Jennifer Lopez's Longtime Beauty Secret Is Probably in Your Kitchen
Plus why she thinks the "pump and a pill" approach is the key to youthful-looking skin.
For over two decades, Jennifer Lopez has been a mainstay in pop culture.
Making her debut in 1991 as a Fly Girl on In Living Color, the star has taken on numerous diverse roles. From acting in blockbuster movies to working behind the scenes as a fashion designer to creating timeless hit records ("Love Don't Cost a Thing" just turned 20!), she's basically done it all ... well, almost.
As we've witnessed Lopez's professional transformation over time, there's one thing about the star that's yet to change: her effortless, youthful glow.
For years, the world has been watching her in awe, wondering what Lopez's beauty secrets are and how we can keep the radiance of our 20s as we get older. But while Lopez has certainly achieved just that at 51, please, for the love of God, don't tell her that she looks good for her age. She just wants to look good — period.
Lucky for us, she wants the same for all women, too. That's why she's finally ready to let us in on everything we've been dying to know with the launch of JLo Beauty. And she recently gave a group of beauty editors the inside scoop over Zoom – which now, I'm going to share with you.
Before we get into it, however, don't get things twisted: just because Lopez likes to drink from a crystal cup and enjoys a life of luxury (which she has damn well earned!) that doesn't mean her beauty line consists of ingredients like diamond powder and 24K gold. Instead, the star opted to stick to her roots, using olive oil as the hero ingredient throughout the collection.
"My mom used to say that olive oil was the cure-all for everything," she says. "And it’s a secret I’ve used over the years because it really does work. So, when we went to do this, that was the first thing I said: it has to have olive oil extract as a basis."
The olive complex found in JLo Beauty is a four-part blend of squalane, fermented oil, and extra virgin oil and leaf extract that help deliver antioxidants to the skin. In clinical trials, it has proven to help give all-day moisture, leading to an overall dewy, glowy complexion.
So, you ready to get into the full collection now?
JLo Beauty is launching with eight signature products: That Hit Single Gel Cream Cleanser, That JLo Glow Serum, That Limitless Glow Sheet Mask, That Blockbuster Wonder Cream, That Big Screen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer, That Fresh Take Eye Cream, That Star Filter Complexion Booster, and That Inner Love Dietary Supplement.
Now let's get into the nitty gritty.
That Hit Single Gel Cream Cleanser
This cream cleanser gently removes excess oil and makeup with glycolipids, while rice bran, coconut, and Japanese knotweed root soothe irritation. The signature JLo Beauty Olive Complex adds moisture back into the skin, leaving you with a clear, radiant complexion.
Retails for $38.
That JLo Glow Serum
According to Lopez herself, "you get an instant glow and tightening right away" after using the serum. The magic is the formula, which includes a sugar-derived matrix, helps to "bring lifting you can feel immediately." It also includes Japanese rice sake ferment for brightening.
Retails for $79.
That Limitless Glow Sheet Mask
This sheet mask is soaked in one ounce of the Glow Serum. It includes ear loops to keep it secure, so your skin can soak in all of the benefits.
Retails $18 for one/$48 for three.
That Blockbuster Wonder Cream
This cream helps to plump and nourish the skin with tried-and-true ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and yeast-derived ferment.
Retails for $58.
That Big Screen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer
Aside from swearing by olive oil, SPF has also played a major role in J.Lo's beauty regimen for about as long as she can remember. "I used it as my moisturizer every single day," she says, recalling growing up in the Bronx. "So it helped me protect myself from the elements. I don't think people understand it's such a big part of staying youthful. Girls should start using it from when they start skincare — 12, 13, 14, 15 years old."
Aside from sun protection, this product also features marine bamboo to prevent skin damage from blue light, as well as licorice root to help with brightening.
Retails for $54.
That Fresh Take Eye Cream
Peptides, the sugar-derived matrix, as well as the formula's blurring complex work together to minimize the appearance of fine lines and boost radiance and luminosity over time.
Retails for $48.
That Star Filter Complexion Booster
Wear this product alone or under makeup for an instant illuminating glow. The mineral pigments found in the formula help to diffuse light and blur imperfections, while vitamin E nourishes skin and banishes free radicals.
Retails for $39.
That Inner Love Dietary Supplement
Last, but certainly not least, are the supplements, which include olive extract, vitamin E, plus manganese and copper — all of which J.Lo says are key for achieving a youthful glow. And you'll only need to take one a day.
"The supplements were a big part of the story," she shares. "I think not enough people concentrate on [these] when thinking about skincare. When I started learning about the science of it, it's inflammation and [lack of] hydration that makes us age, that gives us the older look where we look dry and get wrinkles and all of that. So it's like, how do we attack it from the inside out? The supplements are meant to help with that."
Retails for $36.
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While it's hard to play favorites with her latest babies, the star admits that the serum and capsules are among the key products in the line.
"For me, it's a pump and a pill," Lopez says. "If you do a pump of the serum, and a pill every single day, you're gonna see a real, real improvement in your skin over time. Beauty from the inside out was always my philosophy."
Overall, after using her own line every day for quite some time now, when she looks in the mirror, the first thing she thinks is, "Wow." And I think we can all agree.
"My skin is really beautiful without the makeup all the time, which is nice," she admits. "And it feels bouncy, hydrated, looks luminous — like glowy — and that's what I wanted to deliver."
As for the future of J.Lo Beauty? Expect to see the collection grow into the haircare sector in the near future. "It's not just my face that takes a beating all the time with work," she tells InStyle. "My hair takes an extra beating with all the heat and tools and stuff."
But until her next line drops, the star says the Inner Love Dietary Supplements will do wonders for both your skin, and strands.