Julianne Moore talks about turning 60, doing radio frequency & microneedling

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Can you believe Julianne Moore is 60 years old? She celebrated that landmark birthday last December, during the pandemic. It’s not that Julianne looks Botoxed and “fresh” and like she’s trying to be 25 again – it’s more like she has good genes and good bones and she takes care of herself, so she’s been able to kind of age gracefully for the past twenty years. Seriously though, compare how she looks now to how she looked in Hannibal – the only difference is a few lines around her eyes. Julianne is currently promoting Lisey’s Story on AppleTV+, based on the Stephen King book. She spoke to the Sunday Times about ageing, beauty secrets and the joys of being a late bloomer:

Her 60th birthday: “It was just dinner with my family — it wasn’t a blow-out or anything,” Moore, who shares 23-year-old son Caleb and 19-year-old daughter Liv with her husband, director Bart Freundlich. “I was thankful that we were able to be together.”

On ageing: “It seems so silly to talk about it as something negative when it is a privilege to continue to age.”

Her beauty secrets: “My mother has a lot to do with it because she wouldn’t let us go in the sun. She couldn’t be in the sun and I look just like her. I wear a sunscreen on my face every day and a hat too.” She also credits facial treatments, including microneedling and radio frequency, and a diet that’s heavy on fish and veggies but adds, “I’m not that good, I like wine. I try to stick to things that make me happy.”

A late bloomer. She had her first child in her late 30s, and married Freundlich in her early 40s. “I have been so lucky, I really have. As a young person I was hard-working, laser-focused. I was persistent and consistent, always prepared for an audition, always on time. And I was working really well. But I did find my personal life wasn’t successful, and it wasn’t until I was in my early 30s that I decided, ‘I want that too.’ I wanted to have a family, to have children and to make sure I was with someone who wanted to have children too.”

[From The Sunday Times via Yahoo]

I looked up radio frequency because I didn’t really understand that reference? It’s non-invasive and it’s basically “heating up” your dermis to stimulate the production of collagen and make your skin look “tighter.” Microneedling does the same thing, basically. Julianne is BFFs with Ellen Barkin, who… uh, definitely goes for the more invasive cosmetic options. I always wonder about those kinds of friends too – like, one friend is getting tons of Botox and the other friend just stays out of the sun and wears sunscreen every day. How does that friendship work?? Also love it when a late bloomer finds long-lasting success. Julianne really has worked since her early 20s, but she didn’t become a household name until she was well into her 30s. I enjoy it when that happens!

Festival opening and film premiere 'After the Wedding', Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019

Cover courtesy of the Sunday Times, additional photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Vanessabee says:

    I have done 2 sessions of micro needling with radio frequency, and I have one session to go ( they recommend 3 sessions, 1 month apart). I’m 50 and determined to do my best to keep my skin healthy. It has made a big, big difference in the tightness of my jawline and my overall skin tone, and I’m told that will continue to improve over the next 6 months. I’ve also done more standard micro needling, pre-pandemic. They are not cheap procedures, but worth it if you can IMO.

    • Lori says:

      These are the comments I’m here for today – thank you! I just turned 51 and just getting into the skincare game (as in, I now care for my skin with more than Ivory soap). I’m ready to invest in my face and wanted something for my jawline/double chin – I’m going to check this out!

      • Vanessabee says:

        I also started back with Retin-A (trentinoin) and that truly is a game changer, and very reasonably priced with a coupon from GoodRX or similar.

      • Darla says:

        Vanessa, do you need a prescription for that?

      • Vanessabee says:

        Darla, yes you do. However there are a lot of simple online ways to get that. I use GoodRX, where you pay $35 for an online consult w a doctor to get the prescription, and they will send it to your chosen pharmacy where you pick it up. But I have also used Curology.com, which is much the same process except they will ship you a more personalized product. I know a lot of people swear by Curology.

      • Darla says:

        Ohhh, thank you! I didn’t know about this.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      I’m close to 50 and interested to know about non invasive procedures. Thanks for posting!

      • Louisa says:

        Me too! I am 50 and my face is just melting! I’ve become so conscious of it and I looked up procedures for it but the thought of needles in my face and the bruising (i bruise if you touch me) has really turned me off. I’m all in for hearing more about any non invasive procedures.

    • Chaine says:

      I had a series of microneedling with RF on my neck and jaw pre-pandemic–I think four sessions total. I was really pleased with the results and plan to go back for full face in the fall. I have rosacea so I’m hesitant to do any of the resurfacing/peel procedures but the microneedling irritation on skin surface was manageable, gone after a day or two.

      • Sienna says:

        Morpheas8 is the current gold standard of RF micro needling. It is amazing. I did 2 treatments and the tone texture and lift it gave was awesome. Plus it’s color blind so all skin types can safely get it.

  2. Wiglet Watcher says:

    She’s had a ton of good work done. Younger photos, her in older movies, her walking on the street. Street shots show many (awesome) freckles not smoothed out by foundation, deep forehead wrinkles and her overall face has changed a lot as she’s aged. To look different, but still young.

    This just seems like another celeb tip toeing around Botox and semi invasive procedures by admitting to other things.

    • Astrid says:

      There’s not a wrinkle in her forehead in the photos above. That’s kind of weird.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        I’m also questioning her neck. It definitely looks like she had a neck lift already.

        Still, whatever she has done (admitted to or not), it’s superb work. She doesn’t look “done” in the least.

        Gorgeous woman!

    • A says:

      She’s definitely had work done, no one’s buying that this is just microneedling and avoiding the sun. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I don’t see any fair skinned red heads in “real life”, without work done, who are 60 and look this way.

      • Darla says:

        Yeah it’s not even possible. I do microneedling and lasers, and nope. I also do a little botox. Most do fillers, but after a few I just found I didn’t like them. I’m not in the movies, so the treatments and botox do me. She’s getting not just botox, but either very good lifts, or thread lifts.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        I agree she had work but it’s excellent, her features haven’t changed much.

      • Darla says:

        Oh yes, agree, she’s doing it right.

  3. escondista says:

    Her skin does look really great. The biggest difference i’ve found lately is being absolutely religious about sunscreen. I pray 3 times a day with it on my hands, face, and chest.

  4. Lisa says:

    I second micro needling. I have a big scar on the bridge of my nose from stupid shenanigans when I was younger and it almost made it disappear. I’ve done a “cool peel” which hurt like a mother and all for zero results. Micro needling, at least for me, was 100% worth it. The technician explained it to me by saying they are basically making tiny cuts which causes the body to produce collagen to repair itself. Whatever it did; it worked. It was also less than half the cost of the cool peel.

  5. Becks1 says:

    Livesay’s Story looks so creepy. But I was watching the preview for it last night (we watch basically nothing but apple plus now lol, their original programming is top notch, some disney plus on the side) and I thought she looked good – you can tell she’s taking care of herself but she is also allowing herself to age.

    I feel like she probably has had some botox or something besides just the microneedling, but if she has its very very good and subtle.

  6. bros says:

    Ive also done Vivace (microneedling+ radio frequency) and it does make a difference firming up the jowels (and Im only 40). I also did CO2 laser which I think is better bang for your buck. Way better resurfacing of the face, but I would do a MN+RF treatment again. probably 1x per year. Plus of course, tretinoin, gold standard.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I have done the Fraxel Laser, about 3x’s, and it is astonishing for results, but I have to drive to Houston for it and my body isn’t allowing me to go anywhere but the doctor, hospital and dentist, that’s it! I would love to get some more work done, but suffering from chronic pain for over 20 years, I think it’s aging my face faster. Plus I now have problems with my hips that require a Vicodin patch that is placed in my cheek every 12 hours.
      In regards to Ellen Barkin, didn’t she have all of that work done after her awful divorce? I think she did, as I know he put her through the ringer and that played into her aggressive treatments, but that’s just my opinion.

      • dj says:

        BothSidesNow Chronic pain is a b*tch. I’ve been around the block on Lidocaine patches…so I hope the Vicodin patches help your hips. I found my patches very difficult to keep on without medical tape. I hope you find relief!

    • Coji says:

      Every derm I’ve been to suggests tretinoin but all it does for me is make my skin super dry, fragile and prone to breaking out. I’m 55 and postmenopausal but I have worse acne and clogged pores than when I was a teenager. Don’t even get me started about my maskne. I’m at my wit’s end.

  7. lucy2 says:

    Staying out of the sun really helps. I work in a beach resort area, and whoooboy, some of the people here have been sun worshippers for decades.
    A friend of mine has very similar coloring to Julianne, and when I met her I thought she was younger than me – she’s 10 years older, and is careful about sun exposure.

  8. KNy says:

    Whatever she’s doing is working. She doesn’t look like she’s trying to be 25. Actresses who try to fight aging completely go way too overboard and then look awful.

  9. psl says:

    Incredibly talented woman, and so beautiful. If any of you have not seen Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts”, it is a phenomenal movie with an amazing cast. Moore, Matthew Modine, Robert Downey Jr, Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Frances McDormand….

  10. nicegirl says:

    All about the skin tx, and sunscreen. So many awesome options now for skincare. I love it.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Whatever she doing, she doesn’t look like a carp. Brava.

  12. teecee says:

    I’m always stalking these kinds of posts, hoping Elizabeth Regina will comment. I have so many questions!

    Especially: has anyone tried micro-needling/micropen for tear troughs? I’ve done micropen in the past but the derm has always steered clear of the orbital bone. Has anyone tried those at home systems (Dr Pen) that are now available on Amazon? Of course they won’t be as good or as penetrating as a professional session, but they seem like a good option in between professional appointments, especially because the pro appointments are so expensive.

    What about micro-pen for thinning hair? I’ve seen some men (but not many women) in hairloss forums claim good results.

  13. teecee says:

    I guess I should also say that I have seen Julianne Moore in person a few times around the city and she does have light facial lines, on the forehead and nasolabial folds, that look like they can be blurred with a medium heavy foundation and good lighting. I’ll defer to the plastic surgery experts here, but I can tell you she does look good in real life.

    • Dilettante says:

      I want to know who her plastic surgeon is, so I can make an appointment! She looks terrific, still natural. And chock full of talent!

  14. Justjj says:

    She looks amazing. I’m living for this resurgence of quality skincare and better treatments and facials as we get older. I love that so many women 50s-60s in the spotlight are taking incredible care of themselves, I’m sure having money and time to work out helps but dang-they all look so good lately,lol. Her skin looks beautiful-I honestly think this look could be achieved with tasteful fillers, Botox, the treatments described above, and maybe a tiny lift or two here and there. Staying out of the sun completely is becoming essential to my skin health as I get older.

  15. Roo says:

    I met her in NYC about 30 years at a bodega during lunchtime. I recognized her from her role on a soap opera and was too shy to do anything but smile. She smiled, talked to me about the food we were looking at, and was just sweet to this country bumpkin kid in the big city. And she was gorgeous. That is my Julianne story. ☺️