It’s time to get ready with Kaia Gerber. The supermodel has finally shared her full skin care and makeup secrets in a new video with Vogue, walking viewers through her everyday look — a subtle, sunkissed beauty moment that works perfectly for any summer activities you’ve got on your schedule.
The routine begins with Kaia tying her hair back with a Celine scrunchie (supermodel life) and then cleansing with Youth to the People’s Superfood Cleanser, which she says she uses morning and night. If she’s been working and wearing a ton of makeup, she starts with a cleansing balm and then follows with the cleanser. While she cleanses, Kaia talks about her skincare journey and its phases, saying she’s had hormonal acne in the past and it affected her confidence at work and school. Now, she’s in a good place with both her skin and her routine. “I’m appreciative of the year that I’ve had off because I’ve been able to evolve with my skincare routine and figure out a more updated version,” she says.
Next, she uses the TikTok-approved Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant toner and says she learned her lesson about rough vs. gentle exfoliation. After toning, Kaia uses Paula’s Choice CLINICAL Niacinamide 20% Treatment, which she calls “one of her favorite ingredients of all time.” Kaia has opened up about her love for niacinamide before, but here she reveals that it “saved [her] skin” when discovered it after breaking out post-Fashion Week shows.
Kaia follows with Glycelene Eye Repair Oil, saying she can’t “hide being tired” and has learned to take care of her under-eye area. She’s also gleaned some information from her mom, supermodel Cindy Crawford. “My mom has always taken such good care of her skin, so I kind of picked up things from her,” Kaia shares. “She’s been very conscious about what she puts on her skin … one of the things she taught me was to handle your décolleté and don’t forget about sunscreen.”
Kaia calls her skin care routine a “meditation,” saying she finds it a relaxing way to focus on herself every day. She’s a fan of crystals, including crystal face rollers to sculpt, massage, and get blood flowing. “I used to think that face rolling was such a joke … but now look at me. I really do notice a difference,” she says as she sculpts with two charged crystal rollers, which she stores in the fridge to keep them cold. “Little practices like this are good for your mental health,” Kaia shares. “I found that I would get really lonely in hotel rooms. I started working at such a young age, so having routines I could bring with me around the world made me feel more comfortable and safe. That’s why I developed a skincare routine — it was something familiar I could do.”
Once she’s rolled and ready, Kaia moisturizes with Youth to the People’s Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi, then follows with Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++. “Another thing I learned from my mom: sunscreen here, sunscreen there, every day — even when it’s cloudy,” she says. “The one thing I get from makeup artists the most is that my face is ten shades lighter than my body … that’s because I’m wearing my sunscreen.”
Kaia moisturizes her lips with the bestselling Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, which she wears all day, then adds a spritz of Caudalie’s classic Beauty Elixir. Then, it’s time for makeup! The model preps and perfects her skin with Yves Saint Laurent products, including the iconic Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-Eye Concealer. While she applies her makeup, she talks about her blue eyeshadow phase and her Green Day-inspired eyeliner from high school; while she’s over that phase, she looks back on it with fondness.
Kaia brushes her brows, saying she now loves her full brows. “My eyebrows have been through a lot; there was one season where they were bleached seven times in one month,” she says. While her brows have gone through a lot, they’re back to her natural shade. “Fortunately, these bad boys are still on my face.” Kaia gives herself a sunkissed, almost sunburned look on her cheeks with her lip color and adds a bit of powder to set. Her final touch is a spritz of Marc Jacobs Daisy (she’s the face of the scent!) and Kaia is ready for her day.
Watch her full routine below:
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