If you thought Bradley Cooper’s transformation from sunburnt, slightly haggard (but still hot) Jackson Maine in A Star Is Born to refreshed, smooth-skinned leading man was fast, you’re right. But if you throw enough money at skincare, anything is possible. That’s our takeaway from this year’s Academy Awards.
Finding out what the female stars do to prepare for Hollywood’s biggest night is a longstanding tradition. We hear from their nutritionists, their trainers, their makeup and hair stylists, all in hopes of picking up tips to get ourselves red carpet ready. By red carpet, we mean grey carpet, as in the carpet leading to our front door and out for a night of adult fun that includes dinner and a movie. Life is short, get your glam on for the coming attractions.
So, what about the men? Aside from Billy Porter’s show-stopping tuxedo gown on Sunday night (we’re not worthy), the focus as usual was on the ladies. But with Bradley Cooper getting up close and personal with his ASIB co-star Lady Gaga during their “Shallow” performance and therefore up close and personal with the HD cameras, we did notice that the 44-year-old actor was looking awfully smooth and hydrated. Now Cooper’s skin care specialist Natalia Bruschi is spilling the tea on the products that took the actor from Jackson back to Bradley.
Bruschi outlined the products she used on Cooper on her Instagram story. We break them down here, in case you’re interested.
Cooper started his transformation with the Redken Brews 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash, followed it up with Redken Brews Cream Pomade, and finished with Redken Brews Hairspray. For his skin, Bruschi made sure Cooper didn’t look shiny under the bright lights of the red carpet by using Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel by Peter Thomas Roth and eliminated any residual fatigue from award season with Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches.
Bruschi also used the new skincare line from Acqua di Parma, including the Face Clay Mask, Pumice Face Scrub, the Moisturizing Face Cream, the Moisturizing Eye Cream, the Soft Shaving Cream and the Beard Serum.
But the priciest product used to get Cooper ready for the Oscars was a Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar, which retails for $195 USD. The 24K gold vibrating bar makes skin look and feel toned and contoured, helping to revive tired and puffy skin. For that price, it better do all that and drive you home at the end of the night.
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