Naomi Watts’ Zen Moments

A calming catchup with The Watcher actor and founder of Stripes skincare

Photography by BEN WATTS


Where do you live?
I’ve lived all over Los Angeles. I had a house in Brentwood, and lived in West Hollywood and Hollywood Hills, but I’m a New Yorker now.

Where do you feel most zen?
Definitely in a bath. The works—candles, salts, a podcast.

Favorite hike?
Whenever I’m in L.A., I love to hike Franklin Canyon Park.

Favorite beach?
Sydney beaches for the nostalgia and the views. In California, Point Dume in Malibu.

Favorite relaxing getaway?
Nature in any port! The sound of trees and grass, salty water—I’m a sucker for nature.

Favorite health food fix?
Crunchy salads win the race, always.

Do you follow a diet?
No restrictions for me, or I’ll just end up craving things. So I just moderate.

Favorite hotel?
Shutters on the Beach is a perfect place to stay in L.A. But, my favorite hotel in the world is Le Pavillon de la Reine in Paris.

Favorite gym/class?
I like Pilates, The Class by Taryn Toomey or Yoga Sculpt.

Favorite spa? Treatment?
Nothing relaxes me more than a good facial massage. Onda’s are the best! And I love Beverly Hot Springs for a classic Korean spa experience.

Where do you take visiting friends?
Hiking is always something I want to share with friends in L.A., along with a meal at Locanda Portofino in Santa Monica. In New York, the West Village is a must-see with visiting friends.

What’s in your cosmetics bag?
Beauty counter lip balm; Kosas eyebrow pencil; Relevant sunscreen; Gucci Westman blush stick; Rose Inc lipstick.

Favorite skincare?
I swear by The Power Move by Stripes, jam packed with ectoine, mushroom extract and hyaluronic acids.

Hair products?
I’m loving the K18 Hair line, which is great because I still color my hair (although I’ve reduced it).

Favorite home item?
Costa Brazil’s candles. I have them everywhere.

Favorite flowers?
Peonies. Daisies and sweet peas remind me of a wild English garden. I also love Ranunculus.

What book are you reading?
Everything related to menopause. Kelly Casperson’s You Are Not Broken and Amanda Thebe’s Menopocalypse.

Favorite musician/album to help you relax?
Anything David Bowie.

Favorite podcasts?
I like to bounce around between On Being with Krista Tippett, Making Sense with Sam Harris, The Peter Attia Drive and Unlocking Us.


This story originally appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of C Magazine.

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