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How to Do Naomi Watts’ Skincare Routine

Her clean beauty picks for sensitive skin.
Naomi Watts skincare routine

After two decades as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand leading ladies, Naomi Watts was starting to see the effects on her skin.

“Working in front of a camera under hot lights takes an incredible toll.... It’s not just the long days; it’s that there’s not just one session in the makeup chair. Makeup is reapplied all day long. It’s a lot of chemical wear and tear on your skin—and my skin started having reactions,” she explained in an interview with Goop.[1]

That’s when the former L’Oréal Paris ambassador, now 52, turned to clean beauty.

“I started off a bit of a skeptic.... I always thought that if it didn’t hurt, it probably wouldn’t work! Once I started trying things, I saw not only real efficacy, but a solid shift in my overly sensitive skin,” she told The Chalkboard.[2]

In fact, Naomi’s results were so transformative that she was inspired to embark on a new business venture. In 2016, she teamed up with two friends and business partners to launch the clean beauty emporium ONDA Beauty.

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Now, she gets to try all the clean beauty products she likes as part of the retailer’s rigorous vetting process. “We’re vetting things all the time. My bathroom is ridiculous. It’s filled with far too many potions, like an apothecary!” she revealed to InStyle.[3] “You can’t really reverse aging, unless you’re doing highly sophisticated things with machines and knives, but I think you can slow down the aging process by treating skin the right way—doing the double cleanse, exfoliating, using the right creams.”

Here’s what’s in Naomi’s rotation to keep her sensitive skin calm, hydrated and glowing.

Naomi Watts’ Skincare Routine (At a Glance)

  1. Makeup Removers: Tammy Fenderde MamielFace Halo
  2. Exfoliators: Goop BeautyJoanna Vargas
  3. Cleansers: African BotanicsJoanna VargasVENNOSEA
  4. Face Mists/Toners: OdacitéTammy FenderAfrican BotanicsThe Beauty ChefSodashiHannes Dóttir
  5. Serums: Dr. Barbara SturmTammy FenderJoanna VargasSaint JaneBeautycounterMarie Veronique
  6. Face Oils: Vintner’s DaughterSaint JaneDr. AlkaitisTammy Fender
  7. Moisturizers: Dr. Barbara SturmDr. AlkaitisDr. AlkaitisJoanna Vargas
  8. Eye Cream: Joanna Vargas
  9. Sunscreen: Josh Rosebrook
  10. Foundations: BeautycounterKosas
  11. Concealer: RMS Beauty
  12. Lip Balms: Olio E OssoGrown Alchemist
  13. Face Masks: OSEAEdible BeautyJoanna Vargas

Her Morning Skincare Routine

Goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
Joanna Vargas Exfoliating Mask
African Botanics Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser
Odacite Rose Neroli Hydra-Vitalizing Treatment Mist
Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water
African Botanics Rose Treatment Essence
The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
Tammy Fender Plant Milk Serum
Joanna Vargas Daily Serum
Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum
Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Day Creme
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30
Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Kosas Tinted Face Oil
RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up
Olio E Osso Balm

Her Nighttime Skincare Routine

Tammy Fender Cleansing Milk
de Mamiel Pure Calm Cleansing Dew
Face Halo The Modern Makeup Remover
African Botanics Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser
Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash
VENN Moisture Balance All-In-One Face Cleanser
OSEA Ocean Cleanser
Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water
Sodashi Calming Rose Face Mist
Hannes Dottir Mineral Mist
Saint Jane The C-Drops
Beautycounter Counter All Bright C Serum
Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Night Serum
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Ageless Facial Elixir
Tammy Fender Quintessential Serum
Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum
Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Night Creme
Joanna Vargas Daily Hydrating Cream
Joanna Vargas Revitalizing Eye Cream
Grown Alchemist Lip Balm

Her Skincare Treatments

OSEA White Algae Mask
Edible Beauty Express Bloom of Youth Infusion Mask
Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Hydrating Mask
Skin Gym Rose Quartz Gua Sha

Her Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle


“I try to drink tons of water, but I’m not that consistent with it. It’s kind of irritating because when I do, so much of my life is spent running to the restroom, but my skin looks so much better.”

The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost
The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost
The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Essential


“I can tell right away if I’ve had a good night’s sleep and if I drank the right amount of water the day before. If I don’t do well on both of those things, it absolutely manifests in my skin.”


“I just think you have to embrace the aging process. Yes, I sometimes wish I didn’t have these lines around my mouth or chin, but my mind feels so much sturdier than it did in my 20s.”

Sources: [1][2][3][4][5][6] • [7][8][9][10] • [11]

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