It’s hard not to be enamored with Kelly Ripa. The longtime talk show host (and newly minted author) can always be counted on to serve some solid fashion inspo and she keeps us endlessly entertained on Instagram with gems like this. Also of note: her glowing complexion, which only seems to get better with age, and her gloriously shiny hair. Lucky for us, Ripa isn’t shy about sharing her secrets. Ahead, eight beauty products she keeps in steady rotation.
8 Beauty Products Kelly Ripa Swears By (Starting at Just $10)
“I guess this is my anti-aging secret—this and Botox, if we’re being honest,” Ripa told The Strategist. “It’s pricey but worth it.” The former All My Children star applies this blend of frankincense, juniper berry and sandalwood essential oils every morning and evening to keep her skin hydrated. “When I wake up in the morning, my skin still feels moisturized. It hasn’t evaporated into the abyss in the middle of the night.”
Another explanation for Ripa’s smooth, spot-free skin? She wears sunscreen religiously. “I even wear it indoors as well,” she told Prevention. This lightweight, fragrance-free formula is Ripa’s favorite. Reviewers say it blends easily and doesn’t leave behind a white cast, so we can see why she’s a fan.
Ryan Trygstad, who has been coloring and styling Ripa’s hair for 19 years, touches up her locks every other week, so it maintains the ideal shade under those hot camera lights. In between visits to the salon, Ripa uses L’Oréal Paris’s Magic Root cover-up to camouflage her incoming roots, which, according to Trygstad, tend to grow in fast.
Trygstad told us another standby in Ripa’s hair routine is this color-safe serum, which strengthens damaged hair, prevents split ends and leaves your locks with plenty of moisture and shine. To use, massage a dime-size amount to the ends of damp or dry hair daily and leave in.
In addition to her beloved Uma face oil, Ripa relies on these self-tanning drops to keep her complexion glowing. As she told co-host Ryan Seacrest during a taping of Live with Kelly and Ryan last year, “This product is kind of remarkable. It stains nothing! It’s literally like applying moisturizer, but you really have to be mindful of [the way you apply it]” meaning don’t use too much of it at once. The brand recommends starting with a minimum of two and a maximum of 12 drops, depending on the depth of the shade you’re going for. To use it, simply mix it with your favorite lotion or oil and distribute it evenly on your face for natural-looking results.
The Live host also swears by facial massage to keep her complexion looking its best. She puts this Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar plus her jade roller and two rose quartz face rollers in a bowl of ice before using them, she told Prevention. While all four tools stimulate lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness, the 24-karat gold vibrating bar works to make the skin appear more lifted and toned.
Last but not least, Ripa loves this fragrance, which she says is technically a “non-fragrance.” As she explained to The Strategist, “If you were to smell it, you’d get it. It smells like clean soap. Now I know so many people who use it—men and women—because it’s there but not there at the same time and it really works for everyone. Every person smells slightly different, but everybody smells clean, like their own version of what getting out of the shower smells like.”