Brooke Shields just shed a light on this unexpected beauty concern

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We yearned for the ins and outs of her beauty routine from the minute she debuted in the iconic film Blue Lagoon at only 14-years-old. Now, 41 years on and at age 55, Brooke Shields is still a celebrity we affiliate with youthful, natural beauty. 

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Speaking to Glamour on behalf of her latest brand partnership with Colgate, Brooke recently discussed everything from her most treasured beauty tips to the importance of hydration and the  oral health topic we’re not discussing nearly enough: gum decay. 

Similarly to our eyes, our teeth don’t age. Once we lose our baby teeth, the next set of 32 adult-sized chompers are what we are stuck with (hopefully) for life. However, the same can’t be said for the surrounding gums holding them in place, which are in fact growing older alongside us and often being damaged as a result of built up bacteria. “We grow up learning to brush your teeth and floss. There’s more than that,” said Brooke. 

And upon the release of their newest line, Renewal toothpaste (which has been specifically designed to protect against gum deterioration), we may feel like this is yet another age-associated beauty concern we have to start worrying about. However, sharing her refreshing and grounded perspective, Brooke explained, “It’s not a chore,” she says. “It’s actually a privilege that we have access to all of this.” 

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Her comforting no-bullshit attitude is even more evident when it came to discussing the one beauty trend she wishes would die out, for good. “This obsession that you should look like somebody else. I think that’s a disservice to all the beautiful, unique people out there.”

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Judging by her frequent au natural appearance, it comes as no surprise that the actress wears next to no makeup on the regular, as she shared: “I’ve never been one for a whole heck of a lot of foundation. I like skin to show.” 

And when it comes to her skin care, Brooke revealed to Allure there’s no ‘ride or die’ product that she can’t live without. Instead, she focuses more on prioritising good habits and important qualities like cleanliness and the one ingredient she relies on to deliver results. 

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“As long as I keep my skin clean and hydrated. Truthfully, I don’t swear by one particular thing. Really it’s anything that errs on the side of not chemicals, something that is super moisturising. But, keeping myself hydrated is the main thing.” Although she did also add, “I love vitamin C. I’ve noticed that products that have vitamin C really seem to help keep the dullness out of my skin and refresh it. It doesn’t necessarily matter the brand because I don’t have a favourite yet.”

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For an ultra-brightening vitamin C-rich serum we recommend  the La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 Serum and Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%. Paired with a potent, hydrating formula like theLANATÉ Cream, you’ll be basking in that Brooke Shields glow in no time (in your own uniquely beautiful way of course).

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Do you use a vitamin C serum? If so, which is your favourite?

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  1. I love Vitamin C! I’ve just ordered a new Vitamin C serum from Mecca on Thursday. I got the Mecca Cosmetica brand. They gave me a generous sample of it and I loved it. It’s express postage, so hopefully it will arrive tomorrow.

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  2. I love her advice regarding teeth. I was determined to make sure my kids looked after their teeth from a very young age. I had them brushing when they were very VERY young! It’s so important! It’s paid off because they have great teeth, and they thank me!

  3. “Similarly to our eyes, our teeth don’t age.” Um – yes they do. They wear and degenerate, just like other parts of our body. Pretty sure Brooke wouldn’t say something as stupid as this…

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