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What's your ethos on ageing?

What's your ethos on ageing?

There’s nothing quite like the confidence boost that comes with a healthy, glowing complexion—and reflection. It’s that ‘good skin day’ endorphin rush that the women of our latest campaign know all too well. 

As long-standing RATIONALE clients, devotees and Luminaries, we gathered together Kristin Fisher, Debbie Tan, Emma Charlotte Bangay, Samantha Powell, Olivia Bond, Nicole Bonython-Hines, Lucinda Pitt, Mary Fisher, Kate Bond, Lesley Vanderwalt and Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan to celebrate their skin and how it makes them feel.

We also explored their skin stories, the insecurities they encountered growing up and the best advice they’ve received (and wished they had). Here, this luminous line-up shares their thoughts on ageing.

What’s your ethos on ageing?

Well, it’s hard to escape the irony...while you have the gifts of youth (like line-free, bouncy, even-toned skin and the metabolism of a racehorse) you’re not necessarily blessed with the awareness, the grounding, or the self-confidence to appreciate them while you’ve still got them! For me, feeling good with myself at 46 takes work on both my outside and my inside—and multiple disciplines. Targeted skincare, a consciously healthy diet (most of the time), as much exercise as I can tolerate, dedicated sun dodging and sunscreen always, meditation (or at least meditative moments), and a filter of positivity is my personal prescription for dependably good skin.” – Lucinda Pitt, 46, Communications & Brand Consultant

“I think it’s important to age as gracefully as possible. However, I think there is amazing advancement in skincare happening right now and I embrace that whole heartedly.” – Olivia Bond, 33, Gemmologist

“My take on it is: it’s inevitable. It’s going to happen to all of us. But it’s about not trying to look 20, you know when you’re 40 or 50 but looking like a refreshed 40-year-old or a 50-year-old. I think the idea about beauty or skin health is to have luminous skin, is to have a clear canvas, and so you want to minimise the wrinkles or the drop in collagen as we age but it’s about not looking fake. You’re going to age, so you may as well do it gracefully and in skin that looks good.” – Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan, 38, Dermatologist

“I’m not afraid of ageing at all. It’s a natural part of life and women should be celebrated at every age. I do aspire to look after myself in all areas of life with health and wellbeing being a huge priority. I do focus more on skincare than makeup as I really feel that makeup can be very ageing as we get older. Since starting on RATIONALE six years ago (around my 40th birthday), I have not had to wear any foundation at all; my skin looks so healthy—full and glowing and clear. I feel more beautiful in my own skin now than I ever did in my 20s and 30s.” – Samantha Powell, 47, Makeup Artist

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