You may have seen my hands, lips, legs and other parts posing around town. Iā€™m known as a ā€˜parts modelā€™ since my various body parts are frequently featured in advertising.


I work a lot in New York City, and live primarily in Malibu, California.

Adele Uddo in New York, NY
Adele Uddo in Malibu, California
Mother Uddo

My Mother

I grew up on a (manic) organic commune in California, where I was introduced to natural skincare decades before it was popular. If a product wasn’t homemade or freshly sourced from the fields of France, we couldn’t use it. My mom was especially into essential oils, which I’ve used daily for decades.

The "Original" Adele Uddo

My 93-year-old gorgeous grandmother, Adele Uddo (The Original), also taught me much about beauty. Throughout my life, she’s inspired me to be an innovator with stories about my great grandfather, a poor immigrant from Italy, who founded Progresso Foods.

Adele Uddo and Grandmother
Adele Uddo making lotion in the kitchen

In the Kitchen

Years ago, I began to pursue creating an ideal lotion that would ‘feed’ my face with essential nutrients, as well as provide all my body parts the same premium quality.

In the Lab

I started making moisturizers in my kitchen, and then with the help of a top formulator in Los Angeles. There I was able to bring my lotion love-child to the next level.

  • I love parts modeling, yet always wished to contribute more to society than nice nail beds. Every part of me is passionate about this product and the intention behind the brand. I'm excited to share Essentiel Moisture with you and hope you love the lotion as much as I do!   Adele Uddo signature with heart (in white)



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