Wendy Rowe is a world-renowned make-up artist and beauty expert known around the world for her holistic approach to skincare. For SUITCASE 16 Wendy shared with us some of her go-to skincare products.
I passionately believe that beauty and wellness are rooted in what you feed your skin; what you put onto your body is just as important as what you put into it. Where possible, I look for ingredients – in terms of nutrition, but also cosmetics – which are both natural and organic. I’ve found it can make such a difference to how you look and feel.
My new book, Eat Beautiful, offers a complete guide on how to achieve this balance. For example, I’m always drawn towards things with amazing natural scents, which are free from synthetic ingredients and fragrances. I love products that use herbs and natural extracts as well.
Here are only a few of my tried and tested, multi-purpose favourites which can deliver visible benefits while boosting your internal well-being and mind.
I love this product, it’s got everything you want; it smells fresh and clean, has a slight tint to it and also contains SPF 30. It’s perfect for applying over moisturiser as it’s not too heavy and doesn’t clog up pores.
Great post-yoga or after a workout, Mio Skincare’s gel helps boost muscle recovery. It contains herbs and plant extracts – including horse chestnut, arnica and peppermint– which are designed to soothe and repair.
The collagen in Skinade’s anti-ageing drink is sourced from freshwater fish, which ensures it is mercury free and low in sodium – a more natural way to give your skin a boost than artificial fillers or injections.
In hotter climates I like to use a dry oil instead of a moisturiser after a shower, as it absorbs much more easily and isn’t greasy. Darphin’s oil infused with red ginger, inca inchi and safflower is really nourishing and smells gorgeous.
I love this body lotion from The Organic Pharmacy because when I use it, I know I’m not putting anything bad onto my skin. It contains only natural fragrances and organic feel-good ingredients, including neroli, rosehip and aloe extract.
This is my favourite cleanser; naturally scented with orange blossom, my skin always reacts well to it. Enriched with jojoba, neroli, calendula, horsetail and arnica, it feels super-soothing.
I couldn’t live without Burberry’s contouring pen. It’s an amazing multi-use product! I use it to transform my eyes and lips as well as define my face.
I absolutely love this spray for when I’m flying. It contains menthol, yarrow and horse chestnut and is great for invigorating the flow of blood to the legs.
As a make-up artist, I’m always cleaning my hands. I love Jao’s sanitiser because it works brilliantly as a disinfectant and contains a blend of essential oils with no artificial fragrances, sulphates or silicones.
I love the original scent from Santa Maria Novella. It’s a beautiful perfume and smells powdery and clean. Even though its formula was created in 1533, it’s still very timeless and modern.
Burberry’s lip balm is amazing, it’s super moisturising with a gentle colour. The ceramic applicator glides across the lips – it feels really soothing.
Wendyrowe.com Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe (Ebury Press, £20)