Regina Hall Used This Moisturizer for the Oscars — and Shoppers Say It "Erases" Forehead Wrinkles
Wowza, this year's Academy Awards were something else. It's rare that the award show's drama rivals that of the movies it honors, but 2022 is full of surprises. I can only imagine what must have been going through hosts Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, and Regina Hall's minds last night, but we do know much of what went on their faces — and according to Hall's makeup artist, La Mer's uber-luxurious moisturizer was at play.
To accentuate Hall's perpetual glow and prep her face for Pat McGrath's complexion products, celebrity makeup artist Lewina David reached for the ultimate opulence: La Mer's full range of skincare. Her setup included the brand's classic Crème de la Mer, alongside its micellar water, body oil balm, and Hydrating Infused Emulsion. Combined, Hall's routine cost upward of $600 — enough to make your eyes bleed. But per shoppers, the latter product alone makes their skin look "refreshed and young."
A bottle of the moisturizer runs for $115, but per its more than 3,000 five-star reviews on Nordstrom's website, you get what you pay for. "After the first use, I noticed my forehead wrinkles disappearing," wrote one person, and another said a single week of it made their crow's feet fade. Even a 43-year-old who was reluctant to love it saw results: Immediate hydration, and less noticeable wrinkles within days.
Other reviewers added that they saw a "tremendous difference" in their skin from the hydrator; as one 65-year-old said, it lent their skin luxurious relief and earned "must buy" status. Forty-two users even called the product "magical" for its lightweight, firming effect — and those dealing with dryness, large pores, dark marks, skin sensitivity, and under-eye bags were likewise impressed. "It's nearly impossible to find something that hydrates my desert skin and plumps it back up," one shopper wrote. "It added so much moisture [and] erased my forehead wrinkles."
What makes the celebrity-approved emulsion so potent? A long list of hydrating, anti-aging superstars. Meadowfoam seed oil, sweet almond oil, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin moisturize, as multiple algae extracts, vitamin E, and centaury extract contribute antioxidants. Copper gluconate promotes cell regeneration, niacin and caffeine brighten, and acetyl hexapeptide-8 temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles, according to The Derm Review (the ingredient is also a favorite of Judith Light).
Considering the moisturizer's crowd of quality additions, it's not shocking Hall looked phenomenal last night. And with reviewers' confirmation, the luxury buy sounds absolutely worth it. "Within minutes, I can see improvements in my skin — fine lines and wrinkles start to disappear," wrote a last fan. "It's expensive, but why waste time and money on things that don't work?" If you're in the same school of thought, get La Mer's Hydrating Infused Emulsion for $115.