9 Beauty Products This Pro Swimsuit Model Can’t Live Without
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Bock shares her favorite products—including some affordable drugstore finds.
This year marks Canadian model Kate Bock's sixth year as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, so this pro knows a thing or two about beauty products that are guaranteed to survive sand and waves, while protecting skin from the sun. We asked her for her everyday favorites, the products she always reaches for on the beach, and the one product she couldn't live without. Lucky for us, not all model-approved products cost a fortune—a few of Kate's favorites can even be found right at the drugstore. Check out all of Kate's best-kept beauty secrets, below, and see her photo shoot in action here.
1 RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer
When we asked Kate to choose only one product to use for the rest of her life, she picked this creamy bronzer. "It's coconut oil-based and goes on so smooth!!" she explains.
To buy: $28; sephora.com.
2 Weleda Skin Food
A close runner-up for the top of Kate's must-have beauty buys, this is her favorite body lotion. According to her, this formula, "really, really helps for dry travel-day skin." And fortunately, priced at just $9, even non-models can afford to try it.
To buy: $9; amazon.com.
3 Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes
One of the drugstore finds Bock uses every day, these are her go-to makeup removing wipes. Keep a pack at home and throw one into your gym bag for post-workout cleanups.
To buy: $15 for pack of 3; amazon.com.
4 Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara
Although she's tested many products throughout her years as a model, there are some classic drugstore finds she's been using for years. Kate has been swiping on this Maybelline mascara since high school.
To buy: $6; amazon.com.
5 Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum
One of the biggest splurges on Bock's list of essentials, Vintner's Daughter serum has gained a loyal following of fans who swear by its ability to brighten and firm skin while reducing signs of aging. Is it really worth the steep $185 price tag? Bock seems to think so.
To buy: $185; net-a-porter.com.
6 Kai Perfume Oil
This gardenia-scented perfume not only has a light refreshing aroma, but it also comes in a roll-on vial so you can toss it in your purse or keep it in your desk drawer.
To buy: $48; nordstrom.com.
7 St. Tropez Bronzing Lotion
When preparing for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit photo shoot, Kate uses St. Tropez Bronzing Lotion to achieve a natural-looking (never streaky) tan. Long considered one of the best self tanning lotions on the market, St. Tropez is still the gold standard in faux bronzing.
To buy: From $32 for 4 oz.; sephora.com.
8 Chantecaille Rose de Mai Body Oil
While at the photo shoot, Kate uses this body oil to smooth and moisturize, but what the camera doesn't capture is that it also has a light rose scent.
To buy: $95; nordstrom.com.
9 Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-free UV Protector for Face
Of course, Kate always wears a high SPF sunscreen when on set. To save her face from sun damage, she relies on Shiseido's lightweight, oil-free sunscreen.
To buy: $22; amazon.com.