Naomi Watts has stopped wearing perfume every day because she has become more “sensitive to smell”.
The star of ‘The Watcher’, who became perimenopausal at 36, created her Stripes beauty brand to meet the needs of menopausal women and one of her favorite products in a body oil because it can give it a “subtle” scent. .
When asked what her favorite product in the range was, she told HarpersBazaar.com: “I love The Full Monty, which is our body oil. It leaves such a beautiful, velvety finish, and it’s not greasy, plus it has loads of antioxidants. And the smell is simply divine.
“Interestingly, you become more sensitive to smell when you’re in menopause, and what you used to love before, you suddenly can’t tolerate. So the scents are subtle, but they’re enough.
“I tend not to wear perfume as much unless I’m going out. I don’t want to wear perfume every day like I may have at different times in my life, so body oil gives you that nice scent.”
While the 54-year-old actress likes body oil, her “number one favourite” item in the range is a serum.
She said: “I am deeply in love with the serum. It can live on its own, you don’t have to have a moisturizer on top of it. It’s packed with five different types of hyaluronic acid, mushroom extract and really great for strengthening the skin barrier, but also to create deep hydration at the cellular level. That’s my number one favorite.”
Naomi partnered with Amyris for their new range and quickly knew they were the right company to collaborate with.
She said, “I knew I wanted to work with a partner, because I still have my day job, which I really enjoy. I had heard of Amyris several times in the beauty space coming from ONDA Beauty, and I knew I wanted to work with a lab that only I would use clean ingredients.
“I knew they were creating formulas for other brands, but I didn’t know they were creating brands from scratch, so I basically went in cold.
“They were definitely a company that believed in being clean and sustainable, and had the right alignment in every way, as well as great resources. I literally walked right up to the beginning of the pandemic and talked to them about the idea, vision and purpose of the brand.” , and they clung to him immediately.
“I would say it happened pretty quickly, but it’s also been a solid 18 months, almost two years, since that call.”