The Blackish actress has on-the-go cleansing down to a science.

By Renee Cherry
Updated: April 01, 2019
Photo: Michael Kovac / Getty Images

The best part of Tracee Ellis Ross' Instagram is obvi her dancing (never gets old), but her skin-care content takes a close second.

One of her best IG moments to date was a series of videos showcasing her no-sink skin-care routine. It was a valuable how-to, particularly for anyone who lives the #setlife like Ross or just hates the trip from their bedroom to their sink. (Related: Celeb-Approved Face Masks for Whatever Your Skin Concern and Budget)

First, Ellis Ross cleansed with Bioderma Sensibio H2O, a budget-friendly micellar water made for sensitive skin. (JSYK, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Khloé Kardashian are also fans of the French pharmacy classic.)

Then she cleansed once more using Retrouvé Luminous Cleansing Elixir, a cleansing balm made with basically all the oils-avocado, sesame seed, jojoba, olive, and safflower seed. Since neither product requires a full-on rinse, TER just misted her face with water then wiped off any residual makeup with a washcloth. (These gym bag–friendly cleansing sticks also work on the go.)

Here's where things got really extravagant. Ellis Ross created a cocktail of serum and moisturizer for the ultimate anti-aging finish. She used a serum from Terri Lawton, an LA-based facialist who incorporates energy work into her treatments and also counts Zoë Kravitz and Demi Moore among her clients. Sadly, Lawton's products aren't available online, but her website says "Coming Soon!" which is somewhat promising. The moisturizer Ellis Ross used is readily available but will set you back almost $400 (sorry). For those looking to make a skin-care splurge, Retrouvé Dynamic Nourishing Face Cream is loaded with antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10, pomegranate extract, and white tea leaf extract.

Best of all, while rubbing in the mixture, Ellis Ross broke into song and dished out some parting wisdom: Never forget the neck. We love you, Tracee.

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