Four o’clock in the afternoon – around when the post-lunch lull hits – is known as Beauty Elixir time at the Prestige office. We love the ability of Caudalie‘s best-selling mist to rejuvenate us at our desks, and provide our skin with a little minty hydration. Apparently, we aren’t the only ones obsessed with the product, as supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley recently signed on with the brand to become the face of Beauty Elixir as the multi-functional product celebrates its 20th birthday.
Tell us about your daily skincare routine.
Really simple. I don’t like too many products in my cabinet. I don’t want to confuse my skin too much. I don’t want to travel with a million products, either—that’s a nightmare. In the morning, I steam my face with warm water and a washcloth. I switch my products according to the environment or how my skin is looking. Lately I have been using Caudalie Foam Cleanser — it’s gentle and very hydrating. Then I love to use Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum because it leaves my skin with an amazing glow and is the perfect base for make-up. I use SPF every day. Finally, I set my skin with Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir or Rose Water by Santa Maria Novella.
What’s the best beauty tip you’ve learned from all the make-up artists and beauty professionals you’ve met through your job?
Keep it simple.
What did you know about Caudalie before becoming the face of its Beauty Elixir?
Caudalie is one of my favourite natural skincare brands; I rely on a variety of cosmetic products from the brand.
It’s been 20 years since Beauty Elixir launched. When did you first come across the product?
The first time I met the Beauty Elixir was backstage at a fashion show maybe 10 years ago; a make-up artist used it on me.
Do you wear makeup every day?
Gone are the days of leaving the house with no make-up on. But I love make-up. I don’t wear a ton of it, but I will always have a little foundation on.
What’s your diet/fitness regime.
I’m a fitness fanatic. It’s where everything starts for me. I have really defined muscles in my arms, almost too defined, so I leave them alone completely. But I wish my bum had the same problem. At home, I eat clean, organic, simple. And when I go out with friends, I enjoy myself. Here at home, in the morning, I might have some boiled eggs or sprouts with toast, with a green juice. Or I might have some scrambled eggs with some spinach. Plenty of water through the whole day. And then at lunch and dinner, it’s about a piece of protein: white fish, turkey, chicken. And lots of vegetables. Pretty simple. But, you know, then I’ll go and eat dinner and have loads of roast potatoes at Madeo. And that’s important to me. I love that. I couldn’t live life just restrictive all the time. It’s just no fun to me. That’s not a way to live. It’s all balance.