Cate Blanchett’s Skincare Secret

How SK-II’s ambassador inspired its new Mid-Day Essence.

Cate Blanchett at the SK-II Pop-Up

You know a product is going to be a success when Cate Blanchett uses it, but when she inspires it? Even better. As a global SK-II ambassador for 13 years, the star is known for using the luxury skincare brand’s cult-favorite products, specifically the Facial Treatment Essence. But in addition to applying the liquid from its tall luxe container, Blanchett would pour hers into a small spray bottle to use while on set or on the go.

SK-II Mid-Day Essence Spray, $80,

Luckily for the movie star (and non movie stars, of course), SK-II is making things easier with its new Mid-Day Essence, a special version of the formula made for over and under makeup touch-ups in a light, purse-friendly spray bottle. Consider it the perfect mid-day pick-me-up—a moisturizing, anti-aging, Cate Blanchett-approved one, that is.

The Original: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition Bottles, $229 each,