Surprising Natural Beauty Secrets of the A-List

By Sophia Hussain

These natural beauties always look flawless, and no wonder: whether she is a designer, model or actress, a celebrity definitely has access to the best, most elite products and beauticians in the world.  So what do these people know that we don’t?

Here, we reveal the (sometimes surprising!) natural beauty secrets of the world’s most celebrated women.

1. Victoria Beckham  


When this svelte British designer guest edited the December 2013 edition of French Vogue, Victoria revealed how she stays energised by drinking ZICO Natural pure coconut water.  “For marathon-like long days, short nights and when I’m prepping a fashion show, coconut water has become my secret crutch, I drink litres of it,” she confessed. One 14 oz size bottle of ZICO contains 70 calories, five electrolytes, and potassium. She also sprinkles Bee Pollen on her food. Why? Apparently it’s the world’s ‘most complete food,’ containing dozens of vitamins, minerals, and is even a complete protein. Perfect for ladies like Victoria who don’t eat all that much…

To keep her skin hydrated, Mrs. Beckham uses  the very eco-friendly range Weleda, which we also adore, for elbows and heels in particular.

Finally, Vicky B declares she’s ‘addicted’ to Lancer Dermatology products to help the acne prone skin on her face, which claim to have no ‘harsh’ chemicals. “First I scrub my face with the Natural Sea Mineral Polish, then I rinse with the Exfoliating Blemish Cleanser, a Salicylic acid and powdered pearl exfoliator,” she says.


2. Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

Julia Restoin Roitfeld by Michael Flores (Harper's Bazaar Mexico May 2013)-1

This model, ‘It’ girl and designer also has her own blog,  “Romy and the Bunnies” – an ode to her daughter and her favourite plush bunnies.  Julia lists Rodin’s Olio Lusso as one of her favourite beauty items. for both her and for Romy: “Nothing new, but definitely a must-have.”  Olio Lusso is a nourishing body oil containing exotic ingredients including: jasmine, calendula flower oil, and arnica Montana flower extract.

The French beauty also swears by Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser for keeping her complexion fresh, and adores  Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Night Cream, not just for its rich hydration, but for the lovely rose scent, too.

In addition to caring for her skin and nails through regular facials and manicures, Julia confesses that she takes loads of vitamins, especially    New Chapter’s Every Woman  Vitamin. She says it contains lots of Folic Acid, which she needed to help her hair grow after she gave birth.


3. Miranda Kerr


The Victoria’s Secret angel loves her makeup, especially  RMS Beauty  Lip2Cheek and  Priti NYC  nail polish in Hula Girl Rose and Red Head Cactus–one of our faves here at Eluxe too.

As for skincare, she’s really spoilt for choice in terms of good organic products as she’s created her own organic beauty line,  Kora Organics. Miranda has chosen to infuse her line of creams, toners and cleanswers with  natural nourishers like noni fruit extract and rosehip seed oil.

To ensure a truly healthy glow, the mother of one  also eats fresh, organic produce  and  drinks  lemon water  every morning to detox. To keep cellulite at bay, she dry-brushes her legs daily and works out regularly. But one way she gets her gorgeous glow may surprise you: sex! The minxish model says she’s ‘a member of the mile-high club’ and is open to exploring relations with women.


4. Jessica Alba


This may surprise you: despite having her own brand of personal care products, The Honest Company, the actress and mother of two doesn’t really believe that beauty products can make much of a difference in how you look. Instead, she shops for ‘any’ brand of organic beauty product, and mixes her own natural oil blends to her face and body.

As for things she can’t make at home herself, i.e. makeup, she’s a fan of Vapour  cosmetics (which we also love, by the way!)

Her strict rules for beauty include drinking  two litres of water a day, eliminating highly processed foods, and getting some daily exercise, even if it’s just a half hour.


5. Alicia Silverstone


A devout vegan and environmental activist, Silverstone constantly used to worry about whether the ingredients of her cosmetics were completely cruelty-free, so she created  her own line  of eco-friendly vegan makeup brushes and bags.

Apart from her own ranges, she loves using  Josie Maran  lip gloss, Eco Bella concealer, Josie Maran eye shadow, Bare Minerals powder, and Tammy Fender epi peel scrub.

Like Miranda Kerr, she’s also a   fan of Priti NYC nail polish and loves  Crazy Rumor’s Hibiskiss Tinted Lip Balms, which are made with organic jojoba, olive oil, and Shea butter.


6. Ruth Crilly


Veteran British model Ruth shares her regular beauty trials with dedicated fans on her witty personal blog “A Model Recommends”.  One product she definitely recommends is all natural British brand This Works Energy Bank Bath and Shower oil – “incredibly effective for a morning pep-up.”  This product contains an assortment of oils including:  coconut, ylang ylang, and rosemary.

But there’s much more: she adores Neom natural oils for the bath, Dr Organic Royal Jelly Hand cream for when hands and nails get dried out by winter weather, and Suti Rejuvenate facial oils too.


7. Angelina Jolie


Even the most beautiful women in the world need a beauty boost, and Angelina chooses Pevonia Botanica to help naturally rejuvenate skin with chamomile extract and lemon peel oil.  She also apparently loves Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum, which is based on Argan oil.

Instead of lasers and electronic treatments, Angie goes in for the dermaroller to help her natural skincare products penetrate her pores more deeply. The tiny needles of the roller  puncture the skin, triggering natural cellular healing.

Sounds painful, but makes sense when you consider Angie apparently has a thing for knives and sharp objects!


8. Madonna


The legendary singer stays young looking by employing every tactic she can, including surgery, fillers and Botox. She keeps her body healthy with a strict exercise regime and vegetarian diet and abstains from drinking alcohol.

As for beauty products, she’s said time and again that she’s a fan of German brand Dr. Hauschka Skin Care  , especially the Rose day cream, apparently. At her age, she knows she needs a serum, too,    so she uses Eight Greens Youth Serum, which revitalises and energises skin with all-natural antioxidant ingredients such as yucca extract, flaxseed and paprika.

And of course she never, ever leaves the house without a sunblock.  Juice Beauty Green Apple Moisturizer SPF 15  is one of her faves, apparently.


9. Julienne Moore

The radiant redhead is a big fan of organic products, and swears by several, including Burt’s Bees lipbalm and hydrating lotion, as well as just about anything from Tata Harper. For makeup, she likes Tarte, especially their Blushing Bride Cheek Stain.

The Celtic beauty insists that sunblock is a must, and wears one every day, with a factor of 25 or above. To keep svelte, she’s a yoga devotee who eats a mainly vegetarian diet.

She has recently become an advocate for the Natural Products Association, whose mandate is to certify products as at least 95 percent natural, with renewable ingredients and nothing that’s potentially toxic (like parabens). Moore told Marie Claire magazine that it’s personal: “My two kids have eczema, so I have to be vigilant about what goes on their skin. It helps when I’m shopping to see the NPA’s seal of approval — the little green leaf.”


10. Nicole Kidman


Although she’s caught some flak for using Botox and fillers, Kidman says she’s since quit with the cosmedocs and has moved into a more natural approach to beauty. For example, the Aussie actress loves an organic skincare brand from her native land: Jurlique, and claims that her healthy glow comes from  skin, hair, and nails vitamins from Swisse Wellness,  a strictly organic diet, and a 5-days-a-week exercise routine, which includes plenty of swimming and yoga.

Apparently the actress suffered skin cancer on her leg, and so she’s absolutely strict about wearing an organic SPF every day–we guess she’s using Jurlique’s!


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