Even when she’s “staying in the most luxurious hotel,” she’ll bring her own. Kelly Ripa has been opening up about her must-have products, with a brand new feature in NY Mag seeing the “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” host reveal what she just can’t live without.
Kelly, 49, spoke to the magazine on February 21, dishing on some of the incredible bargain items that complete her life. The star may be one of the highest-paid faces on television, but it looks like Kelly shops the regular stuff just like the rest of us.
Kelly was quick to list the Dove Beauty Bar. The well-known soap retails for just $4 on Amazon.
“I started using it when I got a sample in the hospital right before I brought home my son, Michael, who is now 22 years old,” Kelly said, adding:
“Even if I’m staying in the most luxurious hotel that gives you all the fancy soaps and shampoos, I bring my own bar of Dove soap. It just sets my mind right. It’s the best.”
Kelly continued to outline that she’d been shoved the soap to use on first-born son Michael.
“Before you leave, they hand you your baby and a leaflet about how to care for your baby. Seriously, a leaflet. I got way more instructions with my Persona vitamins than I did with my baby. Then, they hand you this soap and are like, “This is a good soap for the baby, use this.” Every time I use it, I have this scent memory of bringing home Michael,” she continued.
The interview further saw Kelly reveal that she uses La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Ultra-Light Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 50. The $34 product has over 900 positive reviews on Amazon.
“I also double down on sunscreen. What I like about this sunscreen, first of all, is that it’s full-coverage. It’s that broad-spectrum, UVA-UVB and whatnot sunscreen, but it’s tinted in a way that sort of makes you look sun-kissed and not a weird color,” Kelly said, also admitting that skin “becomes like a piece of paper” as you age.
Kelly’s list? The star is a huge fan of Jao Refresher hand spray – the product Kelly loves for its smell costs just $10. Also affordable are the $16 Alcone Makeup remover cloths, with the blonde’s pricier loves including $175 Uma Oils Absolute Anti-Aging Face Oil. Kelly further digs the $135 Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Eau de Toilette.
“This fragrance is really a non-fragrance. If you were to smell it, you’d get it. I know that’s not helpful, but it’s true. It smells like clean soap. When I put it on, people will say, “You smell so good, like you just got out of the shower.” That’s the whole point,” she stated.
Less lucky with the spending sprees has been 18-year-old daughter Lola Grace –Kelly and husband Mark Consuelos “shut down” Lola’s debit card after she was buying pricey Postmates orders at NYU.