Supermodel Mariacarla Boscono Loves Full Body Mud Treatments, Isn’t Afraid To Try Vampire Facials

The Italian supermodel and mother reveals her skincare essentials, her haircare must-haves and her favorite spa in Italy.

Photographed by Willy Vanderperre. Styled by Olivier Rizzo.

Just last week, Italian supermodel Mariacarla Boscono celebrated her twenty years in the business, but the 37-year-old model and mother is still very much a runway regular, making fashionable appearances on the Chanel and Versace catwalks this season. And as the face of Borghese skincare, Boscono definitely knows a thing or two when it comes to beauty. From her favorite skincare essentials to her haircare must-haves, here, the model shares her off-set beauty secrets, her favorite makeup artists to work with and where you can find her relaxing in Italy.

Your look:

Super cool, of course. Goth. Italian. Mother. Easy.

Beauty essentials:

Happiness, and some good beauty stuff like Givenchy Black Serum and Hydraceam.

Best advice from your dermatologist:

Drink lots of water, wash your face morning and night, and protect your skin from the sun.

Most bizarre beauty treatment you have tried:

The PRP Facial.

SPF of choice:

In the day time, I use Borghese Tinted Moisturizer. It has an SPF 20 to protect my skin.

Makeup miracles:

Eyebrow gel.

Photographer: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott Stylist: Edward Enninful

Most underrated product:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter.

Never leave the house without:

My one minute look: brush my hair, and apply Borghese eyebrow pencil.

A good hair day starts with:

Redken leave-in conditioner spray, and a Mason Pearson brush. It’s important to switch up shampoos & conditioners. I use Kérastase and Bumble and bumble shampoos and Aldo Coppola conditioner.

Daily diet:

Nutrition is so important. My diet is Mediterranean. I eat a little bit of everything. I eat little, but very often. Eating meals with my daughter keeps me happy.

Drink of choice: Juice, followed by Champagne.

Pilates or yoga:

Bikram Yoga.

Product that you picked up from the pros:

Pat McGrath introduced me to crealine makeup remover. Guido Palau introduced me to Redken leave-in conditioner spray, which smells really good. When my hair was damaged and had breakage, Luigi Murenu was the one who suggested that I skip products and shave it.

Photographer: Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Stylist: Edward Enninful

Appointment you’d love to nab:

I travel so much, but am confident with the people who take care of me in Rome. I get my hair cut and colored by Michele at Aldo Coppola salon. In Paris I like Biologique Recherche, and in New York, I have a Russian lady. I have been fortunate to work with so many great makeup artists. I’m always happy when Pat McGrath, Tom Pecheux, et al. do my makeup.

Fragrance of choice:

Givenchy Dahlia Noir and Francia Novella Melograno.

Italian beauty rituals you swear by:

Terme di Stigliano. I love mud treatments all over my body.

TSA-friendly essentials:

Borghese Fango Active Radiance Facial Oil.

In-tub must-read:

I love taking baths with my daughter. If I take a bath by myself, I only need silence and candles in the darkness.

Best-kept beauty secret:

Love makes your skin glow, and your cheeks pink.

Beauty icons:

My mamma. Definite doppelgänger:

Olive Oyl from the Popeye comics.

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