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Drew Barrymore's nightly skincare secret is worth stealing – and it's under $50

Drew says Sunday Riley's Good Genes is 'cult for a reason'

Carla Challis
Commerce Partnerships Editor
Updated: September 7, 2023
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There’s no denying it – Drew Barrymore’s skin looks incredible. Now in her late 40s,  the TV host and actress is looking better than ever. So it’s no surprise her fans are desperate to know her skincare secrets – and luckily, we’ve found them.

Drew credits Sunday Riley’s Good Genes treatment for seeing a 'huge difference' in her skin. The FLOWER Beauty founder shared her glow-boosting find with her 1.5M Instagram followers. "I’ve been using this product 1-2 times a week at night and love the results!", she told fans.

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Drew shared her skincare secrets with her Instagram followers

She describes Sunday Riley Good Genes as giving an "amazing polish" to the face. The cult classic lactic acid treatment gently exfoliates dullness while the licorice root leaves skin looking bright.

As Drew said: "I do it maybe once, two times a week and it has this lemony, fresh, sort of functional scent but it’s really great. I see a huge difference in the brightening, tightening and youthening of my skin. It tingles a little bit too, which always makes you think it’s working." 

"It’s cult for a reason," she added.

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Not a fan of cosmetic surgery or injections, Drew always allows her natural beauty to shine through

Dubbed as a “multitasking, targeted treatment”, Good Genes is designed to plump fine lines and wrinkles in three minutes. It can be used as a bi-weekly treatment, applied onto dry skin day or night and left as a leave-on treatment.

Prices for the serum range from $43 to $122.

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She’s also no stranger to another cult beauty product – Mario Badescu’s Drying Mask. "It blew me away", the Charlies Angels star said of Mario Badescu’s Drying Mask on her talk show last year. After using it, Drew said, "my pores were visibly gone".

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Mario Badescu Drying Mask

Drew’s bathroom cabinet also includes drugstore favourite, Olay’s Ultimate Eye Cream.

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Olay Ultimate Eye Cream

 She has also sworn by Olay's Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer for the past "12-15 years".

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Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer

Opting for whichever works best for her, from luxury brands to drugstore buys - we love Drew's sensible beauty bag!

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