The £20 serum that leaves Judi Dench’s skin fresh and plumped

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Dame Judi Dench wowed fans earlier this week when she became the oldest star to appear on the cover of Vogue.

The Murder on the Orient Express actress looked fabulous as she posed for the front cover of the iconic fashion magazine wearing a delicate floral blouse and sporting a chic haircut and muted pink makeup look.

And now the award-winning actress’s makeup artist has revealed the simple products and techniques she uses to give the star her fresh and put-together look.

“I started by giving Judi a face massage, then used a jade roller to wake up her skin,” Garland says.

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“I really wanted to make it feel very dewy and fresh,” Val told Vogue UK.

“I started by giving Judi a face massage,” she explained, “then used a jade roller to wake up her skin”.

The L’Oreal Paris Global Makeup Director then revealed the purse-friendly serum that she uses to keep the star’s skin plump and fresh.

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“I followed by massaging the L’Oréal Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum, which is a skin plumper, into her skin,” revealed Val. “Massage is a great way of waking up your face and bringing blood to the surface.”

The hyaluronic acid serum contains a concentrated shot of the powerhouse ingredient, plumping the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

And it’s not just Academy Award winners that the serum has won over.

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The plumping concentrate has been met with hundreds of five-star reviews by high-street customers.

I loved this!’ raved one customer. ‘I used it in conjunction with the serum and it has made a real difference to my skin.

‘Before my skin had issues with lines being highly visible and my face looking lacklustre but this has seemed to disguise a little of the wrinkles and it seems brighter than before.

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The texture is quite thick but it disappears easily into the skin making it feel soft and smooth and, most importantly, well moisturised’.

Very easy to use and quite relaxing!’ commented another. ‘I really enjoy using the concentrate as my skin looks immediately "fuller" and plumper and with very little product you get a very concentrated product that boosts your skin immediately.

I love it and I have also used it as a mask with fantastic results’.

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Love love love this,’ raved another, ‘the applicator is amazing and allows me to target the specific wrinkles on my face the cream is non greasy and makes my skin feel plumper and firmer love it’.

Well if it’s good enough for a Dame!

Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.