We’ve all heard about the benefits of double cleansing, and Liv Tyler definitely got that memo. In a new video for Vogue, the 42-year-old actor shares her skin-care routine which, after her hair is tied back with “the chicest scrunchie in the world,” starts with not one but two cleansers. That’s not the only step she doubles up on, though.
After using the “gooey and oily” Sarah Chapman Skinesis Lash Boosting Eye Cleanse ($62) on her entire face, Tyler likes to foam up with Chidoriya Hydrating Facial Soap ($17). “It’s made from pure silk and rice bran, and it’s just this really beautiful, this is the little bar of soap,” she says of the Japanese cleanser. “You add water to it and you make this kind of lather.”
The next step Tyler does twice is masking, so she can get two different benefits. First up is the Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask ($40). “It’s really good to sort of draw out any impurities in your skin, and it also gives it a good glow,” Tyler says. After removing it, she then applies the first of three Dr. Barbara Sturm products in her routine, the Face Mask ($160). “It’s really good to also do a hydrating mask of any kind,” she says, explaining that she uses this one in particular because it “feels kind of cool and hydrating and moisturizing.”
Another Dr. Barbara Sturm product, Hyaluronic Serum ($300), comes next, and it’s the most expensive one of the bunch. “You don’t actually need much. You can just put one dropper-full or just a couple of drops.” Tyler says, explaining that she also applies it to her neck and hands. “It really is very deeply, deeply hydrating. It goes way in and penetrates.”
Before applying any other topical products, Tyler shows off her “weird” Sarah Chapman Skinesis Facialift ($38), a textured rolling tool. “It feels really good if you’re stressed and you clench your jaw and stuff, but it’s supposed to kind of help contour this part of your neck,” she says. Then, she applies Talika Eye Therapy Patches ($49), which she keeps in the fridge.
In addition to double cleansing and double masking, Tyler also double moisturizes — first, with Rodin Olio Lusso face oil ($119). After that, she break out a French favorite, Avène Extremely Rich Compensating Cream. I use this a lot on set,” she says, explaining that it’s great under makeup. She then gives it a little boost with Sisley Paris Floral Spray Mist ($100), and a big boost with her third and final Dr. Barbara Sturm product, Glow Drops ($145).
So, how did Tyler become so committed to such an in-depth skin-care routine? Believe it or not, it’s a habit she picked up from her dad, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. “My dad is so into skin care,” she says. “When I go visit him, I usually spend half the time in the bathroom with him just going over products and his whole bathroom is filled. But if you look at him, he turned 70, and he has the most beautiful skin, but it’s because he takes really good care it.”
And from the looks of it, Liv Tyler will be able to say the same thing about her skin when she’s 70.