An award-winning actress, mother and activewear entrepreneur, Kate Hudson knows a thing or two about looking impeccable day in and day out. The daughter of legendary actress Goldie Hawn, 38-year-old Kate, who recently signed on as the face of La Mer’s new global digital campaign, Ways to Love La Mer, admitted to us that she has “finally nailed her skin care routine,” but the secret to her picture-perfect complexion comes down to one simple—and eco-conscious—trick.
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“When it comes to cleansing, it’s easy to over-clean your skin and strip it of its natural moisture. So, when possible, I wash my face once a day, at night only, and—here’s the trick—I avoid using water!” she says. “I love oil cleansers that you use on dry skin and pat off, like La Mer The Cleansing Oil ($90). Then, I finish off with a toner or micellar water that gives me that extra clean, hydrated feeling. If I’m cleansing in the morning, I use La Mer’s The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream ($170), usually followed by an antioxidant serum, and I always finish with sunscreen.”
While some may say Kate’s unconventional, waterless way of washing isn’t the standard, truth be told, if your skin can tolerate a no-rinse cleanser or water-free cleansing method (as well as wipes), there’s no harm in doing so. The secret lies in figuring out what works best for your skin—your dermatologist or aesthetician can suggest if it’s wise to go the way of water or not—because what works for one skin type may not be the best fit for another.