On looking good
I seem to have persuaded Charlotte Raven, and doubtless now many others too, that Yves Saint Laurent’s Forever Youth Liberator skin cream is the real deal. I don’t know if my ageing shoulders can bear the weight of this responsibility. All I can say in my defence is that it would have been unfair to YSL to allow my instinct to scoff override my judgement of the science - on which, more here. But as Ms Raven points out, ultimately I reserve judgement. Where I do not reserve judgement is in saying, with what I hope does not seem like cloying gallantry, that it is hard to see why she would feel the need to consider shelling out for this gloop even if it does what it says on the tin. Or rather, it is very easy to understand why she feels the pressure to do so, given the ways of the world, but also evident that she has every cause to ignore it. No look, I’m not saying that if she didn’t look so good without makeup and rejuvenating creams then she’d be well advised to start slapping them on, it’s just that… Oh dear, this is a minefield.