At 31 years old, Margot Robbie is one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood—so you’d think she’d have a few tricks up her sleeve for maintaining a camera-ready complexion. But she readily admits that there are no shortcuts.
“It’s all the things that we knew all along: wear SPF, drink lots of water, get enough sleep. We keep trying all these ways to find a secret recipe for youth—this cream or that cream, this diet or that diet—and it’s all the stuff you knew from the beginning but were trying to find a way around. Ultimately, you realize, ‘Oh yeah, I do look my best when I’ve had 10 hours of sleep and drunk a liter of water.’ It’s the simple things that work.”
As such, she makes it a priority to eat well, sleep and exercise, alongside a surprisingly simple skincare routine. Rather than risk irritation with harsh actives, she focuses on cleansing her skin from the heavy makeup she has to wear on set, and delivering much-needed hydration.
Even still, she sometimes struggles with sensitive skin and the occasional breakout. “For photoshoots, I don’t even worry anymore because with Photoshop these days, if I wake up with a massive pimple, I’m like, they’re gonna airbrush it out, it doesn’t matter. I get more scared when I’m filming.”
Keep reading to discover all the products that keep Margot’s skin clear, calm and healthy-looking.
Margot Robbie’s Skincare Routine (At a Glance)
Her Morning Skincare Routine
Lancer The Method: Cleanse: “One of the great things about my job is that I’m lucky enough to work with so many amazing makeup artists who introduce me to new products, which means I switch up my skincare routine and makeup products quite a lot. I will always start by cleansing my face. At the moment I’m using a Dr. Lancer cleanser.”
2. Eye Cream
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Cream: “When I get out [of the shower], I dab on some La Prairie eye cream.”
3. Face Mists
Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol: “I’m not a big fan of serums as my skin can be quite sensitive and sometimes it reacts to them, but I do love facial mists. Aesop has really good facial mists that I have in my bag all the time because my skin gets so dry. Everything from Aesop smells so good.”
Caudalie Beauty Elixir: “I keep this hydrating spray in my bag at all times; I mist it on like crazy! It has an amazing herbal scent that wakes me up.”
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream: “For moisturizers I love the La Prairie moisturizer.”
5. Lip Balms
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm: “I always keep a little Burt’s Bees tinted rose lip balm on me.”
Fresh Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15: “I don’t like wearing lipstick because I get it all over my face, so I wear lip balm with a bit of a stain, like Burt’s Bees or Fresh.”
Her Nighttime Skincare Routine
1. Face Wipes
Johnson’s Make-Up Be Gone 5-in-1 Refreshing Cleansing Wipes: “No matter how drunk I am, I don’t go to sleep with makeup on. As soon as I get home, I scrub it off. I use Johnson makeup wipes."
Lancer The Method: Cleanse: “I’m anal-retentive about having really clean skin. Especially with my job, where they just layer makeup on and on and on.”
3. Peel Pads
Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads: “I honestly stumbled across them, and now I can’t live without them. Your skin is better after. They’re really strong.”
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream: “At the moment at night I’m using a Dr. Lancer cleanser and a La Prairie moisturizer.”