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When it comes to fashion, actor Billy Porter is no stranger to taking risks. But when it comes to his skincare routine, Porter lives by one basic principle: “Moisturize, honey, moisturize.”
The actor, who became the first man ever to grace the cover of Allure, spoke with the magazine about part of his beauty regimen. During the interview, the actor spilled the tea on some of his skincare faves, which include a $32 sunscreen from Kiehl’s and a $32 body wash from Molton Brown. However, there is one product that has got the Pose star totally hooked--and for good reason.
It’s the Lapis Facial Oil from the natural, cruelty-free, vegan skincare beauty brand, Herbivore Botanicals. According to Allure, it’s his current beauty must-have that gets his skin glowing and camera-ready.
Shop: Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil, $72
Credit: Herbivore Botanicals
So, what makes it so special? It contains several natural ingredients that hydrate and moisturize the skin. The ingredient Jojoba Oil is a natural moisturizer that penetrates deep into your skin without clogging your pores. And the Blue Tansy can soothe dry and irritated skin, reduce the appearance of redness and balance oily skin. Plus, every drop is packed with squalene, an ingredient that fights premature aging and hyperpigmentation, according to the product’s website.
“There’s something about it,” Porter told Allure. “It brings my face to life."
With over 44.000 "loves" and over 600 reviews on Sephora, this facial oil is a hit with users. A godsend for users who struggle with regular breakouts and oily skin, the Lapis Facial Oil works wonders with just a few drops at a time, according to reviews.
One reviewer praised the product for helping guard against acne: “Holy grail product! Nourishes my dry skin but also keeps breakouts at bay. Typical acne products dry my skin out, this is the only thing I will use. Since using this I rarely get any breakouts. Put it on at night and wake up glowing.”
Another reviewer raved about its transforming effects and how long the product lasts: “I’ve noticed SUCH a difference since starting to use this about a month ago. First- a little goes a long way, I use four or five drops every night and I’ve barely made a dent in the bottle. My skin is so much less oily during the day after using it at night- I think it’d be a bit much under my makeup during the day, and it does take a while to soak in. And it just feels so luxurious patting it on. I’ll never go without it again.”