How to nail Zendaya's 3-step evening skin care routine

The whole thing costs less than $80

Digital Beauty Editor / February 07 2023

Remember when Zendaya became the youngest woman ever to win the glistening gold Emmy Award for 'Lead Actress in a Drama'? Well, that was extremely impressive. But TBH, something that shines just as bright (and leaves us equally as impressed) is her skin.

And as the old saying goes (okay, we may be paraphrasing, but bear with us): good things (AKA brightness, clearness, and plumpness) come to those who always do their skin care routine before hitting the sack.

The thing is, while we're all pretty good at prepping our faces for makeup when we're feeling fresh in the A.M., it can be easy to let a few skin sins slide when it gets to 9pm. Forgivable, right? Not on Zendaya's watch.

"I think it's so important to take care of your skin and pamper it before you go to bed," she explained via her website, going on to reveal the three products that make up her "simple evening skin care routine".

See? It doesn't have to be complicated, it just needs to be effective. It's all about nailing the major steps: cleanse, balance, and hydrate. And honestly, with Zendaya's three faves all coming in at less than 80 bucks, there are really no ifs, ands or buts about it.

So, the next time you find yourself drifting off to dreamland pre-cleanse, remember her wise words, and get your face ready to enjoy its precious beauty sleep properly...


Step 1: Wipes

“I wipe off any makeup and dirt with Shea Moisture African Black Soup Facial Cleansing Wipes ($11.99 at Oz Hair & Beauty). One of my biggest tips for keeping your skin clear is to wash your makeup off before you go to bed. There are no excuses!", shared Zendaya. While wipes may not be everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to cleansing, these guys are definitely as good as they get – they’re biodegradable and naturally infused with clearing tea tree oil and calming calendula oil, making them the ideal option for oily-prone skin. And hey, if Zendaya's a fan, who are we to judge? They're also only twelve bucks, so they're as gentle on the bank account as they are on the face.

Shea Moisture African Black Soup Facial Cleansing Wipes

Step 2: Toner

“With cotton pads, I apply rose water witch hazel as a toner. It's really refreshing and has a nice, soft scent,” Zendaya said of her go-to balancing buy. If you like the idea of toning your skin, but want to steer clear of drying territory, a gentle alcohol-free formula is perfect. Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner ($24.95 at Amazon) is made up of rose petal water, witch hazel extract and aloe vera, so it’s safe to say it’s pretty much the cream of the soothing crop. Consider it more proof that Zendaya has truly exceptional taste.

Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

Step 3: Oil

She finishes strong with a repairing, regenerating hydrator: "I smooth on vitamin E oil, which makes my skin look fresh and feel so soft by the morning." Her fave formula? This nifty serum-in-oil option, AKA The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil ($35 at The Body Shop). It pairs healing, nourishing vitamin E with soothing wheatgerm and sesame seed oils to create a formula that’s deeply hydrating, but won’t leave your face (or your pillow) feeling greasy. And at $35, it’s a total steal. We stan a thrifty queen.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

Main image credit: @zendaya

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