Saturday, December 9, 2023

The African Moves & Products Keeping Lisa Bonet Ageless

Actress Lisa Bonet – former wife of rockstar Lenny Kravitz, mother to fashion’s darling, Zoe Kravitz – is like a vampire, in the sense that she seems not to age.

Her flawless skin and youthful looks hold their own against her 27-year-old daughter’s, with the two recently seen together in Calvin Klein’s Spring/Summer’16 jewellery campaign, and while we’ve all been impressed by her timeless good looks, we’re now a step closer to achieving them, with Ms Bonet sharing her beauty regime, fitness routine and the products she swears by.



Speaking to The New York Times, Lisa explains she uses;

“…Pretty active things at night to keep the cells turning over. I use a scrub by my facialist Dayle Breault a couple times a week. Or I’ll use Derma Peel by Rhonda Allison. I alternate between the two. For cleansing, especially in the morning when I’m looking to sweep the dead cells away, I use Dayle’s face soap or Rhonda Allison Pumpkin Cleanser.

Then I’ll use a couple of serums. I switch back and forth between Dayle’s Truthful Serum or Le Mieux TGF-B Booster.

…Then I use Dayle’s spritz just to push the serums in deeper. I owe a lot to Dayle for my sustained youthfulness.”


As well as having a rather full beauty cabinet, the actress – famed for her role as Denise Huxtable in US sitcom The Cosby Show, explains she’s;

“….Always taken skin care very seriously – from when I was a kid and would go to the drugstore and buy that Apricot Scrub. I also have really sensitive skin that requires a good amount of care. I’m not one of those people who can go to sleep with their makeup on and wake up and be fine.”


 As well as near-wrinkleless skin (the star is 48 years old, would you believe) the beauty is also known for her impressive set of dreadlocks, and tells NYT;

“I’ve had my hair in dreadlocks for a really long time. It’s probably been 20-something years now. I went for it because I couldn’t stand the hours of tending and unraveling my hair.

It would knot up, and I don’t like going to salons. It seemed the natural solution. It’s hilarious when people who don’t know about dreads wonder, ‘Do you wash your hair?’ The answer is ‘Of course.’



I usually use the Wen cleansing conditioner. If I’m looking for a really deep clean, I use the Phyto products. After I wash, I oil my hair up. If I don’t add oil, or overwash, it can become brittle. I like the Weleda rosemary hair oil, and I use organic coconut oil, which is what I use on my body as well. I was using coconut oil before the current craze. It’s simple and pure. Why put a lotion on your body that has 10 ingredients when you can put on one that is from nature and smells divine and does the job?”



And while we at SPICE are thinking all thing ‘Movement’ this month, it seems Lisa takes hers seriously too, turning to African dance to keep herself trim, and being careful about her diet, explaining;

“I’m all about putting food in my body that nourishes me. I used to be more skeptical about the gluten-free thing, but then my daughter Lola had a cough, and she’d wake up in the middle of the night. We took the gluten away, and it’s been such a big change. A typical breakfast at home would be seasoned bone broth from Real Food Devotee, scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil and sourdough bread toasted with raw butter.

Lisa and her daughter Zoe Kravitz in Calvin Klein's SS16 campaign
Lisa and her daughter Zoe Kravitz in Calvin Klein’s SS16 campaign

My favourite form of fitness is dance. I take an African dance class that I live for. I just walked in one day, and I have been doing it pretty regularly for seven years now. I also do Pilates twice a week, yoga once a week, and I go to the gym twice a week.

I was a gymnast when I was very young. I ran track and field and cross-country when I was in school. I probably would have been an athlete if I hadn’t become an artist.”



If her body’s ageing at the same rate as her beauty, Team SPICE reckon she’s still time to become an athlete if she wants. But tell us what you think to Lisa Bonet’s skin, hair and fitness routine, and the products and exercises you swear by, by tagging us online @SPICETVAFRICA.

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