60 and Fabulous, Elle Macpherson Reveals The Secret Behind Her Glowy Complexion

"In my experience, once you nourish beauty from within, things just seem to fall into place."

Hot on the heels of an eventful Melbourne Fashion Week, it’s suffice to say, reigning supermodel turned wellness-guru Elle Macpherson is quite simply, thriving.

The longstanding model, affectionately nicknamed “The Body” after her Sports Illustrated covers in the 80’s, recently returned to runway modelling after a 5-year hiatus. The rendezvous saw her walk 3 Australian designers shows (Bianca Spender, Aje and Viktoria & Woods), while donning her signature long bronde hair and glowy complexion. A beauty look, Macpherson has become known for.

She attributes her radiant complexion to an inside-out approach, “I’ve learnt the best facial is what you put inside your body, so my skincare routine is centred on giving my system everything it needs internally, to thrive externally”. Macpherson founded her ingestible beauty brand WelleCo – which turns 10 this year- with that same ethos in mind.

After recently celebrating her 60th Birthday, the supermodel speaks with marie claire Australia to talk skincare, standout treatments and the value in holistic approach to wellness.


Elle Macpherson ‘s Skincare Routine

“I love Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops or Glow Drops for daytime, depending on what I’m doing. I also like to use Sapienic’s Prime Lipids and Prime Serum, a two-step moisturising routine for ageing, sensitive skin, instead of makeup. I’ve since noticed the texture of my skin has greatly improved, appearing smoother and having more glow.

At Night: If I’m time-challenged, I might use some Conserving Beauty InstaMelt Day Dissolver Wipes to remove the day because they are instantly dissolving and kind to our planet. [Otherwise] I use Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Enzyme Cleanser and her Super Anti-Aging Night Cream.

For body, I love to apply Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm or Weleda’s Skin Food, especially after I’ve dry body brushed.”

Inside Out Beauty

“Beauty-through wellness is the philosophy at the heart of my wellness company, WelleCo. Our pioneering product, The Super Elixir, is so successful because it helps nourish all 11 systems with essential nutrients, including a beauty blend specifically for skin, hair and nails. My two teaspoons of The Super Elixir in the morning are the foundation of my skincare and life-care routine.

Hydration is also critically important to my skin (and lymphatic system) — flushing out all toxins so my complexion is free to glow. I’ll drink three litres of water every day, starting with some warm water and lemon as I rise.

Once I’ve broken my fast (I typically like to fast from 7pm to 11am) and I’ve taken my Super Elixir greens, I’ll take my WelleCo caps (I might take The Skin Elixir, The Hair Elixir, or The Goddess Elixir—always two capsules with food).”

Skin Treatments Worth The Investment

“My favourite treatment when I’m home is the luxurious Saint Red Carpet Laser Facial at All Saints Clinic in Sydney. It’s 90 minutes of steam, cleansing, oxygen and enzyme therapy, vitamin infusion and Healite LED combined with Laser Genesis. It’s ideal before a special occasion or event. “

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Hot and Cold Therapy

“I’ll end most days by spending about 60 minutes in my Therasage infrared sauna with the temperature cranked up to 170 degrees. I’ll then jump in my Plunge Cold Plunge for about five minutes. I’ve been doing this routine now for many years and it not only supports my immune system, is incredible for detox, lymph support and relaxation, but it’s good for the skin too, tightening pores, smoothing the skin, and leaving an overall glow.”

The Ultra-luxe Cleopatra Bath

“An all-time favourite of mine is the Cleopatra bath for the ultimate hit of nutrients. It’s accessible and effective. All it takes is milk, honey, olive oil and flower petals for a luxe, smoothing treat. Given that the skin is the body’s largest organ, this bath is a clever and swift way of absorbing nutrients.”

Holistic Approach To Wellness

“In my experience, once you nourish beauty from within, things just seem to fall into place. Sometimes this takes trial and error. Ultimately, I believe it’s important to keep things natural and simple. When you’re well, it radiates.”

Shop Elle Macpheron’s Skincare Must-haves


WelleCo SUPER ELIXIR Greens Pouch

$88 at WelleCo

Carefully curated with over 40+ ingredients, The Super Elixir provides a complete daily solution for your entire body — without the bitter greens taste. 

Key features:

  • Enhanced energy levels
  • Improved gut health
  • Helps to maintain a healthy weight


InstaMelt™ Day Dissolver Wipes 30 Pack

$39.00 at Conserving Beauty

The world-first dissolving makeup wipe was created to unite the efficacy of oil cleansing with the convenience of a makeup wipe. Made with a patent protected InstaMelt™ Fabric Technology that dissolves in water within 60 seconds after use. 

Key features:

  • World’s only dissolving cleansing wipe
  • 2 in 1 oil cleanser and makeup remover
  • Convenient and travel friendly
  • 100% Plastic Free


Dr. Barbara Sturm Brightening Serum

$514 at Mecca

Boost radiance with this concentrated brightening serum that refines skin tone and texture whilst reducing the visible signs of pigmentation. 

Key features:

  • Hydrating
  • Fades Pigmentation
  • Vegan, sulphate-free and fragrance-free.

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