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How to Do Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Skincare Routine

Her Holy Grail products for acne-prone skin.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley skincare routine

You’d never know it from browsing through her Instagram feed or portfolio of modelling shots—but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been battling acne throughout her entire career.

“I’m always managing my skin,” she recently explained. “And it’s funny because most people don’t associate me with acne. But if you were to see me in person, you would see what I have is a type of acne where it’s kind of textured to the skin and it sits underneath the skin. From afar, you don’t see it, but close up, I have oftentimes a sort of congestive, bumpy-like texture to my skin.”[1]

It all started when she was a teen (she’s 34 now), but after two decades of battling breakouts, she has finally accepted her skin type instead of letting it get her down.

“When you have acne-prone skin, you’re oftentimes led to believe it’s something that you’re doing wrong. And in many cases it is.... But I think for somebody that’s had it ongoing for a long, long time, it can often be something that’s just an internal thing that may or may not shift over time. For me, it’s been since the age of 16. So nearly 20 years I have dealt with acne-prone skin... sometimes it’s been really, really bad and I’ve had to go see a doctor, and other times it just requires a frequent kind of facial and it’s managed. But I think [I am] just accepting that that’s the skin type I have... instead of feeling bad about it.”

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What has helped her the most? Learning which comedogenic ingredients to avoid in her routine, as well as regular sessions with her favourite facialists in Los Angeles and London. In fact, she credits her roster of skin experts for exposing her to the best products and skin tips (“one of the silver linings to having acne-prone skin”). That intel inspired her new clean beauty brand, Rose Inc, which she now uses alongside longtime favourites like iS Clinical

Here’s the lowdown on everything Rosie uses to keep her complexion clear.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Skincare Routine (At a Glance)

Makeup removers

Bioderma • Kopari

Face cloth

Resorè

Cleansers

ZO Skin Health • iS Clinical • CosMedix • iS Clinical

Cleansing brush

Vanity Planet

Face scrubs

ZO Skin Health • Dermalogica

Toners

Rose Inc • CosMedix • Santa Maria Novella

Peel pads

ZO Skin Health • Dr. Dennis Gross

Acid exfoliants

ZO Skin Health

Eye creams

La Mer • Shani Darden

Retinoids

Medik8 • Shani Darden

Serums

ZO Skin Health • iS Clinical • iS Clinical • iS Clinical • iS Clinical • Rose Inc

Sunscreens

ZO Skin Health • Dr. Barbara Sturm • Pipette • Image Skincare • Control Corrective

Spot treatment

Mario Badescu

Lip balms

La Mer • Image Skincare • Lanolips • Burt’s Bees • iS Clinical • Lanolips • By Terry

Face mists

Caudalie • Tata Harper

Microneedling tool

Environ

Face masks

Biba de Sousa Los Angeles • iS Clinical • Control CorrectiveBiba de Sousa Los Angeles

Sheet mask

111Skin

High-frequency wand

NuDerma

Light therapy devices

LightStim • Celluma

Her Morning Skincare Routine

Resore Face Washer
ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Cleanser
iS Clinical Cleansing Complex
ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish
ZO Skin Health Oil Control Pads
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
La Mer The Eye Concentrate
ZO Skin Health Daily Power Defense
iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance
iS Clinical Super Serum Advance
iS Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum
Rose Inc Radiant Reveal Brightening Serum
ZO Skin Health Exfoliation Accelerator
ZO Skin Health Daily Sheer Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50
Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50
Pipette Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
Image Skincare Prevention Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer SPF 50
Control Corrective Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30
La Mer The Lip Balm
Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex
Lanolips Banana Balm Lip Sheen 3-in-1
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm
Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Her Nighttime Skincare Routine

Bioderma Sensibio H2O
Kopari Organic Coconut Melt
Resore Face Washer
iS Clinical Cleansing Complex
CosMedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser
ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Cleanser
iS Clinical Warming Honey Cleanser
Vanity Planet Facial Cleansing Brush
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Rose Inc Skin Resolution Clarifying Toner
CosMedix Mystic Hydrating Treatment
Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Rose
ZO Skin Health Oil Control Pads
Shani Darden Intensive Eye Renewal Cream
Environ Cosmetic Gold Roll-CIT
Medik8 r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream
Shani Darden Retinol Reform
iS Clinical Active Serum
ZO Skin Health Daily Power Defense
Rose Inc Radiant Reveal Brightening Serum
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
iS Clinical Youth Lip Elixir
Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Strawberry
By Terry Baume de Rose Lip Care