To the actor and writer, Botox is anything but taboo.

By Isabel Burton
March 03, 2020
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Jenny Mollen is not one to hold back.

On social media, the actor, comedian, and best-selling author shares the raw hilarity of navigating a chaotic life with her husband, Jason Biggs (yes, the actor), and their two young kids. As expected, Mollen, who doesn’t hesitate to post barefaced and broken out, is just as candid about her beauty non-negotiables. “Let’s be honest: Botox fixes everything,” she says. “The procedure takes 10 minutes, and I can then go right back to my insane world.” (See: Why I Got Botox In My 20s)

And to Mollen, 40, a quick beauty treatment doesn't just serve as an opportunity to re-charge her skin—it creates a domino effect that boosts her all-around well-being. “When I feel good, whether it’s because I have a smoother forehead or my hair is done, I approach life much more powerfully," says Mollen. "It’s so important to take care of yourself.”

And that doesn't only involve a few injections. “I use marula face oil daily,” she says. The star turns to SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator (Buy It, $120, dermstore.com) for deeply hydrated skin and Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil (Buy It, $40, sephora.com) to nourish without added essential oils. (If needles scare you to death, these non-invasive alternatives are the next best thing to Botox.)

Other things that help Mollen harness her power? Exercise. “I work out most mornings with a trainer or I swim," she says. "I do a half hour in the pool, because you have to have the discipline of a Buddhist monk to go any longer.” (BTW, Mollen is burning *major* calories with that workout.)

But at the end of the day, a killer outfit is the key to staying calm, cool, and collected, no matter what life throws at her. “I’m obsessed with menswear," says Mollen. "If I’m wearing a blazer, I’m good.”

Source: Shape Magazine, March 2020 issue
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