By Lucy Abbersteen published
Gillian Anderson is currently very much in the spotlight thanks to her stellar performance as Margaret Thatcher in Netflix's The Crown.
The actress, who stars as the country's first woman Prime Minister in the show's fourth season, clearly looks after her skin as it's nothing short of radiant.
So if ever you've wondered how she keeps her youthful glow in check, you're in the right place. Anderson has revealed that she uses a tinted moisture to help her look fresh-faced.
The formula in question? None other than the iconic Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. "It's a big part of my life," she told Harper's Bazaar in 2017. "Every day I'm grateful for it."
Now available in 30 different shades, this is the perfect product for adding glow – NOT shine – and has just the right amount of coverage to make a difference when you ned to add a little something to your skin.
Although it was reformulated in 2019 to include a higher SPF and expand the shade range, Mercier herself didn't settle until it was perfect – according to Allure, she rejected 67 versions of the new formula before deciding on this one.
It's clear that the Anderson's top priority is moisture when it comes to skincare – she has also confirmed that she's a fan of one of the best moisturisers for dry skin by Clinique.
"Once I started seeing that my skin was suffering, I began to pay more attention to it," she told New Beauty back in 2016. "There’s a Clinique Moisture Surge Gel, which is kind of extraordinary for application in the afternoon, if you’re starting to feel like you’re drying up and need some hydration.”
Clearly Gillian has excellent taste in skincare! We'd happily slather whatever she uses onto our faces.
Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week.
During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists. When she's not got beauty on the brain you'll probably find her in the company of dogs, reading, or being shamed by Netflix's "are you still watching?" message. You can follow her on Instagram at @lucyabbers.
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