Skincare Spotlight: Everything You Need to Know About Christina Ricci’s Skincare Routine

Skincare Spotlight Everything You Need to Know About Christina Riccis Skincare Routine
In case you missed it, we recently announced a partnership with Christina Ricci! The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor has been hitting the awards circuit recently and relies on Lancer Skincare products to help her get ready for red-carpet walks and award ceremonies.“I am a big fan of Dr. Lancer and visit his clinic every chance I get,” Ricci said. “When I can’t make it to his Beverly Hills office, I will turn to my favorite Lancer Skincare products at home to get ready for all of my big events. Some of my favorites are The Method for face and body plus the Advanced Retinol Treatment.”

Want to get beautiful skin like Christina’s in the comfort of your own home? Then you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up a dozen of the actor’s favorite Lancer Skincare products for the face and body. Here are Christina Ricci’s top skincare recommendations:

The Method: Polish

Christina starts her routine with The Method Polish, which provides gentle exfoliation to smooth out the skin and create an even base for flawless makeup application. The normal-combination skin Polish features multiple ingredients for effective yet gentle exfoliation. Natural minerals like sodium and magnesium create uniform crystals that smooth away dead skin cells. Meanwhile, pumpkin and pomegranate enzymes naturally exfoliate the skin while promoting hydration and infusing it with vitamins for an invigorated complexion.

Use this exfoliator as the first step in your skincare routine for best results. Massage a dime-sized amount all over your face (being careful to avoid the eyes), leave on for about 30 seconds, and then rinse off to reveal your smooth complexion.

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The Method: Cleanse

The next step in Christina’s skincare routine is the Method Cleanse face wash, also for normal-combination skin. Christina loves this face wash because it cleanses her face without drying out her skin, so it stays hydrated and glowing. The face wash features rice protein to boost skin hydration and moisture, aloe extract to heal and soothe the skin, and salicylic acid to provide an extra boost of gentle exfoliation and blemish control.

To use this cleanser, your face and hands should be damp with water, but not dripping. Apply a small amount to your palms and work into a lather, and then rub it all over your face and neck. Once again, be careful to avoid the eye area! Rinse the cleanser away with lukewarm and pat your face dry to get it ready for the next step of the Method.

The Method: Nourish

The final step of the three-part Lancer Method is the Method Nourish moisturizer. Christina says that the normal combination one is especially great for daytime wear since it’s not too heavy and sits nicely beneath makeup. It contains peptides to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps firm, lift, and smooth skin. The Nourish moisturizer also includes hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and improve hydration, as well as avocado and olive fruit oils to boost moisture retention in the skin.

Using this cream is incredibly simple: Just take a small amount and gently rub it over your face. It’s safe to use around the eye area, too! For best results, we recommend applying the Nourish moisturizer to your neck and decolletage, as well, so that your skin is hydrated and glowing.

Eyes Wide Open Hydrogel Patches

If you saw Christina’s video on Instagram, then you know that she used these Eyes Wide Open Hydrogel patches to prep her skin for the Golden Globes! These eye patches treat puffy eyes, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles around the eye area. They are packed full of beneficial ingredients, including vitamin B5 to moisturize and soften, peony root extract to brighten and protect, chamomile flower extract to soothe and generate, and centella asiatica extract to improve microcirculation and increase collagen production.

For proper adhesion, apply the eye patches to freshly clean, dry skin before applying any other leave-on products. The eye patches should be left on for 10-15 minutes so your skin can absorb the beneficial ingredients. After removing the eye patches, follow them up with the Nourish moisturizer or one of our eye creams for an extra boost of hydration.

Eyes Wide Open Hydrogel Patches

Lift & Plump Sheet Mask

If you want an all-over mask and not just an eye mask, then check out another product that Christina uses to prep for the red carpet, the Lift & Plump Sheet mask with vegan stem cell complex! It features two key anti-aging ingredients, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 and Apple Stem Cell Compounds, to provide a more lifted appearance. Sodium hyaluronate improves hydration and suppleness, while rose water offers anti-inflammatory benefits and maintains the skin’s pH balance.

Similar to the eye masks, the sheet mask should be applied to freshly clean, dry skin before applying any other leave-on products. Gently remove and discard the plastic layer and smooth over your face. After leaving on for 10-15 minutes, peel off the mask and discard. Lightly pat any residual serum into your skin — don’t rinse your skin, or you’ll wash away those beneficial ingredients.

Advanced Retinol Treatment

The Advanced Retinol Treatment is another one of Christina’s favorite products. Retinol encourages the products of collagen and elastin in the skin, which helps to prevent signs of premature aging and smooth out the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles.

This treatment features our CoRetinol technology, which is a powerful blend of 1.25% Retinol, Bakuchiol, and a Soy Complex. It also incorporates marine-sourced hydrolyzed collagen to further hydrate the skin and improve moisture. Meanwhile, squalane helps to soften and condition the skin to improve elasticity. Finally, prickly pear extract — which is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, magnesium, and iron — improves the look of redness and hydration.

The Lancer Advanced Retinol Treatment should only be used at night, since it makes the skin sensitive to the sun. Apply no more than two pumps to the skin in a thin layer; applying more may result in irritation. You may wish to use it every other night to start off until your skin adjusts. Be sure to use sunscreen and limit sun exposure during the day to minimize the risk of irritation.

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Caviar Acid Lime Peel

If you’re in need of some serious exfoliation before a big event, then Christina recommends the Caviar Acid Lime Peel. This powerful product features 10% glycolic acid and 10% phytic acid to quickly resurface the skin. Caviar Lime Extract, papaya enzymes, and pineapple enzymes increase the exfoliation even more.

Because of the high concentration of ingredients, this peel should only be left on the skin for 10-15 minutes max. Avoid the eyes, lips, and broken skin when applying the product to your face. You may experience a mild tingle as the product begins to work. After the 10-15 minutes are up, rinse your face and pat it dry.

Dani Glowing Skin Perfector

You may have seen on Instagram that Christina used this product to get ready for the Critic’s Choice Awards! Named after Dr. Lancer’s wife, the Dani Glowing Skin Perfector is an innovative illuminating skin finisher that instantly makes your skin glow. The lightweight cream features micro-fine, light-catching mineral highlighters to create a lit-from-within glow. It also incorporates an Asian botanical blend of Evodia Fruit and Buchu Leaf Extracts to help maintain even skin tone and luminosity.

The Dani Glowing Skin Perfector can be applied to the high points of the face before or after makeup application. It can also be blended with foundation to create an all-over glow if you prefer a more diffuse look.

The Method Body Polish

If you’ve seen Christina on the red carpet, then you know that she glows from head to toe. This is because she uses our Method Body set, starting with the exfoliating Polish! The Method Body Polish combines chemical and physical exfoliants to smooth out your entire body. Salicylic acid, ascorbic acid, and retinol break down dead skin cells while quartz crystals and bamboo powder sweep them away. Shea butter nourishes the skin as it’s being polished to ensure that it doesn’t dry out.

The Method Body Cleanse

After she’s done exfoliating, Christina uses the Method Body Cleanse to wash her skin without drying it out. This unique gel-to-cream delivers a luxurious shower experience, thanks to watermelon seed oil, which cleanses the skin without stripping away essential oils. Meanwhile, Kigelia Fruit Extract and Marula Oil provide a silky texture to assist with shaving while glycolic and salicylic acids rinse away any remaining dead skin cells.

The Method Body Nourish

Christina finishes up her body care routine with the Method Body Nourish. This moisturizer features a proprietary skin moisturizing compound called Hylaplex® that combines a cross-linked form of hyaluronic acid with peptides and phytocompounds. This unique formula helps to plump skin’s appearance and provide long-lasting moisturization. For best results, apply to slightly damp skin to lock in moisture.

Red Carpet Ready Set

Red Carpet Ready Set

Want to sample not one, not two, but seven of Christina’s favorite Lancer Skincare products? Then grab the Red Carpet Ready set! In addition to many of the products we have already talked about, it also includes a deluxe sample bottle of Omega Hydrating Oil with Ferment Complex. This lightweight balancing oil features polyphenols and antioxidants to promote a softer, healthier-looking complexion for all skin types. The eight items included in this set are:

  • The Method: Polish
  • The Method: Cleanse
  • The Method: Nourish
  • Caviar Lime Acid Peel
  • Lift & Plump Sheet Mask
  • Omega Hydrating Oil
  • Dani Glowing Skin Perfector
  • TSA-approved travel bag

If you’re just looking to try the core Method products that Christina uses, then grab The Method set for normal-combination skin. And if you want the complete collection of body products that she recommends, The Method: Body Set is the best way to buy them! All Lancer Skincare products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can buy with confidence. All orders within the U.S. also ship for free, so you don’t have to worry about hitting a minimum. Order today to try out Christina Ricci’s favorite skincare products!

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Say Hello to Marie Claire’s Fave At-Home Chemical Peel – Caviar Lime Acid Peel

We’re glowing a little brighter this week at Lancer Skincare because Marie Claire has just awarded our Caviar Lime Acid PeelMarie Claire US Skin Award-one of its favorites for treating mature skin! Whether you’re getting ready for an event, need a spa like facial at home, or your skin just needs an SOS, our Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel is the must have at-home chemical face peel for restoring that healthy glow and rejuvenating the skin! It is an absolute workhorse with high active ingredients that target a multitude of skin concerns at any age, but especially mature skin concerns. Dry skin, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, breakouts, and more. You name it, Caviar can help!

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This award-winning, at-home face peel features Caviar Lime Extract, Retinol, 10% Phytic Acid, 10% Glycolic Acid, Pineapple and Papaya enzymes….and that’s just to name a few of the key ingredients that target mature skin concerns without the stressing telltale signs that some chemical exfoliants can leave behind. The result is a brighter complexion along with soft, smooth and supple skin.

To use this at-home chemical peel, first start by cleansing the skin with Dr. Lancer’s The Method: Cleanse. (Pro Tip: you’ll want to skip your polish step on this day since your Caviar Peel application will be the exfoliant in your skincare routine.) By thoroughly removing any makeup, dirt and debris first from the skin you ensure that it is ready to be treated and that there are no barriers such as makeup that inhibit the peel from penetrating the skin deeper, faster and evenly. Next, apply a generous amount to dry skin avoiding the eye area, lips and broken skin.

Caviar Acid Lime Peel

Leave on for 10-15 minutes. You may experience a slight tingle as the product starts to work but it should subside quickly! Remember this is an active chemical peel with potent ingredients to reduce fine lines, smooth texture, or help fade dark spots so a tingling feeling lets you know it is working. Follow up by rinsing thoroughly and patting the skin dry. Use can use 1 to 2 times weekly as tolerated. Caviar Lime Acid Peel is suitable for anyone showing signs of mature skin and aging and can even be used for those in their teens who are experiencing breakouts and post acne marks. Caviar Lime Acid peel is a great at-home peel for every skin type.

You might love some of our other favorites that we recommend pairing with Caviar Lime Acid Peel for the ultimate at-home skincare treatment. We recommend trying our Lift and Plump Sheet Masks which hydrates and calms the skin, our Triple Peptide Drops which is a concentrated age-fighting elixir that contains firming peptides and strengthens the skin barrier, and finally our Eye Contour Lifting Cream that treats fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

Whatever your skin concerns, Lancer Skincare is the leading industry expert when it comes to ensuring your skin is at its brightest and healthiest! Thank you to Marie Claire for our latest award for Caviar Lime Acid Peel: a US Skin Award and a favorite for treating mature skin. You can shop Caviar Lime Acid Peel and our other skincare must-haves for the best skin yet. Shop now! 

Dr. Lancer’s Secrets for Being Red-Carpet Ready

Awards season hasn’t yet started, but I am already working with my celebrity clientele to plan both long-term and last-minute treatments to keep them looking red-carpet ready, from head to toe, for the busy months ahead. If you have a major special event coming up, you can use these same skincare strategies for celebrity-level glowing, vibrant skin.

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Dr. Lancer’s Tips for a Red Carpet Ready Complexion

Dr. Lancer's Skincare Tips for a Red Carpet Ready Complexion

Awards season is upon us. The Golden Globes marks the first large red carpet event of the season and puts the spotlight on popular beauty trends for 2018. A radiant complexion will never go out of style and looking red carpet ready shouldn’t be a celebrity exclusive. That’s why I want to share some of my most practical tips that I personally apply and share with my celebrity clientele for skin that glows from within.

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Preparing for Oscar Night

Los Angeles, Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre

On Oscar night, all eyes are on the stars. The chatter is about what the rich and famous will wear and how they will look walking the famed red carpet. A night as big as the Oscars calls for only the best for Hollywood’s biggest names, and when it comes to dermatologists, Dr. Harold Lancer is the best of the best. It’s no surprise that devoted celebrity clients flock to his office for youthful and radiant-looking skin in time for the glamorous evening. Continue reading “Preparing for Oscar Night”

The Oscars Best Beauty Looks

The days (and weeks) leading up to the Academy Awards are always a whirlwind around here. This year, Dr. Lancer treated and prepped 70 clients who were attending the Oscars, pre-parties and after-parties. Here are a few of our favorite beauty looks from Hollywood’s biggest night:


Barely-there, natural makeup, teamed with beautiful skin was the definite winner in the beauty category at last night’s Academy Awards. Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike and Marion Cotillard all chose a simple, pink lip paired with bold brows and a fresh, dewy glow for their walk down the red carpet. Our other favorite of the night Chrissy Teigen rocked a dark lip that popped against her flawless complexion. Nothing highlights a woman’s natural beauty more than skipping heavy makeup and letting her skin shine through.

But the ladies weren’t all we were obsessed with last night. The guys looked pretty gorgeous themselves. Our picks for Best Supporting Skin? Channing Tatum’s scruffy-meets-smooth look, Common’s polished perfection and Steve Carrell’s lovable – and handsome – mug.

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Glowing Skin Hacks for the Day of a Big Event

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The Oscars are this Sunday and although you may be watching from the comfort of your own couch rather than attending, there are plenty of skincare hacks you can steal from the stars for your own big days. On the day of a major event, you should take a three-pronged approach of activity, diet and skincare to prep:

Activity: Start the morning with light exercise for an energy boost, to increase blood circulation for a healthy glow, and to keep your metabolism active throughout the day.

Diet: Staying uber-hydrated and avoiding foods that cause bloating are key if you’ll be sliding in to a black tie dress and want your skin in tip-top shape. Things to avoid: salt, sugar, grains and alcohol. Fill up on lean protein, fresh veggies and healthy fats instead.

Skincare: In terms of topical skincare, don’t do anything aggressive that would strip or inflame the skin, such as using acids or drying agents. Instead, stick with pampering and hydrating products and treatments. A hydrating mask the night before a big event can do wonders!

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How Stars Prep for the Oscars

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You already know many of the ways stars prep for awards season – with the Venus Legacy, stem cell facials, cleanses and months-long exercise regimes – but for the biggest red carpet of the year, it’s time to pull out the (really) big guns. Here are three cutting-edge treatments, two of which are exclusive to Lancer Dermatology, that harness the skin’s ability to self-repair. Nothing looks better on the red carpet than a natural glow, which is why we love these three non-invasive, filler-free treatments that will make anyone ready for the glow of the spotlight – whether it’s the Oscars or a real-life red carpet.


PicoWay is an innovative dual wavelength laser that fires one thousand times faster than the fastest laser currently available to the medical community. The ultra-fast picosecond bursts of energy transmitted to the tissue enable the laser to break up pigment more effectively and trigger the body’s own self-repair mechanisms. Dr. Lancer is the first dermatologist in the United States to have this laser in practice. His decision to use this technology is bolstered by the fact that the laser’s ability to trigger self-healing in the skin aligns perfectly with his anti-aging philosophy of stimulating healing self-repair.

Venus Viva

Venus Viva is a NanoFractional Radio Frequency machine that is designed to reduce pore size, correct textural irregularities, soften and diminish wrinkles, and tighten skin laxity, all with minimal downtime and discomfort. The machine uses consistent selectional dermal heating to achieve optimal, immediate and long term results. Dr. Lancer is the first dermatologist in the US to have this machine in his practice.

The Vampire Facial 

Technically known as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Microneedling, the “Vampire Facial” involves taking a patient’s blood, putting it in a centrifuge so that the plasma separates from the red blood cells, and then using a microneedling pen to aerate the skin, while applying the plasma topically. The needling stimulates the fibroblasts in the skin to speed up production of collagen, elastin and growth factor, giving skin an amazing glow. This treatment also corrects fine lines, pigmentation, and topical scars. It is ideal to have in adjunct to regular use of The Method because it employs the same science, the skin’s ability to self-repair.

To learn more about these treatments, call 310.278.8444.

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The Grammys’ Bare-Faced Beauties


Sam Smith may have swept the Grammy Awards last night, but barely-there makeup and glowing skin swept the red carpet. Beyonce, Chrissy Teigen, Ciara, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Charlie XCX all rocked natural looks featuring nude lips, subtly rosy cheeks and simple eye makeup framed by bold brows.

The key to making this look work is, of course, flawless skin. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, beauty insiders discussed this movement toward the I-woke-up-like-this look. “A lot of women now are taking care of their skin so they don’t have to rely on makeup,” Daniel Martin, a celebrity makeup artist for Dior, told the Wall Street Journal. “For them, it’s a reallocation of time and money. They are spending more on an evening skin-care regimen and facials, and less on a morning makeup routine.

Emily Weiss, of the popular beauty blog Into the Gloss, agrees: “Having great skin allows you to ‘just wake up like this’. The better your skin, the less makeup you have to wear.”

So where do you begin to get red carpet-worthy glowing skin? Start from the inside out with a regimen of morning green juices and diet of lean protein and veggies (skip the carbs, sugar and salt). Add in light, daily exercise to get your blood circulating. Combine with daily use of The Method plus nightly use of our Lift Serum Intense and Intensive Night Treatment to amp up moisture for a fresh, dewy look.

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Skincare is a Family Affair for The Beckhams


Victoria Beckham recently sat down with Harper’s Bazaar to talk about her capsule collection of nail lacquers with Nails Inc., based off of her epoynmous clothing line.  The chat turned towards the famous designer’s skincare routine, where she gushed about her love of Lancer products, saying:

“I swear by Dr. Lancer products. He’s a dermatologist that I met in Los Angeles. I started going to him for oxygen facials, and I haven’t looked back. I don’t really use products other than his. I keep it quite simple with a really good polish, then an exfoliating cleanse, then I use a nourish cream, which is a really beautiful moisturizer. I just do that twice a day, and I think it’s very important to drink lots of water and get as much sleep as you can.”

When asked if she shares her beauty products with husband David Beckham, she added, “You know, he uses all my Lancer products. So we share all of our beauty products.” It seems that the family that cares for their skin together, stays together. Take a look at Victoria’s longtime love for Lancer Skincare below.


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