Lauren Hutton's best beauty advice and why she'll be modelling until she's 100
Most recognised for her work with Revlon and her iconic gap-tooth, Laura Hutton is known as the original supermodel. But after her history-making million dollar deal with the beauty brand, Lauren Hutton (41 at the time) was dropped from her role as ambassador after being told “women over 40 don’t wear makeup”.
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Her response to this? “Well, I was over 40, and all the women I knew all used makeup”. A conversation which quickly turned into a career-shaping milestone, Hutton began campaigning against ageism and for the wider use of older models. And at age 76, she announced her new partnership as the face of cosmetics brand StriVectin - a huge credit to her success.
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Revealing that she’s a newbie to a proper skin care routine, Lauren admitted to The Cut that she'd, “never used retinol before, but the S.T.A.R night oil makes a huge difference. And after that I use the moisturiser on the big lines, where I look like an African elephant”. ($155, available at Priceline)
So, what’s her beauty secret been up until this point? Lauren credits drinking lots of water (eight glasses a day to be exact), getting a good nights sleep, laughing, being in nature and most importantly, “don’t give up sex”.
And the secret to her enviable glow? “I am using a jojoba oil, it’s not expensive at all. I put it all over my hair and body. After I shower I just stand there and let it sink in”.
But beauty tips aside, Lauren wants more for the future of the modelling industry than just wrinkle-free faces; “If my life could stand for one thing, it would be to change the way women feel about getting older”.
The supermodel has already positioned herself as the go-to mentor for her younger peers, saying, “I feel a bit like a fantastic granny to all the gap-toothed models today”. But she’s not ready to hand over the baton just yet, admitting “I hope to do modelling tilI am 100”.
Do you use a retinol? If not, would you try one?