Cate Blanchett 'Frightened' by Plastic Surgery

03/02/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Cate Blanchett
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If there’s one star in Hollywood who won’t be getting Botox anytime soon, it sounds like it’s Cate Blanchett. “I’m not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn’t do,” she tells Fashion ETC. “I just know what works for me. I’d be too frightened about what it means long-term. Looking at women in their 20s doing this stuff, in the end all you see is the work. It doesn’t fill me with admiration; it fills me with pity.”

Luckily, the actress doesn’t have to worry too much about her skin: her pale complexion is basically flawless, a fact she credits to Japanese skincare brand SK-II (she’s the face of the company). “I’ve been using it for a long time,” she says, adding that part of her basic routine is born of laziness. “If it works, I keep using it. It’s about consistency.”

In addition to using the brand’s delicate lotions and masks — she put her own $250 skincare kit together back in 2008 — the Aussie actress relies on occasional oxygen facials, emu oil, Paw Paw Ointment and daily doses of sunscreen. But some signs of aging even Blanchett can’t prevent: when asked about sun exposure, she resigns, “You’re going to get it anyway.” Tell us: How do you take care of your skin?


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she doesn’t recommend plastic surgery, yet she can’t shut up about some fake japanese product, talk about hypocrisy.

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jay lewis on

The eminent psychotherapist Lowen wrote a book entitled “Narcissism” in which he stated a good lay definition of the affliction is the condition wherein one invests more of their energy, interests, and personal devotion to their image rather than their “self.”

This greatly talented actress has simply shown here she is far more free from the affliction than are those who, in their added affliction of obsessive compulsive complex cannot stop until their sausage lips and sunken cheeks clearly do deserve pity.

Raven on

I don’t think that “people in their 20′s” need Cate Blanchett’s “pity”. Get over yourself.

– D on March 3rd, 2012

uh i think she’s talking about “people in their 20s” getting plastic surgery … a la Lindsey Lohan, Kim Kardashian, etc.

anyway, Cate is stunning.

Karen on

Oh yeah, right! She will when she gets older. Don’t even go there!

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