Supermodel skin doesn't have to come with a supermodel price tag.

By Arielle Tschinkel
September 20, 2019
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Heidi Klum has been in front of a camera and on the runway for nearly three decades, and she's always had the kind of glowy, flawless skin that makes us want to know every single thing about her beauty and skin-care routine.

Thankfully, she recently opened up about some of her favorite products, telling Today about the "lightweight" moisturizer she's used for years. The best part: The product's price tag actually doesn't break the bank.

Klum swears by Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer (Buy It, $15, for a glowing complexion, sharing: "I use it on my face. It's very light. When I use very rich creams, I break out in pimples. I've been using it for years. It doesn't clog my pores." (Related: This $22 Seaweed Night Cream Is the Affordable La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream Copycat)


This gentle moisturizer is chock-full of nourishing ingredients, like lactic acid (an exfoliating alpha hydroxy acid) and thyme extract (an herb that boasts potent antioxidant properties), which help to dissolve dead skin cells and reveal brighter skin beneath. It also contains allantoin—a non-irritating agent that stimulates healthy tissue growth—in addition to chamomile, which can have a soothing, softening effect on the skin.

Online reviewers are equally obsessed with the moisturizer, with many people noting that it helps with conditions like rosacea, acne, and generally sensitive skin.

"I have finally found my new moisturizer!" wrote one recent reviewer. "I have combination skin so moisturizer makes [my] skin greasy when it's dry. This moisturizer makes my skin so soft and hydrated without looking shiny or greasy. I'm in love."

Another reviewer even name-dropped Klum, writing: "This is a great moisturizer for combination and oily skin. Heidi Klum swears by it! She doesn't buy $300 creams, she buys this moisturizer for about $15!" (Related: The Best Moisturizers for Every Skin Type)

Klum isn't the only famous face devoted to Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer. Martha Stewart and Bella Hadid have shared that they've used it in the past, too.

In fact, Badescu's entire skin-care line—including the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (Buy It, $14,—has been a cult-favorite among celebs like Hadid, Khloé Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart, who have all raved about the powerful acne-fighting product.

With stars like Klum, Jennifer Aniston, and Kristen Bell all admitting to loving budget-friendly beauty buys, our wallets (and skin-care routines) couldn't be happier.


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