Vanessa Hudgens has mastered feeling comfortable in her own skin—in more ways than one! “My secret to the no-makeup look is good skin,” says our August 2023 Icon Box curator. “You gotta do the work and you gotta have a good skincare ritual—I’m talking every morning and every night, never skip.”
“Skincare became something I started really investing my time into when I hit 30,” she adds. “I’m really trying to hold out and age naturally and gracefully, so I depend on my skincare and tools to support my skin staying tight and youthful.” From her skincare rules to live by to her holy-grail products, Vanessa’s revealing all her secrets for a sun-kissed glow year-round.
“The first step, no matter what, no matter how tired you are, you gotta cleanse,” says Vanessa. “I love the DR. BRANDT SKINCARE Foaming Face Cleanser from my Icon Box. It’s always so nice at the end of the day taking off your makeup. Or is it just me that loves that?” Can’t choose between an oil or foam cleanser? You don’t have to with this game-changing formula that easily removes dirt, makeup, and impurities to help leave you with soft, refreshed skin. Plus, it’s enriched with soothing ashwagandha root and nourishing sunflower oil, so it hydrates and helps strengthen your skin’s barrier as you cleanse.
“Once I’m all cleansed, I go on to my KNOW BEAUTY Glacial Bay Clay Mask,” says Vanessa of the face mask from her brand, which she included in the August Icon Box. “This is such a staple for me. It’s great whenever your skin is tired or feels dull but also is really great for extracting any impurities in your skin.” Self-care Sundays just got a lot better thanks to this face mask. Crafted with mineral-infused colloidal clay harvested from an active glacier, it helps gently draw out impurities, tighten pores, and give a radiant glow to your skin. “I’m acne prone, so I put lactic acid in this, which is really great for getting bacteria out, keeping your skin nice and clear.”
The next step in Vanessa’s routine is the FENTY SKIN Fat Water Jumbo Niacinamide Pore-Refining Toner Serum With Barbados Cherry—which you know she added to her Icon Box collab. Treat your skin to some TLC with this powerhouse toning serum that’s formulated with Barbados cherry extract (loaded with brightening vitamin C), niacinamide (helps to reduce the look of pores and dark spots), and cactus flower (super hydrating). Your skin will feel bouncy, replenished, and ready to soak up the rest of your skincare routine. “It’s really cool because you can just press it on with your hands. It’s really thick, so you don’t need a cotton pad. It’s great for every day. It leaves your skin plump and hydrated and also tightens up your pores. I always use upward strokes as I work it in,” says Vanessa.
Who has time for dull and lackluster skin? Not Vanessa! “I love JOANNA VARGAS SKIN CARE Magic Serum so much,” she says. “This is really great for hydrating your skin. I just drench my skin in this, and it absorbs really well and quickly.” This magical serum soothes, nourishes, and helps support a balanced and happy complexion. With just a few drops, it will help give you radiant, silky smooth skin.
“Last but not least, we moisturize,” says Vanessa. VOLITION BEAUTY Neroli Complete Crème is a game-changer for oily to combination skin. Infused with the sweet and aromatic neroli (the fragrant blossom of the orange tree), it’s formulated to combat oiliness and nourish your skin simultaneously while also helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. “I love this moisturizer because it is good for oily skin, and I’m very oily,” she says. “It controls the oil while moisturizing you. I love using this as my last step to really seal in all those products, and it makes my skin look so glowy.”
Ready to make your August totally iconic and score some of the products you see above? We’ve got you! Be the first on the list to reserve your Icon Box before we run out—Icon Box by Vanessa Hudgens quantities are limited. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and TikTok @IPSY for all the latest beauty news (hint: there might be some more Icon Box product reveals coming soon!).
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