When you think of Selena Gomez and beauty, your mind most likely wanders to her affinity for makeup.
But the Rare Beauty founder also has a healthy obsession with all things skin care, which stems from a generational love of self-care that was passed down from her grandmother.
“She’s taken care of her skin for as long as I can remember,” Gomez told Into The Gloss. “When my mum hit about 21, my nanna started giving her old Olay products, sort of like hand-me-downs… And it must work because my mum has the most incredible, beautiful skin.”
And like mother, like daughter, Gomez herself is always glowing. So we hunted down everything we could find on her skin care routine…
She believes in skin care with a self-care mindset
The 29-year-old told Vogue that she addresses her skin with a self-care mindset because “when you’re taking care of your skin, you’re taking care of your body, and your mind, and soul—I think it’s all connected.”
Her skin care habits are very relatable
“I try not to pick at anything [and sometimes] that’s hard,” Gomez revealed in the same interview with Vogue.
But when she can’t help herself, she relies on the and Biore Deep Cleansing Strips ($9.49 at Chemist Warehouse). According to an interview with Into The Gloss, she said: “They make me feel really accomplished when I do them, too — plus they work!”
Another bargain buy she likes? The Evian Eau Mineral Brumisateur Spray ($9.69 at Chemist Warehouse) which she spritzes on before applying any other potions.
During her Vogue Beauty Secrets confessional, the singer also admitted that she has to wash her face before applying makeup.
“It just… it bothers me, I guess. I just need to have a clean canvas to start,” she said.
“As far as make-up remover [goes], I love the Dior Hydra Life Triple Impact Makeup Remover ($65 at MYER),” Gomez spilled in a recent interview with Vogue UK. “It’s blue and really pretty. I use it to wipe it all off.”
We’ve never felt so seen in all of our lives.
Her eye product game is impressive
After she’s sufficiently cleansed her skin, Gomez likes to whip out her favourite eye masks. “I like to start with a nice eye patch to get rid of any inflammation,” she explained in her Vogue Beauty Secrets tutorial.
Her go to? The SEPHORA COLLECTION Cucumber Eye Masks ($6 at Sephora), which just so happen to be a recommendation from her little sister.
“My sister has like 18 of these,” Gomez went on to say. “She’s probably more of the beauty guru now and she’s eight-years-old… she’s kinda cooler than me.”
Gomez doesn’t stop there when it comes to keeping her under eyes looking camera-ready.
As the beauty mogul told Into The Gloss, she’s a fan of caffeine-infused formulas such as the (now, unfortunately discontinued) First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy: “If you get dark circles, it’s the sh*t.”
“I’ll put it on, it feels all good and cold, go have a coffee, and that’s the bomb.”
While we can understand if you’re disappointed that you can’t get your hands on a Gomez-approved formula, we’d recommend sampling the Revolution Skincare Revitalising Caffeine Eye Cream ($16 at Revolution Beauty) instead.
However, when it comes to red carpet appearances where frequent collaborator and makeup artist Hung Vanngo is at the helm of her glam squad, Gomez opts for vitamin C eye cream; specifically the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream ($60 at Sephora), which Vanngo used to create her Critics Choice Awards look.
She’s a Tatcha superfan
Gomez has confessed on several occasions that she’s a big fan of Tatcha’s dewy skin range.
Her hydrating routine doesn’t end with her face
In Gomez’s recent Vogue UK interview, the Rare Beauty founder confessed she loves a light body lotion to hydrate the rest of her body. “I just use a regular lotion, but don’t usually use a lot of it because it makes me feel sticky.”
“However, I just got back from a trip and my skin is peeling, so I’m using Sol de Janeiro’s Bum Bum Cream ($67 at MECCA).
Well, we guess we better start saving our pennies now so we can have skin like Selena Gomez from top-to-toe as soon as possible…
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.