Angelina Jolie gets regular ‘Triad Facials’ involving laser peels & glycolic peels


Gross but true: I’ve been battling an awful poison ivy rash for the past two weeks. I actually just “got over” it but I’m still dealing with the remnants, like a gross skin discoloration where the worst parts of the rash were. What makes it so much worse is that the rash was actually on my neck (long story short: I was playing with my dog, who had apparently been playing in a field of poison ivy, and then I touched my neck without washing my hands). So, I’ve been thinking about skin care and how much I missed my old skin worries (eye bags, the occasional breakout) so much.

What I’m saying is that I would love Angelina Jolie’s skin. I remember a time, back in the day, when Angelina didn’t have great skin, in her early 20s. Then at some point, she really started taking better care of herself and her skin, and you can see the results now. So what does Angelina do to keep her skin looking so fresh? Us Weekly says it’s a called a “Triad Facial.”

When we weren’t obsessing over Angelina Jolie’s custom Christian Louboutins during the Maleficent press blitz, we were in awe of the Oscar winner’s radiant complexion. The Disney film’s star—who celebrates her 39th birthday today, June 4—shies away from heavy makeup, save for an occasional smoky eye, so her radiant skin has been front-and-center in London, Los Angeles and, most recently, Shanghai.

As it turns out, the secret to the mother of six’s flawless skin isn’t a magic spell befitting her evil sorceress character. Instead, the Oscar winner turns to dermatologist David Colbert of the New York Dermatology Group.

Jolie, who first met the dermatologist on set of the 2010 thriller Salt when she had a minor cut, regularly receives the celeb-loved Triad Facial, which also counts Naomi Watts as a fan.

The 30-minute treatment, which starts at $800, combines microdermabrasion, laser and a glycolic peel. She has also has used products from his Colbert MD line.

In addition to working in his office, Colbert regularly moonlights as the on-set dermatologist for movies. For the just-released X-Men: Days of Future Past, he and his team were responsible for making sure the blue makeup that Jennifer Lawrence didn’t wreak havoc on her skin.

[From Us Weekly]

Do you consider any of this to be “invasive” skin care? Like, on the high end of the spectrum, plastic surgery? On the low end of the “invasive” spectrum, I guess it would be Botox. I don’t. I think this is just really fancy facial stuff. Peels, microdermabrasion – lots of women would do that if they could afford it (I certainly would). The laser stuff is interesting though. So, do you believe this? Or do you think she’s getting the odd Botox shot to supplement her skincare? I think she probably tried Botox at one point, a few years ago. But I don’t think she’s doing it now.



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  1. GiGi says:

    I’m sure there’s like unicorn blood involved, but that sounds just like the regular facial I get once a month. Am I missing something? Except mine isn’t 800 dollars.

  2. Feebee says:

    I wouldn’t consider anything mentioned as invasive. I mean the laser and microdermabrasion is more than topical but I’ve had the latter a couple of times and it’s just a severe scrubbing.

    But of course Angie has a “Triad” facial. Just the name makes it sound badass.

    • kri says:

      Eh, to me that is not invasive-invasive is cutting and stitching, or implanting things. But, I cannot be a hypocrite-if you want some work, do it. Just make sure the doc is good and gets what you are trying to achieve. Whoever is doing her face does good work. (I’m trying not to look your way, Nicole, Kim,etc.)

  3. Eleonor says:

    To all of this you must add she is not a fan of sunbathing, as long as I know.
    I think she has experimented stuff, and she is doing something, whatever she is doing it’s worth it.
    I’d like to try chemichal peeling and stuff like that.

  4. paola says:

    While I think Angelina is one beautiful woman, I don’t think her skin is so great.
    If I could choose someone’s skin I would probably go for Jennifer Lopez’s.
    She has that amazing color and glow. I just love her face.

  5. aims says:

    If i could afford it, I’d do it in a hot second. Her skin looks amazing. I don’t think she’s botoxed in a while, she just takes care of herself and has great resources at her disposal. My problem is, I have adult acne. Its so weird my skinwas flawless in my teens, but as soon as I had my first child, it went down the crapper. Weird

    • fairy godmother says:

      IIRC some time ago that Angie relied on rollerderma. I know it seems like torture to have those needles rolled across one’s face, but it is supposedly highly effective to stimulate collagen growth.

      I have always wanted to try it, but I prefer a professional do it than buy a kit to do myself. Anyone ever give it a whirl? If so how well did it work?

      • Adrien says:

        I think it was Brad Pitt who did that rolling needles thing. I’ve seen YouTube tutorials about that and it looks too risky to be done at home.

      • Kimmy says:

        I’m an esthetician. Be careful of the rollers, they can seriously tear your skin. However you are correct…the needle pricks are considered tiny “wounds”, your skin naturally tries to heal itself by producing collagen and elastin. It will plump your skin and fill in the lines and wrinkles. It’s not instant though and usually takes several treatments that don’t feel that great!

      • fairy godmother says:

        Thank you ladies for the info!

        I am definitely not into the down time for healing. will stick with facials. Last person I saw who had microdermabrasion done looked like she had a painful sunburn. She said it lasted over a week.

      • Moi says:

        Yes I have one and it does work, but I agree, you need to be very careful. Chose the correct needle size, know how much pressure to use, basically do a lot of research before trying it on your own. And make sure to clean the roller of any bacteria immediately after use.

        I think Angelina has AMAZING skin. If I had her money, my dermatologist would be on speed dial.

  6. Hissyfit says:

    Her skin is amazing! She takes care of it too like wearing hats and avoiding sun bathing.

  7. Algernon says:

    If she’s Botoxed in the past, she’s not doing it now. You can see lines around her eyes and mouth when her face moves, and she has that prominent forehead vein still.

    For my birthday I splurged on a $200 facial and OMG. the difference was amazing. I side-eye Botox even harder now because I imagine that the really high-end treatments, like Angelina’s would be even more incredible. Why freeze your face when a good facial regimen will keep you fresh and glowing? You’ll develop a few lines, but you’ll still look dewy and fresh.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      She botox his forehead

      • LadyJane says:

        Agreed – her forehead is quite frozen on the Malificient tour.

      • Kayla says:

        Do u know what botox does? Do you know what ‘frozen’ means? Jolie is the farthest thing from that. She is known for having one of the most expressive faces and foreheads around – there’s even a viral gif of her doing her sexy eyebrow hitch from the movie on her press tour..not to mention moving the rest of her face and forehead up down and all around while being interviewed and talking. Google is the great equalizer between lies and the truth. Go a search. You’ll see Jolie’s very expressive flexible brow and forehead on the Maleficent press junket all over the world. Should take you no more than 0.03 seconds. Search engines are terrific – they let us weed out the lying haters who are deliberately spreading lies and misinformation about a beautiful woman they hate for being beautiful.

      • Kate says:

        Botox doesn’t freeze your face if you don’t go overboard. I have some botox and I can still make the same facial expressions I could without it. The day after getting injections my face feels a little tight, but after that everything moves as normal.

        But even people who go crazy with it can still usually give an arched brow as it’s not injected right above the brow, so they can still move that area but their forehead will stay weirdly smooth as they do it.

    • The Original G says:

      Pretty sure she botoxes the forehead a bit. I get it as well. I little dab between the eyebrows to smooth the furrows and a smidge to give the eyes a little lift. If you get it done by someone good, they isolate specific muscles and you can still move others. See J-Lo as well, for excellent forehead botox.

      Nicole Kidman? I have no idea what kind idiot does her face and why she keeps going back for more.

      • sienna says:

        I agree, I have botoxed for about 7 years (since turning 30). No one would ever know I do. I don’t freeze my whole face, just a little between my eyes and it floats a bit up into my forehead.

        There really is no comparison btw medical grade skin care and what you find in CVS. My skin is a sooo much better since I started using a proper regime.

      • Erinn says:

        I’ve been told I’m not allowed to get botox because it freaks the fiance out. But I am only 24, and already have a deep furrow between my eyebrows. I might eventually dabble once I’m older. If I do, it’ll be specifically for that area. I love to see laugh lines around eyes, and the rest of my skin seems to be fine thus far.

      • Kimmy says:

        For real Sienna…..good, quality products make a world of difference. Don’t by over-the -counter ( that includes drug stores, ULTA/Sephora, and department stores). Buy pharmacuetical grade.

    • Algernon says:

      Well if she’s getting invasive procedures (I consider Botox invasive since it involves an injection), then it’s extremely well done and she should share the name of her dermatologist with Nicole Kidman, stat.

  8. ReturnoftheMac says:

    I’ve actually done pretty much that same regimen. I can only afford the laser treatments once a year, but damn does it make a difference. Also where I live it only costs about 300$.

  9. maria says:

    “shies away from heavy makeup, save for an occasional smoky eye”

    as if. I haven’t forgotten the powder disaster a few weeks ago. Let’s not pretend she doesn’t wear heavy make up during her official engagements

    she is gorgeous thou

    • ray says:

      seriously. Powder even on leg !!

    • kc says:

      I believe the heavy makeup was from a magazine shoot she had done earlier. That isn’t red carpet makeup, its photoshoot makeup.

    • Kayla says:

      Dusting powder I.e. that hd powder isn’t ‘heavy makeup.’ It’s a finishing powder. Most everyone knows that Jolie is not even close to being heavy handed with makeup on the red carpet or in real life. She let’s her real skin texture and tone, which is gorgeous, come through. But I could have predicted her haters would take one misstep from some new makeup artist, out of thousands of rc appearances spanning her whole 20 yr career, and try to insinuate she cakes it on. Nice try.

      • maria says:

        I don’t hate Jolie, I think she’s awesome. But let’s not pretend she only wears eye make up, that’s total bs. But according to you you’re not allowed to say anything “bad” about her highness or what? Jeeez. Jolie is human, just like everyone else.

      • doofus says:

        maria, not sure if you’re new here, but there is a subset of fans (AKA “superfans”) that will accuse anyone who is less-than fawning over AJ of being a “hater”, an “anuston” fan, “jen hen”, etc.

        there are a lot of us on here who DO really like Jolie and think her humanitarian works are great, that she’s got a beautiful family, etc…(and also don’t give a rat’s azz about Aniston) but if you DARE to say one (perceived) negative thing, you’re branded a “hater”, even if it’s painfully clear that you’re not.

        it’s best to just ignore them.

      • maria says:

        doofus, I’m not new but it’s the first time I realized that there are people here who perceives such an innocent comment as offending. She wears make up so what!? Sometimes I get so tired of people *sighs*

      • maria says:

        okey doofus, you are indeed right. Some people are total nutcases. Ignore ignore ignore.

  10. franny says:

    OMG. Kaiser…Last summer I got the same thing. I think it was from my dog too. It covered pretty much the right side of my face. I ended up having to take cortisone pills because creams did nothing. It was the worst. Now I am so worried about this summer and getting this again.

    • Jag says:

      The absolute best thing to use if you get poison oak, ivy, or sumac is called Tecnu. It gets rid of the oil from skin, pets, and even clothes. It has literally saved my life before because I kept getting horrible cases of poison ivy which would get into my lungs; I had to have cortisone shots twice and they were going to hospitalize me once. Using Tecnu, though, keeps the rash from spreading and makes it dry up faster. (I also use pink Calamine lotion to dry it and keep myself from scratching.)

      Please don’t use the included topical Benadryl lotion or cream, if there is one, because I was told by my doctor that using topical Benadryl can potentially make a person allergic to internal Benadryl, which can be very dangerous as it’s the first line of defense in severe allergic reactions. There is a new extreme Tecnu product, but look at the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t contain cortisone or Benandryl since I haven’t used it.

      You can get Tecnu from its website or in most any first aid aisle. Best wishes!

      As for Angelina’s skin, I think it’s gorgeous and love that they’re mentioning what she might actually use. It’s time for me to save up for some lasers. lol

  11. QQ says:

    I think this is High end dermatology as opposed to surgical, Like that Cold Laser Ive been dying to try that regenerates your skin or some such? Im a skin freak and God I would so do it, In fact I was trolling Groupon for facials like I do every few months ( i also think when you have bad skin as a youngster like i did, you sort of go above and beyond to give it good care and set good habits once you get out of the horrendousness of constant breakouts, it makes you industrious that way!)

    • ReturnoftheMac says:

      I highly recommend the laser treatments. I had terrible skin in my teens and it really helps even out your skin.

    • GiGi says:

      My mom just did the vampire facial, where the take your own blood, spin it with magic and then inject it into your face. It is AMAZING. Expensive, but worth it – she’s almost 60 and had lost all the fullness in her face. She looks fresher now. No fillers, no botox, your own blood. She still has wrinkles, still looks her age, just well rested. That’s the way to do it. Not trying to wrest the hands of the clock back from Father Time, lol!

    • JennySerenity says:

      Cold Laser is You must try it! It’s only about $160 where I live. Between that and Micro-needling (which sounds painful, but isn’t…it stimulates the collagen in your skin even more than Cold Laser) every couple/three months, my skin has never looked better. You must! But warning- you will become a total junkie for these procedures.

    • maria says:

      Pomegranate seed oil works wonder for your skin. Bit expensive but worth every penny. Everyone should try it, it smooths your skin and makes it so so soft.

    • QQ says:


      Ive done in the past a clinical peel and it was SUCH A GAME CHANGER for my skin I mean Im still exxon Valdez oily years after the fact but Ive never broken out the same way ever again (aka like a teen while being well into my late 20s)

      Im also thinking of doing stuff from Hey Fran Hey ‘s beauty channel (she is a vegan chick that advocates a lot of natural care, oil pulling and cleansing more naturally but im kinda terrified as to how does it work with oily skin?) In the meantime ive found amazing results with Philosophy’s skincare line and Their powdered Vitamin C which becomes active when you mix it with your creams and such, Mostly I use it cause im fading some hyperpigment spots but maybe i give myself a little Laser for my upcoming bday!

      • Kate2 says:

        @QQ – I have ridiculously oily skin too but I use Boscia Cool Cleansing oil to take off my makeup. It works great and it washes very cleanly off, does not feel oily at all. Its very gentle but takes off everything and you don’t pull on your eyes as much as you would if you used a cotton ball and eye makeup remover. And it takes off my mascara and liquid liner very easily and quickly. You could stop there but I then use Aveeno Ultra-Calming foaming cleanser and use that with my Clarisonic. My skin is clean as shit after that. If I don’t decide to use a mask that night, then I’ll lube up with my creams. I use Origins Plantscriptions on my eyes, Murad Lift cream on my neck (terrified of neck waddle), and then Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil (just 3 drops all over face and neck, sometimes a drop extra worked into lines on the corners of my mouth and on my forehead). This is my night regimen only, I wouldn’t put the beauty oil on for day because that doesn’t absorb quite so well. But I really like the way it makes my skin look and it doesn’t break me out. I don’t care if I’m oily at night if I’m just hanging out and going to bed.

        I wouldn’t fear using oils as long as you use ones that are made for, or can work with oily skin.

        I use the Philosophy Vitamin C powder too! I use it with the When Hope is Not Enough serum in the morning before makeup, along with the eye and neck creams I mentioned. I love it but you have to make sure you wipe if off your hands or you’ll end up with an orange palm. Strange it doesn’t do that to your face.

        I wish I could afford the laser treatments. I have a hideous red mark on my left cheek, in front of my ear from a large pimple I was overzealous with a few years ago. It looks like a permanent zit. I was told it was partially a mole but that it would have to be lasered off. I have a dermatology appointment on the 16th, I may find out how much it would be to get rid of it. It really bothers me. Maybe with my income tax return in February I’ll splurge.

      • QQ says:

        Hold Up Kate so all these oils do you find they calm your face down or nah? i am kinda worried about switching to oil cleansing routines or even use my Ole henriksen Vitamin oil daily specially cause we already have humid heat in sofl ya know? (Im always eager to hear other people’s facial routines!) I have a stupid black dot just a tiny dot from a blackhead that already went in too deep but id like to talk to a dermatologist about it yet i freak out cause all the facialists ive gone to try to fuck around with it to much and then I end with hyperpigmentation for a few months … *Sigh* I hope you have good luck with that mole/scar/old leftover pimple situation

      • GiGi says:

        QQ – if you have a pimple proneness AT ALL I would not oil cleanse. I did this for like a week and it was a hot mess. Which is awesome since my skin holds a hyperpigmentation like nothing else.

        I go to a facialist where the owner makes everything in a lab locally. It’s all natural, all organic, mumbo jumbo. She has a spa in Kzoo and one in Chicago – it’s called Elina Organics. And seriously – since I’ve been going there my skin is amazing!

        My facialist basically recommends the Lancer method – exfoliate (I use random face wash with a sprinkle of baking soda) gently, then cleanse, then treat with whatever face cream. I have oily skin, too and a bonus of the type that doesn’t slough off, so I do this am & pm and it’s like my skin has just done a 180!

      • QQ says:

        Gigi oooh so nah! Yep got it! Lol gonna read about this Lancer method today!!

      • Kate2 says:

        I guess it just depends on your skin, QQ. My skin will break out if something irritates it but overall it’s pretty clear and I haven’t had any issues with the cleansing oil. Obviously Gigi had a different experience. Go with what you think will work best for you.

        I really have few to no lines around my eyes (my problem is bags, gotta do a tea treatment tonight), one small line on one side of my forehead and small lines around my mouth. I have a frown wrinkle between my eyebrows. That’s it. Overall very few wrinkles and I’m a month shy of 42. That’s one upside to oily skin.

      • JessMa says:

        QQ, I live in FL too and have oily skin. I have been using oils on my skin and have not broken out. At night I cleanse my face with avocado oil and a tiny bit of baking soda. In the morning I use pomegranate seed oil as a moisturizer. On the rare occasion that I get a blemish I dab on tea tree oil. My skin looks amazing.

        FYI Oily skin may be a pain, but it will keep your skin looking younger. In my teens my dermatologist would say that I would appreciate my oily skin later in life. Sure enough I am in my mid thirties and have no crows feet, fine lines, or wrinkles. It almost makes up for having to constantly wipe my face will that oil sucking red face sponge in high school. Almost.

      • Janet says:

        If you have oily skin that breaks out, an oil cleanse is the last thing you need. I’ve been cleaning my face with plain old Dial soap and water for over 40 years now. Give it a good scrub and get all the dirt and makeup off. Then rinse, rinse, rinse — and when you think you’ve rinsed it enough, rinse some more. Pat your face dry and apply a good moisturizer. It doesn’t have to be expensive; Keri lotion works great. Soap and water and moisturizer has kept me looking at least a decade younger than I am.

    • LIttleDeadGirl says:

      I had terrible skin as a kid. I still have some marks from acne but I don’t get as many breakouts since I found this vegan line on Etsy that my skin seems to like. I’ve thought about lasers or microderm for those old acne marks. Anyone had them and found something that works? Any advice would be much appreciated.

  12. mle says:

    I have used laser treatments for a number of years to rid my face of sun damage, acne scars, and fine lines (I was so awful to my skin in my 20′s…). I wear hats and zinc oxide facial sunscreen to prevent any new damage. I went from needing full coverage makeup to tinted sunscreen alone. I have similar coloring to Angelina, and fair skin is much more receptive to laser, because the laser picks up on the pigment variations to rid you of hyperpigmented spots.

    I’m also an RN, and have worked in plastic surgery. I don’t doubt that she has had some subtle botox. When it’s done right, your face isn’t completely frozen. The difference is supposed to look refreshed, not mask-like. Some people believe that the differences with botox and fillers are supposed to be glaringly obvious, and they continue to seek treatments until they have the cat-lady effect.

    If it’s obvious, you’re doing it wrong…Whatever Angelina is doing should be the gold standard for subtle and attractive work. Oh, and a little sun protection goes a loooooooong way.

  13. JessMa says:

    I think most actresses either have work or maintenance done. It is an investment in their career. Hollywood is obsessed with youth and perfection. I don’t consider peels, lasers, botox, or fillers to be plastic surgery. I think it is fine as long as they don’t go under the knife and completely change their face like Meg Ryan or Kim Kardashian.

    • I don’t even know if we can say that she has had anything other than a shot of botox to get rid of the lines in her forehead. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of her where she’s even had a pimple. The worst thing you can say about her skin, on the rc, is that it’s too shiny (and that’s when she doesn’t wear that powder you’re supposed to wear for pictures).

      As a sort of OT–I found that IanUndercover site….omg. It is the freakiest thing I’ve ever seen. And what’s weird is that I’m reading through some of the posts, starting at 2009, and every time he’s wrong (like saying the limo driver was going to write a tell all, or that BBT was going to take back Maddox)–they just completely roll with it.

      If this dude was as smart as he thought he was, he would’ve known that no limo driver of the JP’s would talk to him (if he wanted to keep his job and not get sued), and no man who gave up his parental rights–to the point of another man ADOPTING said child–would be able to take back a child he hadn’t seen, had, or paid any child support for in over five years…..just wow.

    • Kayla says:

      Uh you don’t need to ‘go under the knife’ to mess up your face. Massive fillers and botox and restyline is exactly how Ryan and Kidman ruined their faces, not nips and tucks necessarily. I’d say the same for aniston who last showed up looking like a blowfish in that fake living proof interview she did with e!.except that would mean her original face was better. It’s kind of a tie.

      • I just saw her new Aveeno commercial–the lighting was HORRIBLE. And/or it looks like they photoshopped her skin tone or something…..because it looked really orange-brown and glowing (but not in a good way, like an unnatural way). Like her eyes were unnaturally blue……

        Oh! Case in point–her Living Proof ads that are on this site. She is totally photoshopped–her skin is. It looks weird. And that’s how she looks in the commercial…that looks unnatural and like photoshop or a horrible tan.
        But generally she doesn’t over do it–there was a time a few years ago (maybe in 2011/12) where the skin around her mouth, cheeks, and chin were stretched really, really tight…I described it as ‘plasticky’ and like a mask. But other than that, Jennifer usually looks pretty good. She needs to fire her makeup artist though. She looks way better with natural makeup, than the crap she usually tries to wear.

      • Lady D says:

        Aren’t massive amounts of filler what ruined Mickey Rouke’s face?

  14. PR nonsense says:

    The only fact here is the she was injured on the set of Salt. Who knows if she gets these VERY expensive facials, but this looks like all the other lies from the past decade that claim Brad or Angie eat, drink or use something that they don’t. They are lied about more than anybody except maybe the Obamas or MAYBE the royals. Unless Brad or Angie says it ON VIDEO, I don’t believe it. I’m sure the spa got a few suckers to believe their lies and now they are paying through the nose for an, awful painful procedure that would leave you looking like a burn.victim. yuck.

    • Kayla says:

      Thank you. Jolie’s the most photographed woman in the world and yet no ones ever caught her doing the walk of shame from some ‘clinic’ ala the aveeno natural woman aniston – she gets nabbed every month. Lol So if angie was getting these treatments why haven’t we seen her at this place or better yet, it’s always easy to tell laser dermapeel victims because their skin is mottled, blotchy, sometimes burn victim-ish…or they’re covered in deep bronzer so you don’t see how red and blotchy they are. I’ve never seen Angelina looking like this ever. Her skin texture and tone is remarkably consistent.

      As women I suggest we give each other a break. If a woman looks beautiful or great and you claim to applaud their work because you can’t detect it and it looks like they’ve had none…why even bring it up. Give them the benefit of the doubt.

      I can see discussing Kidman or bloated puffer filler faces…and questioning why for the love of g-d they did it.

      But insinuating someone’s had work solely because you can’t tell they’ve had work..just seems like passive aggressive meangirling based on jealousy: ‘well, I can’t tell they’ve had work but I will infer that they have because they’re stunning and I’m pizz’d I can’t tell they’ve had work.’

      Women can’t win.

      How about wait until there’s something to talk about before you actually start talking about it.

      • qwerty says:

        Actually, Brad Pitt was papped leaving a skin care clinic – last year I believe – and all the blogs that published those pics were contacted by their lawyers and instructed to take them down, they also disappeared from the photo agency’s website. Lainey posted them in her article and had to remove them but shewrite how it all went down, they couldn’t ban her from doing this.

      • @qwerty
        Do you have a link? I just googled ‘brad pitt skin care clinic 2013 lainey gossip’ and got nothing (also googled without the ’2013′). Most of my results were about Goop and Jennifer Aniston going in or out of skin care clinics.

        EDIT: Never mind, found it.

        This was in early January 2012….before the Oscars, and before his face got all puffy from weight gain (or fillers, whatever). Maybe he didn’t want people to see him go in for a facial? Dumb to involve lawyers though–it’s a story now.

    • Kate says:

      This is a really basic facial though. They aren’t trying to pimp some new procedure here, hundreds of thousands of regular women have already had this done. Hell, I do the salon strength peels at home.

  15. mkyarwood says:

    These seem to be the popular thing among the over 35 crowd. Regular skincare rather than plastic surgery is certainly what I would do. I ‘wash’ my face with coconut oil in the mornings, do a salt exfoliant every 3 days or so with almond oil and a mask (usually clay) with clary sage (for wrinkles) on Sundays. I won’t be able to afford a regular triad facial but it’s definitely something I’d try — maybe 3 times a year or something. I’m betting that + no smoking and less drinking is really what equates to good skin.

  16. Nicolette says:

    Whatever she’s doing it’s working. She looks beautiful.

  17. Talie says:

    I did a glycolic peel on my upper arm to get rid of the last bit of keratosis pliarsis that hadn’t faded out and it was pretty amazing. Stung, but not crazy.

  18. Wren33 says:

    Colbert, MD – Is that like Prescott Pharmaceuticals?

  19. The Original Mia says:

    Sounds like the package my dermatologist sells. For considerably less money. Whatever she’s doing, I want it too! Flawless skin. Flaw-less!

  20. gennline says:

    Anything that comes from US Weekly about AJ needs to be taken with a bucket of salt.
    AJ spoke about her injury on Salt and she went to hospital as she was slightly concussed.
    She said the cut was tiny, I doubt worth a dermatologist’s time.

  21. Teri says:

    “I think she probably tried Botox at one point, a few years ago. But I don’t think she’s doing it now.”

    She clearly is still doing it hence the reason her forehead is always so shiny and she can’t raise her eyebrows. I wish all these actresses would just be honest admit they get Botox. I have so much more respect for the Robin Wrights Krya Sedgwicks and Vanessa Williams who admit to it.

    • Well, she’s never said that she didn’t get botox….I don’t think I’ve ever heard her talk about her skincare regime, what she does with her hair, how she eats–stuff like that. So if she did do it, then she’s not hiding it.

      I always found it interesting that one of the most beautiful actresses in the world hasn’t ever really talked about it–her looks. The only time I’ve ever heard her talk about her looks was when asked–twice. Once was back in 2005, when she did Inside the Actor’s Studio–and Lipton asked her if she had ever been told that she was too beautiful for a role. She said she’s been told that she looks ‘exotic’, but never too beautiful.

      Other time was on Sixty Minutes (I think for In the Land of Blood and Honey)–where the dude asked her about beauty, how she sees herself. She said that her features are very exaggerated, but that she wants to teach her daughters more about inner beauty.

      Other than that? Nothing. She needs to rep some skincare products or something.

    • Teri says:

      Okay now that I’ve stopped laughing after reading your response Kayla, I will give you mine. I stated the obvious about Angelina Jolie, and added my opinion about actresses and their honesty regarding cosmetic procedures in three sentences. And your response is a five paragraph rant saying that I must be angry and need to calm down? Now I understand where the term Brangeloon comes from, and clearly the emphasis is on “loon.”

    • maria says:

      she is rather entertaining isn’t she Teri? :)

    • maria says:

      Oh Kayla do your reserach. She is 39! *clutches pearls* you got it wrong, the horror!

      and “when she reached her 40s”. You mean next year? *lol*

    • lisa says:

      my forehead is big, shiny and unlined. ive never had botox, im older than AJ. it’s genetics and oily skin in my case. i cant say that it is a good sign of botox use.

  22. rianic says:

    I did laser treatments a few years ago for acne (thank you, fertility drugs). It cleared the area up, and you can barely see the scars

    MicroDerm is amazing – I was doing that for acne scarring also.

  23. enastein says:

    I have heard long time back in our twenty we are just fresh but woman reach their peek beauty or real blossom in the middle of thirties till forties. many women looks ordinary in their twenties but in thirties or even early forties you will see them more beautiful . I noticed this through many woman .

  24. Kate2 says:

    oooh, I love that black dress.

  25. sarah says:

    Guys, I’m dermatologist with 10 year experience. She definitely had Botox couple of months ago. When you see a celebrity with great work done you say “she doesn’t do botox”, when the work is awful and obvious (nicole kidman) you say “aha, botox!”
    Botox in hands of professional will never make your face freeze and look puffy. Angelina got some shots in the forehead

    • Chris says:

      Got to barge in here, a fascinating discussion! Just to say this: I am considerably older than La Jolie, very considerably! I haven’t the hint of a line on my forehead, in spite of my madly contorting facial expressions. It must be a hereditary thing. Now my eyes, man, they do show every decade….. but if a smooth forehead is the guide used in earnest Botox-detection, be warned that foreheads can mislead!

  26. truth says:

    I am a dermatologist with 11 years of experience and she definitely has not had botox.

  27. Hilary says:

    Coming from someone who botoxes regularly and no one knows, I can tell you she definitely toxes. It’s super obvious. You can’t tell maybe because she looks good but it’s safe to say they all Botox. She has no lines. She’s almost 40. She toxes.

    • Lex says:

      My sister is 38 and has just little lines around her eyes as does Jolie. When you have oily skin, you don’t wrinkle as easily! No idea what kind of skin Jolie has but late thirties doesn’t automatically equal bucketloads of wrinkles.

  28. fynn says:

    same dermatologist from Robin Wright. He’s the best.

  29. alliyo says:

    how do i link to a response

  30. Camille (The Original) says:

    Well what ever she is doing, it works. She has gorgeous skin.

  31. Godwina says:

    That just sounds painful, even if it’s not (have no idea).

  32. Hanna says:

    Botox is for the lazy. Stuff like Triad works, but you also have to stay out of the sun, eat well, and yeah, go in for the expensive maintenance products. I think part of it is genetics but AJ certainly does what she’s supposed to do to keep her skin so flawless, which pays off because she doesn’t have to wear makeup that much. I’m too lazy (no Botox for me tho) so I just slather on high SPF suncreams over my moisturizer and hope for the best.

  33. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I covet me some laser therapy. I’ve got mild, under control rosacea & have found that some of what I thought were my natural freckles is actually sun damage. I’m a sunscreen junkie, but I’d like a more even skin tone. My derm is pretty pricey so I may try to convince hubby to gift it to me at some point. During the summer months I use an acid serum but my skin is way too dry the rest of the year. I don’t think Angie toxes. I think it’s peels & good genes.

  34. JoJo says:

    I’m 43 and have been doing salycilic (sp?) peels for about a decade off and on – maybe 2x or 3x a year. They’re only $80! They have made a huge impact on keeping my skin even-toned, and while it’s not a deep peel, it definitely helps to soften fine lines. But, I’m also religious about sunscreen. Because if these two things, I have been able to never wear foundation. People always think I’m in my 30s. I will say though – I completely agree that I think Botox is probably pretty standard for most celebs now, and if done well and correctly, you’ll never know. You’ll only notice the overdone jobs. One of my friends, also 43, is getting married in August, and she just did Botox for the forehead “11s” above her nose. The doctor was very conservative, so after she had it done, you could actually still see the lines – they were just a bit less prominent/softer. The doctor said she’d rather start with less CCs and fine tune from there. So, it’s absolutely possible to get Botox done right where you truly wouldn’t know a person is doing it.

  35. thebutlerdidit says:

    I don’t consider lasering, peels, Botox, etc., to be “invasive” at all, and am surprised so many here act like it isn’t common for women over 35, (and men!), especially in entertainment. My dermatologist’s office outside of ATL is always overbooked with folks getting some sort of microderm or laser facial. I had 3 fraxel laser treatments myself last year- $2,500. Not really a big deal money-wise, and of course Jolie gets work in this area done. LOL. It’s common, like sunscreen.

  36. zut alors! says:

    Here’s what Lainey had to say after her one one one interview with Jolie. Make of it what you will.

    “She wasn’t wearing much makeup. Her skin was amazing. Really well moisturised. No pores. And full. You know what I mean? Like there’s still a lot of elasticity there where you don’t expect it. Everything moves.”


    “Her face is LIVELY. Lovely, of course, but LIVELY. Does that make sense?”

  37. Dawne says:

    Oh, are we desperate for news or what? Whoo hoo, Angie got a facial………….unlike any other woman in HW…………………….

  38. LuvHotGuyFri says:

    I don’t consider these invasive. It is good maintenance.
    I have had all of these done. My skin has always been the thing I am self conscious about because of freckles and some acne scars and I work hard to take good care of it. I started using Obagi Nu Derm skin care system last fall-it is amazing and completely changed my skin. It evens out your skin tone, changes the texture and makes it so clear. I then had microdermabrasion, a laser treatment and a series of chemical peels. I am so happy with the results and will continue to get regular maintenance procedures.
    I suggest going to a skin center if you are considering getting similar treatments. Ask a lot of questions and let them help you decide which ones will be best for what you want to achieve. The one I go to does not charge for office visits or follow up visits and you can buy packages to save money.