Lenny Kravitz's Skincare Secret: 'Sand From the Ocean'


Lenny Kravitz may be worth tens of millions of dollars, but his entire skincare routine will set you back less than $20.

“It’s always been very simple,” the 56-year-old “Fly Away” hitmaker, who’s spent much of this year at his home on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, told Vanity Fair of his everyday grooming routine.

“I only use a few things. I wash my face with water, truthfully. When I’m here, I scrub it with the sand from the ocean because it’s very fine and powdery.”

While most of us don’t have daily access to Bahamian sand, the rest of Kravitz’s go-to products can be picked up at pretty much any health food store.

“I use coconut oil on my body, shea butter, cocoa butter, all organic,” the seemingly ageless rocker continued. “I use Dr. Bronner’s almond soap ($13.99). I wash my body with it, I wash my hair with it, and I wash my clothes with it. It’s a really simple island routine, but I carry that wherever I go. And of course, whatever fragrance or oils, but it’s really that simple.

Kravitz is the new face of YSL Beauty’s fragrance Y — following in the footsteps of his 31-year-old daughter Zoë, a longtime collaborator with the luxury brand.

“There’s nobody who has more style than Zoë — she’s so effortless and natural, and just exudes style and coolness without putting on any airs. It’s just who she is. She’s got much more swag than I do,” he gushed, adding that the two even occasionally borrow items from each other’s wardrobes.

“There’s things that we both like. I try to steal some of her T-shirts sometimes, and she steals mine. And jewelry, different things. Obviously I can’t wear her clothes because she’s quite petite, but throughout the years things have been stolen out of each other’s closets, for sure.”

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