For someone who’s grown up in the world of mega-star celebrities, Corinne Foxx’s skin-care routine is wildly relatable. For one, the 27-year-old actor is a devout follower of Hyram Yarbro—the TikTok “skinfluencer” known as Skincare by Hyram—which is why Gen Z faves like CeraVe, The Ordinary, and Drunk Elephant top her list of must-haves. Secondly, she’s still learning about the many complexities of skin-care ingredients and wants to become as well versed in them as she can.
“I’m in my late 20s, so I’ve been really active about my skin-care research,” she tells Glamour. “One thing that comes up almost in every single article is the importance of vitamin C and how it’s good for combatting damage caused by pollution. I live in a city and so I incorporated that into my skin-care routine probably, like, three years ago. I’m pretty religious about it.” She says it’s been particularly helpful with brightening her dark spots—especially in the winter when her skin is “looking tired.”
Every so often, though, she’ll drop a mention in conversation that makes you remember, Oh, yeah, this is totally a Foxx family star. Like how her best skin-care advice came courtesy of 50-year-old actor Nia Long when the two of them were on set for 47 Meters Down. “She has aged probably better than anyone has ever aged,” says Foxx. “I mean she looks amazing. I was asking her about her skin-care routine, and she was like, I’ve been getting facials every month since I was your age. From that point, I started religiously getting a facial every month.”
Foxx took her advice and booked an appointment immediately. In her “normal life” (read: before the pandemic), she’d go in monthly for extractions, masks, and dermaplaning. “But now I haven’t had a facial in over a year,” she says. “Instead I’ve been trying a few new products to see what works for me.”
So what exactly has met her (and Hyram’s) strict criteria? Ahead of her new Netflix series, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!—a show she executive-produced that’s loosely based on her relationship with her father, Jamie Foxx—we asked Foxx to drop her routine. Read on.
I don’t know if anyone follows Hyram—I’m sure everybody—but I try to use products that he recommends because I really trust him. I just got a new cleanser from Youth to the People that he featured in one of his YouTube videos. I really like it. I love the green tea and that it’s got a lot of antioxidants. The only thing I’ll say about it is that, in the wintertime, it can be a little drying. So sometimes I switch it with my CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, which is also Hyram-approved, if I’m feeling like my skin is getting too dried out.
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