The actress and Clé de Peau brand ambassador tells PEOPLE how she keeps her skin glowing amid a busy press tours

By Hanna Flanagan
December 13, 2019 09:30 AM
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So as to be expected, it's hard for the actress, 36, to find downtime: “It's been a very rewarding and busy year so far…it's been fab[ulous],” the Clé de Peau brand ambassador tells PEOPLE.

But when she does find a rare moment for herself, Jones unwinds by indulging in a lavish — and somewhat “ritualistic” — beauty routine, which she adopted after visiting Clé de Peau's headquarters in Asia (the luxury brand is owned by Japanese cosmetics company, Shiseido).

“I've learned so much since I started working with the brand, particulary when I visited Japan and saw the level of skincare they have out there,” the On the Basis of Sex star says.

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“For me, it's about taking the time out to just concentrate on yourself, which is a rare thing, and being quite meditative about it,” she says. “I love lying in the bath with a face mask on. That's my thing.”

As for her specific routine, Jones loves the Clé de Peau serum which she smooths on her skin with a facial roller “in the evening and then again in the morning,” she says. “I also love the Clé de Peau La Crème and use it on a daily basis, particularly in the evening. It's great to have something on your skin overnight, so that you wake up the next morning lovely, and flushed, and nourished.”

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When it comes to her approach to makeup, Jones prefers a foundation that's breathable and moisturizing with all-day staying power. She pops concealer (usually Clé de Peau's full-coverage corrector) under her eyes and on the tip of her nose to combat redness.

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The actress is currently jumping between red carpet premieres, film Q&A's and nighttime events to promote The Aeronauts, a true story about a balloon expedition in the 1800s, but says that, “no matter what time I get back, I will usually have a shower and make sure I take off my makeup so that I've got a clean fresh face for the next day.”

And if she gets a rare respite between events, she'll remove her makeup and re-apply later in the day to “give my skin a little bit of a break.”

When asked whether her husband, director and producer Charles Guard, takes part in the skincare hoopla, Jones quips: “I try but he's not into it!”