Here’s the least surprising fact, possibly, ever: “The number one thing that people ask me about, more than movies or music or anything, is my skin,” says Jennifer Lopez, 51, who, for the record, has been in 31 movies and released eight studio albums and 47 singles. “It’s always been on my mind, and it’s taken 20 years to realize this dream.”
The “it” in this case is JLo Beauty, her namesake line, launching with eight skin-care products, including a gel-cream cleanser, a sheet mask, and an eye cream. And it’s all about glow. It’s basically like Mister Rogers coming out with a collection of red cardigans, or the ocean introducing a line called Saline.
“The hero ingredient is a secret from my mom and aunt: olive oil. It’s nature’s secret ingredient we don’t use enough of, but you also don’t want to smell like a salad. So [the JLo Beauty Olive Complex] is a modernized version [with] olive-derived squalane, fermented oil, olive leaf extract, and extra-virgin olive oil,” Lopez tells Allure.
The blend figures prominently in the star of the star’s line: a serum called That JLo Glow Multitasking Serum, which also contains brightening rice sake ferment. We can attest that the stuff is aptly named: After pressing the silky formula into our skin, we looked — and felt — one degree closer to J.Lo. “The serum quickly absorbed into my skin without leaving behind any greasy residue,” says Allure beauty editor Paige Stables. “My skin was instantly more radiant.”