7 Days Of Skin

Kristin Cavallari Swears By These Bronzing Drops For An Effortless Glow

The Uncommon Beauty founder shares a week in her skin care routine.

7 Days of Skin
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In Bustle’s video series 7 Days of Skin, tastemakers take us through seven days of their skin care routines—the products they count on to keep their skin looking 10/10 through work, rest, and play.

If anyone knows the secret to maintaining a California glow year-round, it’s Kristin Cavallari. The queen of sun-kissed strands and effortlessly-bronze skin has her signature beauty look down to a science, opting for products with clean ingredients that deliver instant results — an ethos she infused into the recent relaunch of her skin care line, Uncommon Beauty. “Our skin is the biggest organ on our body, so I’m very careful about what I put on it,” she says. Her vegan, cruelty-free and fragrance-free line features skin care basics, like the Enhanced Daily Water Cream and Enhanced Triple Effect Eye Cream, but it’s the newest launch that Cavallari credits for her 24/7 glow: the Bronzing Drops, a multi-use tint that can be worn alone or mixed in with foundation for a just-got-back-from-the-beach flush of color (“On vacation, this is what I’ll wear [instead of] my foundation at night,” she reveals).

Ahead, the Uncommon James founder and busy mom of three shares the skin care products getting her through a week in her life exclusively with Bustlefrom the cult-favorite toner she uses to even out her skin tone to the eye masks she uses to lift and de-puff before photoshoots. Watch the video for the products she counts on, then shop them below.


On Monday, before a press day for Uncommon James, Cavallari preps her skin with Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 — a cult-favorite toner beloved by beauty editors and skin fanatics for its ability to smooth skin texture and tighten pores. Next, she follows with Goop GoodGenes Lift + Depuff Eye Masks to smooth fine lines in a pinch.


Individually-wrapped skin care pads are perfect for someone like Cavallari who is constantly traveling, and she swears swears by skinbetter science AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads to keep her skin glowing on-the-go. For a moisture boost, she spritzes her skin with Avène Thermal Spring Water and locks in the hydration with the brand’s Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream. “It helps to give you that amazing glazed donut look,” she says.


Cavallari swears by Uncommon Beauty’s Enhanced Daily Foaming Powder Cleanser made with bamboo and rice extract, which comes in a powder format and lathers into a “light, fluffy” foam. She follows with her brand’s bakuchiol-infused Retinol Alternative, which she uses four to five times as week to help skin looking smooth and glowing. ““It helps with cell turnover without being so harsh on your skin,” she says.


Two products Cavallari never skips in the morning? A skin-plumping serum and a thick, luxurious eye cream. She calls Uncommon Beauty’s Enhanced Pineapple Peptide Nectar her “without-fail” morning staple, followed by the brand’s Enhanced Triple Effect Eye Cream to “smooth things out and fill in those fine lines.”


To unwind after a long week, Cavallari reaches for Biologique Recherche Masque Biofixine, then slathers herself with Skin and Senses Love Yourself Body Lotion (a brand she loves because it’s made with natural ingredients).


“I’ve been prone to breakouts my entire life,” says Cavallari. To keep burgeoning zits and bumps at bay, she zaps them with NuDerma’s Professional High Frequency Wand, then follows with KH Therapeutic Acne Pads for clear, blemish-free skin.


Last, but not least, Cavallari skips makeup on Sunday and uses Uncommon Beauty’s apple extract-infused Bronzing Drops instead. “It just gives you a nice glow and a tiny bit of color,” she says. “You can wear it alone but sometimes I mix it with tinted moisturizer.”