Category Archives: skincare in movies

Friends with Money (2006)

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lancome_resolutiondcontraxol_bornunicornOlivia (Jennifer Aniston) is obsessed with Résolution D-Contraxol, a Lancôme anti-age treatment. She got several samples at different department stores but they’re not enough: when she sees a full-size jar of it in the bathroom of one of her clients (she’s a maid), she doesn’t think twice and takes it home.

In the bathroom there’s also Bumble & Bumble Prep conditioning spray.

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Death Becomes Her (1992)

This is one of those posts that have been sitting in my drafts for a long time. I’ve recently got two requests to cover this scene (Madeleine emptying her white Chanel bag on the passenger’s seat of her car), so I guess the time to publish it has finally come.

The white jar with pink lid on the left is from the Christian Dior Hydra-Dior skincare line.

The gold tube is Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv hand cream (old packaging).

The white brush with black and gold handle is Le Fin du Fin sensational make-up brush by Lancôme.

The perfume bottle with sparkling stopper is White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor, a floral aldehyde fragrance by Carlos Benaim launched in 1991.

The jar with gold lid is another product by Lancôme. It probably contains a liquid foundation which I have no memory of, or maybe a moisturizer.

The lipstick in the red tube is Velvet Touch by Revlon (old packaging).

The lipstick in the white case looks like Clarins lipsticks from the 1990s. I’m not 100% sure of my ID but it’s my best guess.

Thanks to Alessandra and Ladiesofthepast for submitting this post.

Madres paralelas (2021)

There are two glass shelves in Janis’ bathroom, and both of them are packed with beauty products. It’s interesting to see how most of these products somehow have a personal value for Penélope Cruz, who stars as one of the protagonists.

On the first shelf on the left, for example, there’s a bottle Chanel No. 5. This shouldn’t surprise, since the collaboration between Pedro Almodóvar and the French brand has been well documented since the late 1980s. Moreover, Penélope Cruz has been a Chanel ambassador since 2018.

Another brand which feels personal to Cruz is Charlotte Tilbury, created by the famous British make-up artist who has often worked with Penélope and has named one of her famous lipsticks after her.

On the same shelf there are two Lancôme products – Rénergie Multi-Lift Ultra anti-wrinkle cream in the purple jar and Génifique youth-activating cream in the grey jar. Again, this is personal: Penélope Cruz has been a testimonial for the brand since 2010.

On the second shelf we can see a bottle of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless liquid foundation.

There are also two products by the Spanish brand Natura BisséC+C Vitamin scrub and C+C Vitamin SPF 30 dry oil.

Next, there’s a travel-size bottle of Lancôme Tonique Confort hydrating toner.

The compact is Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish powder.

The small pot with copper lid is another Charlotte Tilbury product, the sparkle cream eyeshadow Charlotte’s Jewel Pot.

Last but not least, two bottles of Lancôme Advanced Génefique youth-activating concentrate.

Sublet (2020)

When Michael arrives in Tel Aviv, he moves into Tomer’s apartment, which he has rented for five days. One of the first things he does is putting his own toiletries into a mirrored cabinet he finds in the bathroom.

Among Tomer’s toiletries, which Michael moves to one shelf of the cabinet, there’s an almost empty bottle of Lacoste Essential Sport, launched in 2009.

On Michael’s side we can see a spray can of Coppertone Sport sunscreen, a travel-size bottle of Cetaphil moisturizing lotion, a tube of Kiehl’s Facial Fuel sunscreen and a mini-bottle of Le Labo shower gel.

Thanks to Rachael for the Le Labo id.

Lady Vengeance (2005)

The products that Geum‑ja Lee (Lee Young‑ae) has on her mirrored dressing table are by Iope, a South-Korean brand founded in 1996.
 

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Even if the packaging has changed since then, I think the white bottles could be from the Whitegen Intensive line, which was first launched in 1998.

The purple bottles are harder to identify. At the moment the lines that have purple packaging are Plant Stem Cell, Age Corrector and Stem III, launched in the 2010s. It could be an old product from the Retinol line, launched in 1997.

Damage (1992)

There are several make-up and skincare items on a glass shelf in Anna’s bathroom.

The small bottle with black stopper is Shiseido liquid foundation.

There are two Clinique products, too: the jar with pink lid is a face moisturizing cream, while the tall bottle is a toning lotion.

I’ve tried to identify the products sitting on the left side of the shelf: they look like a cleansing milk (in the bottle with gold stopper) and a face moisturizer (in the tube), but no results. Any help would be much appreciated!

Day Out of Days (2015)

The opening scene shows some of the beauty products used by the protagonist, the actress Mia Roarke.

From the left we can see a jar of Cetaphil moisturizing cream.

There’s a bottle of MCMC Noble fragrance, created by Anne McClain and launched in 2009.

Next, there’s Hamadi Organics shea leave-in moisturizing styling cream.

Next, a peachy pink blush by MAC.

Last, the small toppled-over bottle contains Mario Badescu drying lotion.

Thanks to my friend Jennifer for the screencaps and ids.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Medicines, skincare and some make-up can be seen in Bernadette’s bathroom cabinet.

On the far left (top shelf) there’s a tube of Dr. Hauschka rose day cream.

I don’t usually cover medications, but this one was served on a silver platter: it’s Hyland’s muscle therapy gel with arnica

On the far right there’s a bottle of red nail polish by Butter London.

On the central lower shelf there’s a bottle of Klorane Eau de brillance à la cire de magnolia detangling spray.

The tall white bottle is Avène PhysioLift smoothing night balm.

Next to it, another Klorane product – Lotion florale démaquillante au bleuet apaisant, an eye make-up removing lotion.