If there were a drinking game for beauty editors, it would involve taking a shot every time a model said their best skincare secret was to "drink lots of water." We get it. Water is good for you. It makes up about 57% of our body, and we'll drink it until the end of time. Water might even actually be the secret to skin that glows with the fierceness of a thousand suns. But throw us a bone, won't you? Tell us something we can work with. Luckily, Adriana Lima, Lindsay Ellingson, and Jourdan Dunn have done just that. Ahead, you'll find the holy grail serums these models and more credit for their poreless, jealousy-inducing complexions. Models, they're just like us! (Sort of.)
Keep scrolling to see the secret serums top models swear by!
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The model: Adriana Lima
The serum: Herve Herau Gel Lotion Care
The Brazilian bombshell recently told us what a day in her life is like, not least of which includes slathering her skin with products from her trusted skincare guru, Herve Herau's, eponymous line. "I usually cleanse my face and apply a serum and then right after that a lotion," she says. "And I love his products because everything is organic."
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The model: Joan Smalls
The serum: Estée Lauder Advance Night Repair Serum (£52)
Smalls, who is one of the faces of Estée Lauder, told Harper's Bazaar UK she counts on this serum from the brand to save her skin when she flies. "I apply it mid-flight to combat fatigue and keep skin supple and hydrated through a long trip," she says. "I really love the texture of it."
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The model: Lindsay Ellingson
The serum: True Botanicals Night Serum (discontinued; for similar, try True Botanicals Cellular Repair Serum, £114)
We know we can always count on Byrdie.com's monthly contributor to share the latest and greatest in natural beauty. A beauty junkie after our own hearts, Ellingson told us she counts on luxe natural beauty brand True Botanicals to keep her skin in tip-top shape—to see the rest of her favourite skincare products, click here.
The model: Jourdan Dunn
The serum: REN Radiance Perfection Serum (£35)
Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant that brightens dark spots and evens out rough skin texture. In other words, you want copious amounts of it in your favorite serum. Dunn told Into the Gloss she counts on this vitamin C–infused serum from REN to add vibrancy to her skin.
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The model: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
The serum: iS Clinical Active Serum (£68)
We were lucky enough to get Huntington-Whiteley to spill her entire nighttime beauty routine to us. Our key takeaway? We should probably be adding this serum to our own skincare routines ASAP; she swears by the entire line, but specifically calls this product "brilliant."
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The model: Suki Waterhouse
The serum: Shani Darden Retinol Reform (£78)
This buzzy serum from esthetician Shani Darden is beloved by models and A-listers alike in Hollywood and for good reason. Waterhouse tells Glamour UK she uses it twice a week to clear her pores, and she swears it "tightens everything." We'll take two, please. (You can read our editor's full review of the desert island product here.)
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The model: Sara Sampaio
The serum: Dr. Sebagh Rose de Vie Serum (£129)
Prepping for the annual Victoria's Secret show is no small task. Thus, we listen very closely when the models let us in on their pre-show beauty and fitness routines (hint: It involves weight training). Sampaio told Vogue.com she uses this luxe serum from Dr. Sebagh followed by Chanel Hydra Beauty Crème (£50) to help her skin look, well, angelic.
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