Known for his macabre roles in classic horror films such as “Mulholland Drive,” “The Ring” and most recently, Netflix’s haunting true-crime thriller, “The Watcher.” , Naomi Watts has never been one to shy away from scary things or taboos. subjects. And now the 54-year-old Oscar-nominated actress has turned her fearless eye to an unusual topic shrouded in secrecy: menopause.
Stripes, her new 11-piece menopausal beauty collection launched in collaboration with biotech company Amyris, was inspired by Watts’ own early menopause experience, helping her open up. eyes wide on the stigma surrounding this much-talked-about topic. “I started the hormonal transition to perimenopause in my late 30s and menopause in my 30s. the early forties. It was a lonely and embarrassing experience. There is no community and no one to talk to.”
Driven by her experience at Onda, a clean cosmetics retailer she co-founded in 2014, the actress created Stripes more than just to provide products that meet changing needs. of menopausal skin but also provides a “home where women can find a sense of community and the information they need to help them make informed decisions about their health.”
Here, the actress talks to CNN Underscored about her experience with menopause and Skin Care.
Can you tell us a little more about your menopause experience—and how it led you to create Stripes?
“During menopause, I started to take a closer look at the ingredients. I was able to manage with my other symptoms, but the skin issues really pushed me to that ‘aha’ moment. It’s also clear to me that women my age are underrepresented – in the marketplace, in storytelling, or in the media. I learned a lot from my experience at Onda and I thought, ‘I want to do this’.”
How does menopause affect your skin, and how have you changed your beauty routine as a result?
“My skin is a huge problem during hormonal changes and I need an immediate solution. I switched to a clean product and saw immediate results. My skin is drier and more sensitive, so I need to kick out certain habits, such as over-exfoliating and strong dosages. vitamin C. I have found success using the mist, which enhances the moisturizing effects of my skin. moisturizer.”
What is your beauty philosophy and how has it evolved over time?
“Enjoy till the end!! Seriously – I can’t believe how critical I was to myself; It’s annoying to think about. The flip side of getting older is that you finally realize who you are, inside and out. I find the best beauty in women who are comfortable with themselves and aren’t afraid to live life on their own terms, on their own terms.
How has your beauty routine changed since the pandemic began?
“During the quarantine, we all learned how to treat at home and spent time watching all the videos on how to use certain tools and apply the products in different ways. beauty trends like fashion; they move very fast. I am a curious person by nature and always want to find out what happens next. Right now, I’m in love Lyma laser system. It’s incredibly expensive, but I’m seeing results.”
Here are some products that the actress cannot live without:
“If you need a little extra hydration, this works great on top of the Power Move serum. It is light, non-greasy and deeply moisturizing. In addition to ectoine and squalene, two great moisturizers, it also contains an antioxidant-rich blend of vitamins.”
“Loaded with mineral peptides and hyaluronic acid, this leaves my skin plump and hydrated. I also like the smell of Osea and its affordable price.”
“I’ve always had beautiful hair and it’s been damaged over the years, so I need to protect what’s left! I am seeing great results using this conditioner on my colored hair.”
“Gucci Westman makeup brush is super luxurious. They are handmade in Japan. The nylon bristles are incredibly soft, dispensing just the right amount of product without any streaks.