19.10.11 Beauty, Skincare

We Know Gwyneth Paltrow’s Sssssssssmooth Sssssssskin Sssssssssecret

Love her or hate her, you have to admit—Gwynnie has it all: A loving family and fantastic friends, a stellar multifaceted career, an approachable demeanor, a divine figure, and undeniable beauty. (Jealous yet?) We’re not sure what all of her secrets are, but we’re clued in on one or two…

The gorgeous GOOP author credits her fabulous body to Tracy Anderson and her youthful complexion to Sonya Dakar’s $450 Snake Venom Age Control Facial, a progressive antioxidant-rich treatment that features the controversial SYN-AKE® peptide, a synthetic (oft-compared to Botox) ingredient that mimics the biological composition of temper viper snake venom, which works to temporarily paralyze expression lines and wrinkle-prone muscles in the face, namely around the eyes and in the forehead.

If a trip to Beverly Hills for a pricey appointment at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic isn’t in the budget right now, perhaps a bottle of Sonya Dakar Skincare Ultraluxe-9 Age Control Complex is.

Ringing up at a far cheaper $185 (available at, this miracle-cream-in-a-bottle is also formulated with a concentrated version of SYN-AKE®, along with 9 other potent anti-aging additives which work in tandem to stimulate collagen reproduction while filling in fine lines, thus halting wrinkle formation.

If it does all it says it does—worth every single penny, I’d say. What say you? —India-Jewel Jackson

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18.10.11 Beauty

Kate Middleton Is Obsessed with Sienna Miller—Say What?

Yes, you read that headline right.

Word on the beauty curb is that The Duchess of Cambridge is obsessed—obsessed—with fellow Brit Sienna Miller’s glistening dermis. “Kate’s fixated on Sienna Miller’s skin,” says a source close to the newlywed Royal. “She read in an article that Sienna uses a range of products from celebrity dermatologist Dr. David Colbert, so Kate ordered the whole skin care line for herself!”

(Ha! K-Midi covet’s Sienna Miller’s skin. Now we’ve heard it all.)

Take that tidbit for what it’s worth, but Colbert does look after the immaculate complexions of Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Michelle Williams, so if she is indeed a fan of Colbert’s work by way of Miller, than she’s certainly in great company.

Should you covet Miller’s glowing skin as well, shop the Colbert M.D. range at

We suggest you start with the Daily System, which includes a nutrient-rich day and night cream, an eye cream, a serum, and exfoliating discs. Those five products alone will set you back a total of $537 (before tax!), but that can’t be half as costly as what Middleton supposedly spent.

Besides, it’s your skin. You wear it all day, every day.

Shouldn’t it be flawless?

Doesn’t it deserve the royal-red carpet treatment? —India-Jewel Jackson

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