Tom Cruise Searches for Fountain of Youth on Brazilian Doctor's Private Island
The 49-year-old action star's fresh face and friendship with a renowned plastic surgeon has some observers wondering if he's aging gracefully or getting assistance.
Tom Cruise, 49, is looking eerily younger than ever. Which leads us to surmise that A. he's getting some help or B. he's got a scary portrait in his attic. The actor -- who turns 50 on July 3, 2012, -- has looked particularly fresh-faced as he promotes his new movie Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol internationally.
So what's his secret? According to the Brazilian mag EPOCA, Cruise has had meetings with world famous Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr. Ivo Pitanguy. Cruise even invited the good doctor to the 2009 Rio premiere of Knight and Day. And on that same trip, Cruise, wife Katie Holmes and daughter Suri, were photographed having a lunch at Pitanguy's private iisland in Brazil's Bay of Kings.
British tabs are already reporting that Cruise has become more concerned with his skin, even using his wife's creams. Since Dr. Pitanguy's skin care line, Beauty By Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, is also available at U.S department stores such as Berdorf Goodman, Cruise could indeed be slathering on his friend's pricey goop. The New York Times has already lauded Pitanguy's new "It" Cream, the Restoring Formula in his PreVious skin care line. The cost: $300 for 1.7 ounces.
Pitanguy is credited with triggering Brazil's obsession with plastic surgery. He's allegedly worked on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Persian Empress Farah Diba, French president François Mitterrand and Frank Sinatra. A jet-setting multi-lingual Renaissance man, Ivo is also friends with Carla Bruni, the First Lady of France, Michael Caine and the late Salvador Dalí and Audrey Hepburn, The Times also profiled the good doctor, whose scapel has been said to be "guided by heaven."
Another aging celebrity we're keeping a close eye on is Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. Our sources say he's now using his girlfriend L'Wren Scott's magical skin potions from Dr. David Colbert, including Colbert's Intensify Facial Discs, Stimulating Serum, Nutrify and Protect Day Dream and Heal and Soothe Night Cream, available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and on his website.
If Dr. Colbert's products can make a difference in Mick's 68-year-old weathered face, we're buying this stuff in bulk. And how many Frequent Flyer miles does it take to get to Brazil?
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