The Beauty Routine Nicole Scherzinger Has Been Loving As Of Late
If I had to describe Nicole Scherzinger in one word, it would be radiant. The singer, dancer, and actor is the epitome of a beachy bronzed goddess, with her warm, easygoing attitude and her seriously glowing complexion (born in Honolulu, she also frequently honors her Hawaiian heritage).
But Scherzinger knows that her lit-from-within glow comes from, well, within—she approaches her beauty routine with a rather holistic lens, prioritizing skin health from the inside out. In fact, when I had the chance to catch up with the iconic singer-songwriter, I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer simplicity of her topical lineup: plenty of hydration, vitamin C, plus an affinity for glow drops (duh). Scherzinger knows when your body gets enough antioxidants and minerals, your skin just emanates light.
And below, she raves about her must-haves for bright, dewy skin. Along with her favorite liquid highlighters and illuminating serums, you'll find her daily practices that rejuvenate her whole body. Talk about a glow from head to toe.
The tried-and-true: Tea time.
"I've been drinking tea my whole life. I love tea. It's a big part of starting my day. I have it throughout the day when I have cravings or [while I'm] snacking, but I love it. I'm really excited that I have my limited edition gift set with Vahdam.
"[My favorite in the set] is Hibiscus Rose Herbal Tea because I'm Hawaiian and I love rose everything. The Turmeric Spiced Herbal Tea as well, and the Mint Melody Green Tea—they're really good. They're made with the best ingredients, and you can tell.
"For me, I call it tea time. It's about taking time for myself where I just need to reflect, get my mind organized, or meditate. The turmeric one [helps] deal with inflammation; it's so good for you."
Vahdam Nicole Scherzinger Assorted Gift Collection
The surprise hit: A greens powder.
"It's a green powder. It's called Athletic Greens. You want to get all your vitamins, minerals, and everything good for you, but greens powders usually taste disgusting. That one actually tastes amazing, so I enjoy taking it every day.
"It's something that I think is essential for the day as well. You're able to get all of your vitamins, minerals, everything that you need in one drink, and it doesn't have to be disgusting. I just love it."
Athletic Greens AG1
The secret: Hot & cold therapy.
"I'm pretty simple with my beauty regimen. I think the biggest thing for me is what I do before, and that's lots of water. Whether it's exercise, sweating, getting in my sauna, or doing a cold plunge or a cold shower, that's a big part of a beauty routine. It gets rid of the swelling and inflammation, it tightens your pores, and it makes your skin and mental state super alive and awake. Your skin is more glowy, so that's a trick that I do.
"Combining the hot and the cold—I love that aspect. I think I always look my best after a workout or a sweat. I just do."
The splurge: Soothing skin care.
"The products that I use on my face are all Dr. Barbara Sturm. I use the Night Serum, the masks, the creams, the vitamin C serum, and the Glow Drops. Like, I use everything by Barbara Sturm.
"If I'm honest with you, since I've hit my 40s, my skin has gone to shit. I'm allergic to everything. I don't know how it happened, but somehow her products help my allergies in my skin. It helps the irritation; it helps everything. Honestly, her products are like medicine for my skin. It evens it out and makes it more glowy. I've never even told her this, but her products are like therapy for my skin."
Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops
What my makeup artist taught me: Hydration is everything.
"When I started using face masks, that really changed my life. It's so hydrating—I didn't realize how dehydrated I was, that it always just sucks up everything. And then those facial roller tools feel like I'm carving cheekbones out. So I think those have really been useful.
"I like the 111 Skin [masks] because they feel like gel. They feel like your skin. [I like] the rose gold one. It just feels like skin on your face, and it's just so juicy. You feel pretty—you don't feel like you look like, I don't know, an avatar or something. And it's great when I put the mask in the fridge."
111 Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask
The signature: A bronzed, dewy glow.
"Maybe bronzy, dewy skin. Because of my pigment—I'm Hawaiian Filipino—I've always loved a really dewy [look]. I don't like a lot of powder, just really dewy, illuminating, and highlighted skin.
"Cut to a couple years ago before all these influencers came out with 8 million makeup tutorials, these were all secrets. You know, adding highlighter to your moisturizer or to your foundation, all these illuminating glows. But now I feel like everybody does all this stuff all the time, so it's not as much [of a beauty secret].
"I always like the Laura Mercier Natural Skin Illuminator because it's really light, and I don't like to wear foundation a lot. What I've been trying to do is just wear more concealers lately with a multi-palette and not foundations. I just got this one—I'm going to try it out—by About-Face; it's called their Highlight Fluid. I like Anastasia's Liquid Glow, because it's small and compact, and I like the lightness. The gold color is really warm."
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer Natural Skin Illuminator SPF 25
About-Face Light Lock Highlight Fluid
Jamie Schneider is the Beauty & Wellness Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.A. in Organizational Studies and English from the University of Michigan, and her work has appeared in Coveteur, The Chill Times, and Wyld Skincare. In her role at mbg, she reports on everything from the top beauty industry trends, to the gut-skin connection and the microbiome, to the latest expert makeup hacks. She currently lives in New York City.