Dior Skincare Talk – Capture Totale – Hosted by Gisele Bündchen and Phillip Picardi
Alright, shall we start with our OM? Shall we all take a deep breath? And, alright, so let’s do this. We’re going to just close our eyes, all of us, and we’re going to take a deep inhale and we’re going to OM, ok? I’m going to count to three.
So, you can inhale whenever you’re ready. OM Well Gisele, thank you for setting the tone in such a beautiful and serene way. My name is Phillip Picardi and I am the Master of Ceremonies for a very special conversation we’re having today about Dior’s “Capture Totale Super Potent Serum”.
And of course our guest of honor, our very special host is the one and only, the icon, the beauty of the world Gisele Bündchen. Gisele, thanks for being here! Thank you, you are so funny! How are you? How have you been spending your time during quarantine? What’s going on with you? I am in Tampa, Florida, which is my new home.
We moved here in the middle of this shift that is happening in our collective. You know, it has been a very interesting time I will say because, usually I’m travelling all around and it’s always busy, you know, feeling like I’m in the hamster wheel.
So taking this time to really reconnect to myself to really figure out what’s most important and to, you know, really like, connecting with my family and my children especially in a much deeper way.
It’s been a very I would say, overall a very deep dive into myself and into family life. Even though there’s its challenges but there’s also its blessings. I’m wondering what kinds of rituals that you’ve developed to keep yourself centred, healthy and feeling good in this moment? Waking up early in the morning before the sun rises, is essential to me because it is the time when everything is quiet.
No one needs me, the dogs don’t need to be fed, the kids don’t need – nobody needs me so it’s just my time and it’s really quiet. And that’s when I get to meditate and I sit for thirty minutes.
And usually by seven o’clock, when everyone is up and ready, you know, I am ready and I feel like I’ve nourished myself. I feel like my tank is full and now I’m a better mom, I’m a better wife, I’m a better, I’m a better person because I feel like I’ve taken the time to take care of myself.
Right! You know, so many of us know you as, obviously as a supermodel, we know you as the face of Capture Totale, of course. But I also have known you as a big advocate for the environment and you’ve been talking about the environment for such a long time, bringing awareness to it, through the platform, that obviously, your career, has afforded you.
And now climate change is at the forefront of so many conversations we are having all over the world. I was just wondering, maybe, could you tell us a little bit about your environmental work and what feels top of mind for you right now? I always say, like, nature is my church and love is my religion.
We are way more powerful than we think we are and the choices we make everyday are either going to lead us to a wonderful world or not, but that’s up to us! For my birthday, for forty, we actually were able to plant almost three hundred thousand trees.
You know, I figure I’ve been here for forty years and the reason I am alive is because the earth provides me with everything I need to survive, with the air that I breathe, the food, the water… It only makes sense to me that I give back to the earth that’s been giving me so much.
One of my favorite things about the serum, by the way, is that – it’s such a good indicator about where Dior is headed in their efforts towards sustainability. So even the flowers used in this formula are grown in the Dior gardens, and all of the Dior gardens are grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
This is huge for an operation as big as Dior to be committing to sustainability in that way, because the outside packaging is recyclable, the bottle is made from recyclable glass. It’s a really good thing all around.
For me, I’ve been doing this for so long and if it’s not something that I really believe in, I’m not going to do it. The integrity of something is the most important thing to me. Taking care of our planet means taking care of ourselves because our health and the health of our planet are directly connected.
One thing you said in there is still sticking in my brain, and that is that Gisele Bündchen is forty years old. And I mean, if this is not a testament to the fact that Capture Totale is clearly working, then I don’t know what is! I mean you look absolutely incredible.
Because we are here to talk about beauty, I just have to ask, everyone wants to know your beauty secrets Gisele. So I don’t think it’s one thing, right? I think it’s so many things. This is not only what we put in our skin but it’s also how we are nourishing our souls.
What material are we reading? What kind of conversations are we having? Where are we directing our energy, you know? Wherever our energy goes is what grows. We’ve gotta feed our mind, our body, our spirit – all of it together.
And I think all of it, is a combination is what makes us feel better, and when we feel better, we look better! There’s no secret potion. It is a combination of, conscious living I would say. So much of that philosophy is reflected in all the incredible people who we have joining us today.
I’m so excited to have Joanna Czech, facialist extraordinaire, Hello, Phil! known for slapping the most beautiful faces all over the world and also the dermatologist Dr. Teo Wan Lin. Thank you so much ladies for joining us! I am so honored to be here! I still need you to slap me, Gisele, have you been slapped by Joanna? I have not had the pleasure of being slapped by Joanna but I’ve heard so we’ve gotta figure it out, we’ve gotta make some plans! Joanna, I know that you are famously discerning about the products that you choose to talk about.
You’re one of the toughest interviews that a beauty editor can ever get. So the fact that you’re here to talk about the Super Potent Serum, I know is a big deal. What drew you to this product and what makes the Super Potent Serum so special? Just a drop about my philosophy.
Respect, support and protect. That’s the most important, regarding skin. I think yourself and currently thinking about other people and the world, if we pay attention to it, it’s going to be all good.
Regarding skincare, I don’t jump into trends. I believe in clean science and in amazing ingredients. When I heard the word energy regarding Capture Totale that brought me right away, there. Because, for the last twenty years and Gisele you will know that for sure, we both believe strongly in energy.
I’ve been working with equipment that stimulates ADP energy – a combination of sound and light and then hearing of a product that could be also revitalizing and energizing to stem cells, I was like “Oh my God!”.
So what’s so special about this serum? As I mentioned, ingredients. One of them is longoza plant. Longoza plant grows in Dior’s gardens in Madagascar, the nickname is ‘eternal plant’ because of its ability to grow on scorched earth, just basically on ash.
Extract of longoza creates a wave of energy for our skin. Basically, it’s such a powerful plant. Another, and I would say, the most important and these days quite controversial ingredient is hyaluronic acid.
But here we have this new generation of hyaluronic acid- acetylated hyaluronic acid. Acetylated means transformed. In our situation it is 4 times transformed to create longevity and the strength of it against cutaneous enzymes.
And so hyaluronic acid is the thing, and I’m sorry, I’m just going to speak in plain people terms Joanna, I know you are a skin expert. Hyaluronic is the thing that makes us glow, right? It’s like, this is the plumper? Ya, hyaluronic acid is sugar in the water.
That’s what it is. That’s basically what, you know, from the moment of starting applying that serum, that’s what you feel, you feel that plumpness: automatically skin gets smoother, because if it’s plumper, it’s smoother and feels ultra fresh.
And that’s the first five to seven days. One more thing about the serum: serum really addresses all ageing signs. So greyness of the skin, even hyperpigmentation and so on, really reduces it when you are consistent.
I would suggest to Dior to make them in liters so we can have them for the whole body, not just the face. If I want to look like Gisele Bündchen, I don’t want just any old hyaluronic acid, I want this hyaluronic acid, this super one, is that right? You want that super one and I want growth hormones to look like Gisele you know, all those things.
It is all about proper energy, re-energizing the cells, hydration of the skin and all of the other factors. I could offer the most amazing treatment in a facial but if the client is going to walk around the corner and have a cheeseburger and a cigarette, I mean doesn’t matter if I sang during the treatment or danced, it’s not going to work.
I need collaboration and we need to take this responsibility, you know? You’re all about discipline, Joanna, I know it, I know it too well and it’s very good advice. We also have a dermatologist here, Dr.
Teo. Yes, thank you very much Phillip and it’s a real pleasure for me to be able to share my expertise with all of you today. Thank you Dr. Teo, I’m wondering from the dermatological perspective, what do you think of the science behind Capture Totale that Joanna was just talking about? Well, Phillip I think that the focus on the physiology of skin stem cells by the LVMH research institute, really sets the stage for the future of anti-aging skincare.
Now specifically, the discovery that there is a reduction in the energy potential of aging skin stem cells, it is a novel discovery that’s relevant to dermatological research. For this particular line what kind of skin concerns is Capture Totale going to help? Now Phillip I think it is very relevant that Dior has created a serum for all skin types.
This is very consistent with dermatological science because the requirements of healthy skin are universal. Thank you so much! Thank you Phillip! Of course. Gisele I know you’ve been using Super Potent Serum, how have you been using the product and what do you find special about it? I like that is very light.
Like Joanna was saying, when you actually put it on your skin you can feel it right away because it makes it feel more plump. And the smell is very nice! I actually have to get some more I was just looking for it and I can’t believe it I just finished it like two days ago and now I’m like, “I need more”.
Somehow, I think we can make that happen. Yes, please hello Dior! I need some more serum. My favorite thing about it too is, I like to say is that it plays well with other products. It’s not heavy, it doesn’t need to be like the only thing you’re using, you can put on your moisturizer after or you can go completely without moisturiser afterwards.
So I love its versatility, I love that you can use it morning or night, it’s not complicated. It’s such an easy, new addition to the routine. And I like to put it on my neck- I have to say. Now that I’m forty I’m like now I need to start thinking about my neck… Always the neck! That is like one of Joanna’s biggest things! Am I allowed to say exactly what I always say? – Say it! Alright, I mean your face starts with the nipples and ends with the hairline.
Oooh look at you! I never heard that before! But, you don’t need to use specific neck and decollete creams, as long as you always treat the whole area, eh, the whole big face. That is so cute, well, honestly Dr.
Teo, Joanna thank you so much. You know, one of the things Gisele, that you and Joanna both already have talked about is the importance of beauty from the inside out and so it only feels fitting that we have two experts in the world of wellness here with us, two incredible women.
We have the functional medicine nutritionist Rose Ferguson and the micro nutritionist Valérie Espinasse. Thank you ladies for being here. So, Rose, let’s start with you. Can you tell us how what we put inside of our bodies can manifest on the outside of our bodies? Yes I can, and it’s so funny, Gisele and I haven’t seen each other in such a long time, but we used to model together… – Yes! and I think if we take care of ourselves we can see it in our skin.
I think that’s true. So, you guys used to work together?! In the late 90’s, we used to do fashion shows together, didn’t we? Well, that was actually when I started thinking about what I was putting in my body because what you put in your body is what you show on the outside, I really believe that.
But it’s also about what you’re absorbing you can put in really great food and supplements but if you are stressed or if you’re not getting enough sleep, your gut’s not working very well, then you’re not absorbing it and if you’re not absorbing it it’s not working for you.
As you know, I’m very keen on fats – good fats. You know, they really help the membrane of your cell. If the membrane of your cell is very healthy and plumper, you look plumper. Which is what we want, especially when you are forty-five, not forty.
Looking good girl! The sleep part is so important but right now, I don’t know if anyone else is feeling this, but it is so hard to get a full night sleep, right? Like with everything going on it’s like how am I supposed to hit the pillow? I’m telling you, meditation is like, I don’t even know how I would live without it.
I think creating things like rituals in our lives are very helpful. Anything that makes you feel good and do it constantly, it’s going to be nourishing for you. You know it is that cycle of life, just a little step in the right direction that makes you feel like taking another step in the right direction.
And I think it’s the same with self-care and which includes skincare and just looking after your body. And the two of you knew each other in the late 90’s. Do you feel like your wellness philosophies have changed since the late 90’s? I was doing the opposite to what I am doing now.
I was doing ten shows a day, sleeping three hours a night, you know, smoking a pack of cigarettes and drinking wine. And I mean, having the worst type of food you can imagine! Until my body was like “Hoooold on here.
Stop in your tracks.” And that was a sign for me to say “Ok, this is not working”. So, if this is not working, we are going to have to make adjustments. Those adjustments became a whole new understanding about life and through breathwork and yoga and meditation I found a whole new life in my early twenties, that is the life I live today and I’m just, I’m so grateful for it but it was definitely very different, in the late 90’s.
We used to drink champagne before shows. I mean it is so funny, because I look at the fashion industry now, but literally at 9am in the morning there would be a tray of champagne going around. But I have to say, being in the fashion industry very young was a great start because the fashion industry is very interested in food.
I’ve started juicing when I was 17, 18, 19 as a model because I think I was trying to counteract the champagne. A detox! A liquid detox. A little bit of balance in there somewhere. Right. Well, speaking of Valérie, you’re a micro nutritionist so you obviously know what foods are going to translate to beautiful, healthy glowing skin.
So what should we be incorporating into our diets now that’s going to help us have a beautiful, healthy complexion? So, to have the best diet for glowing and healthy skin, we need to eat seasonal food like fruits and vegetables with different colors to bring different kind of antioxidants that prevent ageing.
And we need to eat, everyday, fatty acid from vegetal plants. For example olive oils, or seeds, like chia seeds, or nuts, like almonds to have a glowing skin. And in fact, we must drink, water. Not champagne, water.
Two liters per day, because the level of water in the skin decreases during the ageing and we need to have the best level of water in the skin. Water is so important. Our challenge is to have the good balance with social life, with champagne and industrial products and this traditional diet.
This is why I love the French y’all! You go to a french nutritionist and she is like “Have your champagne!” Sorry for my french accent! No, your accent is beautiful! Valérie and Rose thank you so much! We have some friends of the house.
Also on this call, the museum founder Wan Wan, phoning in from Beijing. We have the model Mélodie Monrose and we have the fashion editor and the young icon Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. Mélodie, we were just talking about modelling and obviously I wanted to bring you into this conversation because you’re coming up at a very different time in the industry.
Is there anything that Gisele was just saying, did any of that resonate with you? Definitely, like the discipline part of it was the part that resonated the most with me. My mother for example is a teacher so discipline was a big part of my childhood and I feel like I applied this to my work everyday.
When it comes to my skincare, I plan everything, I make sure I have travel sized products on hand. I think about the environment, the setting, is it going to be like hot or cold. All of these factors are super important to be able to take care of my skin properly.
One of the requirements of the job for a model – and Mélodie and Gisele you both know this very well – is that you have clear, beautiful skin. I mean, did that ever feel like or does that ever feel like a pressure for you? Does that ever make you anxious? Like, this idea that you have to come with the perfect skin? I think the idea of perfection and pressure that the industry just brings to you is complicated to deal with but you can combat with coping mechanism.
Gisele was talking about it earlier, meditation is very helpful. Yoga is very helpful. Skincare is self-care and if I take care of myself I feel good, and if I feel good, I’m confident. And how are you able to keep up with the beauty regimen, even when you are constantly on the go? What are your tips and your tricks? Honestly, it’s really not easy.
Recently I was going from Miami to LA to Capetown back to LA and I remember being in the airport bathroom, doing my skincare, washing my face with women passing by, in and out, washing their hands, looking at me like I was completely crazy.
Putting my mask on, I had absolutely no shame. I was waiting for it twenty minutes, I was putting on my toner, I was literally, respecting each step, religiously of my skincare routine. That’s just an investment you know? You invest time, you invest money and it always pays off.
Wan Wan and Gabriella you are both women who are constantly on the go. I’m wondering what kinds of things you’ve picked up on the road or along the way that are also some of your favorite beauty secrets now? I think for me, Phil, honestly, it’s not been easy or a priority for the majority of my life to really take care of my skin.
It’s something I’ve just started investing in. The way that I’ve created a system that worked for me especially when we are always on the go. I was a minimalist and purist about the whole process. I have the capacity, really, for like a three-step process.
And that’s where I’m maxing out. So, I really like the basic cleansing, and then I have the wow phase which right now is definitely this Super Potent Capture Totale system, like the serum is really great and then my third step is moisturizing.
So finding a product that can kind of do a lot of the leg work, was important for me in terms of a beauty routine and finding the one secret. It was just simplicity. And that’s kind of the genius of Super Potent Serum, it’s so not complicated, it does so many things for you, so that a busy woman like yourself can wash your face, put on the serum and be out the door.
Totally! And I’m like literally skincare for dummies. It needs to be like two, three steps max so I’m so on board. I have to say, even though I worked in the fashion industry for so long, I’m so with you with the simple is best.
Like I don’t have time to like sit there for hours, like, I want to have a product that’s simple to use, that is effective that is going to give me what I want. So I completely hear you on “keep it simple” and great quality products, drink a lot of water, eat healthy foods, exercise, rest.
I guess it’s a boring thing to say but I think hydration is the key to everything hydration, hydration, hydration. And I really agree with what Gisele said, that like everything inside really appears on the outside, so I usually start my day with a huge jar of hot water.
It’s almost like having a spa with your system. Clean base is also really important to absorb all the good stuff in our skincare. No matter how late I get home, I clean my face thoroughly, and I would put on a hydrating mask first.
And the new Capture Totale Serum provides the exact amount of hydration I need, and it gives the plumpy glowiness that I love and it’s just amazing. And Mélodie are you using the serum in any special or particular ways that we should know about? I kind of like packed last minute and I left for Martinique during the whole quarantine and the only serum that I brought was the Super Potent Serum and I really didn’t need much more because of the weather was just super humid and hot and I felt it was just giving me the right amount of hydration.
And you’ve been doing the Joanna Czech techniques, is that right? Yes! Yes, yes. Who needs moves like Jagger when you can have moves like Joanna? I know, Joanna what is all about these moves? I have never done any of this stuff! What’s going on here? Machines? Gadgets? I need to slap you, at last! That’s it I’m coming over! Honestly, everything you heard about it, it’s true.
Joanna can you just show us how to do it so we can all try? Or do we need you to slap us? I’m probably not going to get to the whole massage ‘cause it’s a whole different way to approach someone from the back and all the other manipulations but the other important thing is massage stimulates blood flow, haemoglobin, one of the ingredients of blood carries oxygen through the blood flow into the tissue.
You always treat the muscles like a dough and the skin like a sponge. And that sponge technique, that’s going to be the one that’s super important in application of serum or the majority of the products.
So, I love the whole thing about massaging and I recently came across something called “face yoga”. I can demonstrate something! Oh show us, please! Come on! So basically look to the ceiling and then stick out the tongue as far as you can and move the tongue side to side and feel here, feel that under part of your chin.
You should feel it like get tighter, and then you do it day and night. And then for two weeks, you will see very, very good results. Gisele! – What? I’m learning! I love stretching. Anything about stretching makes me happy.
I’ll practise that, I’ll let you know how I do after two weeks. I just want to say thank you so much to all of you, I just had so much fun! And thank you to Dior for getting us all together and now I want my serum please! I am waiting for it.
Lifetime supply! Exactly! We all deserve some serum, so let’s all leave our address here at the end. Please everyone and we will be waiting, ’cause we need it okay? Thank you! Gisele thank you so much on behalf of all of us, I’m sure all of us just want to say thank you for holding court with us today.
Big hug and a big kiss to everybody. Take care! Thank you Dior!