Robyn Baillieu, RATIONALE Luminary
Long-time RATIONALE Luminary and Essential Six-devotee of more than 15 years, Robyn Baillieu certainly knows a thing or two about what elicits radiance in her skin. And her inspiring commitment to her Luminous Skin ritual—including a stellar, rain-hail-or-shine record of monthly treatments—is not surprising given her teenage skin woes: “skincare became very important to me when my skin erupted as a teenager…it really can be quite distressing when you’re young and suffer from severe acne.”
Today, the picture couldn’t be more different. When we first met Robyn on the Journal back in May—adorning our Mother’s Day feature with daughters Martha and Eleanor—the matriarch was praised by her children for her glowing visage and practising her “wear SPF, always” preachments.
But familial bonds aside, Robyn has shown a lifetime’s devotion to public service that was evident in her earliest career wish: “I wanted to work for the Prime Minister when I was young!” she declares. Here, Robyn is characteristically self-effacing when it comes to pointing out the goodness in those around her, championing the good works performed by others in the community and sharing some of what she values most in life.