There are many supers in the life of actress, model and philanthropist Molly Sims. For one, she boasts a celebrated career as a supermodel, frequenting the centerfolds of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issues. She’s also a super-natural (and in some cases supernatural) actress—she can be spotted in The Twilight Zone, as Delinda Deline in Las Vegas, and in comedy films like The Benchwarmers and Fired Up.
To us—and the rest of her 365K followers on Instagram—she’s also a superb source of breathtakingly honest advice when it comes to beauty, motherhood and general wellness. Because Sims personifies the Girl Next Door (perhaps if we all lived in Los Angeles and had absurdly beautiful neighbors), we reached out to chat beauty hacks, aging in the public eye and her new gig as Brand Ambassador for SoME Skincare That’s All You, which we might add, is also super in its own right.
NewBeauty: You’re a supermodel-meets-super-mom now. What advice do you have for other mothers who may not have infinite amounts of time to get ready each morning?
Molly Sims: Always simplify your morning routine. Find three products that do the job. For me, it’s a cleanser—I like the cleansing balm from Retrouvé—followed by SoME serum with PRP and then Supergoop! sunscreen. It’s all about being an efficient momma in the morning!
NB: What do you keep in your bag at all times?
MS: Airpods, pad of paper, pen, Versed Lip Oil, Gucci Westman mascara, Ilia Multi-Stick blush in the shade “At Last,” a small photo book of my kiddos, Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Highlighter and Balm Duo and Anastasia brow gel. And for my kids, I always carry Made Good Granola Minis and I like Perfect Bars for myself.
NB: Have you had any experience throughout your career or feel there is extra scrutiny for models with large Instagram followings, when it comes to “aging” publicly?
MS: Absolutely! People on Instagram are looked at through a microscope. People are zooming, screenshotting and sharing to find the worst physical qualities. Models and people with large Instagram followings have it tough, they’re constantly being critiqued.
NB: What’s your approach to, or attitude toward, “anti-aging?”
MS: It’s all about moderation and finding what works! I have learned that the best way to age gracefully is to find a routine that is customized to you. I’m all about doing a little here and a little there because skincare isn’t a one size fits all.
NB: You recently became a brand ambassador for SoME Skincare, which uses PRP to help address certain signs associated with aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, but also helps with brightening and improving the skin’s tone and texture. What do you love about the brand?
MS: I’m all about customized skincare! I don’t think that one product is going to work for everyone; however, when it’s catered to you, it will work for you. SoME has your own PRP in the serum, which physically reduces the signs of aging! It’s also made me simplify my skin-care routine. I don’t need to apply 10 products to achieve the same results.
NB: Is PRP everything it’s chalked up to be? How can it help my skin?
MS: IT IS! I think I actually have an obsession with PRP now. I don’t like my skin when I’m not using it. PRP contains your own personal growth factors. So basically, it’s a natural way to stimulate your collagen and elastin. It’s science! The benefits are endless: it reduces fine lines, improves the appearance of acne, aging, skin discoloration and more! I’ve seen incredible results with my discoloration after using this product for a few months.
NB: Is the process scary or controversial like the “vampire facial?”
MS: Not at all! They draw your blood at the dermatologist or medical spa, then they spin it to separate the platelets and then combine your PRP with the SoME serum. You don’t have blood on your face or anything similar to the vampire facial.
NB: What does the rest of your daily skincare routine look like?
MS: At night I use FaceHalo to remove my makeup and then the cleansing balm from Retrouvé, then of course apply my SoME Skincare! I typically follow it up with the P50 1970 toner from Biologique Recherche, and finish with Georgia Louise’s Sleeping Beauty Oil.
NB: What’s the best beauty advice you’ve learned from fellow models, actresses, makeup artists or photographers on set?
MS: Be natural! If you’re going to do a bold lip, tone down the eye makeup. If you’re going to do a bold eye, do a nude lip. I never want to see cakey makeup—always let your skin breathe through.
NB: You’re very vocal about your experiences parenting, particularly on your YouTube channel. What advice will you pass onto your children as they get older?
MS: I want to instill confidence in my kids. Confidence in whatever they put themselves into. I want them to have passion and drive and be kind. I have a motto, “don’t mistake my kindness for weakness,” and I want them to have that same motto. Be kind, but also don’t be taken advantage of.
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