This $34 hack is Michelle Williams’ secret to glowing skin—and you can buy it on Amazon
It’s officially awards season, and on top of peeking gorgeous gowns and tearing up at the emotional acceptance speeches (I’m not crying, you’re crying), it’s also a chance to discover the exact beauty products your favorite stars use to nail their red carpet glow ups—and incorporate these into your routine. While A-listers tend to have a slew of wildly expensive skin-care items in their arsenals, they are also just like us and have their go-to affordable drugstore picks.
Case in point: At the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 19th, Michelle Williams stunned in an elegant off-the-shoulder Louis Vuitton dress paired with a bold red lip and her signature blonde hair dramatically parted to the side. The 39-year-old actress looked absolutely radiant as she showed off her baby bump in the figure-hugging gown.
While her glowing skin could be credited in part to her pregnancy—and to the fact that she won best female actor in a TV movie or miniseries for her role in Fosse/Verdon—the actress’ makeup artist, James Kaliardos, revealed that he used Weleda Skin Food Pomegranate Firming Serum on Williams to achieve her dewy, camera-ready look.
Kaliardos took to Instagram to share Williams’ final look before heading off to the SAG Awards, along with several photos of the exact products he used to prep her skin. In a press release, Kaliardos says he massaged Weleda Pomegranate Awakening Serum into her skin and stimulated the circulation in her face. He then gently added Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream for a deeper massage, and left it on Williams’ face to add a healthy glow. Afterward, he tapped Weleda Evening Primrose Eye and Lip Cream around her under eye area and onto the outer upper lids, and followed up by exfoliating her lips and treating them with the buttery, moisturizing Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter.
But what makes the serum *so* good? It contains pomegranate seed oil—an essential fatty acid—that’s packed with antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory, and deeply moisturizes skin, says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a New York-based dermatologist and fellow at the American Academy of Dermatology. The best news? Pomegranate seed oil is mostly known for its anti-aging benefits since it offers protection against free-radical damage, she adds. So not only does it give you a dewy glow when you use it, but it simultaneously fights signs of aging and helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Shop It! Weleda Pomegranate Awakening Serum, $33.80, amazon.com; Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream, $12.49, amazon.com; Weleda Evening Primrose Eye and Lip Cream, $31.92, amazon.com; Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter, $17.27, amazon.com
Kaliardos and Williams are not the only fans of this budget-friendly brand. Ashley Graham swears by Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream for keeping her skin from getting completely wrecked in winter, and says it’s basically addicting. “If it’s summer I’m doing the Light Nourishment, if it’s winter I’m doing [the original] Skin Food,” Graham told Into The Gloss in an interview. “That sh*t is like crack.” She’s not alone: The brand’s moisturizer, in particular, has a cult following among celebs, including Victoria Beckham and Rihanna, since it gives dry skin a sheen, helping it to appear more luminous.
If you’re wanting to add a hardworking serum to your skincare collection that won’t break the bank, look no further than Williams’ go-to, which you can score for $34 at Amazon. And if you’re interested in giving the rest of the Weleda line up a whirl, start with the celeb-approved Original Ultra-Rich Cream, which is guaranteed to give you a healthy glow no matter how dry your skin gets this winter.
This story originally appeared on Shape.com by Susan Brickell.