Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Radiant Skin Superstars of the Academy Awards

Meryl Streep broke her losing streak at the Academy Awards by winning her third Best Actress Oscar. Although she's been nominated more than a dozen times, she hasn't brought home a golden statue since her last Best Actress nod for Sophie's Choice in 1983. However, her critically acclaimed portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady ultimately upset the heavily favored performance of Viola Davis in The Help

The 62-year-old actress also broke taboos about growing older in Hollywood. Streep looked stellar in a liquid gold Lanvin gown with a plunging neckline--albeit no wardrobe malfunctions. Made from Eco Certified Fabric, her full-length threads participated in the evening's Green Carpet Challenge. 

Streep struck more gold with her glowing complexion. It's not known how she or the other nominees nourish their luminous faces, but the following products help revitalize aging, sun-damaged or dull skin. Most of all, they give you the ability to look like a superstar at any age.  

SHINE: Best Actress winner Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) looks 42 rather than 62.

BEAUTY: June Jacobs Age Defying Copper Complex contains extracts from green and white tea leaf, and pomegranate, grape seed and goji berry fruits to tone and tighten skin. BEACON: Contains no parabens, preservatives, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes or fragrance, or sulfates.

SHINE: Although Best Actress nominee Voila Davis (The Help) didn't prevail with an Oscar, she still possesses an award-winning smile that accentuates her inner and outer beauty. 

BEAUTY: Babor Derma Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster For Lips contains hyaluronic acid to create a visibly smoothing effect. BEACON: Free of parabens, mineral oil, fragrance and artificial colorants.

SHINE: Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn) strutted her Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend sparkle on the red carpet.

BEAUTY: SkinCeuticals B5 Hydrating Masque helps restore skin's natural moisture balance with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5. BEACON: Paraben free.

SHINE: The white Givenchy gown of Best Actress nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) matched her cream-colored skin. 

BEAUTY: Formulated for dry/irritable faces, Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser utilizes jojoba oil, aloe leaf juice and shea butter to provide intense hydration, while also dissolving dirt and softening the skin. BEACON: Cruelty free and vegan.

SHINE: Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer (The Help) maintains a youthful appearance with her dewy complexion. 

BEAUTY: Kate Somerville Quench Oil Free Hydrating Face Serum contains plumeria flower extract to help maximize hydration, and peptides and hyaluronic acid to minimize expression lines. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Best Supporting Actress nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) looks fabulous at 50.

BEAUTY: Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel exfoliates sun-damaged or mature skin with sweet cherry seed oil and pomegranate extract to restore vitality. BEACON: Paraben free. Also supports The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Green Spa Network.

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