jessica alba skincare routine

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Jessica Alba’s ‘chaotic’ skincare routine goes viral on TikTok

'She applies her skincare products like a truck driver.'

 

Stacy Fernandez

Internet Culture

Published May 3, 2020   Updated May 7, 2020, 2:00 pm CDT

By Stacy Fernández

Skincare enthusiasts look away. Jessica Alba’s skincare routine video is rough to watch—pun intended.

“This is proof that good skin comes from genetics Because, she applies her skincare products like a truck driver. Let’s be honest she was born with it, it’s definitely not from her gentle approach,” commented Jackie Gorman on the original YouTube video.

The conversation over Alba’s controversial skincare routine was recently reignited on TikTok.

User @jaedenmcleod posted a TikTok of herself laughing while watching the British Vogue video. The TikTok opens with the words, “Jessica Alba’s CHAOTIC skincare routine.”

“I CANNOT BE THE ONLY ONE WHO DIES FROM WATCHING THIS EVERY TIME,” reads the caption.

@jaedenmcleod

I CANNOT BE THE ONLY ONE WHO DIES FROM WATCHING THIS EVERY TIME #fyp #foryou #skincare #keepingbusy

♬ Bring It Around – Sky Summers

In the video 38-year-old Alba, who is seemingly ageless, breaks all the rules of skincare application. It’s honestly hard to look at.

The actress smushes product on her eyelids and under eyes (the most delicate part of your face) and frantically rubs cleanser all over her face. She proceeds to wipe it all off quite roughly, which as I’ve learned from the YouTube school of beauty, is a big no-no.

For anyone watching this video, I beg you to please be gentle with your face and especially your eye area.

Some TikTok users were appalled at Alba’s application method. “I can HEAR the wrinkles forming omg,” wrote @kayleigh.vr. Yet, many related to how Alba applies her products.

User @emnehoz said it’s the “the most realistic skincare routine” they’ve ever seen. “So much better than face wash commercials tho,” @stephaniesnyder24 wrote.

On the other hand, most commenters just couldn’t get over how fast Alba applies her products.

“And that’s on adderall,” wrote @amymarietta. “Me when I should have been in school 30 minutes ago,” joked @8shavacadoo8.

“She in a RUSH RUSH,” commented @alijhali.

But there’s another reason why Alba appears so rushed. The TikToker behind the video explains that she watches all of her YouTube videos at 1.25 speed, “which just added to all of the chaos.”

However, no matter how strange Alba’s routine may be, her skin looks amazing.

Watch Alba’s full skincare routine video here:

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*First Published: May 3, 2020, 12:50 pm CDT