Naomi Watts Says This Retinol Serum Is a ‘Game-Changer’ for Her Skin

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Actress Naomi Watts shared her clean beauty routine with The Chalkboard this week and—to put it succinctly— the luxe skin-care and serum lineup is seriously enviable.

The 51-year old admits that she “started off a bit of a skeptic” to the green scene, but she’s since become a believer, even co-founding clean-beauty store ONDA, which now boasts locations in New York, London and Sydney, with two of her friends.

“I always thought that if it didn’t hurt, it probably wouldn’t work!” she shared. “Once I started trying things, I saw not only real efficacy, but a solid shift in my overly sensitive skin.  Knowing that there are no harmful ingredients makes so much sense. It’s important to be aware of not only what you’re putting in your body, but on your body too. I think switching to clean products can seem daunting, but finding a balance is the best way to go about it. I’d suggest choosing one or two products to try and slowly make changes according to what works best for you. There’s an undeniable pull toward health and wellbeing, so removing non-toxic products just makes sense.”

Some of the first products she credited as helping her make the move to clean:  Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum ($100) and Daily Hydrating Cream ($75) and Tammy Fender Cleansing Milk ($55).

“I also was a big convert with Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Night Serum ($110)—that one is a game changer!”

Watts also told The Chalkboard that she’s a fan of “the whole” Barbara Sturm line and has a special something for vitamin C serums. “She’s really created something wonderful for sensitive skin. I love her face cream in particular—DBS Face Cream Rich ($230). I also love Saint Jane The C Drops ($90). The formulation is particularly useful for me as I have sensitive skin, so I take care with vitamin C serums. Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum ($185) is beautiful for daily nourishment and I use the Goop Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator ($125) for when I want to exfoliate and brighten my skin.”

As for makeup, she credits two brands in particular for clean color: “BeautyCounter does great selection of colors. My go-to products otherwise are BeautyCounter Dew Skin ($45), which has a good SPF, RMS concealer ($36) and a BeautyCounter eyebrow pencil.”

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