Photo by Georges Biard
June 4: Angelina Jolie turns 38.
Happy birthday to Angelina Jolie. The Oscar-winning actress turns 38 today.
It's been quite a year for the mother of six and humanitarian. Last February, Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after discovering she inherited a genetic mutation that put her at a high risk of acquiring breast and ovarian cancer. Jolie's mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, died from ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 56. Last week, her aunt Debbie Martin lost her battle to breast cancer at the age of 61.
Jolie's decision to go public with her personal story has been hailed as a brave move that may save countless lives. Not only will it prompt others to undergo the same procedure, but it will also expand the discussion about women's overall health concerns and issues.
When it comes to her skin, Jolie's complexion still looks beautiful and vibrant. For women 35 and over, elasticity and tone typically begin to change. New cell and collagen production start to slow down, so the skin may look drier and duller. Fine lines may also appear around the eyes and lips.
In honor of June celebrity birthday gals, such as Jolie, Heidi Klum, Courteney Cox and Zoe Saldana, we've compiled several must-have products for your lips, eyes and face. These serums, gels, creams and treatments address the issues that women 35 and over experience.
They serve as icing on the cake for those at this stage of life.
SHINE: Basq Cucumber Tea Soothing Eye Gel. BEAUTY: Prevent puffiness and perk up your peepers with green tea leaf and cucumber fruit extracts, and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens and phthalates.
SHINE: Murad Instant Radiance Eye Cream. BEAUTY: Shea butter, sweet almond oil and hyaluronic acid help to boost collagen production, revitalize your orbital area, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. BEACON: No animal testing.
SHINE: Skin Authority Reviving Eye Brightener and Dramatic Eye Lift. BEAUTY: Hyaluronic acid and vitamin E in the brightener diminish dark spots, while peptides and green tea leaf extract in the lift ease the effects of aging. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Look Good...Feel Better.
SHINE: CellCeuticals CellGenesis Regenerative Skin Treatment. BEAUTY: Super-potent peptides, and the antioxidant power of vitamins C and E amp up your skin's suppleness and play down fine lines and wrinkles. BEACON: No animal testing and vegan. Free of artificial colorants and fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates and parabens.
SHINE: Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum. BEAUTY: Minimize age spots and fine lines, and maximize your skin's elasticity with sunflower seed oil, peptides, and grapefruit and orange peel oils. BEACON: Contains no artificial fragrances or colors. Championed joinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship), and the Dermalogica Foundation supports World Skills International, Kiva.org and the Everychild Foundation.
SHINE: Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream. BEAUTY: Olive oil and honey play a key role in this all-purpose cream's ability to hydrate and heal scarring from acne, dry skin, fine lines around the eyes, psoriasis, rough elbows, cracked nipples and stretch marks. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of additives, preservatives, fragrances, chemicals and parabens. Supports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
SHINE: Éminence Organic Skin Care Celebrity Picks Gift Set (Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser and Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum). BEAUTY: These travel-size, red carpet favorites utilize softening ingredients, such as aloe and blueberry juices, pineapple extract and soybean milk, and firming ingredients, such as hyaluronic, lactic and salicylic acids. BEACON: No animal testing. Company plants one tree for each product sold through its Forests For the Future program.
SHINE: Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel. BEAUTY: Gingko biloba and aloe vera leaf extracts, and jojoba seed oil help to diminish dullness and dryness and restore radiance to your skin. BEACON: Contains no parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, artificial colors or fragrances, or nitrosamines.
SHINE: Lily Herbceuticals Goji Berry Youth Restore Complex Firming Serum. BEAUTY: Fight signs of aging and lackluster skin with goji berries, mushroom and broccoli extract and jojoba seed oil. BEACON: Contains no petrochemicals or parabens.
SHINE: ProBios Transderma C and Transderma A. BEAUTY: These softening and smoothing serums for day (Transderma C) and night (Tranderma A) utilize vitamins A, C and E to slow early signs of aging and accelerate a gotta-have-it glow. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of preservatives, fragrances, oil and alcohol.
SHINE: VENeffect Firming Phyto-Lift Serum. BEAUTY: Tighten and brighten your complexion, the delicate area around the eyes, neck and décolletage with peptides, grapefruit seed extract and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: Contains no parabens, silicone, alcohol or fragrances.
SHINE: Pevonia Botanica Youthful Lip Cream. BEAUTY: Pamper your pout with shea butter, vitamin E and hazel seed oil, which help to create a supple look and luscious lips. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports the Beauty Bus Foundation.
SHINE: Prana SpaCeuticals Revitalize Lips SPF 18. BEAUTY: Mushroom extract, hyaluronic acid and co-enzyme Q-10 repair sun damage and prevent premature aging. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens and SLS.