it outperforms even more expensive creams. Shop it at Sephora, and keep scrolling to see the rest of Chan’s skin and cosmetics routine.
Gemma wears Dress, Prada. Earrings, Dinny Hall Photo