Beauty 411: Michelle Peck-------
Anyone lucky enough to experience one of Michelle Peck’s signature, and singular, facial treatments understands why Madonna brings her on tour for pre-performance skin boosts. Peck’s super-hydrating Intraceuticals Infusions (a.k.a. oxygen facials) use hyperbaric pressurized oxygen to transport hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to the deepest layers of the skin for positively magic results. When she’s not crisscrossing the planet on Madge’s private jet, Peck divides her time between California and Italy. Backstage at the Milan shows, she tends to many a weary model’s complexion. Here, Peck divulges some of her beauty favorites in both of her homes.
The Spa: Espace Vitalité Henri Chenot Wellness and Medical Centre at L’Albereta
“It’s the best hotel spa detox program in the world for me! I spent seven days there for my birthday in January and it was magical, healing, and tranquil. It’s located in the peaceful pristine mountains above Lake Iseo, 50 minutes outside of Milan. The treatments are truly some of the best in the world and the service is impeccable. It is my favorite place to receive an Intraceuticals Infusion in Italy.”
Via Cavour N 2, 39012, Merano, Italy, 39-047-327-1000, www.palace.it
The Label: Dsquared²
“My friends Dean and Dan, the masterminds behind the label Dsquared², manage to create an uncontrived chic look that makes me feel confident and cool anywhere from the streets of Milan to the red carpets of Los Angeles.”
4 Via Verri, Milan, 39-028-969-1699, www.dsquared.com.
The Store: Corso Como
“When I am in Milan and want to unwind, I love to wander around Carla Sozzani’s incredible store. There are the most beautiful pieces of clothing, shoes, and jewelry, and a bookstore upstairs filled with masterpieces. Stay true to the Italian style of living life, by taking a nice long break to enjoy an espresso and some good conversation with a friend there.”
10 Corso Como, 20154, Milan, 30-022-900-2674, 10corsocomo.com.
The Pilates Instructor: Elena at Dainma Pilates Studio
“Elena is the most remarkable Pilates instructor in Milano! She doesn’t miss a muscle! One hour with Elena and her artful mixture of pilates and gyrotonics leaves my travel-weary body invigorated and pulled together with firmer, longer, leaner muscles. I walk out feeling as if I grew a few inches!”
Dainma Pilates Studio at Downtown Gym City Center, Milan, 39-028-631-1831.
The Juicer: Pressed Juicery
“When I arrive home in L.A., the first thing I do is pick up all my fresh juices from my newest love, Pressed Juicery! My favorite is their aloe vera water because it helps with my digestion and bloating after the flight from Milan. And the effect is always reflected externally in my skin, too.”
13050 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., (310) 451-1010, www.pressedjuicery.com
The Hair Salon: Andy LeCompte Salon
“It’s the best place for hair pampering in L.A. Between George Papanikolas’ color artistry and Jen Atkins’ gifted eye for an expert cut and style, I walk out feeling beautiful every time! They also do a gloss treatment that I dream of when I’m in Milan. When I’m in L.A, I’m at the salon getting the gloss every two weeks because nothing makes my hair quite so shiny.”
616 North Almont Drive, West Hollywood, (310) 273-4100, www.andylecomptesalon.com
The Hand Cream: Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Cream
“My absolute favorite hand cream. A must for all of my travels, it leaves my hands feeling exceptionally hydrated and moisturized, and smelling delicious.”
The Lipstick: MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo
“You can always find a couple of tubes of Ruby Woo lipstick in my bag. I don’t wear any other makeup, so I find putting on a bit of red lipstick brings color to my face.”
The Probiotic: Encourage
“My favorite probiotic is called ENCOURAGE by The Clean Program. It’s amazing for keeping my digestive tract healthy and eliminates that feeling of bloat that can often accompany extensive travel schedules. Because it has over 60 billion organisms in it, I do not use it for more than 21 days consecutively.”
The Candle: Diptyque
“I never leave home without the Essence of John Galliano by Diptyque. It’s amazing and makes my hotel and home smell earthy, warm, and delicious.”