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How to Do Phoebe Tonkin’s Skincare Routine

Her go-to products for acne-prone skin.
Phoebe Tonkin skincare routine

"I never really had great skin," says Phoebe Tonkin.

Although you can't tell now, the 29-year-old Vampire Diaries star has dealt with breakouts since she was a teenager"I was always very self-conscious about not wearing concealer or anything," she revealed to Byrdie.

It wasn't until she moved to Los Angeles from her native Australia, and began seeing a certain celebrity facialist, that her skin transformed.

"I was very lucky to meet an amazing lady called Shani Darden who really changed my skin. She put me onto this regimen, which I'm so diligent about—I'm more diligent about that than anything else. My skin is just night and day."

Now, Phoebe has a second facialist, Melanie Grant, and both experts' product suggestions have become part of her routine. She also uses plenty of Chanel, after recently becoming a brand ambassador, and has a thing for high-tech gadgets. ("I'm just obsessed with anything skincare, so if someone has something that I don't have I'm like, 'Ooh, what's that?'")

Ready to see how Phoebe takes care of her skin? Read on!

Phoebe‘s Morning Skincare Routine

1. Cleanser:

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex: "In the morning I wash my face with an iS Clinical cleanser."

2. Toner:

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50: "[My facialist, Melanie Grant] put me onto the P50."

3. Serums:

Biologique Recherche Placenta Serum Authentique

Biologique Recherche Placenta Sérum Authentique

Biologique Recherche Placenta Sérum Authentique: "Then I use the Biologique serum."

SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum: "[In the morning] I apply SkinMedica's TNS Essential Serum."

4. Moisturizer:

Chanel La Solution 10 de Chanel Sensitive Skin Cream

Chanel La Solution 10 de Chanel Sensitive Skin Cream

Chanel La Solution 10 de Chanel Sensitive Skin Cream: "The moisturizer I use is Solution 10, which is the Chanel one, and it's amazing."

5. Face Oil:

Chanel Huile de Jasmin Revitalizing Facial Oil

Chanel Huile de Jasmin Revitalizing Facial Oil

Chanel Huile de Jasmin Revitalizing Facial Oil: "I like to mix Solution 10 with some oil, especially when I'm travelling or dehydrated or haven't slept very well. I mix them together and basically massage my face, which is really good to do in the morning."

6. Sunscreens:

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35: "And then, very important—whether it's raining, snowing, hailing, or if it's sunny—sunscreen. You can always tell in Australia if someone isn't Australian because they're very sunburnt. Australians are very diligent with their SPF."

Control Corrective Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30

Control Corrective Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30

Control Corrective Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30: "I add an oil-free sunscreen."

7. Foundation:

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup: "I always mix a bit of the Chanel foundation with my moisturizer. I really like to use the tiniest amount of foundation. I use Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation."

8. Concealer:

Chanel Palette Essentielle Conceal and Highlight Palette

Chanel Palette Essentielle Conceal & Highlight Palette

Chanel Palette Essentielle Conceal & Highlight Palette: "Basically, I mix the concealer from the Essentielle Palette and a foundation. I don't really like to cover my skin too much. I like to see freckles, I like to see blemishes, I even kind of like to see dark circles. I think it looks a little sexy to look like you're not entirely well-rested... or maybe I'm just justifying, because I naturally have dark circles."

9. Luminizer:

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer: "I use RMS Living Luminizer on my eyelids and my cheekbones."

10. Lip Balms:

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Lucas' Papaw Ointment: "I like the Lucas' Papaw Ointment, which is really boring because everyone says that."

Glossier Balm Dotcom

Glossier Balm Dotcom

Glossier Balm Dotcom: "I also use Glossier Balm Dotcom."

Phoebe’s Nighttime Skincare Routine

1. Makeup Removers:

Chanel Demaquillant Yeux Intense

Chanel Démaquillant Yeux Intense

Chanel Démaquillant Yeux Intense: "I wash my make up off with Chanel makeup remover." 

Kopari Coconut Melt

Kopari Coconut Melt

Coconut oil: "It makes a great makeup remover... which is especially great when you are on location and you can just order it from room service!"

2. Cleansers:

Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser

Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser

Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser: "I love this natural cleanser. I use it every night so it's good to know that I'm not putting unnecessary chemicals on my skin."

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Biologique Recherche Lait U

Biologique Recherche Lait U

Biologique Recherche Lait U: "I use the Biologique cleanser."

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex: "At night I wash with the same iS Clinical cleanser."

3. Scrub:

CosMedix Purity Detox Scrub

CosMedix Purity Detox Scrub

CosMedix Purity Detox Scrub: "In the evening, a few times a week, I use CosMedix Purity Detox Scrub."

4. Serum:

iS Clinical Active Serum

iS Clinical Active Serum

iS Clinical Active Serum: "Then I use either Shani Darden's Retinol Reform or iS Clinical Active Serum. I alternate between the two each night."

5. Retinols:

Shani Darden Retinol Reform

Shani Darden Retinol Reform

Shani Darden Retinol Reform: "[Shani Darden] has a great retinol that I use... I try to see her if I can when I'm in L.A., but it's more just about the retinol that I use of hers."