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Let’s face it, as we age, our skin loses all the radiance and smooth appearance of youth. Wrinkles develop. Skin gets dry and saggy. In the case of your face, you could develop eye bags, jowls, and a turkey neck. You look in the mirror some mornings and silently whisper, “If only I could afford a facelift.”
The good news is that you might not necessarily need a facelift. At least, not yet. What you might need for now, is to simply invest in some skin-care products. But not just any skin care products. You’ll want to buy “the best skin care products for women over 50.” In particular, you want to get your hands on the same products that the celebrities swear by.
Says a new report from MSN.com, if anyone knows their skin-care products it’s most definitely some of the most famous female celebrities who’ve turned the corner on 50 years of age. Let’s face it, they have access to just about every skin-care option and skin-care professional the world over, which means you can probably trust their advice on the subject.
Also, the report goes on, aging is being more admired in modern society than it has been in the past. This makes sense since in terms of global population, we are an aging race that is having fewer and fewer babies (in Japan, adult diapers now outsell baby diapers). That said, there is still plenty of pressure on female actors to look young and vibrant. In turn, it is imperative for them to keep their skin glowing and healthy.
New York City dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, M.D. recently stated, “At this point, reduction in skin quality, meaning your skin’s thickness, amount of collagen, and volume, becomes apparent. Skin in our 50’s is also typically drier (and has less of a natural glow) due to hormonal shifts and a decrease in oil. This is why moisturizing and anti-aging skin-care ingredients are paramount.”
Adds NYC dermatologist, Jeannette Graf, M.D., “(I recommend) looking for creams containing retinal as well as those with hydrolyzed collagen and peptides.” These ingredients are said to be good for the thin, gentle skin that surrounds your eyes.
With all this in mind, here are the skin-care products the celebrities recommend for you non-celebrities to maintain that young look.
Laura Dern: True Botanicals Renew Pure Radiance Oil
Movie star, Laura Dern, 54, has been using True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil for a while now. It works so well, in fact, that folks often ask her if she got a facelift. Its secret is said to lie in its potent anti-aging ingredients like skin-barrier-protecting chia seed and kiwi seed oils, antioxidant-rich passion fruit and papaya seed oils, plus collagen-producing algae extract mixed with astaxanthin.
Dern has banded with follow 50+ celebrities to make a push for clean-beauty laws. “The products work,” she recently said. “And True Botanicals has the most integrity of any brand I’ve found. They care about our health, our beauty, and the protection and beauty of the planet. That is a very rare thing to find.”
Elizabeth Hurley: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex
55 year old model and actress, Elizabeth Hurley, recently confided to British Vogue, “I’ve used Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair—an excellent serum—since the 1990s. It really is a beauty and I have used it twice a day for 20 years.
The serum isn’t only popular among celebrities however. It has a more or less cult following due to its ability to plump up and revive your skin practically overnight. It uses its own Chronolux Power Signal patented technology along with hyaluronic acris to smooth over lines and revive skin tone.
Sarah Jessica Parker: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Fluide
Sex in the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker, 56, keeps her skin-care simple. “I have only one,” she revealed to the Today Show. “It’s the only moisturizer I’ve used forever. It’s just La Roche-Posay fluid. That’s it. It’s amazing. It’s very thin, so you can use it to touch yourself up.”
Sad to be a “French pharmacy favorite,” the moisturizer contains soothing ingredients like thermal water mixed with shea butter. It also boasts a lightweight texture.
Padma Lakshmi: Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant
50 year old author and television star Padma Lakshmi says that in order to maintain her “wellness-heavy skin-care routine,” she uses both natural products and skin-care treatments from her two facialists, one of whom is Tracie Martyn. It makes sense then that her favorite product is Tracy Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant. It is said to use a blend of natural AHAs and Kaolin for gently exfoliating pores.
“In my work I have to wear makeup everyday for TV,” Lakshmi states. “So this just sucks everything out of it.”