Kate Hudson’s roles have spanned just about every genre, from cult classic 200 cigarettes to the resounding success of How to lose a guy in 10 days. But no matter the role Hudson plays, there is a common denominator: she shiny skin. Of course, genetics are probably at play (his mother is Goldie Hawn, after all) but the actress credits her for her brilliance clean skin care routine.
Hudson’s interest in clean beauty began 15 years ago — long before the category achieved mainstream success — after meeting Juice Beauty founder Karen Behnke. “No one ever told me what was in my products,” says Hudson Charm. “She just gave me the recap. And then we went up to my room, and she literally threw everything away. She looked at everything. It was my first time learning about parabens and all the things we really don’t want to put on our skin too often. Environmentally, there is a change and this contributes to certain diseases and conditions. I’ve decided that whatever I can control, I’m going to change the way I approach it. And so, skincare and makeup is number one.”
Flash forward to 2022 and Behnke and Hudson are not just still friends, but collaborators. The two just put together the Juice Beauty x Kate Hudson collection, which includes a pink clay mask and a set of booster serums that can be used alone or to customize the mask. “For me, it’s always been about personalizing my experience,” says Hudson. “I don’t just use one product, I use so many different products, and every day my skin does something different, whether it’s environmental or hormonal.”
In fact, Hudson’s beauty obsession is pushing her to rethink her craft. “I try things all the time, I don’t know why I’m not a beauty blogger,” she continues. “I love using different products, I also think our skin needs different things. A skincare routine, I don’t adhere to. That’s why I’ve never done a line myself . I would get bored.” Instead, she has a line of supplements, InBloom, to reflect her inside-out beauty philosophy.
Hudson realizes that she’s not perfect at keeping things completely clean, but she doesn’t mind saying that. “If I had to guess, for every 10 products I use that are clean, maybe one isn’t 100% clean. I don’t lie about things like that. Everything in moderation. My mission with companies, and my way of doing things, is what is the cleanest and most sustainable for our planet, either I invest in it or I want to associate myself with it in some way another and push it there.”
So what does the actor actually use? Kate Hudson drops her routine, below.
My morning routine is easy. I don’t wash my face unless I’ve had a slightly more alcoholic evening than I had hoped. I will use Egyptian magic if I have eye makeup residue, anything sticky. But other than that, I never wash my face in the morning. I wash my face very thoroughly at night, then I leave my face oils on. I don’t want to bare my face too much.
At night, I wash my face twice. I make an oil, the One Love Organics Beauty Oil Cleanser, and I make an exfoliator. For my exfoliant, I use the Tata Harper Replenishing Cleanser, it’s just my favorite of all time. Juice Beauty does their exfoliant it’s comparable, and really wonderful, and isn’t as fragrant. So I generally recommend it to people who struggle with fragrance, which is a lot of people. Tata’s fragrances are extreme and wonderful. But for people who don’t do that sort of thing, the Juice Beauty would be my favorite. I also do facial steamer at night, but I don’t steam every day. I don’t think it’s good for your skin. I straighten maybe two, three times a week
One Love Organics Botanical B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover
$42.00, One Love Organics
Tata Harper Regenerating Exfoliating Cleanser
$44.00, Tata Harper
I’ve been using my Juice Beauty serums for a long time, ever since we started making our mask. I perfected my favorite serums. I use a mix of all three, depending on where my skin is.
I can’t believe I’m in my 40s and still having seizures. So the Clarifying Serum was really important to me, and my son who uses it too. I’ll take that as a good sign that I still have pimples, but that’s every month. If I had a wrinkle or die serum, this would be it. I could see the most useful results from it. It’s still hydrating too, so I can still get a nice dewy feeling with it, and it cleans and clarifies.
I have my anti-aging serum, which is amazing and energizing and feels refreshing. This one has all the right things to brighten up your skin, make it look a little younger. And then there is the Hydrating Serum. I learned a lot when we created our moisturizing formula, because we went back and forth to get that perfect texture. I don’t like sticky serums. It also has some really fun Co-Q10 balls that pop, and the way they sink into the skin is amazing.
Kate Hudson x Juice Beauty Revitalizing Cocktail Concentrate Kit
$85.00 beauty juice
My favorite moisturizer changes all the time and I love using different ones. My latest that I absolutely fell in love with is a Spanish company called Ayuna. It’s a very small science-based brand. I used the Cream II and I love that. It’s right between a real heavy cream and a light cream. I use it morning and night now.
I’ve always used three Juice Beauty products on and off. One of them is the Hydrating Apple Juice. Karen’s moisturizer is fantastic, and it’s great under makeup. I find I can use this cream throughout the day as it never clogs my skin. If I need a little more, I’ll put this cream. Another one that I really like is Symbion, they make a great cream. These are the three that I use the most lately.
Ayuna Cream II Rich
$220.00, The Detox Market
Juice Beauty Green Apple Anti-Aging Moisturizer
$50.00 beauty juice
I formulated my mask so I could use it at least three times a week. I love my masks so much, and I wanted one that I could customize, that I could make it heavier or something light. I find that when I work, I need masks more. I want to be able to apply it, not once a week. If I’m on a set, my skin is so tired, it’s nice to have something that can brighten up your skin. So in this case, I would do a thinner version of my mask for three to five minutes.
Juice Beauty x Kate Hudson Acacia + Rose Powder Conditioning Mask
$39.00 beauty juice
My face oil
After my morning mask and serums, I do an oil serum. I really like the Biossance Rose and Vitamin C oil. I love the smell. I love how it does and it goes really well with my serums. Layering things makes me happy when they work well together
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
My eye masks
I use Karen eye masks for years. She brought them to me when she first developed them and I was like, “What is this?” These are my favorites. If you really leave them on properly, dry them out, and take them out, it really takes those puffs away.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift Seaweed Mask
$10.00 beauty juice
Every other day I use my Juice Beauty Retinol Night Serum, which is my favorite. It does exactly what I want for my skin. He does not peel it. It doesn’t leave it rough. It is so good. The nights I use are usually when I can tell my skin is going to start to break out or start to feel a little heavier than normal. Next I’ll be using Karen’s night cream, those two go really well together. And my thing is to let the retinol soak in. I have a hand fan and I fan all my product. So, I’m going to put it on, and I’m just going to let it soak in, and get my fan, and then, I’m going to put on my night cream.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Retinol Night Serum
$72.00 beauty juice
My night mask
Sometimes I do a night mask from Omorovicza, they have a great Midnight Radiance night mask which is quite special. I use it when I feel more dry or tired, and I don’t use anything like it when doing retinol.
Omorovicza Midnight Glow Mask
Part of my skincare routine is always my SPF. I stay out of the sun. It’s hard for me. I like the sun, but I try to be good about it. Lately, I usually use my makeup to protect myself from the sun. Ilia makes a great SPF 40 tint. I love it. It’s super dew. Sometimes it’s a little too pink, and you have to put a little concealer on it, and it evens it out. But I love this.
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint Foundation SPF 40
My health and well-being
I splurge on my health products and vitamins. And my Higher Dose sauna blanket. For me, it’s part of my skincare routine. Sweat, what I take and what type of collagen I take.
V4 Higher Dose Infrared Sauna Blanket
$599.00, higher dose
InBloom Beauty Aura
Bella Cacciatore is a beauty writer in New York. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.
Originally appeared on Charm