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Alexa Chung shares her beauty routine essentials


by Holly O'Neill
10th Aug 2020
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Alexa Chung has shared a peek inside her beauty routine


Alexa Chung, designer, style icon, the inspiration behind a legion of messy bobs and Next in Fashion host has just become the first brand ambassador for Code 8, the London cool girl beauty brand that creates quick-fix, effortless, your-skin-but-better beauty, which is pretty much what Alexa Chung is all about.

Alexa Chung has been sharing her beauty secrets in a series of great interviews, from her favourite scented candles to her favourite €8 moisturiser. Here are her skincare and make-up staples.

Alexa Chung

 

Augustinus Bader The Cream, €150

“This is genuinely fantastic. It provides long-lasting hydration, but it has no fragrance. After I use it, I feel I look younger, which probably isn’t true, but that’s what it feels like.”

Alexa Chung

Frederic Malle Rose and Cuir, €100 for 30ml

“In the Burlington Arcade, there’s that Frederic Malle shop where you can squirt perfume in a chamber and see what it smells like on you. Anyway I got one after like an hour deliberating in there. I bought Rose and Cuir which is leather and rose, it’s so nice.”

Alexa Chung

Weleda Skin Food, €12.20

“The other day I had skin irritation on my eyelid and I put the green Weleda Skin Food on it and it cleared it. It’s really good!”

Alexa Chung

Christophe Robin Purifying Scalp Scrub with Sea Salt, €20

“I use this instead of shampoo probably every other week to really cleanse my hair of any product build-up. I also love the David Mallett shampoos, which smell amazing and are very gentle.”

Alexa Chung

Pureology Hydrate Conditioner, €22.10

“This is quite minty and refreshing. I just put it on the ends as it’s very effective at hydrating.”

Alexa Chung

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin, €8.25

“This is plain and unfussy but really turns my dry skin into something well-moisturized and healthy-looking.”

Alexa Chung

Aesop Geranium Leaf Hydrating Body Treatment, €29

“I often add rose oil to my CeraVe moisturizer because I love the smell, or Aesop’s Geranium Leaf Hydrating Body Treatment, again for the smell but also because it adds a sheen to the moisture. I like to be as slippery as possible.”

Alexa Chung

Santa Maria Novella Sapone Tabacco Toscano, €31.20

“I love this soap to scrub my hands with every time I return from food shopping.”

Alexa Chung

Dr. Loretta Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, €31.20

“Rio Viera-Newton recommended this to me in one of my beauty YouTube videos. It really gets the skin clean without leaving it feeling too dry or stripped.”

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Recherche Beauté Aura Radiance Active Elixir Serum, €35

“It’s sort of burnt brown in color and smells a bit like an old-fashioned cocktail but less sweet, but it’s great. The packaging is serious and white and looks like a Celine shopping bag.”

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CODE8 Radiate Beauty Balm SPF15, €48.62

“This balm gives a nice even but light coverage. I just use my fingers to apply it. I’m currently using shade N10 because I have a light tan from walking in the sunshine.”

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CODE8 Glazé Lip Lacquer Universal Lip Gloss, €30.15

“This gloss gives a sort of peachy sheen. It’s a bit gloopy but not sticky. It’s like a more syrupy Vaseline.”

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CODE8 Mood Reflecting Blush Palette, €39.66

“I’ve been using Rosé, which I also use on my eyelids. I like it because it makes you look perky and fresh — English Rose style.”

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Le Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle, €63

“I think it’s important for the house to smell nice currently because I’m basically locked in it at all time. It’s discontinued now, but I light a Byredo Altar candle, which smells like a fragrant church from olden times. I also love the Santal 26 candle by Le Labo. A girl at work bought one for me for my birthday, and they printed a little note on it, so when I light it I think of her and how nice she is.”

Read more about Alexa Chung’s beauty routine from The Cut here, and from Marie Claire here. 

Photography by Alexa Chung on YouTube.

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