There are a few things you immediately associate with actress Anne Hathaway, and one of them is her porcelain, almost poreless skin. And while she may have makeup artists keeping her red carpet-ready, there’s simply no shortcut for actual bare skin that’s flawless at 40. “I make time for it,” Hathaway tells Vogue of her skin care routine. “The feeling that you get when you put a product on your skin that you know is going to make your skin really, really happy” is “very grounding,” she adds.
Hathaway is now paying it forward as the new face of Shiseido’s Vital Perfection line, a collection of age-defying skin care products from the Japanese beauty brand synonymous with quality. In fact, the Oscar winner refers to her new brand ambassador title as “an incredible compliment” in an interview with People.
The Vital Perfection line of creams, serums and treatments is raising the bar for how well you can care for your changing skin. “If you’re lucky to live a really long life, your skin carries with you your personal legacy,” Hathaway says as she embarks on her own fifth decade. “If you can treat it with as much love, care, and respect, and nurture it to the best of your abilities, it’s going to pay dividends throughout your life.”
Looking for your own skin care boost? Read on for some of our favorites from the Vital Perfection line — including two of Hathaway’s go-to products. The best part: They’re all currently on sale at Nordstrom.
Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Cream
Shiseido’s Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Cream is a daily player in Hathaway’s quest for a glowy complexion. It uses potent plant-based ingredients to help fulfill its promise of restoring elasticity; the key one is Kurenai-TrueLift Complex with benibana flower. The cream also contains VP8 technology, made up of natural essentials like olive root and angelica root to protect your skin from environmental elements and fight further visible aging.
“I feel like I have tried so many different products in every price range. However this one was effective from the first use — for me at least. And I simply love it. The texture and look of my skin is amazing,” wrote one discerning customer.
Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Express Eye Mask
Hathaway swears by the Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Express Eye Mask while traveling. The retinol-infused masks help promote your skin’s production of hyaluronic acid — that ever important, naturally-occurring ingredient that keeps your skin hydrated and supple.
“I work late at night and my eyes had to bear the consequences,” wrote an amazed customer. “When I used the eye mask for the first time, my skin felt refreshed and lighter right after removing it. The dark circles had lightened to a great extent and the skin looked radiant. It also helped me de-puff the area around my eyes.”
Shiseido Vital Perfection Intensive WrinkleSpot Treatment
We’ve been told time and time again to be careful with the delicate under eye skin. Don’t tug at it, don’t rub it and don’t do anything that will cause it to age prematurely. Vital Perfection Intensive WrinkleSpot Treatment is that extra boost you need to help this skin thrive. To that end, it combines retinol with Shiseido’s go-to plant-based ingredients.
“Fabulous product. You just need a tiny bit and it goes a long long way,” one happy customer wrote. “My dermatologist is also very happy. She has said to me, ‘Your skin looks great/ Keep doing what you are doing!”
Shiseido Vital Perfection LiftDefine Radiance Serum
After applying your daily moisturizer, a swipe of Vital Perfection LiftDefine Radiance Serum gives your skin that extra layer of hydration and support. The lightweight formula is packed with gentle yet effective ingredients that are key to the success of Shiseido and to garnering the trust of its loyal fan base.
“I must say I absolutely adore this serum and cream,” wrote a Shiseido loyalist. “It is a dewy serum that feels really good on your face. It takes a minute or two to absorb into your skin but it does leave it feeling smoother.”
Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Eye Cream
This isn’t any old eye cream. Shiseido’s Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Eye Cream takes full advantage of the brand’s exclusive MATSU-ProSculpt Complex, formulated to reduce the visibility of puffiness that comes with age.
The proof is in the pudding: “I have tried multiple, very high-end eye creams aand this is the best. I’m over 60 and it significantly reduces all my under eye wrinkles,” wrote a radiant shopper.