Elle's Holiday Beauty Essentials

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Elle Macpherson chats through her perfect beauty kit for travelling over the holidays.


One of the sexiest and chicest of French fragrances, Guerlain Vetiver is a men’s scent that lends the body subtle notes of citrus fruits, bergamot, tonka bean and vetiver, and spices like nutmeg and pepper. “It’s a fragrance I’ve been wearing for over 30 years,” says Elle. “It’s complex but still very elegant and always makes me feel me properly dressed.”  


“I believe in beauty from the inside out so my everyday beauty regimen starts with two teaspoons of SUPER ELIXIR Greens every morning in filtered water for clear firm, hydrated skin,” says Elle. “My SUPER ELIXIR Travel Set is always the first thing I pack. Its 45 whole food nutrients nourish my skin and body right down to the mitochondria. It has truly transformative effects. Acai, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts are packed with antioxidants and vitamin A that help improve healthy skin elasticity and combat the visible effects of ageing like pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Horsetail extract is an unusual ingredient with game-changing benefits, especially when it comes to strengthening hair, skin and nails. It is very high in antioxidant agents, like vitamin A and silica, for healthy and strong connective tissue.” 


We know how effective it is to beautify the body from the inside out, and this includes snacking responsibly. “I love to put soaked almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in the dehydrator so they are nice and crunchy,” says Elle. “It means I get all the deliciousness and health benefits without the need to smoke, roast or fry them. My everyday go-to for nourishment is a WelleCo NOURISHING PLANT PROTEIN Peruvian Chocolate smoothie. I blitz it with filtered water and half an avocado for creaminess and pop it in my WelleCo Hydrator Bottle for quick nourishment. Because it is formulated with organic sprouted brown rice and pea protein, it increases my energy levels, keeps my stomach flat, and keeps me going until dinner.” 


Holidays demand a low key makeup regime. A touch of concealer and pop of colour on the cheeks is all that is needed for effortless beauty on-the-hop. RMS lip2cheek colour is created with nourishing organic ingredients that combine hydration and protection with rich mineral colour for a beautiful, natural finish on both lips and cheeks. “It’s organic and has a similar texture to skin, so always looks fresh but doesn’t clog my pores or sit on top of my skin like a mask,” says Elle. “The reflected light on the bones defines the face, brow, and lips.” 


“I like to dry brush my body starting from my feet and working up towards my heart,” says Elle. “I take hot and cold showers to boost circulation and treat my body to a good exfoliation using  WelleCo Japanese Green Tea Salt Scrub. It keeps my skin soft and supple. I found the formula on a trip to Japan and have loved and used it ever since.”  


The right styling products are essential for creating beachy waves.  “The right products for creating texture is really important when you have highlights and lowlights as I do,” agrees Elle. “I absolutely love Sam McKnight styling products, especially Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo and Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist. They’re the best products on the market and I love their packaging, simplicity and efficacy. They smell delicious too. They are all great for creating texture. I simply spritz it through the crown, mid lengths and ends or throw hair upside down and spritz liberally into roots.”