Photo by Andrea Raffin
The political landscape stole national headlines in 1972. Watergate rocked Washington, and Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama--known for physically barring black students from entering the University of Alabama in 1963--was shot and permanently paralyzed during his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The U.S. Supreme Court also ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional.
Political scandals, issues and personalities have changed considerably in the last 40 years. Our views about growing older and skincare formulations have also come of age. Moisturizers, serums and exfoliating scrubs now utilize ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (the body's natural hydrator), peptides (natural skin plumping agents) and antioxidants (protective fruit extracts, vitamins and green tea extracts) to provide more smoothing and cell stimulating benefits.
In the spirit of spring renewal, we're taking a look at celebrities who turn 40 this year. Most maintain the youthful glow of women in their 20s. Although we don't know what types of treatments they use, we've compiled some of the best anti-aging products on the market for dehydrated, dull and maturing skin. They're guaranteed to renew, restructure and revitalize.
Leslie Mann: March 26
SHINE: VB Cosmetics Abrioné Face Lifting Serum. BEAUTY: Tibetan goji berry extracts, orange oil, palmitoyl-pentapeptide and vitamin E help firm skin, and reduce sagging and wrinkling. BEACON: No animal testing.
Jennie Garth: April 3
SHINE: Vitaphenol Oil-Free Anti-Aging Serum. BEAUTY: Pomegranate extract, green and white tea leaf extract, hyaluronic acid and cucumber extract combat loss of volume and elasticity. BEACON: Cruelty free and no animal testing.
Photo by Toby Forage
Carmen Electra: April 20
SHINE: Atzen Renew Glyco 5. BEAUTY: Glycolic acid, stem cells from grapes, green tea extracts, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E promote a smooth complexion and an even skin tone. BEACON: Contains no parabens.
Photo by Keith Hinkle
Sofia Vergara: July 10
SHINE: Doctor Babor Derma Cellular Hyaluronic Collagen Booster Fluid. BEAUTY: Hyaluronic acid and Collagen Booster Protein plump and restructure skin from the inside to improve skin density and firmness. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Dolphin Aid.
Photo by Robert Sebree
Elizabeth Berkley: July 28
SHINE: Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant. BEAUTY: Apricot kernel oil, aloe vera leaf extract, bromelain, papain and lemon fruit extract help remove surface debris to stimulate cell renewal. BEACON: Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Supports joinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship).
Photo by Caroline Bonarde Ucci
Cameron Diaz: August 30
SHINE: Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Resilient Stem Cell Regenerating Treatment. BEAUTY: Alp rose plant stem cell, aloe vera leaf juice and mushroom extract promote the skin's regeneration process. BEACON: No animal testing.
Gwyneth Paltrow: September 27
SHINE: gloTherapeutics Pure Hydration. BEAUTY: Boosts suppleness for dehydrated and mature skin with pomegranate bark extract, hyaluronic acid, acai fruit extract. BEACON: Contains no parabens.
Photo by Manfred Werner
Dita von Teese: September 28
SHINE: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. BEAUTY: Fruit enzymes, such as pectin, papain and bromelain, polish and renew skin to provide a glowing complexion. BEACON: No animal testing.
Jenny McCarthy: November 1
SHINE: Lather Moisture Magnet. BEAUTY: Plumps and revitalizes dry, delicate and dull skin with provitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: Contains no sulfates or parabens.
Thandie Newton: November 6
SHINE: Nature Pure Labs Moisture-C Recovery Complex and Cell Revival Serum. BEAUTY: Hyaluronic acid, green tea leaf extract, vitamin C and pomegranate extract in the complex minimize the appearance of fine lines, while the serum also contains hyaluronic acid to help boost moisture. BEACON: No animal testing. Contains no petrolatum, mineral oil, parabens or propylene glycols.
Photo by Manfred Werner
Rebecca Romijn: November 6
SHINE: Naturopathica Plant Stem Cell Serum. BEAUTY: Sunflower seed oil, pomegranate seed extract and acai pulp oil help plump and firm the skin. BEACON: ECOCERT certified, and free of sulfate detergents, PEGs, DEA, TEA, parabens, glycols and urea. Supports The Nature Conservancy.
Photo by Porter Hovey
Gretchen Mol: November 8
SHINE: SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. BEAUTY: Utilizes vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to bind moisture to the skin. BEACON: No parabens.
Vanessa Paradis: December 22
SHINE: Sumbody Full Infusion Face Serum. BEAUTY: Goat milk, hyaluronic acid, and green tea and cucumber fruit extracts rehydrate dry skin and help fight free radicals that cause signs of aging. BEACON: Contains no parabens, animal oils, sodium laurel/laureth sulfates, artificial preservatives or synthetic chemicals.