Helena Christensen Shares The Beauty Products She Can’t Live Without

Including why she believes beauty comes from within

The legendary model shares her favourite New York and Denmark beauty haunts, her love of good lighting and the importance of inner beauty.

My daily skincare routine is super simple. I’m into natural beauty and glowing skin. I always make sure I cleanse, tone and moisturise to keep my skin more luminous and hydrated.

If I could only have five make-up products in my make-up bag, I would have La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold, a blush, Chanel’s La Fascinante lipstick, a Marc Jacobs Gel Eye Crayon and some Vaseline [as] gloss for my lids.

My number one beauty tip is to make friends with the lighting guy as soon as you can! I also ensure I drink lots of water and keep active.

I love having facials. When I’m in New York I go to [celebrity facialist] Joanna Vargas, who uses a special technique to stimulate collagen. I also take Lumity supplements every morning and night. Nourishing your body on the inside will always show on the outside.

I love really natural and authentic scents. [Recently] I have been wearing Dead of Night, which is a perfume oil I collaborated on with my friend Elizabeth Gaynes. It’s different from anything I have ever smelt before!

For red carpet events, I have a really great team of friends and talented people in my life to scrub me up.

My long-haul travel beauty tip is moisturise your skin on the plane and always drink lots of water to keep your skin and body hydrated.

When it comes to my hair, I use [celebrity hairstylist] Harry Josh for my colour when I’m in New York. He always gives my hair such an amazing honey tone. In Denmark, I’ll visit my niece Sarah-Sofie Sonne and Marianne Jensen for a haircut. They both do the perfect imperfect choppy style.

When I want to detox, facials and body massages are a great way for me to unwind. 

This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of marie claire. 

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