Setting up shop to chat with Claire Holt means you’re settling in for some very detailed beauty talk. (The Australian actress once told us she uses 15 sunscreens in her routine.) This summer, the 35-year-old has had to revise that a bit as she’s expecting her third child, but that doesn’t mean skin care and wellness have gone to the wayside.
“I’ve always been into sunscreen, but I’m really into it right now because, when I’m pregnant, I get melasma really badly. I need to lather it on 7,000 times a day to stop looking like I have these crazy brown patches on my face. I really love Supergoop! I went on a non-toxic quest when I found out that I was pregnant, and the Supergoop! Glowscreen has a really great rating. I always check on the EWG skin database and that one is my favorite.”
“I actually don’t use many Australian SPFs. I went home at Christmas time, and a lot of them were similar to the ones in the United States, so I didn’t get too excited and bring any back with me. I’ve been here for so long now in the States that I feel really out of touch with all the great Australian products, which is such a sad thing!”
“I use a lot of the Fig.1 products. I use the Micellar Oil Cleanser and I love the Hydrating & Balancing Toner. I just started using the iS Clinical Pro-Heal Advanced Serum, and they tell me it is pregnancy safe. And I love the Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil. I put that all-over my face a thousand times a day.”
“I’ve had one facial and one massage since I’ve gotten pregnant and I keep telling myself every week that I need to get another one [laughs]. The other two children get in the way. I think it’s harder to practice self-care, the more children you have, but I’m trying. This is a good reminder. I’m going to get one this week.”
Pen to Paper
“I’ve been really enjoying connecting with people through my website, The Corner. It’s a place that I’ve been using to share my deepest and most vulnerable thoughts. Let me try to explain this the right way…it feels like a safe place for me to share things because I know that the people who are coming to read it are most likely the people who need it. I’ve been sharing a lot about pregnancy, health and fitness and my anxiety throughout this process; I’ve had pretty intense anxiety. I also have been sharing maternity fashion and just all the things that help get me through and the feelings I’ve been having. I really love to write. That’s been a great outlet for me. When I give birth, we’ll see if I feel up to going back to acting. I really enjoy it and I miss it. If it works for my family, it’s definitely something that I’d like to do. Until then, I am going to find as many little creative outlets as I can and try to keep myself busy. I just let the future unfold as it’s going to without trying to control too much.”
Editor’s Note: This interview took place prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.