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'No peels, no fillers': Salma Hayek's go-to ingredient for ageless skin is in this $10 cream

The bark of the 'Mexican skin tree' in the Del Indio Papago Night Cream is known for its regenerative properties.

Salma Hayek is an award-winning actress, film producer, director — the list goes on. But it's no secret that the 57-year-old is also a bona fide beauty icon. Whether she's strutting the red carpet at a movie premiere or an awards show, we're blown away every time we see her. Curious about the secret behind her consistently gorgeous complexion? The actress credits a buzzy ingredient for her glowing skin, and you don't have to have a movie-star salary to try it. In fact, you can snag a jar of this night cream at Amazon for just $10.

This night cream contains Salma Hayek's secret weapon ingredient for youthful-looking skin. 

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$10 at Amazon

People pay big bucks for creams and gels to try to help reduce the appearance of those pesky signs of aging, and while this cream occasionally goes on sale, we haven't seen it this low in the past year.

Hayek has been steaming up the silver screen for nearly 30 years, but take one look at her latest Instagram pic (courtesy of her 17-year-old daughter, Valentina) and her youthful complexion and you'd think she was still an ingénue. There's no magic behind her flawless skin, she says — just the bark of a tree.

"I use an ingredient called Tepezcohuite that's used in Mexico for burn victims because it completely regenerates the skin," Hayek told Elle. "Some of the ingredients, when I took them to the American labs, they were like, 'Oh my God! How come nobody is using this?' This is why I have no Botox, no peels, no fillers."

The Tepezcohuite tree is often called the "Mexican skin tree" because its bark is known to help regenerate skin and hair. It was used to treat hundreds of thousands of burn victims in an earthquake and a gas explosion in Mexico in the 1980s when no medical supplies were available.

Salma Hayek at a red carpet event
Could a little-known night cream make your skin look as timeless as Salma Hayek's? (Getty)

Few American companies have caught on, but one thing is for sure: Amazon shoppers love Del Indio Papago Night Cream.

"I read the Salma Hayek article and decided to give it a go," a reviewer said. "I have ridiculously picky skin (rosacea, sensitivities, etc.), and I don't get my hopes up as most things I try either irritate my skin or cause breakouts. I have sun damage, fine lines and menopausal acne. Basically, I never know what I'll see when I look in the mirror. I've used this for three weeks, and so far, so good. No irritation, my skin is calm and hydrated, and best of all, no acne."

"In all of my decades of trying skin care products, Tepezcohuite has been the most transformative product I have ever used," declared an excited shopper. "In just a week's worth of use, morning and night, I see a noticeable improvement in my skin's tone, feel and texture. My 67-year-old skin glows again for the first time in decades."

"When I bought this cream, I didn't know anything about it," said another enthusiastic user. "I was pleasantly surprised at how it made my skin feel and the quality of the product. I will be 70 years old this month, and my skin looks 20 years younger."

"It absorbs well," said a final reviewer. "I use as my night creme and have been happy with it. It didn't cause any breakouts and my skin feels smoother and softer. The smell is a little intense, but it doesn't linger."

If you're after a full 24-hour experience, Del Indio Papago makes a lightweight version for daytime use.

This daytime cream contains Tepezcohuite powder, collagen and vitamin E.

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$13 at Amazon

And if you're super interested in Tepezcohuite, we recommend trying out some other products with the ingredient:

"A higher concentration of [Tepezcohuite], plus a more natural formula at the same price point make this serum from Imagine Dermatology an obvious Del Indio Papago alternative," wrote our reviewer, Senior Beauty Editor Jennifer Romolini. 

$16 at Amazon

If you'd like to go full Tepezcohuite with Del Indio Papago, you can wash up with this bar soap.

$8 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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