Our founder on the simple steps she takes to care for her skin and body
This article was originally written on 22 September, 2021 and has recently been updated on 9 March 2023.
When it comes to her beauty philosophy, our founder Elle Macpherson has always believed that when you’re well within, it shows on your skin. As a supermodel, she also knows what really works, having tried countless products and treatments over the years.
Besides following a holistic beauty routine, Elle also credits a positive, uplifting attitude for her glowing complexion. We asked her to share some of the daily products and practices she turns to for beautiful healthy skin from the inside out.
1. Two capsules of The Skin Elixir
WelleCo’s The Skin Elixir supports healthy, glowing skin from within. Taking inspiration from our iconic premium greens, The Skin Elixir is a vegan blend of greens and skin-supporting ingredients. Two capsules daily supports collagen formation, skin healing and regeneration and skin firmness and elasticity while reducing free radicals formed in the body. Best teamed with laughter to glow welle.
2. Morning skincare routine
Each morning, I take two capsules of The Skin Elixir with water while taking The Super Elixir™️ greens powder. I leave the jar next to my toothbrush to remind me – I've found pairing routines helps maintain continuity. Following this, I’ll spray Ion Skin Support Spray after my shower and then I’ll apply my favourite topicals. At the moment I love Dr. Barbara Sturm’s new Exoso-metic collection, particularly The Exoso-metric Face Serum which supports the skin’s own natural rejuvenation mechanisms. Some of my other favourites include Dr Sturm’s Glow Drops for Zoom calls and the Sun Drops for protection when I’m outside and Twelve Beauty Hyaluroil Lip Treatmentfor its all natural hydration in a luxe oil.
3. Drink three litres of water
Hydration is key for beautiful, glowing skin, so I try to drink three litres of water per day. I start each morning with warm water, lemon and ginger, then fill my WelleCo Hydrator Bottle to the top with cold water and add two teaspoons of The Super Elixir™ before breakfast.The Super Elixir™ is my daily non-negotiable as it supports all the systems of the body. I love the Blood Orange flavour at the moment, but I constantly mix it up as we have four flavours.
4. Inner beauty boost
At home, I believe the best facial is what you put inside your body. If I've got a big shoot or an event coming up and my skin needs a boost, I start juicing four times per day using my friend Dr Sara Siso’s protocol, with lots of turmeric, ginger, garlic, green leafy vegetables, cucumber, and The Super Elixir™. I’ll also incorporate The Collagen Elixir to support my skin’s hydration and elasticity. Over the years, I’ve learnt that dairy is not good for my gut and, as a result, my skin. For me, it can result in rashes, hives and dryness. Dermatologist, gut-brain-skin axis expert and author of Dirty Beauty, Dr Whitney Bowe says dairy –– more specifically lactose –– disrupts the bacteria in the gut, which can lead to skin inflammation. When lactose is not digested, it ferments in the gut, leading to an overgrowth of bacteria and an imbalance in the gut microbiome. Zoning in on your microbiome is the way to heal from within. I know now to be extremely careful with what I put into my body, treating it from within with quality whole foods so my skin can be naturally radiant.
5. Dry body brushing
I love dry body brushing and try to do it at least three times a week to stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage, clear my system of any toxins and it exfoliates your body for smooth, soft skin. Following this, I mix between using the Dr.Barbara Sturm Body Cream and the DoTerra Replenishing Body Butter mixed with Frankincense oil.
6. A nourishing mask before bed
At night I layer Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Deep Hydrating Face Mask over a rich anti-aging serum and leave it on overnight. I wake up in the morning with plump, hydrated skin. For those wanting to add something different to their night-time routine, I love my portable Therasage infrared sauna. It’s great for a nightly detox and I follow it with a hot and cold shower or cold pool plunge because it’s brilliant for lymph and immune systems.
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