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10 Celebrities Known for their Complexions


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Cate Blanchett
Sailors say that the luminosity of Blanchett's skin can direct them to land.
Sailors say that the luminosity of Blanchett's skin can direct them to land.
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Actress Cate Blanchett has the ability to completely inhabit a role, from Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator" to the Virgin Queen in "Elizabeth." No matter the part, Blanchett always looks flawless, though she's admitted that some of her acting work can give her skin a beating. Take her role as Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings trilogy; Blanchett said that the prosthetics that were used were rough and damaging to her face. Her secret weapon? Products from SK-II. Blanchett has been such a fan of the skin care line that she agreed to appear in their print ads, which began running in the United States in 2008.

SK-II's signature ingredient is a blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids called Pitera, which is said to rejuvenate and renew the skin's outer layer. SK-II also advocates a philosophy of "rituals," so that putting on moisturizer or washing one's face isn't a chore, but a time to meditate and pamper [source: SK-II]. That's great advice for everyone, particularly Blanchett, a working mother of three.


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