The Top Shelf is good for many things—professional advice, home décor porn, and more often than not, as a laundry list of products to stock up on next time you find yourself wandering through the pharmacy. Here is the first installment of that list, products for your skincare and body needs:
Maria Dueñas Jacobs: “I don’t wash my face really; I use wet cleansing cloths, the Pond’s Original Cleansing Towelettes. I wash my face only when I’m in the shower, but at night, I use the Pond’s for my eye makeup and all of my tinted moisturizer and anything else that I have on. It just cleans out my face completely and I like the smell and it makes me feel I’ve, like, cleaned thoroughly. It bothers me when I wash my face and mascara runs down my eyes. It freaks me out and I just don’t like it. So, using those towels I feel l like I have more control over what I clean. I’m fortunate to have pretty good skin, but I do occasionally get pimples, and I use Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Vanishing Treatment Cream , ‘cause it really works.”
Amy Odell: “When it comes to beauty, I’m really picky about skin. I was really lucky in high school because I never had breakouts, but I started having them when I moved to New York from the pollution—I think. To prevent breakouts now, I wash my face with Cetaphil twice in a row. That’s the best tip I’ve learned from a facialist—she said 'Wash, rinse, then wash and rinse again.’ That gets all of the impurities out.”
Emily Ratajkowski: “When I want my skin to look really dewy, I’ll put Aquaphor under my eyes at night. It just makes my skin feel firmer and moist. It’s especially good when I’m traveling, to keep my skin from drying out and over-producing oil.”
Emilie Jean: “ ChapStick! Oh my god, ChapStick is the most important thing. I have ChapStick everywhere. Just, you know, the normal, Original ChapStick. It’s the best; it’s the only thing I use. It doesn’t dry out your lips—it actually moisturizes them. Everything else I’ve tried doesn’t work. I mean, sometimes before I go to bed I put on Vaseline. Because it’s so icky tasting, I'm less likely to lick it off. Is that strange? I don't know...When I was little, I was obsessed with eating Cherry Chapstick. [Laughs]'
Chloe Malle: “I’m obsessed with my dentist—she’s this 80-something-year-old, extremely elegant Polish woman who just knows everything about everything, Dr. Irena Mausner. I always leave her office feeling so well-informed about current events. I love her. Every night I brush my teeth with my electronic toothbrush and Colgate Total , which is what she recommends, then I floss and use Act mouthwash.”
Cindy Crawford: “Before I get out of the shower, I will use the Neutrogena Body Oil while I’m still wet. I do that before I dry off because the oil mixes with the water and it moisturizes well that way. I quickly run it on for 10 seconds and then just towel it off. If I’m really dry, I will put another moisturizer on. My body lotion is by my friend Sonia [Kashuk]. I love all of her products, her line is at Target.”
Christie Brinkley: “I use the Jergens Natural Glow , which actually gives you a little color. I usually do the Medium to Tan, but you should always start with the Fair to Medium and go from there. It’s great stuff, I absolutely love it. I go through it all the time.”
Camilla Blackett: “For my body, I just use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter. It’s a drugstore classic that works year-round. It’s just so good. Even though it’s always warm in Los Angeles, air conditioning dries out your skin, so you still need a decent moisturizer.”
Photo by Tom Newton.