beauty ‘I’m 33, and I have no idea what ageing is supposed to look like.’ Tamara Davis

What does a woman in her thirties look like?

Good question. A better question might be: what does a woman of any age look like?

These days, it’s hard to tell.

On the one hand, you have Jennifer Aniston, on the cover of Allure magazine, looking as taut and terrific as she did at 23. Only she’s 53. 

I see smooth, tanned limbs, and a wrinkle-free face, and I think: ‘Good on her. That seems a bit superhuman, but I suppose it checks out. What with the personal trainers and the private chefs and the no-doubt diligence required of being an A-list actress in the public eye…’ 

Yes, my internal dialogue says – you could look like that, couldn’t you? At 53. It’s possible.

On the other hand, just this week, you have Julia Fox, another actress, taking to TikTok to rage against the cosmetics industry and its prolific use of the term ‘anti-ageing’.

She wants us to know that, actually, “ageing is fully in.”

@juliafox Ooooo I know this is gonna make the broke boys mad #OLDISIN ♬ original sound – Julia fox

“If I see another product that says anti-ageing on the label, I’m suing,” she told her followers.

“I’m going to sue because I’m gonna age regardless of if I put the f**king $500 serum on my face. And you all f**king know it, and we know it, so let’s stop lying to ourselves.”

She ended the rant by saying, defiantly, “getting old is f**king hot.” 

It’s sexy, she assured us.

And I so want to believe that, I do. I think we’re all ready for ageing to be “in”.