6 Victoria’s Secret Models Spill Their Skin Care Secrets

Getting asked to walk in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is like making it to the Super Bowl of modeling. And like the elite athletes hoping to take home the Vince Lombardi trophy every year, these models understand that preparation is absolutely key to killing it on the runway (feeling good stripping down to your undies in front of millions takes work, people).

And while each Victoria’s Secret Angel is essentially a mini wealth of knowledge about tricks to shape up fast (cardio), go-to junk foods (burgers!), and other secrets from Model Land, we’re highly invested in learning about what these beauties use to keep their skin looking as good as their bodies.

This year, we popped backstage before the annual extravaganza (which taped last month and airs tonight, December 8, on CBS) and grilled six top Victoria’s Secret Angels about their skin care secrets. And, yes, there’s just as many “drink a lot of water” tips as you’d expect.

The BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street Featuring: Gigi Hadid Where: New York, New York, United States When: 20 Oct 2015 Credit: Andres Otero/WENN.com

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Gigi Hadid 
“I actually always use St. Ives Apricot Scrub from CVS.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Leomie Anderson attends a cocktail party to celebrate the Launch of the Book "Chloe Attitudes" hosted by Sarah Mower and Marc Ascoli at Freer and Sackler Gallery on October 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Chloe)

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Leomie Anderson
“I just wash my face. No, I’m joking. I think it’s really to do with the fact that I drink a lot of water and, at the moment, I’ve been using the Clarisonic facial brush, which has been really amazing. I’m also using a natural shea butter body wash, and you can use it on your face as well.”

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 08: Model Ming Xi poses wearing Thom Browne pants, Nike Jordan sneakers and Fendi bag after Chanel show on July 8, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

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Ming Xi
I do think the high-level Clé du Peau products—the black line—are really good for the winter. I used to use Eve Lom [during] the summer to get hydrated, but I’d be a little dry when I woke up so I changed to that.

a model is seen backstage prior the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 2, 2014 in London, England.

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Joan Smalls
Whenever I drink water, I make sure I put lemon in it. It gives it taste, but also lemon is great for your skin, for your metabolism, and your digestive system. And I always make sure to use serum. I use Estée Lauder [Advanced Night Repair] serum, but I use it throughout the day and night—not only at night.

on the runway at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Runway Show - Swarovski Crystal Looks at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England.

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Josephine Skriver
“Honestly, I’m going to sound like a TV [commercial], but I’m a huge fan of Proactiv. The three-step system has really cleared out my skin. And it really is about keeping hydrated. I drink a lot of hot water with lemon and a lot of water throughout the day. I try not to overdo it more than that because I [have] so many products on all the time, so I try to keep it simple, especially on my days off.

Balmain x H&M collection launchat 23 Wall St in Manhattan Featuring: Kendall Jenner Where: New York, New York, United States When: 21 Oct 2015 Credit: C.Smith/ WENN.com


Kendall Jenner
Always washing your face before bed. The simple stuff—eating right and drinking a lot of water.”