Watch Niall Horan Do His 22-Step Feel-Good Beauty Routine

When Niall Horan took to TikTok to share his skin care regimen in January, he had no idea it would lead to today’s installment of Vogue’s Beauty Secrets just a few weeks later. “When I was younger, I didn’t really care [about skin care]—I was really a boy about it,” he explains. “But headed into my late 20s, I decided that I was going to look after this thing.” Amid a busy schedule, the Voice coach and former One Direction star now prioritizes taking care of his complexion with a regimen that ranges from a daily de-puffing massage to supercharged tonics. “We need our skin too, lads,” Horan says before launching into the extended-cut version of his routine. 

After lighting a candle, Horan begins with a splash of cold water, a gentle cleanse, and a slather of Make Beauty’s exfoliating mask. Next is facial steaming to his open pores and increase product absorption: “I’m a really big believer in steam,” he says. “I think it’s really good for my voice as well.” While Jaxon Lane patches plump his undereyes, Horan glides two ice rollers across his visage. “Once they get workin’, they can just take some of that swelling out your face,” the 29-year-old says mid massage. “Out of all the things that I use, I see the most [effectiveness from] these.” Cold steam then closes his pores ahead of a hydrating cocktail of Sarah Chapman’s serum, facial oil, and hyaluronic-acid-infused face cream to lock in moisture. Finally, he enhances his glowing complexion with a dot of Ilia’s dark-circle-alleviating eye cream, SPF, and lip balm. 

Onto hair: Horan doesn’t want his sweep of chestnut lengths to look too perfect. A Leonor Greyl mousse applied to damp hair is the first step to achieving his voluminous do, which he blow dries into place with the Dyson Supersonic. Then he applies a “bean-sized” dollop of Stmnt’s paste and a mist of Balmain’s strong-hold hairspray for some lived-in texture. “Everybody tells me that I smell good,” he muses before rounding out his routine. The secret to his signature scent? A spritz of deodorant and Le Labo Santal 33. “I had no idea that a simple TikTok would lead to this,” he says. “Thanks, everyone…and also, you’re welcome. Now it’s off to work for me, and remember: Look fab, feel fab.”

 Below, shop Niall Horan’s Beauty Secrets.

Salt & Stone Saffron & Cedar Candle

Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice Volumizing Styling Mousse

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Ultimate Cleanse

Make Beauty Micro Crystalline Exfoliating Face Mask

Vanity Planet Senia Hot & Cold Smart Steamer

Jaxon Lane Bro Mask Eye Gels

Allies of Skin Molecular Saviour Probiotics Treatment Mist

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster

Osea Essential Hydrating Oil

Element Eight Q2 Hyaluronic Acid Hydrate Correct Cream

Ilia Bright Start Retinol Alternative Eye Cream

Jaxon Lane Rain Or Shine Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 50+/PA+++

Salt & Stone California Mint Lip Balm

STMNT Grooming Goods Matte Paste

Balmain Hair Couture Standard Session Strong Hairspray

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum

Endseen Clairvoyant Hand Lotion

Director: Gabrielle Reich
Director of Photography: Josh Herzog
Editor: Michael Suyeda

Production Manager: Kit Fogarty
Production Coordinator: Ava Kashar
Associate Talent Manager: Phoebe Feinberg

Postproduction Coordinator: Jovan James
Supervising Editor: Kameron Key
Assistant Editor: Andy Morell
Filmed at: The New York Edition