For renowned actress, Julianne Moore, nearly four decades in the spotlight has forced her to do a lot of thinking about what getting older will mean for her and her career. Though mainstream media has turned aging into the enemy, Moore sat down with the Wall Street Journal to share how she fostered a healthy relationship to aging throughout her years in the spotlight.
“People have talked to me about aging for as long as I’ve been in the business,” the 61-year-old star tells WSJ. Despite the years of “warning” about aging, Moore explains that she believes “this idea that it’s something we have control over, or that there’s a good or bad way to do it, is simply not true. I actually think that when we really do feel aging is when we see it in relation to how much life we’ve lived.”
Talking all things life, beauty and fashion with her 20-year-old daughter, Liv Freundlich, is one way that Moore stays young. Despite their varying tastes, Moore and her daughter “comment on each other’s clothes all the time and talk about fashion”, she tells WSJ. Though the pair might not be sharing clothes, Moore spilled that Liv is guilty of stealing her beauty essentials from time to time “It really is funny having a daughter who’s like, ‘Mom, do you have any makeup remover? Mom, where’s your mascara? Mom, where’s your face wash?’” she jokes. “I’ve noticed all this stuff that’s migrated to her bathroom.”
Taking their love of beauty to a new level, the mother daughter duo is now working together to head the “We Glow” campaign for Hourglass Cosmetics. Moore shares that shooting the campaign with her daughter “felt incredibly personal.” Reflecting on her own aging and that of her maturing daughter, she explains that she loves working with Liv since “she’s at the bottom end of what it is to be a young woman” and “she’s just coming into her consciousness as an adult.”
Despite her positive view on aging, Moore does still have her daily remedies for looking and feeling youthful and radiant. “The first thing I do [after waking up] is drink two big glasses of water with chlorophyll in it,” she reveals “Someone told me a long time ago that it was really good for your skin, so I’ve always done it.” Moore has been loving chlorophyll water for some time now.
As she told us in NewBeauty’s Fall 2015 cover interview, putting the natural algae in her water is key to kickstarting her morning: “I’m still not totally sure what it is or what it does but I think it is working for me,” she told us in September of 2015. In the same interview, she also shared her unusual hydration hack for healthy skin. “My big thing is that I will rotate coffee and green tea throughout the year and I think that helps my skin. I’ll drink coffee for six months, then switch to green tea for six months.”
When it comes to life in the spotlight, it’s hard not to focus on even the most minuscule changes in appearance, but Moore’s philosophy on aging is one we should all consider more often: it’s natural. So, next time we find ourselves getting bogged down in talk about fine lines and wrinkles, it might be time to put down the phone and pick up a glass of algae-infused water.
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