Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle regimens either delight her fans or put people off. The actor/entrepreneur’s Goop site sells plenty of pricey goods in the clothing, beauty, home, and wellness categories, and Paltrow sometimes catches flak.
Recently, Netflix renewed Paltrow’s series, The Goop Lab, for a second season and she continues to recommend certain products and treatments on her site. But not everything she swears by is on the expensive side. There’s one beauty item she uses that doesn’t break the bank.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a ‘clean beauty’ advocate
Even before founding Goop, Paltrow was a proponent of beauty items that avoid harsh chemicals. When she launched her own brand, she created her own line of Goop skincare and cosmetics products.
The site also sells brands from other companies such as C & The Moon and The Organic Pharmacy. In 2019, Paltrow did an interview with Byrdie and highlighted some of the Goop skincare products she uses in her routine.
She pinpointed the instant facial and night cream as two of her favorites. “I’m literally obsessed with [the line],” Paltrow said. “I was able to make my dream products. It’s heaven; it totally changed my skin. And I’m not just saying that because I made it.”
To drive home her point that the ingredients used in her line are organic and free of chemicals, she and Jimmy Fallon ate some of them.
However, not everything Paltrow touts is part of her own brand. There’s another product she loves for her skin.
Paltrow keeps Weleda in her personal stash
Paltrow recently spoke to W Magazine about her wellness regimen and skincare habits. In addition to infrared sauna sessions and vitamins, there’s one drugstore item that she keeps on hand. It’s Weleda Skin Food, a moisturizer composed of clean ingredients. Paltrow told the outlet she’s used it for years.
You can typically find the tubes in travel size ($3), 1 oz. ($10), or the larger 2.5 oz, which has highest price point at roughly $19. The cream comes in original (which is fairly thick) or light and tends to last long. A little bit goes a long way.
The brand is well-known in the natural beauty category and has its roots in Switzerland. Weleda uses plants such as chamomile and calendula in their line, which are either grow in-house or outsourced through fair trade suppliers.
Other celebrities use Weleda Skin Food too
Paltrow isn’t the only famous person who loves this particular product. Julia Roberts once told InStyle she uses it on her hands, especially after washing dishes. It’s also a favorite of Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Ashley Graham (who once joked it’s like crack), and Adele.
Beckham told IntoTheGloss that Skin Food is one of her beauty secrets. “What I love about it is that it’s not particularly expensive and you can find it anywhere,” she said. “The formula is so thick and buttery. When I have a tan, I’ll mix it with coconut oil—the same you use to cook with—and cover my entire body with it.”