Among all the celebrity beauties at this year's Oscars, Constance Wu stood out for her flawless, luminous skin.
And get this. She's actually 37 years old—even though, with that complexion, she could EASILY pass for 10 years younger.
"I've always had pretty good skin, generally, so I haven't had to worry too much," the Crazy Rich Asians star told Refinery29. "[But] I've also always taken really good care of my skin since I was little."
As a teen, that meant products from Neutrogena and Clearasil, which she continues to use to this day. But now, she's added luxury brands like La Mer to her rotation, along with a prescription retinoid and her latest discovery, Asian skincare.
Still, she keeps it simple, sticking with her favourites. ("I didn't even know that they have, like, eight steps, or whatever that they do.")
These are the essentials in Constance's daily routine:
Constance’s Morning Skincare Routine
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes: "You know those Neutrogena makeup wipes? I use either those or just water."
2. Vitamin C:
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum: "I follow that with Drunk Elephant vitamin C serum. I shop at Sephora a lot because they're really cool about letting you try things out. This was a recommended product there, so I gave it a go and loved it."
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence: "I started using the SK-II essence that they're famous for, I really like that."
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream: "Then I use La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream. The first time I heard about La Mer was in middle school, and I read that J.Lo used it. I didn't always use it, but once I started making money, I was like, 'I can actually afford to treat myself.'"
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50: "Depending on the day, I might use sunscreen. I used to use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, but then I read that physical sunscreens are better than chemical ones, and I switched to one by La Roche-Posay."
Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk EX SPF 50+/PA+++: "I did just get this stuff that’s really great, it's Soft Finish Sun Milk from Missha. I ordered it off of Amazon and it took, like, three months to get here. And it says that it has 50+ SPF, and I'm not quite sure I believe that, but I really, really like it."
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer: "Usually I use the Clé de Peau concealer for my dark circles."
Constance’s Nighttime Skincare Routine
1. Makeup Remover:
SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil: "If I've had a shoot and I'm wearing makeup, I do different types of cleanser. I use SK-II oil cleanser—that takes the makeup off."
Clearasil Rapid Rescue Deep Treatment Wash: "After that, I use the Clearasil face wash. Seriously. I've been using it since I was a teenager."
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel: "I'm really into these Alpha Beta peels by Dr. Dennis Gross. If I want to be really glow-y the next day, I definitely use them."
4. Vitamin C:
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum: "I follow that with the Drunk Elephant serum."
"Sometimes I use a prescription retinoid called tretinoin. If I do the peel, though, I skip that. I won't use both."
Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum: "I also like the Shiseido Glow Revival line a lot."
Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Cream: "I use the serum, the lotion...."
8. Eye Cream:
Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Eye Treatment: "And the eye cream."
Constance’s Skin Treatments
Naruko Narcissus Repairing Mask: "If I have an event or something, I sometimes do a face mask before. There's this brand called Naruko, I discovered it when I was filming Crazy Rich Asians. Face masks are relatively new in the U.S. In Asia, you can buy them—all kinds—at the local drugstore. I was at the drugstore in Singapore buying toothpaste, and they had a sampler pack of face masks with the Naruko ones I love so much."
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask: "I finally buckled and got one of those SK-II masks that everybody talks about. Yeah, they're pretty good."
Joanna Vargas: "Joanna, my skin looks so amazing!"
Dtox Day Spa: "I try to do a facial at Dtox Day Spa once a month. Sometimes it becomes once every two months."
Constance’s Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle
"Since I turned 30, I've had to think about diets more. It's not necessarily for weight reasons but because I got adult eczema. I don't want to be on steroid creams, so I worked with a dermatologist on an elimination diet to see what foods triggered it. We found some very specific things, like pineapple, which I now have to avoid."
"I'm not really into 'fitness.' I'm into running because it's relaxing for me and meditative. When I want to veg out, I go for a run. It calms me. I've run a couple marathons. When I'm not working, I run, like, six miles a day."
"It's important to connect back to real-life things that bring you meaning, like going out in nature or talking to your best friend from high school."
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