If you use Instagram a lot (guilty!) then I’m going to guess you’ve probably seen Australian brand Frank Body pop up on your explore page. With an impressive 681,000 followers on their account, it’s safe to say they’re a pretty big deal and a brand I was super excited to try out after hearing nothing but good reviews from fellow bloggers. I was kindly sent a selection of their products and after giving them a whirl, I want to share my thoughts.
I have to start by discussing the packaging as I think it has to be my all time favourite when it comes to body products. I love the brown paper bags, the fonts and zig zag design, the pastel shades and the quirky quotes! Everything about it is cute, girly and fun. It’s the kind of packaging you want to show off in your bathroom or on your dressing table! Also, I just want to mention that the brown paper bags do re-seal so once you’ve opened them, you don’t have to worry about them going all over the place as that was my initial worry when I saw them. You also get a LOT of product in those bags – it’s pretty deceiving. Frank say you’ll get at least 8-10 fully body scrubs per pack. Yay!

The brand are most well known for their coffee body scrub which is made with natural ingredients that will scrub away dry, flaky skin and also help with conditions like cellulite and stretch marks. I must admit, exfoliating my body is definitely something I don’t do enough but this product really makes you want to do it as it leaves the skin feeling so damn soft and radiant. Coffee is obviously the star of the show in this product and whilst it’s not something I enjoy drinking, I know it’s a popular ingredient in skincare products so it obviously has its benefits. 
Frank says it will stimulate blood flow targeting cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema, acne, and scarring. As well as all that, ingredients like almond oil and vitamin E work to nourish and hydrate the skin. There’s nothing worse than scrubs that feel like they strip the skin of all moisture but this one has a great balance of removing dry skin whilst remaining gentle.
As well as the coffee scrub, Frank also offer a coconut version which is apparently slightly more gentle on sensitive skins. It has the same coffee beans as the original scrub, only this one also has grape seed and coconut oil as well as jojoba beans which ensure the skin is hydrated and moisturised after use. I personally can’t tell the difference between the two scrubs in terms of their performance – they’re equally as lovely. However, if you have dry or sensitive skin, the ingredients in this scrub are probably more suited to your needs.

Frank recommend following up their scrubs with their Body Balm which will hydrate and nourish skin and continue to treat problem areas after you’ve scrubbed! I was really intrigued by this product as I’ve never used a body balm before and the texture is really different to your traditional body lotions and creams. As you can see from the swatch above, it’s a clear balm and when blended into the skin, it leaves a beautiful sheen. I was slightly worried it might feel sticky as that’s what I instantly think when thinking of a balm but that’s not the case at all – it sinks in really well and is actually a lot easier to blend than most other body products I’ve tried. It also smells lovely!
Much like Frank’s other products, the body balm contains lots of amazing ingredients including coconut, grapeseed, coffee arabica and almond oil which all work together to provide the skin with a whole host of benefits like increased hydration, protection from environmental damage, repair for dry and damaged skin as well as helping to tone and tighten the skin. Much like the scrub, it also works to increase the blood flow and therefore improve the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema and acne. Beeswax also provides a long-lasting protective coating that shields your skin from the outside elements. So basically, it has everything you could want from a body product – it really is a bit of a wonder balm as it has so many benefits.

The final product I was sent is their body cream and this is a more rich and indulgent cream in comparison to the light body balm. I have to be honest, I personally prefer the balm as it’s quicker to apply and I find it’s something I can easily use every day. However, this is still a lovely product and if you’re someone who suffers with dry skin, this is probably better suited to you as it contains shea and cacao butters which are super nourishing on the skin. It also contains coffee seed extract, pomegranate and green tea, all of which will encourage collagen production and protect the skin from environmental damage, moisture loss and dryness. So if you have dry skin – this cream will become your new best friend! 
Overall I’d say these are really lovely products and I’d highly recommend them, especially if you like to use natural products on your skin. If you do decide to try them, let me know what you think!
Do you like the sound of these products? You can find them all here along with more information on the ingredients and the prices.

If you use Instagram a lot (guilty!) then I’m going to guess you’ve probably seen Australian brand Frank Body pop up on your explore page. With an impressive 681,000 followers on their account, it’s safe to say they’re a pretty big deal and a brand I was super excited to try out after hearing nothing but good reviews from fellow bloggers. I was kindly sent a selection of their products and after giving them a whirl, I want to share my thoughts.
I have to start by discussing the packaging as I think it has to be my all time favourite when it comes to body products. I love the brown paper bags, the fonts and zig zag design, the pastel shades and the quirky quotes! Everything about it is cute, girly and fun. It’s the kind of packaging you want to show off in your bathroom or on your dressing table! Also, I just want to mention that the brown paper bags do re-seal so once you’ve opened them, you don’t have to worry about them going all over the place as that was my initial worry when I saw them. You also get a LOT of product in those bags – it’s pretty deceiving. Frank say you’ll get at least 8-10 fully body scrubs per pack. Yay!

The brand are most well known for their coffee body scrub which is made with natural ingredients that will scrub away dry, flaky skin and also help with conditions like cellulite and stretch marks. I must admit, exfoliating my body is definitely something I don’t do enough but this product really makes you want to do it as it leaves the skin feeling so damn soft and radiant. Coffee is obviously the star of the show in this product and whilst it’s not something I enjoy drinking, I know it’s a popular ingredient in skincare products so it obviously has its benefits. 
Frank says it will stimulate blood flow targeting cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema, acne, and scarring. As well as all that, ingredients like almond oil and vitamin E work to nourish and hydrate the skin. There’s nothing worse than scrubs that feel like they strip the skin of all moisture but this one has a great balance of removing dry skin whilst remaining gentle.
As well as the coffee scrub, Frank also offer a coconut version which is apparently slightly more gentle on sensitive skins. It has the same coffee beans as the original scrub, only this one also has grape seed and coconut oil as well as jojoba beans which ensure the skin is hydrated and moisturised after use. I personally can’t tell the difference between the two scrubs in terms of their performance – they’re equally as lovely. However, if you have dry or sensitive skin, the ingredients in this scrub are probably more suited to your needs.

Frank recommend following up their scrubs with their Body Balm which will hydrate and nourish skin and continue to treat problem areas after you’ve scrubbed! I was really intrigued by this product as I’ve never used a body balm before and the texture is really different to your traditional body lotions and creams. As you can see from the swatch above, it’s a clear balm and when blended into the skin, it leaves a beautiful sheen. I was slightly worried it might feel sticky as that’s what I instantly think when thinking of a balm but that’s not the case at all – it sinks in really well and is actually a lot easier to blend than most other body products I’ve tried. It also smells lovely!
Much like Frank’s other products, the body balm contains lots of amazing ingredients including coconut, grapeseed, coffee arabica and almond oil which all work together to provide the skin with a whole host of benefits like increased hydration, protection from environmental damage, repair for dry and damaged skin as well as helping to tone and tighten the skin. Much like the scrub, it also works to increase the blood flow and therefore improve the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema and acne. Beeswax also provides a long-lasting protective coating that shields your skin from the outside elements. So basically, it has everything you could want from a body product – it really is a bit of a wonder balm as it has so many benefits.

The final product I was sent is their body cream and this is a more rich and indulgent cream in comparison to the light body balm. I have to be honest, I personally prefer the balm as it’s quicker to apply and I find it’s something I can easily use every day. However, this is still a lovely product and if you’re someone who suffers with dry skin, this is probably better suited to you as it contains shea and cacao butters which are super nourishing on the skin. It also contains coffee seed extract, pomegranate and green tea, all of which will encourage collagen production and protect the skin from environmental damage, moisture loss and dryness. So if you have dry skin – this cream will become your new best friend! 
Overall I’d say these are really lovely products and I’d highly recommend them, especially if you like to use natural products on your skin. If you do decide to try them, let me know what you think!
Do you like the sound of these products? You can find them all here along with more information on the ingredients and the prices.

Hallo ihr Hübschen,

als ich vor einigen Wochen beim Frisör war und einige Klatsch-Zeitschriften durchblätterte stieß mir eine Schlagzeile sofort ins Auge: “Moringaöl, DAS Anti-Aging-Wundermittel”. Okay….?! Ich kenne so einige Mittelchen die der vorzeitigen Hautalterung entgegen wirken sollen, aber von Moringa Öl habe ich bisher noch nie etwas gehört…. zumindest nicht als Hautpflegewunderwaffe. Umso mehr freute ich mich, dass ich das Essential Moringa Oil von Missha testen durfte.

Eckdaten:

Hersteller: Missha
Bezugsquelle: Missha Onlineshop
Inhalt: 30ml
Preis: 24,80€

Inhaltsstoffe:

Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil ,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Hexapeptide-9, Tripeptide-29


Was ist Moringa Öl überhaupt?

Moringa Öl enthält zahlreiche Antioxidantien und ist besonders reich an Vitamin A und C was der frühzeitigen Faltenbildung entgegen wirken soll. Weitere Vitamine, Eisen, Zink, Kupfer und Magnesium schützen die Zellen und stimulieren die Zellreparatur sowie den Regenerationsprozess der Haut. Moringa hat ausgeprägte Anti-Aging, Anti-Akne und Detox-Eigenschaften. Der enthaltene Wirkstoff Schwefel, der eine wichtige Komponente von Kollagen und Keratin ist, sorgt für eine straffe und elastische Haut. Mit insgesamt 46 antioxidativ wirksamen Stoffen ist Moringa eine der effektivsten Jungbrunnen, die wir kennen.

Die vielen Wirkungsweisen des Öls im Überblick:

  • ist dem eigenen Hautfett sehr ähnlich und wird daher gut aufgenommen
  • wirkt entzündungshemmend und antibakteriell
  • unterstützt den Heilungsprozess
  • neutralisiert (Körper-)Gerüche
  • wird nur sehr langsam ranzig (lange Haltbarkeit ohne notwendige Konservierungsstoffe)
  • wirkt gegen trockene Haut (durch die enthaltenen Omega-Fettsäuren)
  • bindet Feuchtigkeit
  • nährt die Haut durch enthaltene Mineralstoffe
  • enthält 46 Antioxidantien (unter anderen Vitamin E, A, C und K, Zink, Magnesium und Selen), die freie Radikale auffangen, unschädlich machen und somit die Hautalterung verlangsamen
  • hilft durch das enthaltene Vitamin A Kollagen zu bilden
Quelle: Codecheck

Klingt sehr vielversprechend und im Grunde genau nach dem was ich, bzw. meine Haut braucht!
Meine Haut würde ich als klassische Mischhaut bezeichnen. Während die Partie an den Wangen zeitweise an einigen Stellen recht trocken ist, fettet meine Haut in der T-Zone relativ schnell nach. Dadurch, dass ich meine Pflege umgestellt habe ist meine Haut zwar weitaus reiner geworden und auch nicht mehr sooo fettig, aber trotzdem habe ich (besonders an bestimmten Zyklustagen) noch öfters kleinere Unreinheiten – vor allem an Kinn und Nase. Ja, und last but not least darf man mit 28 Jahren ja gerne ein bisschen was gegen Hautalterung tun, oder ;)?

Das Öl kommt in einem runden gläsernen Flakon mit Pipette daher. Das Packaging ist sehr clean, aber durch den goldenen Schraubverschluss recht hochwertig gehalten. 
Durch die Pipette (die sich übrigens vollständig füllt) kann das goldgelbe Öl sehr leicht dosiert und entnommen werden. Für mein ganzes Gesicht benötige ich nur wenige Tropfen, weswegen ich das Öl als recht ergiebig beschreiben würde.

Da ich mit meiner momentanen Hautpflegeroutine relativ gut fahre und auf manche Produkte (AHA + BHA) nicht verzichten möchte habe ich das Moringa Öl in mein abendliches Hautpflege-Ritual eingebaut. Nachdem ich meine chemischen Peelings aufgetragen habe gebe ich mir also ein paar Tropfen des Moringa-Öl´s auf die Handflächen und verteile es gleichmäßig in meinem Gesicht. Hierbei sei anzumerken, dass das Öl sehr langsam einzieht und ein starker Ölfilm auf der Haut zurück bleibt! In der Früh, vor dem Schminken würde ich es bei meiner leicht öligen Mischhaut somit nicht unbedingt verwenden, vor dem Schlafengehen hingegen stört mich der ölige Film wenig.

Nach einigen Wochen Anwendung kann ich sagen, dass meine Haut gut genährt ist und auch morgens sehr prall und rosig erscheint.

Da meine Haut durch die Umstellung meiner Pflegeprodukte inzwischen ohnehin schon reiner geworden ist, kann ich nicht sagen ob das Öl hier zusätzlich unterstützend wirkt. Jedenfalls vertrage das Öl sehr gut und meine Haut reagiert weder mit Unverträglichkeit noch mit Unreinheiten. Weitere Verbesserungen meiner Haut konnte ich allerdings bislang nicht unbedingt feststellen.

Fazit:

Ich mag das Öl zwecks seiner reichhaltigen Pflege und der tollen Bestandteile und Wirkungsweisen des Moringa-Öls sehr gerne! Zwecks des Ölfilm wende ich das Produkt nur abends vor dem Schlafengehen an. Trotzdem kann ich sagen, dass mein Gesicht auch am Morgen noch sehr gut durchfeuchtet ist und sich prall und rosig anfühlt. Bei anderen Nachtcremes hatte ich dies nie, deshalb glaube ich, dass ich Gesichtsöle von nun an fest in meine abendliche Routine integrieren werde. Ob ich, wenn mein Öl aufgebraucht ist wieder zum Near Skin Real Essential Moringa Oil von Missha greifen werde oder ein anderes ausprobieren möchte weiß ich noch nicht 🙂

Kennt ihr Moringa als Anti-Aging Wunderwaffe bereits?
Habt ihr Erfahrungen mit Gesichtsölen?
Welches ist euer liebstes?


Hallo ihr Hübschen,

als ich vor einigen Wochen beim Frisör war und einige Klatsch-Zeitschriften durchblätterte stieß mir eine Schlagzeile sofort ins Auge: “Moringaöl, DAS Anti-Aging-Wundermittel”. Okay….?! Ich kenne so einige Mittelchen die der vorzeitigen Hautalterung entgegen wirken sollen, aber von Moringa Öl habe ich bisher noch nie etwas gehört…. zumindest nicht als Hautpflegewunderwaffe. Umso mehr freute ich mich, dass ich das Essential Moringa Oil von Missha testen durfte.

Eckdaten:

Hersteller: Missha
Bezugsquelle: Missha Onlineshop
Inhalt: 30ml
Preis: 24,80€

Inhaltsstoffe:

Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil ,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Hexapeptide-9, Tripeptide-29


Was ist Moringa Öl überhaupt?

Moringa Öl enthält zahlreiche Antioxidantien und ist besonders reich an Vitamin A und C was der frühzeitigen Faltenbildung entgegen wirken soll. Weitere Vitamine, Eisen, Zink, Kupfer und Magnesium schützen die Zellen und stimulieren die Zellreparatur sowie den Regenerationsprozess der Haut. Moringa hat ausgeprägte Anti-Aging, Anti-Akne und Detox-Eigenschaften. Der enthaltene Wirkstoff Schwefel, der eine wichtige Komponente von Kollagen und Keratin ist, sorgt für eine straffe und elastische Haut. Mit insgesamt 46 antioxidativ wirksamen Stoffen ist Moringa eine der effektivsten Jungbrunnen, die wir kennen.

Die vielen Wirkungsweisen des Öls im Überblick:

  • ist dem eigenen Hautfett sehr ähnlich und wird daher gut aufgenommen
  • wirkt entzündungshemmend und antibakteriell
  • unterstützt den Heilungsprozess
  • neutralisiert (Körper-)Gerüche
  • wird nur sehr langsam ranzig (lange Haltbarkeit ohne notwendige Konservierungsstoffe)
  • wirkt gegen trockene Haut (durch die enthaltenen Omega-Fettsäuren)
  • bindet Feuchtigkeit
  • nährt die Haut durch enthaltene Mineralstoffe
  • enthält 46 Antioxidantien (unter anderen Vitamin E, A, C und K, Zink, Magnesium und Selen), die freie Radikale auffangen, unschädlich machen und somit die Hautalterung verlangsamen
  • hilft durch das enthaltene Vitamin A Kollagen zu bilden
Quelle: Codecheck

Klingt sehr vielversprechend und im Grunde genau nach dem was ich, bzw. meine Haut braucht!
Meine Haut würde ich als klassische Mischhaut bezeichnen. Während die Partie an den Wangen zeitweise an einigen Stellen recht trocken ist, fettet meine Haut in der T-Zone relativ schnell nach. Dadurch, dass ich meine Pflege umgestellt habe ist meine Haut zwar weitaus reiner geworden und auch nicht mehr sooo fettig, aber trotzdem habe ich (besonders an bestimmten Zyklustagen) noch öfters kleinere Unreinheiten – vor allem an Kinn und Nase. Ja, und last but not least darf man mit 28 Jahren ja gerne ein bisschen was gegen Hautalterung tun, oder ;)?

Das Öl kommt in einem runden gläsernen Flakon mit Pipette daher. Das Packaging ist sehr clean, aber durch den goldenen Schraubverschluss recht hochwertig gehalten. 
Durch die Pipette (die sich übrigens vollständig füllt) kann das goldgelbe Öl sehr leicht dosiert und entnommen werden. Für mein ganzes Gesicht benötige ich nur wenige Tropfen, weswegen ich das Öl als recht ergiebig beschreiben würde.

Da ich mit meiner momentanen Hautpflegeroutine relativ gut fahre und auf manche Produkte (AHA + BHA) nicht verzichten möchte habe ich das Moringa Öl in mein abendliches Hautpflege-Ritual eingebaut. Nachdem ich meine chemischen Peelings aufgetragen habe gebe ich mir also ein paar Tropfen des Moringa-Öl´s auf die Handflächen und verteile es gleichmäßig in meinem Gesicht. Hierbei sei anzumerken, dass das Öl sehr langsam einzieht und ein starker Ölfilm auf der Haut zurück bleibt! In der Früh, vor dem Schminken würde ich es bei meiner leicht öligen Mischhaut somit nicht unbedingt verwenden, vor dem Schlafengehen hingegen stört mich der ölige Film wenig.

Nach einigen Wochen Anwendung kann ich sagen, dass meine Haut gut genährt ist und auch morgens sehr prall und rosig erscheint.

Da meine Haut durch die Umstellung meiner Pflegeprodukte inzwischen ohnehin schon reiner geworden ist, kann ich nicht sagen ob das Öl hier zusätzlich unterstützend wirkt. Jedenfalls vertrage das Öl sehr gut und meine Haut reagiert weder mit Unverträglichkeit noch mit Unreinheiten. Weitere Verbesserungen meiner Haut konnte ich allerdings bislang nicht unbedingt feststellen.

Fazit:

Ich mag das Öl zwecks seiner reichhaltigen Pflege und der tollen Bestandteile und Wirkungsweisen des Moringa-Öls sehr gerne! Zwecks des Ölfilm wende ich das Produkt nur abends vor dem Schlafengehen an. Trotzdem kann ich sagen, dass mein Gesicht auch am Morgen noch sehr gut durchfeuchtet ist und sich prall und rosig anfühlt. Bei anderen Nachtcremes hatte ich dies nie, deshalb glaube ich, dass ich Gesichtsöle von nun an fest in meine abendliche Routine integrieren werde. Ob ich, wenn mein Öl aufgebraucht ist wieder zum Near Skin Real Essential Moringa Oil von Missha greifen werde oder ein anderes ausprobieren möchte weiß ich noch nicht 🙂

Kennt ihr Moringa als Anti-Aging Wunderwaffe bereits?
Habt ihr Erfahrungen mit Gesichtsölen?
Welches ist euer liebstes?


Jourdan Dunn

“I got scouted when I was 14—a long time ago. At the beginning there were a lot of things that happened that I didn’t expect. Like, me walking for Prada. It was such a big moment, and at the time I didn’t really know what was going on, but afterwards it was such a big thing and it was in the newspapers, like ‘First Black Model!’ Then the Italian Vogue all-black issue—that was crazy to be a part of! The things that I put out into the universe, that I said I wanted were a Vogue cover, and I wanted to be in Victoria’s Secret, and I wanted a Maybelline contract. I never said ‘a beauty contract,’ I always said ‘Maybelline.’ When I got my first British Vogue cover and when I first started working with Maybelline, I was overwhelmed and crying with happiness and joy. It’s crazy because you start seeing it everywhere. I’ll go to Boots and there’s me, Super Drug, there’s me, airport, there’s me. It’s like, ‘Ah!’ Whenever I’m out with my son and people come up to me and ask me if I’m Jourdan Dunn, I’ll be like, ‘No.’ But he’s like, ‘Yes you are, mum!’ One time he said it in front of someone! When I won Model of the Year, he was like, ‘See, mummy, you are a model, see?’ He kind of takes the mick out of me. He doesn’t understand why I deny it sometimes.

I’m really excited for 2016 because I’m going to be launching my kid’s clothing line, and that’s been another surreal moment. This has been in talks for two years and now having meetings and seeing samples and picking models is crazy! I had a meeting today for my cookbook! I’m so excited for that. I would love for someone to be like, ‘Yeah, that’s my go-to!’ Of course, if I could chill in my pajamas and loungewear all day, I would. My son and I are very low-key and relaxed.

SKINCARE
My beauty routine actually hasn’t really changed since I had my son. If anything it’s probably become more intense. I remember the first day I got back home from the hospital [after giving birth]—I woke up in the morning and I did my face and my mum was like, ‘Jourdan, what are you doing? Just relax!’ I have a routine of taking my son to school and traveling and all of that, and it just gets more intense, so I make sure that the products that I use are very hydrating for my skin. Skincare is what burns my pocket because I see new things and I’m like, ‘Ooo! Gotta buy it!’

In my first season, we were backstage at the shows and they would ask me what my skin regimen was because I had amazing skin. I would be like, ‘Oh, I just use Clean & Clear face wash,’ and they were like, ‘Clean & Clear?’ I used that up until I was 19 and then I got my first taste of luxury skincare, which was Crème de La Mer. I got it in a gift bag and my mum joked, ‘Yeah, now you’re going to have to keep on doing this, so we can get this stuff!’ I got my routine from her—she was always big on looking after your skin and making sure you take your makeup off and drink water.

I like to change which products I use from day to night because I feel like you need different things to protect your skin in the daytime, when you’re outside. Then when I’m at home at night, it’s all about care and hydration. In the morning I’ve been playing with a bunch of different cleansers—I used to really love foaming cleansers, but lately I’ve been trying oils and balms. Now I’m using Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, which is really good and just melts on the skin. When I run out of that I run down to the kitchen and just use coconut oil. Then I use my toner, which is Pixi Glow Tonic. Cult Beauty’s blog raved about it and Caroline Hirons’ raved about it, so I was like, ‘I’ve got to try it!’ Now I’m hooked! I just love the feeling that it leaves on my skin. It exfoliates as well, so I feel like it’s really doing its job.

Straight after that, I use my SK-II Essence. It’s one of my favorite brands to use. I found it on a trip to Tokyo when I tried the sheet mask. In Tokyo, their skincare regimen is next level and I was so intrigued that they had 11 steps. So after I use my toner, I use the essence and I feel like it just works together with everything. Then I use a vitamin C serum…right now it’s Ren. It just adds extra vibrancy to the skin, like a booster to brighten up your complexion. When I’m traveling on planes a lot, my skin can look really tired and dull, so I like to add vitamin C in to fix that. After that, I use Good Genes by Sunday Riley as a second serum. You can do it as a treatment mask, but I can’t really handle the burning sensation on my face. I tried it once and it did make my skin look and feel amazing though. My moisturizer to top it all off is Zelens’ [Hydro-Shiso] Balancing Moisturizer. It’s light and gives a nice finish.

There are so many masks I like—particularly SK-II’s sheet mask and Sisley’s Rose Mask. It’s more like a lotion you leave on and wipe off whatever doesn’t absorb. It’s supposed to plump your skin, so I use it on the plane. There’s also my Ling Oxygen Recovery Mask…that’s another hydrating one. With my masks, it’s all about hydrating.

For facials, I go see Debbie [Thomas] in London. I don’t know what she does to my skin, but she always makes it look on point. She uses lasers to even out my skin tone. Also, I’m quite hairy and I had a lot of hair on my face. [Laughs] It’s true! But I’m not anymore because of Debbie. My son the other day was like, ‘Mummy, why do you have a mustache?’ We were in a car! I was like, ‘Why are you talking?’ When I’m [in New York], I go to Ling and do a full cleanse or an oxygen facial or peel.

MAKEUP
I didn’t really wear that much makeup growing up, but what my mum did allow me to wear was mascara and it was Maybelline Great Lash, which was my first. It’s stuck in my mind because of the pink and green. Now when I’m not working, I don’t wear any makeup because my job makes me wear makeup all the time. When I’m at home chillin’ I just want to have a nice, clean, fresh face.

When I’m going out, I feel like if you have a good base then you’re pretty much good to go, and then put on some mascara. Everybody now is obsessed with contour, so I’ve been trying it out–just subtly. I love that Maybelline has come out with the contouring palette where it shows you the highlight and shade and everything.

One of my favorite things to do myself is eyes. I really like to take the time in the daytime to emphasize my lashes to make them look fuller. I have extensions right now because I’m on holiday and I don’t want to think about putting anything on. But when I don’t have them, I love the Lash Sensational.

Girls have gotten so good at makeup because of blogs and Instagram. I see so many normal people just doing their everyday makeup and I think, ‘Oh, I could do that—I want to look like that.’ I used to think I was pretty good, but now I don’t think I am anymore! Everyone’s surpassed me. When I do get it right, I’m like, ‘Yes, Jourdan! You look good!’ But then there’s some days where I’m so over it—like if I get the base too dark or too light. It’s hard with darker skin tones, obviously. I use my Dream Velvet Foundation because it’s really hydrating, and then I use my concealer. I’ve just now started using powders because it sets it. Traditional foundation and concealer works better than BB cream for me.

With lip colors, I’m all about dark reds or a dark purple. Possessed Plum and Divine Wine are my favorites. I like mattes—and lips are much easier for me to do than eyeshadoes. But with the Nudes and the Rock Nudes, it shows you where to put the colors and which ones go together, so that helps. I like playing around with that, but I do like more natural tones, like browns and blacks.

HAIR
I cut my hair about a year ago. My agency wanted me to change my hairstyle for a while, but because it was my agency telling me to do it, I didn’t want to do it. My hairstylist is Renda Attia and she’s based in the UK. She’s been wanting me to change up my style for the longest time! It was just long, middle part, dead straight. I wear wigs because it got to the point where my hair was so damaged from work—I remember I was at her salon and she was like, ‘Jourdan, I’m not putting these clips back in your hair, you have no hairline and it’s going to get to the point where you’re going to have no hair, and I’m not going to be held responsible for it.’ We talked about having it in a bob and different bob ideas. It was a fun process. I’m protecting my hair, but at the same time playing with what kind of style I want to do. I have so many wigs now! I have a blue wig, a purple wig, I have long, bob, medium–it’s fun!

My natural hair is just braided now, so I go see my hairstylist every month to take the braids out, wash it, and treat it. On my wigs, use this hair shine–Phyto Subtil Elixir–to protect my hair from heat. I’ll spray that on and then straighten it so it doesn’t look all frizzy. It locks in the moisture. I’m good at straightening, but when it comes to adding waves and all that stuff, I literally send my wigs to my hairstylist and she’ll wash it, treat it, curl it and then send it back to me and boom, got a new ‘do. My hair has grown so much and it’s so strong and healthy, so I kind of don’t want to [let anyone touch it], but when I take my braids out I’m like, ‘Oh my god, that’s actually my hair!’ I think I want to continue to protect it. Maybe in the summer I’ll rock my natural hair.

BODY
I’m such rubbish at working out even though I have a trainer and a gym downstairs and cute little workout outfits. But I don’t do it like I should. I’ll be obsessed with it for a month or a week or whatever, but then I just won’t do anything. On my body, I’m simple and use Nivea and Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish. Then I always have basics like cocoa butter because my skin is quite dry. I use it right after shower. I also like to use an oil this time of year to really lock in moisture.

I’ve always had a really good relationship with food. I do have my days where I crave fried chicken and I’ll eat that fried chicken, or like today, I had mac’n’cheese and steak. But generally I love eating my veg. I think it’s important for me and, because I have a son, to introduce that to him as well. It’s all about putting goodness into your body.”

—as told to ITG

Jourdan Dunn photographed by Tom Newton in New York on December 18, 2015.

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