I am very happy to be The Face and Brand Ambassador for Ellansé, a long-lasting dermal filler that stimulates natural collagen production.
Ellansé has been clinically proven to last up to four years, based on STAT technology that combines the immediate correction of fine lines and wrinkles with the stimulation of natural collagen.
“I have always felt confident but the career I chose is about looking as good as I can, so I do notice any age related changes. I have always had regular facials, but now I’ve turned 40 this is an idea time to supplement them with cosmetic treatments. Ellansé appealed to me because it’ a quick treatment with an instant result which then stimulates your own natural collagen. It’s subtle, I still look like me… just better!”
I had a great photoshoot. Photos by Alan Strutt. Makeup by Abbi-Rose @AbbiRoseMakeUp. Hair by email@example.com.
Here is my interview for Cosmetic Magazine by Laura Casewell.
It’s great to meet you, Nancy. Your career has gone from strength to strength over the last twenty years; how did you end up in the spotlight?
I started modelling when I was 17 after I got ‘spotted’ in the street. It was very exciting being picked out, so I joined the modelling agency and immediately and started working. My first modelling job was themed around how to look like a princess, which was like a fairytale. The photos ended up being used in a book which helped to get me noticed. I modelled pretty much every week after that job and then the TV work started coming in.
Was that a tricky transition?
My big break was when I started modelling on breakfast television, on shows like This Morning and GMTV. It was all very organic, and I enjoyed working on TV sets very much. Presenting Trust Me, I’m a Holiday Rep was great, and I was thrilled to take part in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! too. It’s about balancing modelling and acting too I guess; I loved playing Mrs Dollop in The Ministry of Curious Stuff and being the face of brand campaigns.
Did you find your appearance helped you develop and maintain a career on TV?
Looking good and being healthy always helps. But we all age eventually, so maintaining a fresh look is what’s important. Women are staying look- ing younger for longer these days and why not? But we all need a little help now and again. I love presenting and modelling and there is no time limit anymore. We have some fantastically gorgeous models over 40, 50 and even 60 now. The industry is evolving.
Absolutely. So would you say it’s easier for women to be taken seriously in these types of industries now?
Luckily I’ve never experienced much negativity and have always been proud to fly the flag for women. I believe if you are passionate about your job, professional and hard work then anyone can be taken seriously. It’s important to enjoy what you are doing and be nice to people you work with.
Can you explain your skincare routine and has it changed over the years?
I have always looked after my skin, and it’s very important in my job. I always cleanse, tone and moisturise, and I make sure I drink plenty of water. I also love Harley Street Skin Clinic facials and I make sure I pop into see Lesley Khan every month for her to advise me what I should be doing to keep my skin healthy.
Do you have any beauty
secrets or must-have prod-
Eating spinach and red
grapes are amazing for
your skin, hair and nails.
Harley Street Skin Clinic
products are my favorite
their Youth Serum is amaz-
ing. I’ve also recently had
treatment called Ellanse,
which is a dermal filler that
gives instant volume and
stimulates your own collagen, to create a very natural looking lift. I like Ellanse because it’s subtle. I still look like me… just better!
How do you feel about ageing, specifically when it comes to your appearance?
I’m actually happy about ageing, but like most women I want to age gracefully. Looking after yourself – inside and out is the best way to slow it down. As long as I stick to my beauty regime, I always feel great. Good food, healthy drinks, and exercise. They’re the key to keeping my skin youthful.
What age would you say you were most at ease or happy with how you looked?
When you’re younger you don’t appreciate how you look, and in a strange way you can be over critical and take youth for granted as well. I love the way I look now especially since I had Ellanse. I was starting to see the lines from my nose to my mouth deepening a little. Dr Khan advised me that a little biodegradable filler injected into my cheek would lift it up and smooth out the lines and it worked. The product is slowly absorbed but has the added plus of stimulating my own collagen in my skin to start working again to maintain the results for up to 2 years. It’s very subtle but makes such a lot of difference. It’s not so much about looking younger but feeling my skin looks fresher.
Has your career made you more critical of how you look or feel in your own skin?
I’ve always felt confident but the career I chose is basically about looking as good as I can, so I do notice any age related changes but I try to see to them in the best way I can.
Is looking good more important to you since you turned 40?
With the job I do, I always want to look good and healthy. From 40 onwards I think you really need to maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan, and a good beauty regimen.
So health and fitness are important to you?
It’s important to me but I’m not obsessed. I go to the gym three times a week. I love the classes, especially Spin, LBT and Pilates. I enjoy eating healthy meals but I won’t deny a treat here and there. Being happy is very important for keeping fresh looking skin I think, and my gorgeous twin girls keep me fit and young as well. Being happy is very important for keeping fresh looking skin I think, and my gorgeous twin girls, Elizabeth and Nell, keep my husband and I fit and young as well.
Who are your beauty icons?
Joan Collins looks great for her age, and so does Twiggy. When I started modeling my beauty icons were Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer, who all still look great too!
What’s your opinion on cosmetic surgery?
Everything is ok in moderation but it’s important to do your research on the procedure you want and what’s safe, and then research an experienced surgeon. I’m not at a stage where I want invasive cosmetic surgery and I might never be, but if I were to consider it would be extremely thorough in my research. I have a hectic schedule as is it though so it’s not for me right now.
It sounds like you’re very busy. What do you have in the pipeline?
I’ve got lots of work coming in at the moment so I’m set to be very busy indeed. I’m writing a series of children’s stories, and I’ve started a beauty and fashion blog too. My girls are a little older now so I will be doing more presenting and taking on some acting roles as well.
Nancy is the face of Ellanse. For more information please contact Sinclair Pharma on 0207 4676923 or follow @EllanseUK on Twitter.
For more information on Dr Khan visit www.harleystreet- skinclinic.com