The Skin-Care Goodies Lea Michele Keeps Next to Her Bathtub
The singer's bathroom is already #wellnessgoals, but her skin-care staples complete her setup.
ICYDK, every so often Michele will share a #WellnessWednesday post on her Instagram to give followers an exclusive peek at how she manages to stay centered.
Some days that translates to shots of the former Glee star basking in the California sunlight, enjoying a glass of wine, or doing yoga. But this week, the Scream Queens alum revealed the skin-care products she keeps next to her bathtub for the ultimate pampering session.
In a series of Instagram Stories, Michele highlights each product one by one. Her lineup includes: Osea Malibu Undaria Algae Oil (Buy It, $48, bloomingdales.com), Fresh Beauty Rice Sake Bath (Buy It, $82, sephora.com)—which is currently out of stock because it's that popular—Fresh Life Bath & Shower Gel (Buy It, $20, sephora.com), Tata Harper's Regenerating Exfoliating Cleanser (Buy It, $42, sephora.com) and Nourishing Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser (Buy It, $82, sephora.com), and finally, Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak (Buy It, $18, sephora.com).
The products range from affordable to splurge-worthy, and many of Michele's picks are not only popular in the beauty space, but among other celebrities, too. For example, Osea Malibu's Undaria Algae Oil is beloved by stars like Victoria Beckham and Jenna Dewan. It's a concentrated body oil made from USDA-certified organic undaria algae, which can help to hydrate, soften, and soothe dry, irritated skin. Plus, ingredients like açai pulp oil and sesame oil work to deeply moisturize the skin, as well as soften, firm, and minimize stretch marks.
Up next: Fresh Beauty's Rice Sake Bath. Although this product is sold out RN, you might want to hop on Sephora's email list so you're notified as soon as a new shipment arrives. Infused with fruit, 38% real sake, and pure ginger, the product was inspired by the Japanese Geisha bathing ritual in which they would add real peaches to their bathwater. Immersing yourself in this soak is said to eliminate toxins, detoxify the skin, and calm any tension in your muscles. (Here's how to make your bubble bath *the* most relaxing.)
While Fresh Beauty's Rice Sake Bath will definitely put a dent in your wallet, Michele's other Fresh staple, Fresh Life Bath & Shower Gel, is super affordable. It's essentially a fancy alternative to a drugstore body wash that contains shea butter to soften the skin, as well as vitamins C and E, which offer a boost of antioxidants.
Michele also double-cleanses with products from Tata Harper, a skin-care favorite among stars like model Jourdan Dunn, who's a fan of the brand's Regenerating Cleanser, too. It's a natural exfoliant that contains apricot microspheres and natural BHA derived from white willow bark extract to properly buff and polish the skin. You might consider Tata Harper's Nourishing Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser the exfoliator's gentler counterpart. The latter product is a lightweight makeup remover and cleansing oil combined in one, nourishing the skin with alfalfa, Sacha Inchi oil (rich in vitamin A), and squalane (a fatty molecule that helps to maintain the skin's moisture barrier).
Michele also uses a soak from Herbivore Botanicals, a brand beloved by Kristin Cavallari, who recently told Harper's Bazaar that she uses their Lapis Facial Oil on her neck. As for Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak, it's easily the most affordable product in the Glee star's bath collection. The all-natural product smells like vanilla and coconut, and it works to soften and soothe dry skin. All that for under $20? Yes, please. (Related: The Best Beauty Products at Sephora Under $20)
Lastly, Michele keeps a dry brush—aka a soft bristle brush—by her bath-side, though she doesn't specify which product she uses. In case you aren't up to speed on the trend, dry brushing is said to yield a slew of benefits, like deep exfoliation and a boost in blood circulation.
A good brush for beginners: Touch Me Natural Boar Bristle Body Brush (Buy It, $7, amazon.com). It's reasonably priced, has hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon, and because the head of the brush is contoured, it allows you to reach awkward spots like your back and shoulders.