While Kate Bosworth has been a style star ever since her Blue Crush days, she's often not given enough credit for her gorgeous beauty looks.
The 36-year-old actress isn't shy about experimenting with a bold lip or a new hair colour, but one thing that underpins her entire beauty routine is her luminous, flawless complexion.
While genetics certainly play a part in Bosworth's natural glow, she's also a big supporter of having a multi-step skincare routine, something she's spoken about extensively on social media.
To see everything Bosworth has done to get the flawless skin she has today, in her own words, keep reading.
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Before an event, Bosworth turns to face masks, telling her Instagram followers, "I feel like prepping the skin is one of the most important aspects of getting naturally glowing foundation and blush." One of her favourites is from U.S. brand ToGoSpa, which offers an all-natural green tea mask that's described as "an energy drink for your face", something Bosworth attested was a "really good description".
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KEEP IT LIGHT
Bosworth has sensitive skin, so she likes to keep makeup to a minimum and use soothing ingredients to avoid flare-ups. In an interview with makeup artist Lisa Eldridge, Bosworth said she uses a gel from Epicuren to protect her complexion. "I have pretty sensitive skin and this particular aloe [vera] is really very calming for the skin," the actress explained of the product. When it comes to makeup products, Bosworth favours ones with all-natural ingredients that won't irritate her skin, like RMS Beauty's lip shines.
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THE PERFECT FOUNDATION
As part of her overall beauty look, Bosworth believes finding the ideal foundation for your skin type is key. "I'm always on the hunt for the absolute perfect one and at the moment I'm blending a few of them," Bosworth told her Instagram followers. "I'm obsessed with Suqqu—[makeup artist] Pati Dubroff introduced me to the brand—we call it 'the veil' because it's luminous and gorgeous but full coverage.
"I also really love the Hollywood Flawless Filter foundation from Charlotte Tilbury, it gives a really beautiful glow. I mix a little bit it in with [the] Chanel Vitalumiere, which is a little bit warm, and the Suqqu."
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Bosworth's favourite way to hydrate is through a face oil, with the actress telling her Instagram followers "not to be afraid" of a great face oil. Her pick? The Sapphire Facial Oil from U.S. skincare brand ISUN. "I love this serum, all it contains is macerated flowers and plants and the smell is incredible," Bosworth told makeup artist Lisa Eldridge.
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The blonde beauty is a devotee of LightStim, a U.S. company that makes LED Light Therapy equipment. "I am lucky to say I don't get acne often," the actress has said, revealing that on the rare occasion when humidity causes her to break out, she uses LightStim's hand-held acne blue light to plump, smooth and tighten her skin.
She also visits Lauren Hackney at New York's NYDG Integral Health & Wellness centre, where Bosworth gets the Model Glow Facial, using radio frequency to stimulate collagen.
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Bosworth has been working with naturopathic doctor Nigma Talib for years, after being introduced to Dr Talib by their mutual friend, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The actress credits Dr Talib with educating her about how "the gut and different foods... affect everything on the outside". As a result, Bosworth is careful about the foods she eats and the times she eats the, consuming everything in moderation.
"When you hit 30 everything you could get away with in your 20s goes out the window," Bosworth said in a YouTube interview with Dr Talib. "My husband and I will get into a whiskey or two but it's all about moderation."
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HYDRATION IS KEY
Given Bosworth travels so much for work, she keeps her skin constantly hydrated to avoid it looking dull or tired on set. "I really love the BioDerma wipes on planes—I like to take my makeup off completely for an overnight flight—the more hydrating the better," she told Lisa Eldridge. On flights and in winter, Bosworth favours Weleda Skin Food, an intense hydrating lotion that she blends with lighter moisturisers or uses in small amounts.