Nicole Richie Dishes On All Things Beauty, From Her Biggest Beauty Regret to Her Best Skincare Advice

The actress and fashion designer opens up about her beauty and skincare routine.

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After nearly a decade from her masterful days of The Simple Life, Nicole Richie is making her grand return to TV with the new show Great News. With a very different look. While in the past, Richie has sported a variety of hair colors and makeup trends, today she’s much more of a minimalist. Here, the fashion designer and TV star opens up about everything beauty, from her favorite spa getaway and ultimate skincare secret to her biggest beauty regrets.

Your look in three words:

Inviting, enticing, exciting!

Medicine cabinet snapshot:

Biologique Recherche’s face wash, serum, and moisturizer, and a mask a few times a week.

Good skin starts with:

A good diet, drinking lots of water and grape seed oil.

Best advice from your dermatologist:

Stay away from the sun!

Best advice from your facialist:

Focus on stimulating the muscles of your face rather than paralyzing them.

SPF of choice:

Biologique Recherche Protection U.V.

Makeup miracles:

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer.

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Steve Granitz

Most underrated product:

Lucas Papaw Ointment.

Never leave the house without:

Bobby pins and sunglasses.

A good hair day starts with:

Washing my hair with Kevin Murphy‘s Young.Again.Wash shampoo & conditioner and Honest Beauty’s Truly Restored Leave-In Conditioner.

My hair colorist always says:

Choose one thing to do to your hair. If you are going to bleach it – that should be the your one thing.

Nail product:

Nailtiques’ nail strengthener.

Beauty from the inside out:

A good diet and drinking lots of water.

Exercise obsession:

Tracy Anderson Method.

Drink of choice:

Pressed Juicery’s Green Juice + Coconut Water for hydration.

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David Crotty

Product that you picked up from the pros:

Sheila Stotts’ hairbrushes.

A woman should smell like:


Spa-cation at:

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. I really enjoy their Stretch Therapy Session.

TSA-friendly essentials:

I have a 15 minute regimen for the plane which includes but nor limited to: Latex Gloves, EO Lavender Sanitizing Spray, Ponaris Nasal Emollient, Lucas Papaw Ointment, Emergen-C, my own tea, Biologique Recherche moisturizer, and a face mask.

In-tub must-read:

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.

Best advice from mom:

“Never leave the house without lotion and cash.”

Beauty Blunder:

I wish I hadn’t shaved off my eyebrows when I was 13.

Definite doppelgänger:

Raven Simone & Shaquille O’Neal.