Celebrity Skin: Mischa Barton

January 11, 2010 | | Comments 6

mischatopThis month Mischa Barton is sharing her skin care favorites with us. Mischa became a household name in her performance as the irrepressible and irresistible Marisa on the popular Fox television show, “The O.C.”. Established as one of the most sought after young actresses of her generation, Mischa was named “It Girl” by Entertainment Weekly, she was also Hollywood Life’s “Breakthrough Actress of the Year”, she won several American Teen Choice Awards for “The O.C.”, and also Cosmopolitan’s “Fun Fearless Female Award for “Knockout Ingenue“ and Glamour’s “Women of the Year’. She has been ranked one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” an impressive three times.


Born in London and raised in New York, Mischa went from humble beginnings in New York Theater to working side by side with modern day screen icons including Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, “Notting Hill“, Bruce Willis and Toni Collette in “The Sixth Sense“, and Sam Rockwell in her Sundance critically lauded feature film debut “Lawn Dogs” in 1998.

Following the CW Network drama “A Beautiful Life” for producer Ashton Kutcher, Mischa is currently working on Law & Order: SVU in New York. You can now see the unaired episodes of “A Beautiful Life” on Youtube.

Mischa has also made a major impression in the fashion and beauty world. She has already graced the covers of countless international magazines and has become the face of numerous advertising campaigns.
Mischa’s commercial and theatrical successes have given her an opportunity to take an extremely influential role in the global community. She is currently the spokesperson for Climate Star, an organization that fights Global Warming through social and legislative activism. She also serves as an Entertainment Industry Foundation Ambassador teaming up with QVC to spread awareness and raise funds for women’s cancer research through the Fashion Footwear Association of New York Shoes on Sale Initiative and is also campaigning for skin cancer awareness.

My Skin Affair caught up with Mischa and had a chat about her skin care routine. Enjoy!


What is your skin care routine?

I live by the Clinique 3-step Skin Care System. In the morning I start off with the Mild Facial Soap bar, then the Clarifying Lotion #2 followed by the amazing Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.  The best part about this program is that you can alter it to match your skin’s needs. I follow that up with the Neocutis Lumiere Eye Cream, it’s super light so you can wear it throughout the day.  At night, I love to add in the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask as a treat after a long day on set. It has a great citrus scent and foams and leaves your skin so clean and soft!  And Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair is a miracle worker if I ever have a dry patch or any skin problems, it literally works overnight!

What are your favorite skin care products?

You can’t beat Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream when you want your skin to be well moisturized, silky, smooth and soft!  I fit this into my routine 3-4 times a week just to give my skin that certain je ne sais quoi!  I also couldn’t live without the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover, it’s so easy, fast and gentle on my skin.

What’s in your purse?

I always have the Terry Rose Lip Balm – gives your lips great moisture with just the slightest hint of color.  I also carry the small bottles of Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream with me everywhere, I must have one in every bag!

How do you pamper your skin?

I LOVE the L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream. I put it on before bed with socks and it leaves my feet so smooth!

Which product is your current “must have”?

I just discovered the Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and love how it leaves my skin incredibly soft, even after the first time!

Do you have a favorite spa?

I really enjoy the Silk Day Spa in Manhattan. It’s so serene and provides for the best escape from the busy city.

What’s your favorite spa treatment?

I love the Silk Melt Away massage, it completely makes all the stresses in my life disappear, if only for an hour.

Do you have a favorite tip/advice for skin care?

Protect your skin!  You absolutely have to protect your skin from the sun, the higher the SPF the better!  I like to use Clinique Sun SPF 50 Face Cream when I’m outside, or Stila’s Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer on a day-to-day basis.  It gives an incredibly even tone to my skin and has a great 30 SPF to protect my face!

Thanks Mischa!


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  1. [...] my interview with Mischa Barton she mentioned that one of the skin care products she loves to pamper herself with is L’Occitane [...]

  2. mill says:

    I love the bliss high- intensity hand cream small tubes too! non- greasy and a lovely scent.

  3. Lennis says:

    That was interesting . I admire your quality that you put into your work.

  4. [...] Lauder Advanced Night Repair was mentioned on My Skin Affair in my interview with Mischa Barton as one of her favorite products. She called it a “miracle worker”. Although it’s not one of [...]

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  6. Michelle Edmonds says:

    Hi Mischa,

    Great to be able to report back to you.Just an oc fan who looked up your official site.Its nice to see we both like Clinque aswell as loccitane.They are the best by far.Also your birthday is a day after mine,so feel really honoured.Miss you on the oc.Your brilliant actress.I admire you.xxxx

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