Category Archives: skincare in movies

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 Janis, 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.

La femme d’à côté (1981)

Philippe (Henri Garcin) and Mathilde (Fanny Ardant) are a happy couple until they move next to a former lover of hers. By the end of the movie their relationship is still a thing, but jealousy and regrets don’t make it easy.

There are several interesting products in their bathroom. The aqua bottle with pink stopper, for example: even if I haven’t found any visual evidence, it’s a Jeanne Gatineau skincare item – a cleanser or a toner.

Not surprised to see a splash bottle of Lancôme Magie Noire: this fragrance, created by Gerard Goupy, Jean-Charles Niel and Yves Tanguy and launched in 1978, wonderfully suits Mathilde’s femme fatale character.

There’s also a Chanel bottle, which I believe contains a bath oil.

Last, there’s a square bottle by Lanvin. Even in this case, it’s impossible to read the front label. If we take the plot of the film into account, I like to think this is Rumeur, an Andre Fraysse creation launched in 1934.

Madame Sousatzka (1988)

There’s a glass bottle of Oil of Olay beauty lotion on a shelf in Jenny’s bathroom.

The green box on the same shelf contains Badedas bath gel, a gift that Jenny (Twiggy) receives from Ronnie.

The bottle on the washbasin is Vaseline Intensive Care lotion.

Thanks to Lee in the comments for the Vaseline id.