Photo by Andrea Raffin
Gwyneth Paltrow turns 40 on September 27.
The mother of two seems to balance her career, family and marriage to Coldplay's Chris Martin with ease. She's known to eat sensibly and exercise on a regular basis. She also gives back with her charity work. She's an artist ambassador for Save the Children and a board member of the Robin Hood Foundation, which strives to eliminate poverty in New York City.
September marks Healthy Aging Month. Created by Healthy Aging Magazine, the observance brings attention to the positive aspects of growing older--which have been embraced by celebrities such as Paltrow and millions of other people. It also encourages community events that promote personal responsibility for one's financial, social, mental and physical well-being.
It's never too late to take control of your health--especially when it comes to skin care. In honor of Paltrow's birthday and Healthy Aging Month, we've assembled an assortment of moisturizers, serums, eye creams and facial toning devices that help you age gracefully.
Here's to a healthy glow!
SHINE: Abrioné by VB Cosmetics Cell Enhancer Hydrogel Moisturizer. BEAUTY: Green tea extracts, hyaluronic acid and peptides stimulate the production of collagen and promote new cell growth. BEACON: No animal testing.
SHINE: Basq Ultra Rich Illipe Body Butter. BEAUTY: Improve resiliency of stretched, taut or dry skin on your body, belly and bust with illipe seed butter, coconut oil extract and shea butter. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens and phthalates.
SHINE: CellCeuticals Regenerative Skin Treatment. BEAUTY: Vitamins A, C and E, and peptides diminish visible wrinkle depth and renew skin's smoothness. BEACON: No animal testing and vegan. Contains no artificial colorants or fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates or parabens.
SHINE: Clarisonic Opal Sonic Skin Infusion with Anti-Aging Sea Serum. BEAUTY: The serum minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid and peptides, while the sonic technology helps infuse skin care more effectively than fingers. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens.
SHINE: Kelly Teegarden Organics Vitality Rose & Cucumber Eye Cream. BEAUTY: Aloe vera leaf juice, cucumber fruit extract and shea butter minimize puffiness and under-eye darkness. BEACON: Cruelty free.
SHINE: Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel. BEAUTY: Protect against free radical damage and boost skin's elasticity with vitamin C, glycolic and hyaluronic acids, and orange and grapefruit peel oils. BEACON: No animal testing.
SHINE: Naturopathica Plant Stem Cell Serum and Beech Tree & Ginseng Daily Moisturizer. BEAUTY: The serum slows signs of aging with hyaluronic acid and pomegranate seed oil, while the moisturizer nourishes with beech tree bud and gogi berry fruit extracts. BEACON: ECOCERT certified. Contains no synthetic colors, silicones, sulfate detergents, parabens or glycols.
SHINE: The Nordic Treat Champagne Hydrogel Eye Patch. BEAUTY: Apple fruit extract, aloe vera gel and green tea extract minimize puffiness, dark circles, crow's feet, and frown and forehead lines. BEACON: No animal testing.
SHINE: NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device. BEAUTY: The handheld microcurrent system revitalizes facial contours of the forehead, under-eye area, cheeks, jawline and jowls. BEACON: Supports Look Good...Feel Better.
SHINE: Organoderm Natural Green Energy Serum. BEAUTY: Maximize skin's elasticity and suppleness with hyaluronic acid, algae extract and peptides. BEACON: USDA organic certified. Vegan and cruelty free.
SHINE: Pevonia Power Repair Marine Collagen Cream. BEAUTY: Hyaluronic acid, safflower seed oil and vitamin E moisturize deeply dehydrated skin. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Beauty Bus Foundation.
SHINE: SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 Maximum Strength Refining Night Cream. BEAUTY: Restore and renew skin with retinol and shea butter while you sleep. BEACON: Contains no parabens.
SHINE: Systeme 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment. BEAUTY: Shea butter, macadamia seed oil and vitamin C smooth the delicate eye area to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens, artificial colors and fragrances, surfactants, detergents, mineral oils and glutens.