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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's skincare routine doesn't exactly top the list of priorities in US politics right now. But you'd have to be living in a cave if you hadn't notice her perennially glowing skin. You'd also probably be lying if you didn't admit it's positively mesmerising.
Well, on Thurs. Jan 28, Ocasio-Cortez put us out of our misery and shared some of her go-to products. This was after investigative reporter Lisa Guerrero tweeted at the politician asking for some beauty tips.
"I don't mean to state the obvious but besides being compassionate, articulate and brilliant, @AOC (opens in new tab) is drop dead gorgeous and what moisturizer is she using okay I'm done," Guerrero wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez responded by sharing that most of her go-to products are actually drugstore finds, with one Sephora exception - the Ilia Beauty Super Serum Skin Tint, a turbo-powered hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid and squalane.
If you were expecting makeup like the best foundation (opens in new tab) or best mascara (opens in new tab), sorry to disappoint you. Ocasio-Cortez has a strictly pared-back regime and skincare is clearly her key concern.
Thanks! I’ve actually been trying some new drugstore items in my skincare. The Cerave Vit C serum is legit! I tried a fancier one before that but it turned orange too fast. I’ve also been using either the Cerave tinted sunscreen or @iliabeauty super serum w/ a little powder. ☺️January 28, 2021
It sounds like the Congresswoman has experienced the pitfalls of vitamin C before. Vitamin C is one of skincare’s heavy hitters when it comes to brightening and evening out skin tone. But its efficacy is matched only by its instability.
If, like Ocasio-Cortez, you’ve ever used a vitamin C serum and the smell or colour has changed over time, then it’s likely deteriorated as a result of being exposed to air, light or water.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum, on the other hand, has achieved cult status among TikTok skincare influencers precisely for avoiding these pitfalls. Developed with dermatologists, it is formulated with 10% pure antioxidant L-Ascorbic acid (the purest and most stable form of vitamin C), plus hyaluronic acid and ceramides for extra hydration.
To prevent sun damage from undoing all the good work of her vitamin C serum, Ocasio-Cortez uses a tinted sunscreen. Smart move as always Congresswoman.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum, $24.99, Ulta (opens in new tab) [£21.84, Amazon (opens in new tab)]
CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Sheer Tint SPF 30, $15.99, Ulta (opens in new tab)
Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.
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