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Helen Mirren finds moisturiser pointless

IANS | Los Angeles |

Actress Helen Mirren doesn't think a moisturiser has any impact on reducing the signs of ageing, but she likes to apply the product to make her feel "better" about herself.

The 72-year-old believes the skincare items she uses do nothing for her complexion, reports

Talking about her beauty regime, she said: "I'm an eternal optimist – I know that when I put my moisturiser on it probably does f**k all, but it just makes me feel better. I'm not setting standards for others. All I can do is be who I am. I've always loved make-up."

The Queen actress says she used to be furious when she would see an advertisement promoting beauty products was fronted by a fresh-faced youngster.

"It used to drive me crazy that the ads promoting skin products were using photographs of 15 and 16-year-old girls.

"As a 30-year-old, I used to look at that and think, what the f**k are you talking about? It was ridiculous. P**sed me off majorly. Advertisers are only just coming out of that, and it's taken them a long time," she said.