Gillian Anderson's skincare secret is on sale—save £26 on the star's moisturizer

Gillian Anderson's dewy skin is all the proof we need to invest in her favorite moisturizer

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Gillian Anderson's favorite moisturizer is one of the actress's secrets to flawless skin and you can snap it up right now in an amazing pre-Black Friday deal.

Aside from Gillian's Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Crown, the actress is renowned for her glowing skin. In fact, Gillian, 52, is the poster girl for precisely why a good skincare routine is one of the best anti-aging tricks at our disposal.   

We know that hydration takes precedence in Anderson's regime—her product of choice is not a fancy cream as one might expect but a gel moisturizer packed with hyaluronic acid, a molecule that holds 1,000 times its weight in water and is said to help plump up fines lines.

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"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," she told New Beauty.

Luckily for us Gillian's skincare secret already has a third off in the early Black Friday sales so now is the time to snap it up if you haven't tried this wonder moisturizer before.

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Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, was £76 now £50 (opens in new tab) | Clinique

Clinique's refreshing oil-free gel cream with aloe bio-ferment deeply hydrates for skin that looks plump and glowing.

While filming Sex Education, Gillian also waxed lyrical about Sarah Chapman's range in an Instagram post, saying, "All the products necessary to cleanse, tone, moisturise, prime, and polish [are] from Sarah Chapman’s luxurious range."

But when it comes to her base, Gillian is by her own admission a huge fan of Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Foundation.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £34 (opens in new tab)

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £34 (opens in new tab) | Selfridges

Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Foundation is a miracle in a bottle that transforms skin for all ages, skin tones and skin types. The formula gives full coverage yet feels completely weightless, with all the anti-aging and protective benefits of a luxury skin cream.

• Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £34 | Selfridges (opens in new tab)

And it's not hard to see why considering the medium coverage foundation supposedly tackles every skin issue imaginable—from dry patches to redness and excess oil. 

The formula also contains ingredients plucked straight from your bottle of serum: there's hyaluronic acid to hydrate and antioxidants such as vitamin C to boost collagen production.  Tilbury has also added a mushroom ingredient to mop up that 11am shiny forehead and T-zone situation we're all too familiar with. 

Better still, the buildable coverage doesn't crack or suffocate pores and is priced at £34—an affordable route to flawless skin as radiant as Gillian's.

Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.