July 30, 2021 at 08:00AM
When it comes to this time of the year, it’s totally normal for skin to seem seriously dull. In fact, beyond looking a little lacklustre, it could possibly be feeling tight, dry and sore. If there’s one thing that the beauty world is certain of, it’s that cold weather is rarely good news for your complexion. And don’t I know it. Despite the fact the summer months had my skin radiating an out-of-this-world glow, the start of winter had me sporting a drab, lacklustre and seriously distressed face.
At the start of the season, as I emptied out the contents of my makeup bag in the search for any kind of illuminating product to pour over my face/bathe in, I couldn’t help but wonder if my skin would ever get its glow back. Sure, I could slather my cheekbones in my favourite Lumene Invisible Illumination Instant Illuminizer (£22) and mix as much Shiseido Synchro Skin Illuminator (£33) into my foundation as is humanly possible in order to create a believable faux radiance, but deep down I knew that my skin was suffering. But that was then, before I discovered the multitasking wonder balm that the celebs swear by to keep glowing throughout the seasons.
That’s right—there’s one product, in particular, that some of the most glowing celebrities can’t get enough of. From Beyoncé to Charlize Theron and even the makeup artist behind Meghan Markle’s wedding day beauty look, the Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm (£9) is a skincare favourite amongst the A-list, and for good reason.
No, you might not immediately associate a cheap skin balm with Hollywood royalty, but it turns out this super-affordable product works wonders at giving skin a lit-from-within radiance. Originally formulated to provide a protective barrier over dry, cracked skin, more recently, the super hydrating balm, which contains hydrating glycerine and repairing panthenol, has been repurposed for a number of beauty tasks. Whether you’ve got dry hands, eczema or you simply want to get your winter glow back, this little tube might just hold the answer.
Keep scrolling to see all of the different ways that some of the biggest celebs out there are using it.