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Sarah Michelle Gellar's #1 'Beauty' Product is Hand Sanitizer & We Feel That

We already know that actor, headband-wearing style icon, ’90s queen, and all-around cool mom Sarah Michelle Gellar will do anything for her kids — including request a (empty!) syringe to the arm. “I literally went to a doctor once and asked them to take a syringe and stab me so my kid could see,” Gellar told SheKnows in an exclusive interview last year (her kid was, understandably, afraid of getting a shot). “I was like, ‘Can’t you just do an empty syringe?’…They said no. Sigh.”

Aw. Is that a dedicated mom or what? Gellar also told us some wise words we won’t soon forget: “Opinions are like assholes; everyone has one.” She explained that having been in the public eye since she was basically a kid herself (RIP, Buffy) has given her a thick skin — on that she can also teach her kids to develop. “I’ve gotten criticisms my whole life, so I know you have to give equal attention to good reviews and bad reviews. I listen to my friends and people I’ve let into my life, and I value their opinions, not others. I can’t take it personally.”

Amen to that. But Gellar isn’t just good for words of wisdom; she’s also got some seriously spot-on product picks that make her life as a working mom of two (and wife of fellow ’90s dreamboat Freddie Prinze, Jr. of course) easier — or at least more entertaining. Something we all need in quarantine eh?

Below, she spills her favorite books, cleaning products, TV shows, and more.

Right now, I’m listening to…

“I don’t listen to podcasts! I’m a strict Broadway in the car, books at home person!”

The books my kids are currently obsessed with

“My daughter loves Neil Patrick Harris’ series The Magic Misfits, and the new James Patterson for kids series. And Rocky likes anything that has to do with Pokémon.”

The books I’m reading myself

“I’m reading Behind Every Lie, written by Christina McDonald, and I just finished Perfect Little Children by Sofie Hannah.”

The household product I swear by

“Now it’s our Cascade dishwasher detergent, ever since we’ve learned that with just eight dirty dishes, its more efficient to run the dishwasher. I was recently shocked to learn that the sink uses four gallons of water every two minutes, which is just as much water as the dishwasher uses in an entire cycle — so now we do it every night!”

The snacks I always have on hand for the kids

“Foodstirs ready-to-eat donuts and mini muffins.”

The beauty product I always keep in my bag

“Hand sanitizer — and I think we know why!”

The app that makes my life as a parent easier

“Waze, so I can get there faster!”

The toys that keep my kids occupied for hours

“We love board games together as a family… Heads Up is always a good one! Clue we are very into clue right now.”

The TV shows I actually enjoy watching with my kids

Survivor and Amazing Race.”

The kid-friendly music I don’t hate playing around the house

“My kids have really good taste! We are pretty much all in sync.”

The best subscription I have for the kids

“Our Foodstirs subscription box!”

My favorite kid bath products

“I really like Tubby Todd and Baeo Baby.”

My favorite under-the-radar kids brands

“I never share my under-the-radar stuff, because that’s how I can’t get it anymore!”

How I keep my mom wardrobe on point

“I love using Rebecca Taylor’s new reusable program where you can bring clothing that you’ve already worn that’s a season late and they’ll use it to raise money for charity and you can get a discount in the store.”

To get even more parenting recommendations, click here to read about the other stylish moms featured in our Momsessed series.

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