Most people gave up on the quest for eternal youth the day they learned that the Pirate of the Caribbean’s fountain of youth was a hoax.
However, the quest for looking eternally young is not over.
The hope that there’s something that can naturally and seamlessly delays aging (in any way and sooner rather than later) is why most of us look up to celebrities like Lisa Bonet and Halle Berry, who, we must say, have clearly cracked the code to defying the aging process.
While they have a humongous upper hand in the aging playbook (plus some super-powerful genes), their extensive knowledge makes them the perfect sources for learning how to nix those stubborn age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
From #beautyhacks to product recommendations, here are some of the best kept-secrets to stars’ ageless complexions.
For this fitness queen, the dewier her complexion, the better. Before doing her makeup, Halle spritz’ some rosewater and let it sink in.
It keeps her makeup looking all dewy and makes her feel and look youthful, alive, and substantially refreshed.
She also swears by homemade face masks.
The two tablespoons of brewed green tea, ½ lemon juice, ¼ cup of plain yogurt, and a pinch of turmeric combination.
It rejuvenates the parched patches and gives your skin some much-needed TLC.
Ms. Olivia Pope has always had an eternal, ethereal look, and, believe it or not – water is her secret ingredient.
Yap! Hydrating obsessively has enabled her to maintain her anti-aging visage and stay as healthy as ever.
Next up? Skincare superstars, retinol and vitamin C. Retinol, Neutrogena’s Rapid Anti-Aging Wrinkle Repair Serum ($24.99), to be exact, targets visible signs of aging and plumps the skin with moisture-rich replenishers.
Vitamin C capsules keep free radicals damage at bay and refresh the skin to give you beautifully luminous and even-toned skin.
And lastly, SPF. Kerry prefers not to think of sunscreen as the cherry on the sundae but the sundae itself – and we agree!
There are few people capable of commanding attention and jaw drops like Naomi Campbell. And at 52, the supermodel cum’ entrepreneur extraordinaire still got it.
Her hush-hush beauty secrets to fabulously lush skin? Water and staying away from sugar.
Besides triggering weight gain and weakening immunity, sugar leads to inflammation and breaks down collagen, resulting in dull-looking, breakout-riddled skin.
The Dukan diet, water, and everything fitness. These are the ingredients to getting that immortal JLo glow.
Speaking about her star product, the JLo Glow Serum ($79), in a recent Instagram video, the skincare queen said, “It’s the magic ingredient, the fountain of youth, the secret sauce, and the vitamins for your face.
There’s not a day, not a morning, not an evening, not a moment where I’m not putting this on.”
‘Nuf said. Adds to cart.
It’s so esoteric how world-class cosmetic queen, Iman, is 63 and still looking like a sexy 20-something-year-old about to run these streets. One of her best-kept secrets is embracing some extra weight to keep her face fuller, plumper, and supplier.
Her go-to plumping product? The Dr. Dennis Gross Vitamin C Mist ($30). Its antioxidant-rich formula works triple duty to boost your skin’s natural radiance.
Iman’s also known to whip up a good ‘ol DIY mixture. Coating your face with a (two tablespoons of flour, milk, turmeric, and a dash of honey) mask for 20 minutes can go a long way toward keeping your skin smooth, hydrated, and always radiant.
Oh, and it’s never too late to have a solid fitness routine.
Lisa Bonet is another queen who’s mastered the art of aging like fine wine – or the art of totally not aging.
The 54-year-old credits being a staunch vegan, radical happiness, and intentioned relaxation as the key to maintaining a radiant, youthful glow.
But that’s not all.
The award-winning actress credits her youthfulness to the Goddess of Skin’s (Dayle Breault) Truthful Serum ($130), which stimulates collagen synthesis to give you plump, supple, and ever-so-radiant skin.
She often alternates it with Le Miuex TGF-B Booster Serum ($70), which creates bouncier, tighter skin on contact.
The #ageless goddess has set the bar high on what you should aim to look like at 60 – flawless, fierce, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous!
Of course, Angela Bassett credits her genes and relaxing workout routines, but she’s also a big fan of serums and coconut oil! Yap!
One of the most long-kept secrets in the beauty universe has helped her retain her eternal glow.
She’s also into Dr. Barbara Sturm’s & Angela Bassett’s Darker Skin Tones Hyaluronic Serum ($110), which penetrates the skin’s layers to deliver an instant, refreshing feel.
It also features antioxidants that fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.
But, the ‘9-1-1’ star and producer has another crucial element she’s credited for her coveted looks – her frame of mind.
“It’s your frame of mind, your mental state. We all have the capacity to be as beautiful or ugly as we choose. It starts from the inside.”
She’s fly, she’s fit, and she’s fierce. In fact, Gabrielle Union is an entire yummy meal. And, at 49 – 40 freaking 9!!, this queen keeps serving us lewks on lewks.
What’s her secret, you ask? Water. And lot’s of it! A gallon, to be exact. Loading up on H20 treats your mind, body, and soul and keeps the youthful glow in check.
She’s also a fan of Luzern Laboratories’ Brightening Serum ($180) which contains a synergetic cocktail of plant extracts to promote a vibrant-looking, luminous complexion and Mirigal oil. It nourishes, hydrates, and smooths out imperfections.
Oh, and a glass of red wine occasionally didn’t hurt nuh-body! Plus, resveratrol can do wonders for your skin, too!
She credits eye serum, good old Vaseline, and the Estee Lauder Pure Envy Color Lip Balm ($33) to keep her super-radiant look in tip-top shape.