After a Botox-induced panic attack back when she was turning 40, Gwyneth Paltrow was convinced she would stay away from injectables for good and let her frown lines do their thing.
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Almost a decade later (and on the cusp of turning 50), the wellness industry pioneer had instead decided to seek the knowledge of close friend and plastic surgeon, Julius Few, to investigate what exactly women are doing when they don’t want to have major surgery.
One 90-second “teeny” jab between the eyebrows later and Gwyneth was sold on her now brand partner, Merz Aesthetic, and their purified injectable Xeomin.
Speaking to Allure, Gwyneth explained that although her philosophy on ageing gracefully centres around “taking care of your body from the inside out”, that doesn’t mean she isn’t opposed to a little external help.
Describing the results of her injection, Gwyneth said, “it was such a nice, natural result and it made me look like I had a nice, long, good sleep,” also praising the low-intensity side effects which left her “completely expressive and normal”.
So can we now expect to see a greater push toward cosmetic treatments on Goop? Hmmm, not quite. Although Gwyneth admits the Xeomin is keeping her looking refreshed and she is open to anything, “I need to gauge what’s right for me at every phase in my life,” she said.
For now, she still advocates for “amazing nutrition and sleep” as the cornerstones of ageing gracefully.
And while self-confidence in our physical appearance is something we all strive for, when it comes to defining beauty Gwyneth believes it all comes from within, “beauty is about feeling beautiful and doing the things that make you feel internally beautiful”.
So if injectables still aren’t your thing (pure or not), do as Goop has been preaching for over a decade and “commit to good nutrition or exercise, you will feel better and you will look better”.
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