For anyone who has ever dealt with sensitive skin, it’s common knowledge that gentle but effective products are hard to come by, and Ana de Armas—star of the new Marilyn Monroe biopic, Blonde—is one celeb who has long struggled to master the challenges of a sensitive complexion. Luckily for those of us looking for a simple yet powerful skincare routine, de Armas recently spilled all her secrets for conquering sensitive skin.
“I have very sensitive skin, and [it can be] very reactive to all the makeup I have to put on every day when I’m shooting,” the actress told Allure. Like many of us, de Armas can’t afford think too much about perfecting her skin, especially before a big shoot, since—in her words—”I swear to God, if I stress too much, I get a pimple.” After discovering the magic of La Mer products from a makeup artist friend, de Armas now confidently boasts the effects of La Mer’s The Concentrate Serum ($425). “The more you use The Concentrate, the more you feel [the difference in your skin],” she said to Allure, “I bring it with me when I travel, through all different climates and environments. My skin is less reactive.”
Another one of the actress’ favorite products for her sometimes finicky complexion is the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum ($110). “It’s lifting, hydrating, firming, and has a boost of collagen, plus the texture is amazing,” she told Glamour. The star also shared with Who What Wear, that she loves to pair this powerful serum with morning gua-sha session. “I just massage my face for as long as I can until it isn’t cold anymore. You can really feel the serum penetrate your skin—it gets nice and pink, the blood and circulation are flowing, and it’s really, really nice. It helps me wake up!”
Having sensitive skin doesn’t mean you have to skimp out on your skincare routine, and Ana de Armas is living proof that even the most reactive skin can still benefit from a luxurious routine. When it comes to keeping skin clear and under control, we can count on de Armas to give us all the sensitive skin serum recommendations we need.