Jennifer Lopez Denies Ever Having Used Botox In Sharing Her Beauty Secrets

Jennifer Lopez has one of the most recognizable faces in entertainment right now. And what a face it is. The actress, singer and dancer has often been praised for how good she looks “for her age,” but don’t try that backhanded compliment with her. She’s not likely to take it sitting down.

Born in 1969 in the Bronx borough of New York City, Lopez stole the nation’s hearts with her performance in the 1997 hit biopic “Selena” and hasn’t stopped since. Now in her 50s, Lopez is arguably one of the most influential Latin performers in the world. Her movies have grossed over $3 billion, and she has sold around 80 million copies of her musical recordings worldwide.

In addition to performing, she has clothing lines, perfumes, and a charity that provides medical care to disadvantaged children. The star has incredible skills: singing, dancing, acting and producing. What you may not know is that she has 14-year-old twins. She married Marc Anthony in 2004 and had a set of fraternal twins, Emme and Maximilian.

Lopez and Anthony split up in 2011. The divorce was finalized in 2014, and Lopez got primary custody of the twins. Lopez made headlines when it was reported she had found love once again with someone from her past – Ben Affleck. The pair famously dated during the early 2000s but parted ways before finding their way back to each other two decades later. They married in July 2022. 

Now, Lopez is on a mission: to show the world that you can be youthful and timeless at every age.

In January 2021, Lopez launched her first beauty line, JLo Beauty. Since its inception, Lopez has ensured that the brand’s mission is timeless beauty. “Our tagline is, ‘Beauty has no expiration date’ because to me, ageless isn’t just a mindset — you can feel youthful at any age and feel great, not just great for 50,” she explained about her line. 

Focusing on age has come to be a bane for Lopez, who delved into the matter further with Elle.

“You never want to hear you look great for 50. They want to just hear you look great, no matter what age you are. And for me and for the company, that is a big part of it. We don’t want people going, you look great for 60, 50, 40, 35. You want people to just go, wow, you look amazing,” she said. 

Lopez said she had some great beauty advice from her mom that she also wanted to share.

“My mom used to say that olive oil was the cure-all for everything. And it’s a secret I’ve used over the years because it really does work. When we went to do this, that was the first thing I said: It has to have olive oil extract as a basis,” she divulged.

As for Lopez’s biggest beauty secret? Sunscreen, she said.

“One of the big things I would encourage everybody to do from the time they’re 15 years old, even younger, is wear sunscreen every day. … That’s a big skincare secret that people kind of do but don’t do. They use moisturizers, but they don’t put on sunscreen every day. That is something I have done from the time I was 22 years old,” she told the outlet.

Lopez proved she was a natural and timeless beauty when she posted a clip of herself completely bared-faced. Fans were stunned at how good the icon looked makeup-free. However, many were also skeptical about whether the star used Botox, a claim Lopez has consistently denied. 

“I don’t judge anybody. If you want to do Botox and injectables, that’s fine! But I don’t want people lying on me and saying, ‘Oh, she’s trying to make believe that this stuff works,’” Lopez told People in January 2021.

She related an almost-experience with Botox in her early 20s to Elle.

“I went to this other doctor with the boyfriend, and again, I was 20-something years old, and I haven’t ever had Botox to this day. And she said, ‘Did you know you have a little line right here? We should start Botox.’ I mean, I had to be 23 years old, right? And I was like, ‘I’m going to pass.’ I didn’t like needles anyway, but the boyfriend’s like, ‘Yeah, you should start it. I do that.’ I was like, no, thank you. 

“And I just wonder what would’ve happened to me if I would’ve started Botox at 23, what I would look like right now,” Lopez mulled.

Despite the options women have when it comes to products today, Lopez said it’s important to remember that beauty is only skin deep.

“I heard this saying once when I was younger: Until 25, you get the face you’re born with, but after 25, you get the face you deserve. And I was like, oh, act accordingly. You have to be a nice, beautiful person on the inside if you want to have your face reflect that. You become what you think and how you act.”

In April 2022, Lopez again went bare-faced to share her daily beauty routine with the world via a video on her Instagram. Starting with a few words of affirmation to start her day, she then moved on to her routine, which comprised only four steps and was done within five minutes. 

First, she said she washed her face in the shower with a cleanser from her own beauty line, JLo Beauty, called That Hit Single gel-cream cleanser, described as being “sulfate-free” and “antioxidant-enriched” on her website. She then moved on to a serum, also from her JLo Beauty Line, called the That JLo Glow serum, described on the same website as a “mega-rich gel serum” that tightens and lifts the skin while still feeling hydrating, giving you that “instant star glow.” 

“Putting on my serum as usual—morning and night. Vitamins for the face. I like to think of it like taking my vitamins first thing in the morning,” Lopez said as she slathered the serum on her face and neck to give her “that J. Lo glow in a bottle.” She then moved on to the essential sunscreen portion of the routine with That Big Screen, while also assuring viewers there was no “special lighting” in the bathroom to disguise anything. “This is my face,” she said, adding sunscreen had been one of her beauty secrets she has sworn by since her late teens.  

Lastly, she ended with some That Fresh Take eye cream. “It’s always nice to have a little extra moisture around those places,” which could look too cakey with makeup on, she explained.

“That’s my morning routine,” she said before leaving viewers with a final positive note, “I choose happiness!”

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