Clean Beauty

The Ingenious Serum-Applying Hack We’re Stealing From Olivia Wilde

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A lot has changed in Olivia Wilde's life as of late (including her rumored whirlwind romance with the king, Harry Styles) but one thing has not: She loves True Botanicals. As an actress, mother, producer, director, and activist, not much time is left in the day to worry about what she is putting on her face, but as a lover of all things clean beauty, when she found a brand that she loves and trusts, she went all in...and is now their chief brand ambassador to boot.

Having struggled with unpredictable stress and hormonal acne for over a decade, Wilde's natural radiance did not come without work. A healthy, sustainable solution that would both remedy inflamation and nourish her skin was exactly what she was looking for. True Botanicals uses "pure, potent, and proven" ingredients to catalyze long-term change and reduce signs of aging.

In addition to that, she has a truly ingenious serum-applying hack that we're stealing today. She divides her face into top and bottom halves, applying a wrinkle-reducing serum to the top of her face and a breakout-preventing oil on the bottom half (particularly around the chin, which is an area that's prone to hormonal breakouts). Scroll down for the five True Botanicals products that Olivia Wilde previously told us that she can't live without (including the serums).

1. True Botanicals Nourishing Cleanser, $48

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To start with, Wilde uses the brand's award-winning Nourishing Cleanser. Naturally scented with grapefruit and lavender, the formula cleans, conditions, and refreshes the skin. It feels like a spa day for your face, and is great for dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin.

Shop now: True Botanicals Nourishing Cleanser, $48

2. True Botanicals Renew Pure Radiance Oil, $110

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For ultimate hydration and anti-aging benefits, Wilde uses the best-selling, Renew oil on the top half of her face. The product is clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, all while increasing hydration, and leaving your skin smelling like jasmine and neroli.

Shop now: True Botanicals Renew Pure Radiance Oil, $110

3. True Botanicals Clear Pure Radiance Oil, $110

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Wilde follows the Renew Oil with the brand's Clear Oil on the bottom half of her face. The oil both treats and prevents breakouts and blemishes, so it's great to use on the chin and T-zone.

Shop now: True Botanicals Clear Pure Radiance Oil, $110

4. True Botanicals Calm Nutrient Mist, $28

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To soothe, Wilde loves the Calm Nutrient Mist. It's great to use after cleansing, or really anytime you feel like your skin might need an extra boost of hydration. The mist is formulated to help with redness, inflammation, and uneven skin tone concerns.

Shop now: True Botanicals Calm Nutrient Mist, $28

5. True Botanicals Pre Cleanse Oil, $48

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Wilde uses the same routine in the morning as in the evening, except for this one product. To rinse off the day, she uses the brand's Pre Cleanse Oil to loosen dirt, sunscreen, and stubborn makeup, before carrying on with the rest of her routine. The oil leaves the skin feeling hydrated and looking dewy.

Shop now: True Botanicals Pre Cleanse Oil, $48

If you're dealing with hormonal acne (and so many adults now are!), here's a derm's take:

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