Cindy Crawford needs no introduction. The legendary supermodel has been in the spotlight for more than four decades, and she still has the same glowing complexion that made her famous all those years ago. Sure, she’s walked in hundreds of runway shows, modeled for countless magazine covers, and appeared in some of the most iconic fashion campaigns of all time, all of which have given her access to the best people in the industry. But she’s also become a trusted source for skincare tips, tricks, and must-have products.
“When I started my career, I had to absorb a lot,” Crawford tells me. “My mother didn’t wear makeup or really use much skincare, so I feel like I didn’t grow up with someone to help me understand makeup, skincare, or even self-care.” Crawford admits the skincare process was a big learning curve for her. “Starting to model was like going to graduate school,” she jokes. “I was surrounded by these incredible hair and makeup artists who taught me just how transformative makeup can be. But then I felt my job as a model was to come in with a clean slate—to keep my skin and hair looking good. To me, it was the equivalent of exercising and keeping my body looking good.” This desire to keep her skin and hair healthy, she says, is probably why she fell in love with skincare in the first place.