The Met Gala is one of the hottest red carpet events. A highlight of any A-lister’s social calendar, whole teams of stylists spend months curating the perfect look that strikes the perfect balance of avant-garde and timeless classic.
While having an army of nutritionists, skincare experts, makeup artists, hairdressers, and stylists goes a long way to ensuring that celebrities always look their best; even the rich and famous need a helping aesthetic treatment hand to achieve a flawless look. Luckily for us, celebrities are becoming more transparent, and some are willing to talk about their treatments before walking the red carpet.
Model and actress Laura Harrier is most known for her roles in the Spiderman films, but she’s also earned a reputation for the most incredible glow-from-within skin that every a-lister is aspiring to. Harrier shared her pre-Met routine on her social stories, which included a visit to Hollywood favourite, The Beauty Sandwich.
Facialist-to-the-stars Ivan Pol created the Beauty Sandwich as an alternative to chemical-heavy, invasive treatments. Pol’s treatments are designed to contour the face using undisclosed “advanced technology”.
While Pol’s exact methods and technology are kept under wraps, you can achieve the same look with our INTRAcel treatment. It combines radiofrequency technology, microneedling and fractional treatments to reduce sagging, fine lines and wrinkles, improve the skin texture, and reduce the appearance of large pores and scarring.
INTRAcel treatment is non-invasive and has minimal downtime, much like Laura Harrier’s treatment from The Beauty Sandwich, but gives very similar results.
When prepping for the Met Gala, Lily James relied on a Hollywood favourite. Joanna Czech is the go-to facialist for celebs across North America, and she’s adamant about not using harsh chemicals or techniques and technology that aren’t proven to work.
To prep for the gala, Lily James received a Czech’s signature facial massage, followed by a Cle De Peau Beaute Intensive Brightening Mask and cryotherapy to reduce inflammation. Czech explained that these treatments aimed to give Lily James her signature youthful glow.
The 4-figure facials are fully booked a year in advance and need to be done regularly to maintain the results
If you want to recreate the results of Lily James’ treatments and have it last a little longer then Profhilo should be your go-to. Despite being an injectable, it’s not a dermal filler. Profhilo is a highly effective moisturiser that’s injected rather than applied on the skin.
The solution includes highly concentrated Hyaluronic Acid, which hydrates and boosts the skin, resulting in firmer, plumper, and brighter looking skin, giving you that “glow from within” that will last longer than a brightening mask.
Gabrielle Union has a career spanning three decades, but you wouldn’t think she’s old enough by looking at her. Union has a rigorous skincare regime consisting of high-end products combined with regular facials at 111SKIN. The actress has mentioned the brand several times and she likely uses their skincare products in-between facials.
The A-lister didn’t mention what treatments she had, and SKIN111 has kept quiet, but her skin looked smooth, even and glowing as ever in her post-treatment selfie.
If you want to recreate Union’s flawless complexion for yourself, consider looking into Obagi skincare products. Obagi offers a range of medicated skincare products that work by changing the way that the skin functions to stop any problems from arising instead of treating them when it’s already an issue.
The skincare products contain powerful ingredients like Tretinoin and Hydroquinone, which helps to increase cellular turnover, prevent hyperpigmentation, stimulates collagen and elastin production and promote natural hydration. By using Obagi regularly, you can achieve similar results to Gabrielle Union’s 111SKIN regime without regular facials.
American rapper Jack Harlow is known for taking care of himself. For his second year at the Met Gala, he turned to famous makeup artist Fitch Lunar who gave him a three-step treatment. The treatment consisted of cleansing with a TheraFace Pro, followed by LED therapy.
The makeup artist then detailed a range of products that they used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark under-eye circles – including a disposable eye mask that cost nearly £100 for one use!
To recreate Jack Harlow’s results, you could try dermal fillers. Dark circles are often the result of a reduction in collagen combined with the naturally thin skin around your eyes. During the treatment, a clear gel is injected, which plumps and smooths the skin, reducing the appearance of dark circles. The treatment gives excellent results and lasts longer than a disposable eye mask.
Ultimately there are many different ways to achieve the glowing skin that celebrities flaunt on the red carpet. Options range from over-the-counter skincare, medicated skincare or further intervention. Hans Place makes it easy for you to achieve your desired look without invasive treatment.