'We’re all going to get old': Lauren Hutton, 78, slams beauty industry’s 'obsession with youth'

Lauren Hutton is happy the conversation is shifting toward age positivity and said the idea of anti-aging never made sense to her

'We’re all going to get old': Lauren Hutton, 78, slams beauty industry’s 'obsession with youth'
Lauren Hutton said the idea of anti-aging never made much sense to her (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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In a recent interview with the popular beauty tabloid Byrdie, Lauren Hutton discussed her thoughts on ageism. The 78-year-old American model said skincare brand StriVectin‘s “age positivity” is what made her sign on as a brand ambassador.

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“I liked what they wanted to do and how they were shifting the conversation toward age positivity, instead of this idea of ‘anti’-aging — which never made much sense to me,” Hutton said. “I was really impressed that they were smart enough to speak to women of my generation.” She revealed that a StriVectin product that she often uses is the Wrinkle Recode Line Transforming Melting Serum, which is priced at $89, according to the brand's official website.  

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Hutton, whose illustrious fashion career spans over six decades, criticized the industry’s “obsession with youth.” “If we’re lucky, we’re all going to get old,” she quipped. “I think it’s time to realize that anti-aging is an old-fashioned term. There’s a lot of research that shows that our attitudes have so much to do with how we age, so instead of worrying about this wrinkle or that spot, we should all be focused on taking good care of our skin and ourselves, and the industry can help shift that conversation for the future.”

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Actress Lauren Hutton attends the Scottsdale National Launch Party with India. Arie at the four Season Restaurant on September 13, 2006 in New York City.
Actress Lauren Hutton attends the Scottsdale National Launch Party with India. Arie at the four Season Restaurant on September 13, 2006 in New York City (Chad Buchanan/Getty Images For One Scottsdale)

The 'American Gigolo' alum said she keeps it simple with the rest of her routine while revealing that the “one product that makes her feel most herself” is Clinique’s Almost Lipstick ($22), a makeup classic and TikTok favorite. “[I like to] put Black Honey on the inner edges of the lips and then Pink Honey all over,” Hutton told the outlet.

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Hutton has previously opened up about aging and disclosed her beauty secrets. The Calvin Klein underwear model posed topless for the Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Issue in May and spoke about securing a contract with Revlon, which was the biggest in modeling history at the time, and why she refuses to fight old age. “When it comes to cosmetic procedures, there’s a real thin line you tread. There are people who I find hard to look at today. Their faces don’t look like the people I once knew,” Hutton said at the time.

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Lauren Hutton attends Visionaire Presents Richard Avedon Moving Image Hosted by Lauren Hutton, James Kaliardos and Cecilia Dean at Cadillac House in New York City on September 7, 2016.
Lauren Hutton attends Visionaire Presents Richard Avedon Moving Image Hosted by Lauren Hutton, James Kaliardos and Cecilia Dean at Cadillac House in New York City on September 7, 2016 (Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for Visionaire)

The super-model had only been making around $50 a week through other modeling work before signing a contract with Revlon in 1973 when she was nearly 30. Aside from her continuous success with modeling, the gap-toothed beauty also starred in films such as 'The Gambler' (1974) and later appeared alongside Richard Gere in 'American Gigolo' (1980). 

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