In an interview with The New York Times, supermodel Ashley Graham admits that she’s facing a lot of newness: she just became a new mom to her baby boy, Iassac, she’s battling early signs of rosacea and she’s figuring out how to calm the new diet-induced acne she’s been finding on her forehead. But, when it comes down to it, skin care is her favorite method of rejuvenation. As such, she has some tried-and-true products she always returns to for a sense of familiarity (she’s been using one of them since she was 15).
Graham admits to being a nighttime-shower person, adding that she’s been doing this forever because it gives her a fuller head of hair in the morning. “I use whatever shampoo I can get my hands on that doesn’t have sulfates,” says the Instagram mogul. “I part it down the middle and then douse my head with John Frieda Dream Curls ($8). I’ve been using it since I was 15 years old.” In the morning, to tame her “slightly frizzy waves,” she uses Vientti’s Gel Stick ($13) for a smooth part and more controlled postpartum baby hairs.
For both an a.m. and p.m. rinse, she’s a fan of SkinMedica’s Facial Cleanser ($38), adding that it gets all the residue off her face in one swipe. “Then, I use the skin toner by Vivant ($54). It burns really bad. That’s how I know it’s working!”
To tackle her rosacea, she, like many other A-listers we’ve been seeing on the ‘gram, splurged on the Dr. Dennis Gross LED Face Mask ($435). But, when it comes to her product lineup, she follows in one specific celeb’s footsteps: Tracee Ellis Ross. “I like to use skin-care products that my skin idols use. Tracee Ellis Ross, her skin looks phenomenal. She’s on SkinCeuticals right now, so I’m on SkinCeuticals right now,” she tells The New York Times.
In her current lineup: SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF ($166), CE Ferulic ($166) and the Triple Lipid Restore Moisturizer ($128). “Sometimes I use the Restore lip stuff. It tastes disgusting, but I think it’s helping my lips.”
To achieve her butter-smooth skin, Graham swears by the Flamingo Spray Moisturizer ($10). “It’s my biggest beauty mommy hack. It’s so fast —you spray it on. I feel so moisturized, and it smells like a hotel!”
The Revlon ambassador has a few go-tos from the brand that she attributes to her everyday glow: “I like the SkinLights Bronzer ($12) and the Powder Blush in Naughty Nude ($12), but not too much. My eyelashes will stick straight out if I don’t do something about them. The So Fierce Mascara ($9) pulls them up like Tammy Faye,” she says.
For juicy lips, she uses the Brazillian Tan Lipstick ($9) all over but tops it all off with Aquaphor ($4), the secret to juicy-looking, moisturized lips.