Victoria’s Secret models are definitely known for their immaculate beauty — that is, after all, how they got the job. So when it comes to the beauty secrets of the models, we want to know everything. How often do they cleanse? How many hours do they sleep? What exercise routine do they credit for that body? What beauty products do they actually use? Luckily for us, a little investigating can answer most of these questions — especially which products they swear by. We’ve done a deep dive to find out the beauty products Victoria’s Secret models actually use, and that you can buy too. So, for skin like Taylor Hill and eyes like Lais Ribeiro, look no further.
Kora Organics Noni Glow Skin Food Dietary Supplement Powder, $20
As a taker of the inner beauty movement, Martha Hunt is the first to admit she doesn’t know if it works or not, but she’s into supplements — her favourite being fellow Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr’s line, Kora. “I’ve been carrying vitamin supplements around with me – I take the Kora one and another collagen beauty one – I really think they make a difference. I’ll just put it in a bottle of water and shake it up. I feel better and I notice differences in my skin. It could just be in my head but that doesn’t really matter because I feel better regardless of if it is a placebo or not,” she said.
Benefit Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, $26
As a mother to two, Candice Swanepoel doesn’t have time for messing around with her beauty routine. Opting for a cult favourite, Benefit’s Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, Swanepoel opts for colour that will go the distance. “In my private time, I like to be natural, but on a shoot I want makeup!” she said.
Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $13
When looking for gentle products for her face, Candice Swanepoel looks toward the baby aisle — a tip she picked up on a Victoria’s Secret shoot. “It’s the best. A makeup artist used it on me when we shot a Victoria’s Secret Swim catalogue,” she said of her favourite Neutrogena sunscreen.
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Lancôme Énergie de Vie The Foam Cleanser, $63
Taylor Hill is a fan of this foaming cleansing, which is good for her acne-prone skin. “It became my favorite because it smells so good, and I found that it actually helped clear up my makeup acne,” she told Allure.
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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $16
Looking for a chemist buy that does the trick too? Jasmine Tookes is a fan of drugstore staple Cetaphil, swearing by their cleanser for her morning routine. “ I wash my face with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and use Vitamin E straight from a supplement tablet on my face. Also, I always run an ice cube over my face before bed. It’s really great for tightening your pores,” she told Vogue in 2014.
La Mer The Eye Balm Intense, $285
“It’s so luxurious!” Angel Lily Aldridge says of the famous eye cream.
Mimi Luzon 24K Gold Mask, $451
Just about every Angel has had their turn at this famous gold mask, which made waves for its exorbitant price and ultra-luxe selfies. Made from gold leaf and left on the skin for 10 minutes, the mask is said to reduce wrinkles and clear redness. In other words, a magic potion delivered in the most expensive way possible.
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The Beachwaver, $279
A favourite for many a Victoria’s Secret, the Beachwaver is a staple behind-the-scenes at the annual Fashion Show. From Angels to first timers, every single VS model has laid their hands on a Beachwaver at one point.
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $24
Famous for a reason, it turns out even Victoria’s Secret Angels agree Mario Badescu’s drying lotion is the best for spots. “I really like Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, it comes in a little pink bottle, and when you put it on a spot, or if you feel one coming, it totally dries it out,” said Stella Maxwell.
Adriana Lima is only one Victoria’s Secret model who swear by coconut water, but many more have followed in her footsteps. Citing it as a trick she picked up in her home country of Brazil, Lima says the water is perfect for applying topically as well as ingesting. “I do drink a lot of it, and that’s something that’s really amazing for the skin. If you have a tough day and want to treat yourself, you can soak your skin with cotton pads and ice-cold coconut water. I prefer natural coconut water,” she said.
Jade roller, $15 from eBay
Josephine Skriver opts for a jade roller in the mornings to reduce puffiness, touting the benefits of the soothing stone to get her blood pumping. “I love a jade roller. Sometimes if I forget it or don’t have it with me, even just running an ice cube over your face helps to de-puff in the morning. I like to ‘activate’ my face by working out, massaging, or running a jade roller over it—it just helps get the blood [going],” she said.
L’Oréal Professionnel dry shampoo, $9.95
When Alessandra Ambrosio can’t get to a beach, she recreates the salty texture with a spray of dry shampoo. “I love the natural wave look that I get after the day at the beach, but if I am going out, I like to use L’Oréal Professionnel dry shampoo to add more volume,” she said.