Beauty Hacks

5 Surgery-Free Ways To Look Instantly Younger

Helen Mirren Glowing Skin

With gorgeous older women fronting major beauty campaigns – Charlotte Rampling and Tilda Swinton for NARS, Andie MacDowell (sans extreme airbrush) for L’Oreal and Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs – it’s now arguably even more important to wear your age well, which means great skin, and an arsenal of quick-fixes to help you get your glow on, pronto!

Liquilift Bio-Active Face MaskWithin just forty minutes, Liquilift’s {Bio Active Face Lift} physically tones, tightens and diminishes signs of fatigue – wrinkles are reduced and skin looks enviably youthful… (Sssssh! We won’t tell if you don’t).


Omorovicza Gold Hydralifting MaskWhen you wake up looking a little lacklustre, Omorovicza’s {Gold Hydralifting Mask} contains three types of hyaluronic acid, released in stages to maintain your skin’s hydration levels over time. An innovative mask-cum-moisturiser, just apply to cleansed skin in the morning and tissue off any excess once you’ve finished the dregs of your life-giving coffee – there’s no need to rinse.


Sunday Riley Good GenesA favourite of the age-defying Helen Mirren, a thick layer of {Good Genes} applied as a pre-night out mask, will encourage circulation to leave skin looking plumped and luminous.


Studio 10 Youth Lift Glow-PlexionAnd if time is truly of the essence, Studio 10’s {Youth Lift Glow-Plexion} lends skin a natural, lit-from-within look and subtle, dewy finish – while the brand’s signature ‘Suberlift’ has immediate firming effect.


Nudestix Lip & Cheek Colour PencilFew things scream ‘youth’ like a rosy flush of creamy cheek colour. Choose something as near as possible to your natural blush, and always opt for liquid or crème formulas for maximum believability. NudeStix {Lip and Cheek Pencil} comes in eight ultra-wearable shades, to complement all skin tones (and flatter all ages).


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…