Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just revealed her skincare routine on Twitter - including this $25 CeraVe serum

*Adds straight to basket*

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) talks to reporters before heading into the U.S. Capitol Building for final votes before a two-week state work period September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Following the release of a whistle-blower complaint claiming abuse of power by President Donald Trump, the House Democratic leadership announced this week that it is launching a formal impeachment inquiry. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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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 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 or best mascara, sorry to disappoint you. Ocasio-Cortez has a strictly pared-back regime and skincare is clearly her key concern.

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.

Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.