I reviewed Victoria Beckham’s 3 Step Routine
You guys voted for this blog on Instagram and I can totally understand why. Victoria is soon to turn 50 and arguable looks as fabulous now as she did in the Spice Girls era.
Earlier this week she shared her very minimal, 3-step skincare routine from her swanky New York hotel room and it certainly caught my attention.
In the video posted to social media, Victoria stated that she simply cleanses with an undisclosed product, then follows up with her own brand’s face serum and moisturiser, twice a day.
But can these 3 products alone deliver her plump, wrinkle-free complexion? Let’s take a look…
Now, although cleanser, face serum and moisturiser are essential steps in any good skincare regime, the initial red flag for me was the absence of SPF. If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ll know that sunscreen protects against up to 90% of skin ageing and without it, all Victoria’s hard work applying her treatment products, will quickly come undone.
This may explain the main concern she highlighted, which was minimising fine lines around her eyes. As the skin in this area is approximately 40% thinner than the rest of your face, it requires twice as much attention to keep it youthful. So if Victoria were to apply a separate, standalone eye product UNDER her face serum, it would get to work undoing the damage and significantly smooth her skin.
My final and slightly surprising observation, was the lack of exfoliation after cleansing. Without this crucial step, dead skin cells are not removed effectively which means they build up on the surface. Not only could this cause a dull, tired-looking complexion, but it will also prevent Victoria’s face serum and moisturiser penetrating properly and drastically stunt her results.
So, although 3 steps is definitely half way there, unfortunately there are a few key components missing which are essential for delivering effective, all round results. This is why The 5 Minute Kit is based on 5 steps each morning and night instead, as it targets every aspect of skin ageing.
It is worth noting, a few days after Victoria’s initial post, she did share a follow-up image where she was laid in bed wearing her LED face mask. In contrast to her previous post, the caption underneath read ‘More is more when it comes to my skincare routine’.
Over the years she’s openly discussed dabbling in clinic-based treatments to help her look and feel her best. I think this polite nod to her additional tools, regular facials and extra skincare products was a reminder that of course, there’s a little more to her beauty regime than meets the eye.
I suspect the 3 products she shared are what form the base of her ritual, rather than exclusively define it…But if she just upped her daily routine to the 5 steps system, I’m sure minimal intervention would be required elsewhere 😉
Before I go I also just wanted to say the biggest thank you for your incredible reaction to The Everything Oil launch last week - I still can’t believe it sold out!
I’ve loved every minute of reading your kind feedback and for those who missed out, we’re hoping to have it restocked by the end of January. I will be sure to keep you updated and I’m beyond grateful for your continued support and patience 🥰
Amy is a qualified skin expert and founder of BASE. When she’s not writing about skincare, you’ll find her applying it, developing it or daydreaming about it instead!