Jake Gyllenhaal's ESPYs Skincare Routine, Deconstructed

Jake Gyllenhaal 2015 ESPYs - P 2015
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Jake Gyllenhaal 2015 ESPYs - P 2015

His groomer, Jillian Dempsey, breaks it down.

He may play a boxer in his newest film, Southpaw, but that doesn’t mean Jake Gyllenhaal can look rough on a red carpet. At the ESPYs, which he attended Wednesday with Rachel McAdams, the actor wore a “beautifully designed and cut” suit, according to celebrity groomer Jillian Dempsey. “His skin and hair were equally important to his overall sleek look.”

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"We were going for something that was a little bit groomed, trimmed, cleaned up,” Dempsey tells Pret-a-Reporter. Indeed, she trimmed his hair before he walked the carpet. And also made sure the skin that showed — he is rocking a rather full beard these days — was looking pristine.


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First, the groomer and makeup artist (who also works with Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence) used RéVive Balancing Toner Soothing Skin Refresher ($65) on Gyllenhaal’s skin to clean it while not drying it out, “as many toners do.” She also applied RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Supreme ($195) for hydration without shine. “Proper hydration is key, which is why I always thoroughly massage lotion into the skin,” she says.

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And lastly, using her thumb, Dempsey applied RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream Ultra Retexturizing Hydrator ($150) because “the cream added extra hydration and additional brightening effects.” As for Gyllenhaal’s slicked-back hair, that was kept in place with Baxter’s Hard Cream Pomade ($20), which she says “has great hold and low shine — ideal for the red carpet!”