Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Jennifer Lawrence explained that she prefers to go makeup-free when she doesn’t have an event coming up. “Since I often get it done professionally, I’m probably better off staying away from my face,” she said. “I have learned nothing from the pros -– ha!” And while she does have somewhat of a skincare routine, she doesn’t rely on using the same products all the time. “I exfoliate every night, and it really doesn’t matter what I use,” Lawrence explained. “You can kind of use anything grainy, so I change it up.”
But there is one product she sticks to –- retinol. Often used as an umbrella term for products that include vitamin A, it works “by increasing collagen production as well as increasing the rate of skin cell turnover,” New York dermatologist Shari Marchbein, M.D. told Glamour. Retinol can “also help treat acne, blackheads, and clogged pores by reducing the stickiness of the cells that clog pores, as well as speeding up the rate at which the skin turns over and regenerates.”
For Lawrence, she uses it at a specific point in her routine. “I do use retinol under my night cream every night,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “It says not to use it every night, but I always say, ‘F**k it'”.