CELEBRITY: JENNIFER LOPEZ (aka J.Lo)
The curiosity of the beauty regime of celebrities is a time-honored tradition. We all want to know what our favorite movie star, musician, or athlete often use to keep their faces and bodies in tip-top condition. And one celebrity fits the mold of all three categories, Jennifer Lopez (aka J.Lo). At 50, she is by far one of THE most requested with respect to skincare routines. She somehow has managed to defy the aging process and by example, we want to know how. How does she maintain that youthful and flawless skin? What do we have to do to get that infamous “J.Lo glow”? Whatever it is, we want to know and we intend to review the beauty products from a science-based perspective.
Has she made some mythical pact with a sorceress? Does she drink the blood of unicorns? It sounds ridiculous, but It wouldn’t surprise us. But reasonably speaking, we know its simply this: good genes + healthy living + a good team.
Full disclosure, much of our determination of what products Jennifer Lopez uses will stem from sourced interviews and what little she has divulged publicly:
- How Jennifer Lopez’s Skincare Routine Keeps Her Looking Youthful
- Jennifer Lopez gives a detailed glimpse into her fitness routine
- Jennifer Lopez Shares the Secrets Behind Her Enviable Glow—You’ll Want to Take Notes
- Jennifer Lopez’s 5 Healthy Habits That Help Her Look Totally Ageless
- I Tried Jennifer Lopez’s Skincare Routine And The Results Were Pretty Dramatic
- Jennifer’s Tips on Health and Beauty
But before we begin the product reviews, let’s provide a brief rundown on Lopez.
Current Age group: 50-60
Skin Type: Unknown (Theory: Combination)
Net Worth: $400 million (2019 estimate)
The NOs: Smoking, drinking, coffee
The YESs: Hydration (water), sleep (~8-10 hours), meditation, affirmations, exercise (dance and circuit training), and massage.
The team: Harold Lancer, M.D (dermatologist ), Louise Deschamps (aesthetician), Scott Barnes and Mary Phillips (makeup artists)
Ok, let’s delve into whether these products are providing correct claims substantiation to Jennifer Lopez and our curious readers!
We will look at each product currently available and review the following:
- Product: Name of product
- Ingredient(s): Full ingredient list with identified active ingredient(s)
- Claims: Stemming from one or many active ingredients.
- Transparency: Whether the claims (if any) are substantiated
- Not transparent:
- Partly transparent (transparent but may lack some components):
- Bottom Line: Our overall opinion based on our research.
Alright then, let’s look at the products!
Since her actual skin type is not formally known, I’ve included all three Lancer cleansers.
DO I NEED THESE?
These were definitely luxurious products but surprisingly enough, there are some affordable products represented as well. And outside of our inability to substantiate the clinical claims of the Själ Saphir Concentrate and the diamond powder photoluminescence claims for the Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream, most of the products were of a reasonable price point. Nothing outlandish or particularly novel.
If you have the monetary means to purchase some of these more high priced products — then I think it’s worth experimenting. Do I believe that these products should become a “holy grail” staple in your beauty regimen? That is both unclear and unknown.
None of these products were novel by any means. In fact, you could definitely find cheaper dupes if you were seriously curious.
Will you actually look like Jennifer Lopez by simply replicating her skincare, beauty, and fitness regimen? Of course not! It’s also a myriad of variables that define her beauty. Genetics plays a major role in how she aged. Having the monetary means to provide herself the best care and exposure to the best treatments and products sets her at a huge advantage in life.
Needless to say, if you have the means then it doesn’t hurt to try some of these products if you are curious!
ARE THE CLAIMS BACKED BY SCIENCE?
For the most part, the individual ingredient claims relative to the products were backed by science, with the exception of Själ Saphir Concentrate and Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream – as we mentioned earlier.
It isn’t a new concept for brands to increasingly propose claims or make outrageous assumptions that may or may not be drawn from specific research-based sources. It’s one thing to tout that a product performs generalized benefits and another thing to attribute its unique purpose based on a formulated ingredient rooted in science. In short, always be careful and be savvy with what you purchase.
My advice is always the same: To take heed to what can be drawn from some of these botanical and synthetic ingredients and really understand whether these statements truly fit.
Until my next celebrity review!