From her first film role in the iconic 90s drama Buffy The Vampire Slayer to becoming a renowned actress and producer and—most recently—starring in ABC’s Alaska Daily, Hilary Swank has pretty much done it all in her years in the industry. With a life as eventful and non-stop as hers, it’s essential to have a reliable roster of products that hit the mark every time and can keep up with the bustle of celebrity life. Last week, Swank revealed to The Strategist that she does indeed have a list of tried and true, can’t-live-without products that keep her looking and feeling her best from set to screen and everywhere in between.
When it comes to her beauty routine—both on camera and off—Swank likes to keep it natural and organic. The actress explained that she embarked on a personal endeavor to remove and avoid toxins that are prevalent in most products from her daily self-care and wellness routine. “When I realized how many pollutants are in cosmetics, shampoo, candles, or perfume, I just couldn’t believe it,” she explains. “I was like, ‘How is that even legal?'” As a result, the actress sticks to beauty products that she knows are free of harmful chemicals and stays true to her personal aesthetic. “I’m not a big makeup wearer, meaning I like my makeup to be more natural,” she begins, “Ilia Beauty’s products are organic and natural. I like everything they make, really. The Super Serum Skin Tint ($48) can go underneath anything, and there’s a tint to it if you want a really light makeup base.”
Swank’s much-loved ILIA serum is a fan-favorite amongst many for its lightweight, natural coverage and its combination of nourishing, natural ingredients, like non-nano zinc oxide SPF 40. Simply dispensing one half dropper of this serum into your hands and applying it across your face both feeds the skin through powerful ingredients like hyaluronic acids and plant-based squalane while also providing sheer but buildable coverage.
The natural, barely there makeup look has been making a comeback in recent years, and now, for those of looking to nail that sheer, dewy appearance while still giving our skin all the goods it needs, we can thank Hilary Swank for leading us to this sure-fire SPF serum that’s bound to have us looking fresh all day long.