I’m gonna be honest, I actually had to unfollow Olivia Culpo on Instagram a few months ago. The former Miss Universe, now influencer, has amassed a following of over 4 million and somehow manages to look absolutely perfect in every photo she posts – so much so that it was making me envious.
However, since writing this article, I’m actually pleased to report I’ve started following her again. Why? Because I’ve learnt she has a kickass skincare routine, and like all of us, has struggled with her own skin concerns including acne (is it weird that this made me feel a lot better?)
As most of us know, cleansing is arguably the most important step in any skincare routine – and Olivia shared her some insight into her routine with Allure:
“I don’t do too much in the morning. I actually don’t even wash my face, just rinse it with water. Then I start with a moisturiser that has SPF in it. At night — every single night — I use my Clarisonic and a cleanser, like the Murad Essential-C Cleanser, to take off my makeup. I’ll use a serum or an oil and then a heavier cream.”
Why Is Cleansing So Important?
Something I’ve learnt in my time as a beauty editor is that cleansers are often the first product people skimp on. But what they don’t actually realise is that if your cleanser isn’t doing its job effectively, the rest of your skincare products may not be performing at their best either.
Throughout the day, pollutants, oil and dirt build up on our skin. If you’re wearing makeup and sunscreen, that’s another layer of debris to add to the equation. It’s crucial for your skin health to remove this build up – I usually recommend a double cleanse, which is where a device like the Clarisonic comes in. It can cleanse the skin 6 times better than your hands.
Now To Olivia’s Routine:
Okay, so we’ve covered off that Olivia uses her Clarisonic and Murad’s Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser to properly remove her makeup – but why is this her cleanser of choice to use with her trusty cleansing device?
– This gel cleanser works to restore a more radiant complexion
– It effectively removes dirt, oil & impurities from the skin, including makeup
– It’s packed full of vitamins & antioxidants to protect against environmental damage
– Leaves the skin feeling purified, hydrated & refreshed
★★★★★ Lovely skin cleanser – Kellee
“I wash my face the first thing every morning and the last thing before bedtime. It smells wonderful and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. It only takes a small amount to create wonderful clean skin.”
★★★★★ Must have – Maj
“I’ve been using this cleanser for a year now and I love it. I’ve got oily skin and this keeps my face feeling smooth and fresh. It doesn’t dry my skin out and leaves my face feeling refreshed after washing.”
★★★★★ Love – Carly
“Beautiful product. Love that it’s vitamin C. I use this as my morning cleanser to wake my skin up and give it some glow. Feels refreshing. I like the subtle scent. Doesn’t dry my skin.”