What Makes You Pretty Happy?
For the busier-thanever mompreneur, it’s all about multipurpose products and pampering Sundays.
Jessica Alba is all about Sunday pampering
Multitasking is a way of life for the actor, entrepreneur, and mom of three. Since giving birth to her son, Hayes, in December, Alba has completely relaunched her Honest Beauty brand. The updated product collection boasts improved clean formulas, new packaging, and lower prices, which make life easier for busy women. “I no longer have time to plan ahead,” Alba says. “I just handle things as they come now.” This is where her favorite product, Magic Balm ($18, honestbeauty.com), comes in. It’s one fix for every type of skin surprise. “I put it on dry lips, tap it down the bridge of my nose and along my cheekbones to add a highlight, and smooth it over any areas where my makeup clumps,” she says. “It makes me look hydrated. When I’m dehydrated, I look so much more tired.” That explains why Alba is also motivated to “pound water, which I spike with chlorophyll and rose water,” she says. Her other trick for finding inner and outer radiance: self-care Sundays. “When the baby naps, I fill the bathtub with salts and body oil, put on a charcoal face mask and a hydrating hair mask, and chill,” she says. But for the ultimate reset, she has to get out of town. “All my best beauty days happen on vacation,” Alba says. “It’s because I get to sleep.” For more of what keeps Alba at her pretty happiest, turn the page.