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How to Do Zoë Kravitz’s Skincare Routine

She mixes natural and luxury.

Zoe Kravitz skincare routine

Self-care may be trendy right now, but for Zoë Kravitz, it’s been a lifelong habit. Thanks to her parents—Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz—the 33-year-old has been practising self-care ever since she was a teen. 

“My parents, they’re both in the entertainment industry and want to look and feel good,” she explains. “I think they always wanted me to take care of myself, and take care of my skin and make sure I am aware of the ingredients that are in the products I’m using.”[1]

That’s why she mainly uses clean and facialist-formulated skincare, alongside a few luxury favourites to accentuate (not hide) her features. “I really think that beauty starts from within—from your health, your gut, your beauty routine, your skin routine, being hydrated—and then you don’t have to use makeup to cover yourself up. You can use it to highlight.”

But if you thought her skin has always been naturally flawless, think again. “Growing up, I had acne,” she admits. “I had a lot of acne on my forehead and on my cheeks. And I still break out, you know? It happens. Even if you don’t have a lot of makeup on, living in a city like New York, there’s pollution and shit in the air.”

Fortunately, she has a few go-to treatments and tools for banishing blemishes, and not one but three facialists in her rotation. 

Here’s what’s involved in Zoë’s daily skin routine.

Zoë Kravitz’s Skincare Routine (At a Glance)

Her Morning Skincare Routine

Retrouve Luminous Cleansing Elixir
Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash
Rhonda Allison Pumpkin Lactic Cleanse
Dayle Breault Goddess of Skin Bonafide Scrub
Retrouvé Nutrient Face Serum
Dayle Breault Goddess of Skin Truthful Serum
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Dayle Breault Goddess of Skin Synergy Mist
Arcona Magic White Ice
Shiva Rose Glow Face Balm
Simply Divine Botanicals Skincredible Revitalizing Sandalwood Elixir
Retrouve Revitalizing Eye Concentrate
Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
ISUN Antioxidant Sun Butter SPF 27
Aesop Avail Facial Lotion with Sunscreen SPF 25

Her Nighttime Skincare Routine

Retrouve Luminous Cleansing Elixir
Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash
Dayle Breault Goddess of Skin Profound Cleanser
Simply Divine Botanicals You Can't Zit Here Blemish Banishing Foamy Wash
Skin Script Glycolic and Retinol Pads
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Arcona Tabula Rasa Spot Repair
Retrouvé Nutrient Face Serum
Retrouve Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer
Arcona Gentle Solution
Retrouve Revitalizing Eye Concentrate
Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm

Her Skincare Treatments

ISUN Chlorella-Algae Facial Mask
LightStim for Acne

Facials

Dayle Breault: “Where I really spoil myself is my facials with Dayle. She’s between LA and New York, and I try to go as often as I can. Her facials have also become my go-to gifts for girlfriends. My theory is, when your skin is good, you can be confident and you don’t have to wear makeup.”

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From The Skincare Edit Archives

Christine Chin: “In New York, I go to Christine Chin.”

Terri Lawton: “I think facials are really important to clean out your skin, especially if you travel a lot. In LA, I go to Terri Lawton, who is wonderful. [She] tells me food directly affects your skin. So does stress. Eat well and stay calm.”

Steaming

“I love steam rooms, because it helps get all the toxins out and rejuvenates your body. I have a steam shower in my apartment, which is awesome. I steam at least once a day, and sometimes again right before bed if I’ve been out drinking and dancing—it’s a nice way to prevent a hangover.”

Her Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle

Diet

“I think beauty starts from the inside, which is that I try to eat well and organic and know where my food is coming from.... I was raised vegan. My mom would always make quinoa with squash and kale, hippie stuff like that. Now I eat meat, but I try to be conscious about where it’s coming from. But I stick to mostly vegan health food just because it’s how I grew up.”

Water

“I really think wellness starts with diet, exercise, hydration. I try and drink a lot of water. It’s easy to forget to do that, too.” 

Detoxing

Dr. Schulze’s 30-Day Detox Program: “Me and my mother, every year we try and do the Dr. Schulze 30-day cleanse together. It’s a 30-day cleanse that focuses on all your different organs—so, your bowel, your liver, your kidney, gallbladder and then bowel again. And it’s just a nice thing to kind of reset your body every year. And if you don’t do that cleanse, it’s fine; I just think taking a week of eating raw, natural foods is a great way to just kind of let your body relax because it’s constantly working to process everything that we’re putting in it. So it’s nice to basically give your guts a vacation.”

Exercise

“I do try to fit in cardio. In the summertime, I’ll run in the park or something, and in the winter, it’s the gym. I also walk everywhere. Thank God for New York because I probably spend 80 percent of my time walking, from going up and down stairs to catching the subway.”

Self-Care

“The thing I’ve always carried with me in terms of beauty is that you really have to take care of yourself. You have to drink water and sleep and eat well. All of that. Makeup, I always say, should highlight the things you love about yourself but it can only do so much. So if you’re not taking care of yourself, your skin’s not going to look good, then no amount of makeup can fix that.”

Attitude

“To me, beauty is an attitude, you know? When I see someone who is comfortable in their own skin and knows who they are, I think that’s gorgeous. I’ve seen so many people who on paper are ‘beautiful,’ and there’s just nothing behind the eyes—they’re totally insecure, and all of a sudden, the beauty doesn’t mean anything, and I don’t find them beautiful anymore. That beauty lasts about two seconds.”

Sources: [1] • [2][3][4][5] • [6][7] • [8] • [9] • [10] • [11][12] • [13][14][15] • [16]


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