Beauty / IN THE BAG

Amanda Googe on listening to her body and Parisian essentials

Before stepping into modelling full time, Amanda Googe graduated from Brown University with a double major in visual arts and environmental studies. Now a permanent fixture on the runway, from Valentino to Chanel and Dior, Googe lets us in on how she takes care of herself in a busy world.

My morning beauty routine is …
When I wake up I love to start the day using a refreshing face wash. I love Fresh Soy Face cleanser – it smells like cucumbers and is gentle but cleansing. I also love Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face cream. My skin verges on dry sometimes, and this moisturiser feels amazing, smells amazing, and really seems to hydrate and brighten my skin.

 My night beauty routine is …
After a day of work with a face full of makeup, I always make sure to clean my skin thoroughly before bed. I use Neutrogena wipes to remove makeup, then I use Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing oil followed by Darphin Cleansing Foam gel. The oil-based products draw the makeup out of your skin, and then the gel just finishes it off and cleans off whatever else is left! After I’m sure all the makeup is off, I use a more intense cream to hydrate my skin overnight. 

If I feel like I need a good scrub … I always go back to the classic St. Ives Apricot scrub. You have to be careful with this scrub because it’s really coarse, but I think it’s great if you use it gently.

My favourite products for body are …
I love Dove Nourishing body wash, it’s gentle, soft, and fresh and doesn’t have an overpowering scent. I use Kiehl’s Crème de Corps for moisturising my body—it’s so hydrating and is also pretty much unscented.

My favourite form of exercise is …
I get almost all my exercise from walking around wherever I am. I love spending time outside and seeing people and dogs on the street. I also love Pilates! It’s perfect for me because it’s relaxing at the same time as being a toning full body workout.  

When my body needs to recover I …
Sleep. 

My favourite detox is …
Pressed JuiceryI live right near one and they have great prices and rewards programs for really fresh and delicious fruit and veggie juices. 

My favourite retox is …
Wine.

When it comes to beauty I always …
I always try to stay consistent with the products I use on my skin. Sometimes with work it’s hard because different makeup artists use different products, but at home I try to keep it regular. When I have too many different chemicals and products on my face I find my skin dries out and breaks out. 

My beauty icon is …
Teddy Quinlivan always knows the best makeup products!

The best advice on beauty I’ve received is …
Drink water, especially on planes! My skin gets noticeably dehydrated from flying so I always make sure I have enough water and cream up in there. 

The best health advice I’ve received is …
Listen to your body! When you’re hungry, eat. When you’re thirsty, drink. When you’re tired, rest. I’ve seen so many people go too far with different aspects of ‘healthy living’ by overdoing workouts or restricting intake, and I think ignoring your body’s needs in these ways can quickly turn into an unhealthy and unhappy lifestyle.  

The product I can’t live without is …
Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip balm. I’m addicted, it’s my favourite. Every time I’m in Paris I make sure to grab some at the pharmacy. Otherwise, I order it online.