Zoe Saldana has “always used” this drugstore cleanser and moisturizer

Did somebody say affordable celebrity skincare routine? Zoe Saldana swears by this bargain brand

Zoe Saldana
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It's probably a fair assumption that celebrities will only use what they deem the best when it comes to beauty products. And while some A-list regimes have several steps using high-end products, others, like Zoe Saldana, like to keep their skincare routine simple.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star may be one of the highest-grossing actresses in the world, but her skincare regime is far from extravagant. In an interview with Allure, she explained, "I'm actually one of those people who really enjoys taking care of their skin. I don't see it as work, but really just as part of life, just like brushing your teeth." Music to our ears!

Saldana also revealed that she gets her face cloths in bulk from Costco and that her go-to cleanser and moisturizer are by a very affordable skincare brand. Can you guess which?

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What skincare does Zoe Saldana use?

The two drugstore staples Zoe Saldana swears by are Cetaphil's cleanser and moisturizer, which you'll find everywhere from CVS, Target, Walmart, Ulta and more. 

"I think washing your face twice a day at least is the most important thing to do, especially when you live in a city, because there's so much pollution," she explained to Allure. "I've always used Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer. My skin's not very sensitive, but because I travel so much, it sometimes reacts to the change in environments."

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, $13.99, Ulta

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, $13.99, Ulta (UK £9.50, Boots)

Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Moisturizer, $17.99, Ulta

Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Moisturizer, $17.99, Ulta (UK £8.57, Superdrug)

The brand is one of the go-tos for sensitive skin in the US and has been recommended by dermatologists for more than 70 years – the Gentle Skin Cleanser was the first product invented back in 1947, and still uses the same formula today. Bonus: it's also pretty affordable!

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Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week.


During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists. When she's not got beauty on the brain you'll probably find her in the company of dogs, reading, or being shamed by Netflix's "are you still watching?" message. You can follow her on Instagram at @lucyabbers.