It seems like skin care is every celebrity’s next move. I get so many overly confident statements from people who simply trust that their skin care lines are packed with useful ingredients. Celebrities have easy access and high budgets for dermatologists, products, treatments, etc. that give them a lot of experience as a consumer. I assure you as a thirty-year-field-tested expert, the golden edge of evolution is happening elsewhere. Let’s dive into the truth about celebrity skin care lines.

Ingredients In Celebrity Skin Care Products

Here is the boring checklist for a Celebrity skin care line:

  • Some kind of (low ph chemical exfoliant) acid such as glycolic, salicylic, or lactic OR Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
  • Retinol combined with SOMETHING to make it sound different.
  • Inefficiently delivered Vitamin A, C & E (these are marketing no-brainers).
  • Citrus essential oil (skin hates it but your nose won’t).
  • A new miracle ingredient to pose as a superfood or antioxidant — as a rare herb (indigenously harvested), fruit, an herb that they try to make sound flashy…and science-driven.
  • Peptides (Which your skin already makes when properly dermally nourished).
  • As many organic ingredients as possible so you think it must be amazing.
  • Synthetic preservatives are a must so they can extend shelf life to the edge of what is possible. Unfortunately, working with cool storage and natural preservatives are not options within this old system.

The Truth About Celebrity Skin Care Lines

Since celebrities already have a captured loyal audience, they don’t have to make anything revolutionary though their marketing will be persuasive. They use rebaked, old skin care myths that are dazzlingly repackaged.

Think of their brands as a no-brainer add-on for them as another stream of easy money.  Look instead for true and seasoned industry professionals when it comes to getting results and edge innovation of blending medical and holistic approaches as the future and the new gold standard of skin care is happening there. 

An Esthetician Weighs In On Celebrity Skin Care

I’ll be honest, there is nothing new that will ever be put out by a celebrity skin care line as they simply do not have the discerning professional experience to do so. Period. 

Sadly, the only thing needed for a successful skin care line these days is a dedicated fan club that will blindly trust it.  The prioritization of skin health as the end result is the sorely missed target within the modern conventional template and when these stale ideas converge with a blindly loyal audience it is the fastest merging lane for making money at the expense of our skin.

The Bottom Line

Don’t get caught up in the hype.  Check out my audiobook, Relearning Skincare, The Story of Skin & The New Way to find out more about what your skin REALLY needs.