We know that celebrities have access to things we regular people just can't get our hands on. Whether it's access to an exclusive fitness club or a $3,675 Hermès tote bag, there are things A-listers have that are out of our price range. When it comes to anti-aging skin care, some of the products celebs like to use have blinding price tags. So when Cameron Diaz shares her go-to retinol serum and it costs a realistic $22, we pounce.
The Charlie's Angels star (and Drew Barrymore's bestie) is now 51 and says she has been focusing a lot on self-care. She has two bestselling books about loving your aging body — The Body Book and The Longevity Book — that Amazon shoppers praise with reviews like "inspirational" and "enlightening." It's clear that she puts a lot of thought into what she puts into and on her body.
In an interview with Goop, she revealed that she's pretty much done with makeup. "Since I stopped wearing a lot of it," she said, "I like my skin much better."
She doesn't even bother with cleansing in the morning (although she does so at night) and relies on just a few products as part of her skin-care routine, including Versed Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum. If you've tried retinol creams and found them to be irritating, you might want to try this one. It's specially formulated to be gentle — there's no over-drying or redness, thanks to the anti-inflammatories and antioxidants in the formula.
It's meant to be used at night to renew your skin and soften lines and wrinkles while keeping pores clear. It also promises to smooth out your skin's texture and even out skin tone. You can use it alone or under a moisturizer. And it's vegan, to boot!
Amazon shoppers love this serum, too.
"Retinol products are typically too much for my sensitive skin, even decreasing wear time and frequency of application. I read an article about retinol products for sensitive skin and this was recommended," reported a five-star fan. "I’ve been using this for a little over a week nearly daily and am seeing clearing of congestion (hormonal white heads on my chin mostly)."
"This is a very effective gentle retinol," shared another rave reviewer. "I have older skin. [I'm] 68 and this works great for me without any harsh effects."
"I have the most sensitive skin," wrote a satisfied shopper. "This causes no irritation. None. It has no scent and goes on great. I use a moisturizer on top of it because my skin is dry. I know it's working because I can see the turnover."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.