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 Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

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