Emily Maynard’s Insane Skincare Routine Is So Expensive It Might Make Her Go Broke

emily maynardIf you see a gorgeous woman with glowing, youthful skin begging for money on the streets, it's former Bachelorette Emily Maynard. The reality star and new blogger recently posted which skincare products she uses and openly admits that she'll eat ramen every night just so she can continue to afford the best of the best in terms of anti-aging products.

Emily's beauty routine isn't for the faint of heart, nor the broke of wallet, so proceed with caution.

Her morning routine goes like this. She writes:

1. Wash with CeraVe Hydrating cleanser
2. Two drops of Skinceuticals Phloretin CF Serum (I can tell a huge difference in my skin when I use this. Helps with fine lines.)
3. One drop of Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Serum (My skin gets dry ... if yours doesn't you can probably skip this)
4. La Mer Eye Balm Intense
5. CeraVe AM Lotion or La Mer Soft Cream if I need extra hydration

Her nightly routine is just as intense. Emily says:

1. Wash with Skinceuticals Clarifying Cleanser using my Clarisonic
2. Every other night I use retinoid pads I get from Charlotte Skin & Laser (If you're not using a retinoid, START ASAP)
3. Two drops of Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Serum (My skin is prone to breakouts and this has helped a lot. If you're not, you can probably skip this step)
4. La Mer Eye Balm
5. CeraVe PM Lotion or La Mer Soft Cream if I need extra hydration

Emily puts a disclaimer on her post and reminds people that as a 27-year-old single mother, she can't afford many of these products, and that her mother buys it for her.

I mean, her morning routine contains $585 worth of products, her nighttime routine costs $417, which brings us to a combined total of $1,002. That's a lot of skin-changing cheddar.

I commend Em, though, for investing in something she believes in and taking time to do something that makes her happy. Applying lotions and potions can be really zen-like, and as any mom will tell you, finding a few moments to do something totally selfish (in a good way) can make or break one's sanity.

Emily's skin and her mental health benefit from her beauty routine. And yeah, even if she does go broke, she'll be the best looking homeless person there ever was.

Do you invest in skincare products?


Photo via emilygmaynard/Instagram

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nonmember avatar Lizzie Borden

Good products are only a small part of aging well; good nutrition is more important. Topical ointments and products wont affect the skin as much as providing your body with the right nutrition. Thus she is undoing her efforts by consuming ramen, which is devoid of nutrition. How foolish. Skin needs water, antioxidants, vitamins, and protection from the sun.

illeg... illegallyblonde

Nope! I invest in real food, water and exercise. My skin glows.

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Guest27 Guest27

 If she eats healthy and avoids the sun maybe that will supplement some of the cost of her beauty regimen. I do like that she admits that her regimen is not affordable and that her mom treats her to her splurge. I think taking care of your skin is important, and not everyone has glowing skin. Many people invest money into their skin (especially on their face). There are people with acne, or spots, or hair that spend large amounts of money to help these conditions. It sounds like Emily is just being preventative, which is her way of taking care of her skin. I made an investment recently on skincare products, but I tend to use a minimal amount to stretch my dollar's worth. 

nonmember avatar Lexi jordan

Seeing as she's 27 years old, I think it's a bit extreme that her mother is paying for it! I invest in good skincare products because combined with diet/exercise/water they are essential. That said, I use some expensive products (the Skinceuticals Phloretin is amazing!) but she could use the same cleanser in the am and pm. Drugstore retinoids have been proven to be just as effective as high end brands. Sounds to me like she is just a brand whore! And in all seriousness, she looks older than 27 so her routine isn't working all that well anyway!

Sue Jacobsen

Heck No! My secret is to drink a lot of water to keeping my skin hydration ...beauty come from within.

Diane Fourmentin

If she was really getting the best of the best she would be getting the Anti-aging products from A-Cute Derm on beautyforyoushop.com and without spending a fortune.

MissF... MissFrenchie

The truly expensive part of her routine is the la mer products. I use the skinceuticals products already and while the serums do cost anywhere between $60 and $125 per bottle, those bottles last 6 months so its not bad if you break it down to monthly average...$300 worth of serums lasts 6 months so that comes out to $50 a month, which is a bit expensive but not outrageous. CeraVe is a drugstore brand so anyone can use that. The clarisonic Mia is about $130 but I use the Olay version ($30) and it works great.

nonmember avatar A

I dont want to came across like a bitch, but Emily's doesnt look that good at all, she looks like somebody who spent too much in the sun, she is only 27 yet her skin already has this leathery look to it...

I mean, i think other bachelorettes actually have skin than her, Ali, Ashley and Desiree come to mind ( and I am not bigger fan of their than Emily's)

just being real here.

as for that photo she posted, she clearly wears a heavy layer of foundation, because she looks far better than she did on TV, and she was already wearing makeup on the programm.

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