Hailey Bieber, who’s ramping up to launch a brand of her own, just revealed her full nighttime skin-care routine on her YouTube channel. As expected, there are all sorts of mid-range to luxury cleansers, serums, and oils in her go-to lineup — but it’s the low-cost drugstore staple Bieber ends the whole routine with that catches our attention the most.
After going through her full routine — including but not limited to cleansing oil, peptide serum, barrier cream, and eye cream — Bieber reaches for Aquaphor, a petrolatum healing ointment, to prevent dry or cracked lips. “Something I legitimately cannot go to bed without doing is lip balm. I hate chapped lips; I hate when they feel dry; it’s truly one of my biggest pet peeves,” she says around the five-minute mark of her video. “My go-to is Aquaphor; I think it’s the best lip balm.”
Beiber pulls out a medium-sized tub of the ointment, slathering it all over her lips as she muses on some of the other ways she uses Aquaphor: “If I have really flaky, dry patches anywhere on my skin… I would go in and put a little extra Aquaphor on those areas.”
She’s right on the money when it comes to this ointment’s low-key suspicious healing powers. But reviving dry, cracked skin isn’t all Aquaphor (or any other petroleum jelly) can do. As TikTok recently discovered, petroleum jelly can be a really useful acne-fighting tool if you do what’s called “slugging,” aka applying it all over the face as the last step of a skin-care routine to seal the other products in. And, as board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara once told Allure, petroleum jelly also makes for a grade-A makeup remover. “It’s light and lubricated, so the makeup slides right off without harming the skin,” she explains.
If our word and Bieber’s aren’t enough to sell you on this affordable, does-it-all product, we’re not sure what will. But seriously, invest in a big tub as soon as you can — your skin (and wallet) will thank you.
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