Oscar-Winning Skincare Routine - Straight From Today’s Leading Lady Nominees

Oscar-Winning Skincare Routine - Straight From Today’s Leading Lady Nominees

Awards season is here and the nominations just came out for the 2020 Academy Awards. With the ceremony itself just around the corner (February 9th for those of you that are wondering) we couldn’t help but wonder what skincare and wellness secrets this year’s leading ladies swear by.

Here’s what we found out.

Scarlett Johansson

Performance by an actress in a leading role in Marriage Story

Nominated twice -for Best Actress for her role in Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress for Jojo Rabbit - ScarJo reportedly turns to an ultra-natural, super affordable product for her toning needs: apple cider vinegar.

The gorgeous star reportedly uses it to help heal breakouts and restore her skin’s pH balance. "A while back, I started researching natural skincare," she explains. "[Apple cider vinegar] is a nice way to treat your skin if you don't want to use all those harsh chemicals that a dermatologist would recommend [...] If your skin is problematic or you're having a lot of breakouts, it's really healing. It's a little bit stinky, but if you're not sleeping over at your boyfriend's, it's really effective!"

Saoirse Ronan

Performance by an actress in a leading role in Little Women

The Little Women and Ladybird star also prefers to go au naturale when it comes to her beauty routine. “When you spend so much time at work wearing heavy makeup when you're doing press, the last thing you want to do is put makeup on when you're not working,” she revealed to Elle. “My skin got bad when I was 21. Then it started to get better when I stopped [wearing makeup]. Vitamin C serums really help. But I also just think my face doesn't suit a lot of makeup. Some people can really pull off strong looks on their face, and I don't think that suits me. Which is fine!”

Want to follow in her footsteps with a great vitamin C serum? Look for it in the form of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP). This is the most stable form of vitamin C, meaning it will never oxidize or decrease in effectiveness over time. Plus, it easily penetrates the skin so you can get all the benefits of vitamin C right away. Specifically, it will:

  • Fight and prevent acne
  • Reduce common signs of aging, such as hyperpigmentation
  • Repair oxidative photo-damage
  • Pigment reduction

You can find a great brightening, hydrating vitamin C cream here.

Charlize Theron

Performance by an actress in a leading role in Bombshell

While Charlize has a pretty consistent and thorough beauty routine - which, at night, includes serum, eye cream, and a great moisturizer - she told Harper’s Bazaarthat a big staple product for her is a reliable sunscreen.

“We wake up really early in my house — 5:45 a.m. I’m a single mom trying to get two kids ready, pack the lunchboxes, and not miss the bus. When I wake up I just rinse my face and put on sunscreen.”

For daily SPF, she uses La Prairie Cellular Radiance Emulsion SPF 30, while she prefers the slightly more protective La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen in SPF 60 for extra sunny days.

Renee Zellweger

Performance by an actress in a leading role in Judy

Renee recently spoke to InStyle claiming that her favorite face spray is Skin Up’s Phil Pharma Hydrating Elixir. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, and aloe vera, the spray definitely focuses on hydration. Let’s decode this label:

  • Hyaluronic acid: A powerful substance found naturally in your skin, hyaluronic acid is a humectant, meaning that it draws moisture from its surrounding environment.
  • Lipoic acid: A topical antioxidant that soothes skin and fights free radical damage.
  • Coenzyme Q10: A vitamin-like, fat-soluble substance that can even skin tone, reduce sun damage, and improve skin hydration.
  • Aloe vera: This natural plant soothes irritation, heals cuts and acne marks, and calms inflammation.

You can get all the same benefits by finding products formulated with these same moisturizing ingredients.

Looking for some good options? You can find aloe vera in the highest concentration in Daydreamer organic moisturizer, Cloud Whip day cream, and Bright Side AHA face wash. In fact, it’s the first ingredient in Daydreamer - available in even higher concentrations than water - along with hyaluronic acid and other ultra-moisturizing ingredients like organic shea butter and jojoba oil.

Cynthia Erivo

Performance by an actress in a leading role in Harriet

Cynthia Erivo revealed to Healthyish that her routine is more about eating well and taking care of her body with vitamins and supplements. The actress, who’s a vegan, is all about an all-natural, healthy lifestyle. Specifically, she takes a supplement called OnGuard, which is a combination of clove oil, tea tree oil, black pepper, and oregano. She also takes:

  • B complex
  • Spirulina and chlorella for greens
  • Flaxseed oil to protect her joints.
  • A multivitamin
  • An adaptogen for muscle rehabilitation
  • Vitamin D
  • A digestive enzyme

It’s comprehensive beauty from the inside out.

Laura Dern

Performance by an actress in a supporting role in Marriage Story

The face of a natural beauty brand, Laura Dern is also all about products and brands that prioritize health and well-being. Her go-to product is a plant-based serum that contains chia and kiwi seed oil, passion fruit, papaya, algae extract, marula oil, and raspberry seed oil. She told Vogue, “I’ve finally realized what was truly healthy and safe [...] So now I’m making my daughter [Jaya Harper] use all of it. When it moves you as a mom, and you know it’s better for the planet, that’s really cool.”

Margot Robbie

Performance by an actress in a supporting role in Bombshell

According to The Skincare Edit, Robbie deals with the occasional pimple, dryness, and sensitivity - which she consistently addresses in her straightforward, consistent skincare routine.

Specifically, she focuses on cleansing well and delivering much-needed hydration through her products. She uses:

  • A thorough cleanser
  • Salicylic and glycolic acid wipes
  • A moisturizing facial mist
  • Luxe eye cream

And there you have it - skincare secrets straight for the stars. Can't wait to see these leading ladies glow on the red carpet on February 9th.