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Actress Vella Lovell on Her Fave Skincare and Self-Care Items

Vella Lovell
Design: theSkimm | Photos: JJ Geiger
Mar 10, 2022

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Round of applause for this week’s guest, Vella Lovell. You might know her from “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” or her latest show “Mr. Mayor” (which, btw, is back next week). Read on for her go-to recs…

Best hack for keeping my skin healthy when wearing a lot of makeup for work…Rose hip seed oil at night. It rejuvenates your skin and is just generally magic. 

Smartest purchase I’ve made recently…100% my [Eufy] robot vacuum. It’s so annoying, but when you look at what it sucks up on a daily basis, it makes it all worth it.

Product I keep adding to cart…Shani Darden’s retinol and eye cream and Tracee Ellis Ross’ whole Pattern hair care line

Self-care item I swear by…I just got Athletic Greens and I think it’s the best change I’ve made to my routine in a while. You [can] take it first thing in the morning and you don’t have to panic about not getting your vegetables for the day.

Some items I always have in my bag…10 tubes of lip balm (my new favorite gloss is Ami Colé), a GoMacro bar, and also about 70,000 other weird, semi-helpful things.

Something I always have in my trailer to make it feel cozy…Our production assistant on “Mr. Mayor” introduced me to the Thymes Frasier Fir candle and I can’t look back. It smells like Christmas whenever it’s lit. 

Psst: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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