Nicole Kidman has had a stellar banner year. She turned 50 in June, but her prolific career shows no signs of respite. Her acting chops bloomed from both the small and silver screens with movies like Lion, How to Talk to Girls at Parties and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, as well as the hit series Big Little Lies, for which she won an Emmy award in September.
Despite her hectic work schedule, everywhere Kidman makes an appearance, be it on the red carpet or the local coffee shop, she commands attention with her ethereal looks, easy smile and relaxed fashion. No wonder her always meticulously preened visage has prompted a myriad of articles on her beauty secrets.
“I think the focus on age is ridiculous now because everyone keeps saying 40 is the new 30, 50 is the new 40, all of those,” said the Oscar-winning actress only a day before she received her Emmy. “Well, hold on, just be. It’s that simple. I embrace my age, I embrace who I am, I’m living my life as fully as I can.”
She spoke at a skincare event at the Eric Buterbaugh Perfumery & Gallery in West Hollywood. It was hosted by Neutrogena, for which Kidman is global brand ambassador. She was joined by Neutrogena consultant and star dermatologist Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali. Together they talked about the tenets of good skincare and the shifting perception of aging as a process to be celebrated rather defied.