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The 1 beauty investment you need to make for supermodel skin

Another reason to pamper yourself

By ELLE team  September 28th, 2017

Subjecting your skin to heavy make-up, long-haul flights and irregular sleeping schedules sounds like a recipe for disaster. So what kind of dark magic do supermodels employ to continue to look stunning despite having to deal with all these stressful factors and more? Turns out, the one beauty investment this genetically blessed tribe doesn’t mind blowing big bucks on is a good facial.

Supermodel-turned-actor-turned-designer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley offsets her hectic lifestyle by staying local to her trusted facialist. “Skin is something I really work on and pay attention to. I’m lucky that I get to see facialists on a regular basis so I get to discuss any skin concerns I have,” she admits. “A facialist is a real luxury and an investment, but I think if you can at least see an expert a couple of times a year and get a good routine recommended by them to take away and use at home it would make a big difference.” 

Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt agrees: “The beauty tip that I give my friends is that facials make a big difference.”

Fo the days when she needs a quick pick-me-up and can’t schedule in an appointment, Martha reaches into her bag of tricks for this: “My skincare saviour is a good serum. I like Earth Tu Face – it’s very hydrating and is perfect for planes. My skin tends to be on the dry side already so with the addition of travelling, it’s constantly dehydrated. It makes so much difference to my skin.”

Best facial oils to invest in

For acne

Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Treatment Oil, Rs 2,600

Oils are known for their nourishing, hydrating properties but Clinique have kicked the beauty rulebook to the kerb where Turnaround is concerned. It also contains salicylic acid to keep breakouts at bay and will leave you with a clearer, more radiant complexion

For large pores

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil, Rs 6,510

Added essential almond oil Caudalie's fast-absorbing dry oil purges pores and prevents them from filling up, all while you sleep. A few drops a night is enough to lend skin a blurred, airbrushed effect that can only be rivalled by Photoshop - trust us

For Large pores

de Mamiel Summer Facial Oil, Rs 5,880 approx

The face oil equivalent of a Greek island holiday, this harnesses lemon seed, pomegranate and Wild Rose to lend skin a supernatural radiance. It is packed antioxidants to stop pollution, airborne bacteria and UV rays from ravaging your skin which contributes to a seamless look and feel.

For acne

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, Rs 5,640 approx

Tea tree oil in Sunday Riley's cult facial oil purifies pores prone to harbouring bacteria while vitamin C from the added apricot uncovers brighter, more resilient skin. We love the bottle, too.

For oily skin

Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil, Rs 3,341

This Jurlique offering is filled to bursting with a dream team of nurturing oils for maximum perkiness. Jojoba mimics the oil your skin produces naturally, preventing your glands from going into overdrive. No oil slicks here, people.


For oily skin

de Mamiel Spring Facial Oil, Rs 5,883 (approx)

Clary sage and jojoba in de Mamiel's offering act like a squeegee against excess oil, mopping it up before it shows up on the surface of your skin, so you can wave goodbye to the 3pm shine. Spearmint and grapefruit invigorates both the skin and the senses, too.

For dry skin

Antipodes Face Oil Organic Avocado Oil & Rosehip, Rs 1,425

Avocado and rosehip oil are a dream duo, especially if you suffer with flaky, parched patches. Together, they penetrate the skin and deliver a nourishment hit to the deeper layers that shows in luminosity on the surface.


For dry skin

Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil, Rs 17,612

This may look and feel ultra-luxurious but it doesn't leave behind a greasy, sticky residue like some oils. Alongside omega 3 and 6, camelia oil prevents moisture from escaping, so skin feels plump and pillowy and looks glowing. Three drops is ample. 


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