Thursday, January 31, 2013

Milestone Stunners: Celebs Turning 40 in 2013

Portia de Rossi: January 31

Happy birthday to Portia de Rossi. The former "Ally McBeal" star, author of "Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain" and wife of Ellen DeGeneres reaches a milestone today as she turns 40.

Not only does she deserve props for her age-defying beauty, but we'd also like to recognize her fierce philanthropic efforts. She supports several children's charities, including Locks of Love, which provides wigs to needy youngsters who have lost their hair due to alopecia or other medical conditions, and The Art of Elysium, a group of actors, artists and musicians who volunteer their time and talent to terminally ill kids.

She's also an animal lover who dedicated herself to a vegan diet in 2008. As a result, she supports Alley Cat Allies, an organization established to protect and improve the lives of felines, and The Gentle Barn, which helps heal and nurture special-needs and at-risk children through its animal program.

As we celebrate de Rossi's milestone birthday, let's take a look at other celebrities turning 40 this year. We've also compiled several products designed to help your complexion look firm, fab and flawless as your skin matures.

Here's to aging gracefully!

Tori Spelling: May 16

Photo by Bob Bekian
Heidi Klum: June 1

Kate Beckinsale: July 26

Photo by Rachel Sklar
Kristen Wiig: August 22

Photo by Jeff Balke
Rose McGowan: September 5

Photo © Glenn Francis,
Tyra Banks: December 4

SHINE: 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil. BEAUTY: Argan oil deeply moisturizes the face, eye area, décolleté and hands to repair and replenish the skin. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Contains no detergents, synthetic chemicals, or artificial fragrances and colors.

SHINE: CellCeuticals PhotoDefense Daily Skin Protector SPF 55+. BEAUTY: Photoplex technology provides protection against sun exposure, while pear fruit, green tea leaf and pumpkin fruit extracts strengthen skin's natural defenses. BEACON: No animal testing and vegan. Free of artificial fragrances, PABA and parabens.

SHINE: Clarisonic ARIA Sonic Skin Cleansing System. BEAUTY: The system utilizes sonic micro message action to facilitate gentle exfoliation for softer and smoother skin, while the Refreshing Gel Cleanser promotes cellular turnover with willow bark, kiwi fruit and green tea leaf extracts. BEACON: The cleanser contains no parabens.

SHINE: Kate Somerville Serum Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+. BEAUTY: Protect against damaging UVA and UVB rays, and prevent sunburn and premature aging with titanium dioxide, aloe vera leaf juice and vitamin E. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of oils, parabens and alcohol.

SHINE: Murad Age Reform Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++. BEAUTY: Lemon peel and pomegranate extracts, hyaluronic acid, lecithin and vitamin E restore youthful skin. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Nature Pure Labs Lift Perfection SPF 20. BEAUTY: Counter signs of aging and protect against environmental damage with titanium dioxide, green tea extract, peptides and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: No animal testing. Contains no parabens, or artificial colors and fragrances. 

SHINE: Naturopathica Cassis Ultra Replenishing Cream. BEAUTY: Shea butter, vitamin E, orange peel and black currant seed oils, and hyaluronic acid promote restoration and radiance. BEACON: Contains no sulfate detergents, PEGs, DEA, TEA, parabens, glycols and urea. Supports American Botanical Council and The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

SHINE: Nude Skincare ProGenius Treatment Oil. BEAUTY: Achieve luminosity and long-lasting skin cell nourishment with omega 3, 6, 7 and 9, and sweet almond and macadamia nut oils. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing.

 SHINE: Transderma A by ProBios Labs Vitamin A Serum. BEAUTY: Olive fruit oil, and vitamins A and E absorb deeply to regenerate and renew skin. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of preservatives, fragrances, oil and alcohol. 

SHINE: Ren Clean Skincare Anti-Ageing Eye Cream. BEAUTY: Reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet and expression lines with shea butter, lingonberry seed oil, peptides and vitamin E. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of synthetic fragrances and colors, petrochemicals, sulfates and parabens. 

SHINE: Somme Institute Serum. BEAUTY: Peptides, vitamins C and E, and orange and lime fruit extracts boost collagen and strengthen skin's elasticity. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens.

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