When we heard that Meghan Markle uses this $12 skincare product, we immediately needed to know everything. But when we found out how many other A-listers also swear by Meghan’s go-to product, the Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $12, we totally freaked out. From mega babe Selena Gomez to supermodels Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Baldwin, they all have a unique Aquaphor hack to address their beauty concern. Whether it’s cracked lips, dull skin, unruly brows or dark under eyes, this miracle ointment will help restore and replenish, leaving you with healthier-looking skin. Here’s everything you need to know:
The Miracle Product
Not only is this product celeb-approved, but it’s also the #1 dermatologist recommended ointment for dry or cracked skin. Plus, it’s clinically proven to restore healthy skin. The ointment is formulated with 41% petrolatum; a potent emollient, which will help keep the skin hydrated by reducing moisture loss from the epidermis (the skin’s outer layer). It also contains mega-hydrators glycerine and panthenol, which are humectants, so they’ll help draw moisture back into the skin. You can literally apply it anywhere on your body where the skin is dry or needs a surge of moisture; you can even use it to hydrate split ends. Plus, it’s preservative and fragrance-free, so it’s less likely to irritate sensitive skin. Although, if you have oily or acne-prone skin we wouldn’t recommend this ointment as the formula is too heavy and may block your pores.
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Meghan and Zendaya’s natural glow: Meghan Markle’s makeup artist Daniel Martin told E! News that he uses the ointment to give Meghan’s skin a radiant yet natural finish, “Aquaphor will give you that same [skin-like] texture, especially in a photo [when applied] on the high points of the face.” Zendaya has also thanked Aquaphor for her luminous glow, stating it’s the “magic step” in her beauty regime. To apply, simply dab it onto your cheekbones, brow bone, the bridge of your nose, and on your Cupid’s bow.
Hailey Baldwin’s ride-or-die hack: In a recent interview with Instyle, Hailey said, “I swear by Aquaphor. I use it everywhere; as a lip conditioner and on my eyebrows. If I was stuck somewhere and I needed to look presentable and had zero makeup, I would put a little bit on as a highlighter and on my lips. It’s a good multipurpose product.” We couldn’t agree more!
Emily Ratajkowski’s plump pout: To add definition and create the illusion of a fuller lip, Emily combines her fave lipstick with Aquaphor. The ointment will provide a slightly glossy, dewy finish that’ll enhance the shape of your lips.
Khloe Kardashian’s go-to eye cream: Despite having access to some of the best and most expensive skincare on the shelves, Khloe Kardashian uses Aquaphor to keep dark circles at bay. Sofia Richie does the same; she told E! News, “I sleep with it under my eyes because I hear it prevents bags.” She’s totally right: As it’s packed with glycerin, it’ll draw in moisture to rehydrate and strengthen the delicate skin around the eye.
Selena Gomez’s makeup hack: Selena’s go-to MUA Hung Vanngo, swears by Aquaphor. He recently told us, “My best and only makeup trick is mixing powder eyeshadow with Aquaphor to create a cream shadow. You can also do this with a powder blush to create a cream blush.” Check out this post for Hung Vanngo’s fave products.
Erm, excuse us while we run out to clear our nearest drugstore of Aquaphor. Let us know if you’ve tried the ointment in the comments below.