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This is how Joanna Lumley looks so amazing at 74

We want what she's having!

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Laura Sutcliffe
Fashion and Beauty News Editor
Updated: February 26, 2021
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The beautiful Joanna Lumley has been on our screens a lot this year;  from Home Sweet Home to Finding Alice. The 74-year-old Absolutely Fabulous star always looks glowing, radiant, and much younger than her years. If you think the actress has a bathroom cabinet packed with pricey face creams, think again! In an old interview with the Sunday Times Style magazine, Joanna credited a pot of Astral moisturiser as her favourite bargain buy - and it costs a mere £9.99. This has definitely shocked us.

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"It comes in a little blue pot, cheap as chips – adore. It has never been tested on animals and is about the only thing I’ve never developed an allergy to," she explained. She also revealed that she just doesn't buy pricey skincare at all. 

"I don't usually buy expensive products because I'm mean." Fair enough JL! Joanna isn't the only fan of the cream - Kate Beckinsale and Amanda Holden have said they use it too. 


Astral Moisturiser, £9.99, Superdrug


Joanna also has great hair, and she doesn't buy the cream of the crop, either! The actress also loves a spritz of Elnett hairspray too. "Almost everybody I know has a long-standing love affair with Elnett. The strong version is like having an iron bedstead on your head."

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L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray, £3.95, Amazon


Speaking of her famous blonde locks, Joanna is surprisingly low maintenance when it comes to her mane.

"I cut my hair myself and colour it. I know everybody in the hairdressing business despair of me, but it’s so much easier to do it yourself. The hairdresser costs a lot of money and is a treat."

READ: The face cream Catherine Zeta-Jones uses to stay looking so young

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