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Marie Claire (May 2011) – “Does anyone look their age anymore?”

“In an age where women are under more pressure to hold onto their looks, and millions are spent each year on cosmetic surgery and anti-ageing products, can you really turn back time?”

 

Stephanie Clarkson gets 10 readers of Marie Claire to give their opinion on the issue…

I’m the right age to make the most of surgery – Zoe Budd, 27

 

Sunbathing in my twenties is catching up with me now – Donna Ide, 37

 

Exercise keeps me looking young – Lucy Wyndham-Read, 40

 

Life’s too short to worry about ageing – Amanda Jenner, 36

 

I’d rather binge on luxury beauty creams than Botox – Vanessa Kandiyoti, 31

 

I have the body of a 21 year old and the face of a 38 year old – Caroline Pearce, 29

 

Facials are key to looking young – Libby Andrews, 25

 

Youthful looks come from a youthful attitude – Elizabeth Young, 44

 

Giving up alcohol is the best anti-ageing move I’ve made – Faiza Seth, 33

 

Having Botox now should protect against ageing later – Katie Mason, 25

 

 

AGEING BY NUMBERS –

 

 

 

 

 

The average age at which women feel they have hit their beauty ‘peak’

 

 

 

 

 

The age at which girls in the UK start to worry about their weight

 


 

 

 

The percentage of women dissatisfied with their body shape

 

 

 

 

 

The number of bad body thoughts a woman has each day

 

 

 

 

 

The number of years older than her real age the average woman looks

 

 

 

 

 

Age of the world’s youngest Botox user (who is given injections by her mother)

 

 

 

 

 

The number of breast augmentations that were performed in the UK last year

 

 

 

 

 

The number of cosmetic procedures undergone by 50 year old Sarah Burge aka the UK’s ‘human barbie’

 

 

 

The perfect age for women to go under the knife according to a public survey

 

 

 

 

 

The number of times a woman will change her hairstyle in her lifestyle

 

 

 

 

 

MILLION! – The amount of unused skincare products gathering dust in our bathrooms

 

 

 

 

 

The number of officially recorded deaths from having a ‘bum lift’

 

 

 

 

 

MILLION – The estimated number of women suffering from anorexia in the UK

 

 

 

 

 

The age of one of the oldest women in the world to have a facelift

 

 

 

 

 

THOUSAND! – The amount of money we will spend on beauty in our lifetime

 

 

Any of these statistics surprise you?! I do like my beauty products and trying to enhance what i naturally have but I really feel we have gone too far when 11 year olds are having Botox – what are your thoughts?? are we as women becoming far too obsessed with beauty??

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Elle UK (April 2011) – Front Cover

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Front cover – Echoing the success of ‘Black Swan’, THE ROMANCE ISSUE exudes floaty chiffon, neutral palettes and precise makeup
Cover Star – Gwen Stefani
Wearing – Lanvin
Photographed by Matthias Vriens McGrath
Freebie – ‘The Best High Street Buys’ Elle Magazine

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