Whenever Kate Bosworth goes makeup-free on social media, I, along with her 900,000 Instagram followers, am left speechless by the 38-year-old’s clear, glowy, and picture-perfect complexion. She is the definition of the word “ageless,” but even so, she’s not obsessive about maintaining perfection. “I like my cocktail and my burger like everyone else,” she tells The Violet Files. Drinking water and wearing sunscreen, though, are non-negotiable.
But besides drinking water and wearing sunscreen, there’s still a fair share of work that goes into making sure Bosworth’s skin is well cared for and protected from the elements. In interviews and social media posts through the years, the model has shared that she has super-sensitive, highly reactive skin. That said, she prioritizes calming formulas and natural skin-loving ingredients from brands like Epicuren, Augustinus Bader, and SK-II.
Ahead, find everything we know about Bosworth’s skincare routine by way of a compilation of interviews through the years—including her favorite products, treatments, and go-to tips and tricks.
KATE BOSWORTH always starts by washing her face
While on vacation in December 2019, Bosworth filmed a video outlining the skincare routine she follows while on holiday. Despite the vacation-specific regimen, she always starts by washing her face with the same formula from one of her go-to skincare brands. “I start with washing my face. I use this Epicuren Herbal Cleanser, like, religiously,” she explains. “That doesn’t change regardless of what climate I’m in.”
KATE BOSWORTH has a core skincare regimen
As shared in an IGTV post in October 2020, Bosworth has a core skincare regimen that has been a part of her routine for “over a decade,” the aforementioned cleanser, Epicuren Moisture Surge Hyaluronic Acid Gel, and Epicuren Acidophilus Probiotic Facial Cream. “FYI, this is not an ad! I truly love this brand & have been using since my 20’s,” she wrote in the video’s accompanying caption. “These 3 products play well in the sandbox which is why I’m including them all together.” See how she applies the products in the video below.
KATE BOSWORTH uses spf religiously
In a YouTube video titled, “My Favorite Skincare Essential You Probably Have Never Heard of Before,” posted in August 2020, Bosworth elaborated on her favorite sunscreen: Sun Si’Belle SPF 30. “I am obsessed with this product,” she says in the seven-minute video.” I love that it is moisturizing but not greasy, which is kind of the magical combo I think we’re all looking for when we’re going to the beach, to the pool, or honestly, just an everyday light-tinted foundation. For me, this is skincare, sunscreen, and foundation all in one, which is why I love wearing this in my day-to-day as all of those things.”
KATE BOSWORTH mixes concealer with moisturizer
On several occasions, Bosworth’s raved about Augustinus Bader skincare products. In an IGTV video shared in July 2019, she told followers her followers about her obsession with the brand’s Rich Cream. “It’s incredibly results-driven,” she explains in the clip. “I’m a huge skincare fanatic, and this is a product that I’ve absolutely been loving. It’s great for the winter season or when you’re traveling a lot and feel super dry.” One of her favorite beauty tricks is to mix a little bit of Augustinus Bader Rich Cream with cream concealer to create her very own natural-looking cream foundation.
KATE BOSWORTH loves a good face mask
One of Bosworth’s favorites is the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. “It tightens, it brightens—it makes my face look like it’s had a good night’s sleep when I could have had no sleep,” said the actress in an interview with Into the Gloss. “It’s the best quick fix I’ve come across for skin.”
KATE BOSWORTH DOES LED LIGHT THERAPY
The Blue Crush alum is no stranger to LightStim, a DIY LED Light Therapy device she uses to smooth and tighten her skin. “I often get asked about skin, and LightStim has been a HUGE part of maintaining the integrity—in my opinion—the best in LED therapy, hands down,” the star explained in one of many posts about the tool on social media. “I have been using LightStim for YEARS; they are the only US-manufactured/FDA-approved LED Therapy. The BEST.”
kate Bosworth has a go-to skin-tightening treatment
In August 2020, the actress posted an IGTV video dedicated to Epicuren’s InstantLift Tightening Serum. “I didn’t sleep very well,” she says in the clip. “I was woken up by my animals at 4:30 in the morning to be fed, and I am very tired. I have always said to myself, I’m going to wait until I feel this way to do this video with you guys in order to introduce the product because it’s called Epicuren’s InstantLift Tightening Serum. I love this product, but I save it for moments when I’m feeling exactly the way I’m feeling.” See the before-and-after in the video below.
Keep scrolling to shop the skincare products Bosworth’s raved about over the years.