How to get a body like Elle Macpherson
Anyone who has ever seen Elle Macpherson, aka 'The Body', in the flesh will understand why beauty editors hang on every beauty tip and tool she gives us; her skin is immaculate, toned and perpetually glowing.
When she stood before a forum of editors at the London launch of her first body range for Boots and told us that her secret was daily buffing, we stockpiled her The Body Calming Sugar Scrub and never looked back.
Now 50 years of age, the Australian beach babe's glow isn't going anywhere, so news of her latest gadget range for HoMedics (the company with whom she launched The Body wellbeing range last year) has us all looking forward to a better, brighter beach body this summer.
"A key part of my beauty regime is exfoliation," she says today. "The benefits are amazing helping to remove dead skin cells, increase circulation and aid cell renewal. I always feel a noticeable difference leaving my skin smooth and glowing."
The star turn of her new range - all essentially designed to smooth and scrub - is of course her Wet and Dry Face and Body Brush, £39.99, with four different heads including a pumice, cactus brush, loofah and facial brush to exfoliate your body from top-to-toe. "Take the hassle out of dry brushing with my new 4 in 1 wet and dry brush," says The Body.
"The battery-powered rotating head means it does all the hard work for you! You can use it all over your body and it's even suitable for the shower."
There's also a heel smoother for flip flop feet. Macpherson knows only too well "how easy it is to neglect your feet as summer approaches." But, says the model mother, "keeping them in tip top condition is a must." Step forward the Heel Smoother, £19.99, which "gently removes dry, hard skin leaving feet feeling instantly softer. It's really easy to use and you can even adjust the speed to tailor the results."
HoMedics have even braved a Hot Wax Epilator because, says Macpherson, "I'm a big fan of waxing as it removes hair from the root so the results last for longer."
"My new hot wax epilator is perfect for achieving salon smooth legs at home." she goes on. "It's even effective on really short hairs and the aloe vera-infused wax means it's ideal for all skin types." With a temperature control, long life cartridge and wax strips it's designed to take you through the summer season - and safely so.
For summer hands and feet there's a Professional Manicure and Pedicure Kit, because like Macpherson says, "it's not always possible to take time out to visit the salon which is why my professional manicure and pedicure kit contains all the tools you need for perfect nails from the comfort of your home."
It retails at £29.99 and comes with a battery powered exfoliator, naturally, with rollers for heels, soles, hands and cuticles. "The seven different attachments mean you can buff, shape and polish your nails all with one handy gadget."
We may not have her body, but now, we have her know-how.