BEAUTY TALK WITH RACHAEL FINCH

The busy mother, model and fit­ness in­flu­encer shares her beauty se­crets

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Con­grat­u­la­tions on your am­bas­sador role with Botan­i­cals by L’oréal Paris.

Thank you. The botan­i­cals brand is very much aligned with what I be­lieve in with life and how I aim to live my life now, so I am re­ally proud to be work­ing with the team. L’oréal has been a part of my bath­room reg­i­men since I was lit­tle so it’s kind of a dream to be on board. I re­ally love that all the pack­ag­ing is 100 per cent re­cy­cled ma­te­rial and it is 100 per cent re­cy­clable, which is re­ally im­por­tant to me to leave that pos­i­tive foot­print in this day and age.

Do you lean to­wards nat­u­ral beauty prod­ucts?

Ab­so­lutely, I think the cat­a­lyst for that was def­i­nitely when I fell preg­nant with Vi­o­let, I was think­ing more about ‘ What am I putting onto my body? And what am I con­sum­ing?’ You know, what are my stress lev­els like? And what kind of ef­fect is that hav­ing on my body and my chil­dren? So it is of ab­so­lute im­por­tance, and some­thing that I look into more and more.

Since be­com­ing a mum, has your ap­proach to beauty changed?

It def­i­nitely has be­come a lot more easy and sim­plis­tic. I have min­i­mal prod­ucts in my cup­board and in my beauty bag. Of course, when I’m work­ing, hair and makeup artists have got their full kits with them, but when I have my days off, I want my skin to breathe and I try to get as much good­ness back into my skin and into my hair as pos­si­ble.

What beauty ad­vice will you pass on to Vi­o­let as she gets older?

Oh, this is a good one! As much as you think that it’s about us­ing the right types of prod­ucts ex­ter­nally, for me it’s go­ing to be about ed­u­cat­ing her about the im­por­tance of nour­ish­ing her­self from the in­side. I’m try­ing to ed­u­cate and guide her along that for­mula so she sees it as a holis­tic in­ter­nal con­cept, in­stead of see­ing it as ‘I just keep ap­ply­ing it over the top so it leads to beauty’. But it’s two sides of the coin, where you’re get­ting it from both ends.

What’s your favourite sum­mer fra­grance?

It’s not a tra­di­tional per­fume. My favourite fra­grance would be a per­fume mixed with a rose and laven­der es­sen­tial oil mixed with a car­rier oil.

Oh I love it! Do you blend it your­self?

I don’t grind it my­self, but I do make it my­self with the es­sen­tial oil ex­tracts and then I just mix it. It’s just re­ally sweet and nice and gen­tle. And some­times maybe some jas­mine in there as well...

Any­thing sur­pris­ing in your beauty kit?

A tooth brush to brush my eye­brows! [ Laughs] Yep, its my lit­tle trick and I’ve used it for a long time. If I ever get stuck I just use a lit­tle bit of hair­spray …

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