About a year ago, in an interview with The Guardian, Kate Moss laid bare her refreshingly low-maintenance health and beauty regimen. She’d only just discovered salads and juicing; the gym had only recently gone from “ugh” to “really good”; and when it comes to skincare, she maintained she didn’t have time to “sit there for ages, putting creams on my face.” After all, as she’d told W in 2016, skincare wasn’t exactly something she grew up with: “Back then, no one really did,” she said. “I don’t think English people do, in general. It wasn’t a big thing.”
“Now, it’s getting big,” she admitted. So big that, in a new interview with Evening Standard, Moss describes, in great detail, her current skincare routine, down to the $1,000 potion she swears by. She starts with Clean & Pure Foam Wash and follows it with a combination of Vitality Tincture and AQ Meliority Intensive Cream (that’s the expensive one)—all by Decorté, the Japanese beauty brand for which Moss is an ambassador. (Page Six did the math: According to the estimated prices provided by Evening Standard, the whole thing comes out to roughly $1,582.)
She maintains that it’s “quite simple,” and we’re not inclined to disagree—though pricey, it encompasses a simple wash and moisturize, a spritz of a favorite scent (she prefers Clarins Eau Dynamisante, Serge Lutens Fleur d’Oranger, and Nadia Narain Lua; “I wouldn’t leave the house without a scent on,” she vows), and low-key daytime makeup (foundation, again by Decorté, a curl of the eyelashes, a swipe of mascara).
“I’ll do a cleanser and a serum and a moisturiser and that’s it,” she told The Guardian last year. Oh, and the occasional face mask. She didn’t have time for “putting creams on my face”—but, now, perhaps just one cream will due. And given that she described makeup as “a passion” of hers in that interview, it’s possible she’s even toned things down. Just mascara and foundation? Come on!
A Celebration of Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, and More of the Most Gorgeous Model Moms from the W Archives
Cindy Crawford in “Pillow Tweets,” photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2013.
Maye Musk photographed by Matthew Priestley, styled by Carolina Orrico; W magazine May 2016.
Alessandra Ambrosio in “Perfect 10,” photographed by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2014.
Liya Kebede in “Survival of the Chicest,” photographed by Mikael Janssen, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine June 2013.
Gisele Bündchen in “Hothouse Flower,” photographed by Juergen Teller, styled by Jane How; W magazine June 2005.
Adriana Lima. Photography by Alasdair McLellan, styled by Edward Enninful.
Natalia Vodianova on the cover of W, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott; August 2006.
Kate Moss photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2017.
Jourdan Dunn in “Lean Times,” photographed by Alasdair McLellan, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine June/July 2015.
Christy Turlington in “Wonder Woman” photographed by Michael Thompson, styled by Joe Zee; W magazine July 1997.
Lara Stone in “Novel Romance,” photographed by Peter Lindbergh, styled by Sarah Richardson; W magazine November 2015.
Model Karolina Kurkova photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, June 2010.
Carolyn Murphy photographed by Emma Summerton for W Magazine, April 2012.
Candice Swanepoel in “Perfect 10,” photographed by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2014.
Coco Rocha photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, October 2006.
Amber Valletta photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine September 2008.
Miranda Kerr in “Pillow Tweets” photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2013.
Sasha Pivovarova in “Apocalypse Wow,” photographed by Peter Lindbergh, styled by Sarah Richardson; W magazine March 2015.
Karen Elson in “Come As You Are,” photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine September 2013.
Stella Tennant in “The Getaway” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Alex White; W magazine February 2011.
Natalia Vodianova photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, April 2005.