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Nicole Kidman’s Secret to Ageless Skin: A Moisturizer That ‘Costs Nothing’

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There’s no denying that Nicole Kidman is one of the most beautiful famous faces on the planet. Her piercing blue eyes and coy smile still light up red carpets on a regular basis, even decades after she made a name for herself in movies like Days of Thunder and Far and Away. Obviously, celebrities have the means to rely on pricey products and procedures that help keep their looks from fading. After all, it’s part of what helps them succeed as stars on the big screen. That said, Kidman has also been known to downplay her natural good looks for roles, including one of her most recent roles in Destroyer. Throughout the film, her character goes through a transformation that made the actress almost unrecognizable.

When she’s not in front of a camera, however, Kidman likes to keep things simple by skipping makeup altogether. “I don’t wear makeup when I’m not working,” she told Allure in 2013, “So I get my eyelashes and eyebrows tinted.” As far as star treatments go, neither of those seem all that elaborate. She did admit to having an expensive “go-to” cream that helps keep her skin so smooth, though: La Mer Crème ($325, La Mer). If that price tag is out of your budget, Kidman gushed even more about Aquaphor ($6.99, Amazon), which is a much cheaper moisturizer she uses regularly. “I love Aquaphor,” she claimed. “It costs nothing and it’s amazing for dry skin, which I have. I put it on my face and it’s very, very good.”

It’s always nice to know that, despite likely having far more money than most of us would ever dream of, celebrities like Kidman have such down-to-earth beauty staples. Fellow statuesque blonde Christie Brinkley even credits spending time with her pups as a huge source of her ability to still look so youthful! Remember, even though Kidman advocates for this simple drug store item, you should always test a small patch of your own skin before slathering it all over. If you don’t notice any reaction, you’re good to give her ageless beauty secret a try yourself.

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