The Genuine Gemma: Gemma Arterton
English-born Gemma Arterton, who plays Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace (2008), has the face of a 29-year-old baby. How does she do it?
"I use collagen cream. This is a really recent thing, like, in the last six months," she explains. "My facialist told me that, when you’re around 25, you stop making collagen — or the production slows down. Collagen is what keeps your skin plump. I use this cream that’s pure collagen, like a sea-based collagen, and I put it on. It’s like food!"
To handle inflammation, prevent wrinkles, and minimize dark circles, Arterton reaches for this: “Almond oil — I love that stuff. I learned that secret from Lady Gaga. I thought, 'If Lady Gaga can do it, I can do it.'"
With classic Bond girl confidence, she declares, "There's a beauty in something that's not quite perfect sometimes — the accident of it being a bit raw — there's a real charm in that." Arterton claims she's not a perfectionist, but hard work for good skin is no accident.