Drew Barrymore Is Not a Fan of This Major Beauty Trend

The actress-producer talked all things skincare with ‘People’ in an exclusive new interview.
Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore.

Beauty trends come and go, but there’s one particular skincare industry movement that Drew Barrymore simply can’t get on board with: anti-aging products. The 49-year-old actress-producer shared as much in a new interview with People, in which she sat down with the publication to talk all things skincare and beauty. 

“I personally don’t even love the anti-aging messaging for myself,” Barrymore told the outlet. “And I’m 49. Because there’s no such thing as anti-aging. Aging is a privilege, and aging is also inevitable. So to fight that and have anything that has the word anti already has a little bit of a sort of negative skew, and to me, that’s just not the tone that I want in my beauty routine and definitely not for my girls.”

Barrymore is mom to daughters Olive, 11, and Frankie, 9, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman. The Drew Barrymore Show host noted that while she doesn’t really agree with “anti-aging” products in general, she particularly believes that they should not be marketed to younger generations, like her daughters. 

“I know that there are also a lot of anti-aging products out there, and I just want to make sure that young girls, while they’re really invested and in love with skincare—and there are many things that they could be interested in that would be far more perilous—are making sure that their skin is safe and the messages they’re receiving are healthy,” Barrymore added.

The Scream actress doubled down on her stance with an Instagram post on Tuesday, in which she announced her partnership with Dove in order “to raise awareness about this unnecessary beauty trend and help protect the self-esteem of young girls.”

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