Shocked by Gwyneth's huge beauty costs? Find out how you can achieve her glossy mane and radiant complexion for a fraction of the cost...
Gwyneth Paltrow is famed for her macrobiotic diet and organic lifestyle – one she lives by so strictly, most of us could never hope to achieve similar results. And now Gwynnie has done it again and revealed that she spends £14,000 a month on her beauty regime. That’s more than some people earn in a year, so most of the population can’t even hope to emulate the star’s looks without seriously running into debt. Or can we? Follow our simple, much cheaper, alternatives and discover how to get Gwyneth’s beautiful glossy locks, radiant skin and toned body for under £200…
Apple Stem Facials, £1,200
This anti-ageing treatment uses extracts from an endangered Swiss apple to rejuvenate and preserve the skin. Probably not very good for these very rare apples, but said to be great for reviving a mature complexion.
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, £42
Use this foaming mask in the shower to instantly brighten dull and tired skin. Cleanse skin thoroughly, apply the mask and hop in the shower to let the tingling formula get to work while you’re washing your hair.
Intravenous Vitamin Therapy, £289
A cocktail of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins and vitamin C. Higher doses of each vitamin are pumped into your veins during this therapy, which can also take up to two hours to administer, but unless you are ill or malnourished, your body doesn’t actually need this extra hit.
Seven Seas Multibionta Vitality Complete Multivitamin plus Probiotics Tablets, £6.85
A multivitamin is all you need to make sure you are getting your daily dose of a range of essential vitamins. Plus, you won’t have to sit with a drip in your vein for two hours every month.
Hair cut, colour and various treatments, said to cost £1,000 per month.
One of the biggest parts of Gwyneth’s beauty regime is her hair. The Hollywood starlet is said to spend anything up to £1,000 on keeping that famously sleek ‘do perfect.
Reiki Stress Reduction Massage, £185
A Japanese ritual where a professional Reiki master or teacher will place their hands near the body, but will never actually touch or massage the client. This practice is said to relieve stress and negative energy.
Pilates Classes, from £80
Taking regular pilates classes is said to have the same effect as Reiki massage, reducing stress and restoring calm and balance to body and mind.
Thermage Laser treatment, £1,400
Gwyneth has said this anti-ageing faical is similar to smacking your skin repeatedly with an elastic band. Sounds lovely. Thermage works by plumping the lower layers of skin, to tighten and smooth the top layer, resulting in a younger-looking complexion.
Vichy LiftActiv Supreme, £31
This new, youth-enhancing cream from Vichy has just launched and promises to work on both short and long-term effects of ageing for a younger-looking you from day one.