StyleBistro Exclusive: Jaclyn Smith on Beauty after 50

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StyleBistro Exclusive: Jaclyn Smith on Beauty after 50Jaclyn Smith (Getty) Texas native Jaclyn Smith has a lot to celebrate—a fact she’s quick to acknowledge. “I’ve been a fortunate girl, I grew up in a family that loved me from day one,” Smith told us in an exclusive interview. “I feel well grounded and lucky from that. So everything else is a bonus, because I grew up in this family that I adored, and adored me, and I think when you have that, you are already ahead of the game in the sense of how you feel about yourself.”

Charlie’s Angels may have made Jaclyn Smith a star, but these days, she’s recognized as one of the apparel industry’s most successful celebrity branding stories. In 2010, Smith celebrated the 25th year of her clothing collection for Kmart. “Kmart's as much a part of my history as Charlie's Angels,” Smith asserted. “Twenty-five years! It's not just a celebrity brand.”

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“It was a match made in heaven because it's been an education in branding and mass-marketing and knowing my customer, and staying modern and fresh,” Smith told us. These days, Smith is particularly enthusiastic about her home collection, which she lovingly calls her “true passion.” Smith also lends her eye for interior design to a fabric collection for Trend, with coordinating pieces organized by color palette.

Now Smith is making a move into the beauty business. After years of careful consideration, Smith recently launched her own skincare line, a collaborative effort with her husband, a doctor. “We took products I’ve loved throughout the years—most of my products are dermatologist products—and we broke them down, analyzed them. [My husband] explained to me how we could enhance it, or what it was I liked in it, so I came up with a very simple skincare regime: a liquid cleaner, an eye cream, a night cream with retinol,” Smith explained. “There are things you need to do to enhance your skin and keep it healthy.”

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Smith also has her own line of wigs for Paula Young, which she considers a quick fix for a rough start: “It’s fun! it's fun: You have a bad hair day, you plop one on. You want a gold streak in your hair, you use a clip-on. You have to be imaginative in life, you can't just sit back and do what you've always done. Shake it up a little!”

It should surprise no one that Smith feels her finest when she’s productive—at any given time she’s juggling several different projects, immersing herself in the details. When we interviewed her, she was planning to create mini Christmas trees—with Jaclyn Smith for Kmart ornaments, natch—for busy friends, excited to make the holiday season a little warmer for those she loves. “I think I feel my best—I really feel the fountain of youth is inside, not out—when I'm just surrounded with love,” Smith said. “When I'm with my family and we're all having a wonderful time together. There's nothing greater than your family surrounding you.”

StyleBistro Exclusive: Jaclyn Smith on Beauty after 50

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