Ricky Gervais' Pre-Golden Globes Beauty Prep

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Ricky Gervais is back for the second year to host the Golden Globes, and it seems that his comedy routine isn't the only thing that needs smoothing out this time around.

The British comedian, 49, was recently spotted at Clyde's pharmacy in New York City where he applied Immunocologie Line Smoothing Treatment Serum, $175, to half of his face. An eyewitness tells Usmagazine.com that Gervais was so thrilled by the instant brightening and firming effect that he snapped up two bottles of the pricey anti-aging potion.

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In addition to looking fresh-faced, you can also expect the funnyman to make the A-list audience cringe on the big night. "I'm going to go all out this time," Gervais revealed on Ryan Seacrest's 102.7 KIIS-FM radio show. "I'm going to make sure they're never going to invite me back!"