Zen Moment: Kate Hudson

How the actor who joined forces with Juice Beauty finds her chill




Where do you live?
Los Angeles, towards the ocean. I’m an ocean dweller.

Where do you feel most zen?
I feel most zen in the water. I’m all fire.

Favorite hike?
The Ray Miller Backbone Trail right before Oxnard where Danny [Fujikawa] proposed to me.

Favorite relaxing getaway?
I go to Palm Desert; that desert energy, the negative ions, whatever is happening—I just completely recharge.

Favorite health food fix?
My InBloom supplements. Brain Flow literally wakes your brain up with lion’s mane and ashwagandha. I do a Brain Flow latte with oat milk or almond milk—it tastes great. The other thing that I take is the Beauty Aura—mixed with water and ice—for collagen. It’s so refreshing.

Do you follow a diet?
I lean towards mostly plant-based, Mediterranean type of food. Intermittent fasting has changed my energy levels, my metabolism and even my strength training. I feel stronger. I don’t eat from 7 p.m. until noon. That’s just my lifestyle baseline, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t go out and eat and have cocktails.

Favorite hotels?
Hotel Bel-Air is romantic and tucked away, and Post Ranch Inn speaks to me the most of all the hotels in California.

Favorite class?
When I was a little girl, my mom [Goldie Hawn] used to go take ’80s aerobic dance classes. Then for some reason it died out, and Tracy Anderson brought that back—but with a lot more knowledge and understanding of the body. [And] I subscribe to this app called Future. It’s basically your own personal coach—they check in with you, customize everything, and you have a one-on-one relationship with them. Functional movement trainer Brian Nguyen has taught me a lot about power, strength, flexibility and mobility. I work out three times a week—it’s my “me” time.


“If you really want to understand California, you need to see the sequoias. Just mind-blowing”

Kate Hudson


Favorite treatments?
I really love things that feel like they’re working, like Thai massage, which incorporates mobility and stretching. But if you want to know the truth: If I have an hour, I want a colonic. It’s the healthiest and best thing we should be doing is understanding our gut. To me, having that is like a luxury.

Where do you take visiting friends?
I love Healdsburg and Sonoma. We would do the wine thing because we have some of the best wines in the world. And if you really want to understand California, you need to see the sequoias. Just mind-blowing.


Favorite skincare?
When I’ve been working out a lot or I’ve been wearing a lot of makeup I use the Kate Hudson ♥️ Juice Beauty Clarifying Toning Cocktail Concentrate. I use Hydrating Radiance when I need an extra boost. I really love to mix and match using the Revitalizing Acacia + Rose Powder Mask and the serums. Right now, I’m also loving Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil.

Favorite flowers?
Sunflower fields take my breath away. Gardenias are special to me because they’re my mom’s favorite flower, so when I see them, I just feel my mom.

What book are you reading?
I’m learning about ikigai—a Japanese philosophy about understanding your life’s purpose, which is believed to be the key to longevity—through How to Ikigai by Tim Tamashiro.

Favorite musicians?
Haim and Brandi Carlile’s newest records, and Lucius has a song that they did with Sheryl Crow and Brandi called “Dance Around It”—so good!

Favorite podcast?
Huberman Lab. [The host, Dr. Andrew Huberman, is] a Stanford professor, and I just learn so much from his podcast.


A version of this story originally appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of C Magazine.

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