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How to Glow Like J. Lo

Reviewed by Sunil July 26, 2011 8 Comments

With the recent divorce of Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, rumors have begun to run wild as to why they broke up. There’s even one claim that accuses Marc of being jealous of the seemingly anti-aging J.Lo, who is just as gorgeous as ever. Who could blame him? Lopez is 42 and sure doesn’t look it.

I had to do some digging as to how the singer/actress/American Idol judge has managed to stop the aging clock and remain a sex symbol.

Prevention:

It seems as though Lopez keeps very hush hush as to what is keeping her looking so young. She did mention, however, a great skin care tip that may be the cheapest one any celebrity has to offer. “The number one beauty tip Scott [Barnes] has taught me is to stay out of the sun. We've always worked with bronzers and self-tanners instead. It's been over 10 years now that Scott has been telling me to stay out of the sun and it has saved my skin." She also uses a sunscreen which has been able to shield her from sun damage when she does make her way onto the red carpet during the daytime.

Cleanse:

Lopez doesn’t use anything that we’re familiar with to clean her face because she uses something from her dermatologist. In an interview with People magazine she said, “I use a very clean soap from a dermatologist named Brian P. Mekelburg, called Dermatopics."

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Moisturize:

Jennifer Lopez is also apparently a fan of Dr. Hauschka's Rose Day Cream. Dr. Hauschka is no stranger here at Truth in Aging, even though his ideas might be a little wacko. He especially won us over with his lip products. Copley reviewed and recommended the Lip Care Stick and Marta was a fan of the lipstick. Jennifer Lopez always stresses that moisturizers are a main part of her beauty regimen and the Rose Day Cream seems to be a great choice. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending how you see it) the good doctor tries to maintain healthy products so he excludes preservatives -  so your products could go bad. But I’m sure J.Lo could afford another set of Rose Day Cream should hers go sour.

Repair?

I have to add a question mark to this one because Lopez apparently uses Plazan Placenta Collagen Mask , but it’s a bit of a controversial product. I’m not sure it actually does any repair because as Marta noted a while back, the FDA declared placenta products (supplements or creams) as ineffective and misbranded. This wouldn't be the first time that aspects of Lopez's beauty regimen have been considered controversial. She uses animal fur as eyelash extensions, as Sarah noted recently. Dead animal fur on your eyelids may be a stretch for some. Each dose  of Plazan placenta costs $104 and for maximum results, must be used every other day for up to six masks before you can take a break from the placenta for up to 3-4 months. The cells are extracted from placentas collected from maternity wards, but if you’re living in the European Union, animal cell extracts are used. According to a spokesperson:

"This is the future for beauty care. More and more people are beginning to discover the amazing benefits of placenta skin care. What other beauty products promise, Plazan delivers in spades.  It's been proven time and time again that placenta not only slows down the skin's ageing process but also makes young-looking skin healthier."

It’s hard to believe that Lopez has been around since the mid '90s, but is still considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. It could be due to a combination of things; perhaps it’s just good genes. Maybe there’s something to staying out of the sun and moisturizing, or maybe placenta is the way to go after all. All we know is that to remain this radiant after all this time, she must be doing something right.

Read more:

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Ingredients in Dr. Hauschka's Rose Day Cream: Water (Aqua), Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Althaea Officinalis (Marsh Mallow) Root Extract, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’swort) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sucrose Distearate, Fragrance (Essential Oil), Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Limonene*, Citral*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Eugenol*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Extract, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Wax, Lecithin

Ingredients in Plazan Placenta Collagen Mask: placental native collagen, hyaluronic acid, ethanol, glycerin, purified water, aromatizer.

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  • October 11, 2013

    by Julie Kay

    They're all "hush-hush" really. Here's an excellent example from the London Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2453595/Nicole-Kidman-come-youve-hardly-aged-day-20-years.html. Take a look at annual photos of Nicole and see how remarkably her face shows NOTHING over the years. Tell me this is possible. ~jk

  • July 27, 2011

    by Julie Kay

    Thank you, SarahK. And Dennis, yes, us "well informed" Globals (I shouldn't of isolated us to America). Unfortunately, and I blame television and film... there are countless COUNTless out there either spending on products that will never work or becoming more depressed daily over their battles to not be able to obtain their goals to look like what they see. I think this actually has something to do w the overweight issue we have in this country. A reverse ego thing. It truly saddens me. ~jk

  • July 26, 2011

    by Dennis

    Julie, I actually think us well informed Americans can do better than most celebrities.

  • July 26, 2011

    by SarahK

    Nicely said, Julie Kay! Especially that last bit about comparing ourselves to celebrities.

  • July 26, 2011

    by Julie Kay

    JLo is graced w lovely Latino skin, and I remember my 40s as wonderful years, even though I've never abided the "sun damage" warnings or other dangers to my skin. She has the finances and it is her business to keep that face (and hair/body) looking good. I've no doubt she will and look even better than Jane Fonda when she's 70! and say she uses coconut oil. Call me jaded, but us common folk can't compare to celebrity... my opinion. Furthermore, trying to is one of the greatest frustrations of American culture... ~jk

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