At this point, Emma Watson is practically the poster child for health-savvy feminists everywhere. (And you can bet she knows her Audre Lorde.)

Case in point: In addition to her role as a United Nations ambassador, the Beauty and the Beast actress is a fanatical self-care pro, a champion of women’s rights, and an expert when it comes to eco-friendly fashion and beauty. (And she still has time to give out genius advice to unsuspecting commuters.)

But, as busy as Watson is, she’s learned to turn what makes her feel healthy into a lifestyle—so she never gets too overwhelmed.

Whether she’s stocking up on feminist reads or scrolling Instagram for the latest in sustainable style, the Harry Potter alum shared the healthy habits that round out her busy schedule in recent interviews with Coveteur and others. (Consider us impressed.)

Scroll down for 6 elements you can use to create a Watson-approved, good-for-you routine.

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1. Make self-care a priority

You can’t have a crazy, busy schedule without making sure you’re nurturing yourself along the way: “I am . Meditation’s been very good. I’m a big bath girl. I take a bath every day; that’s definitely part of my self-care,” Watson says. (Perhaps a good nightly-soak-plus-face-mask-combo would do the trick?)

2. Take time to recharge

Watson already secured her bragging rights as the ultimate “fanatical nester,” but it turns out that she’s not just silently meditating while skipping a night out in favor of staying in: “This is going to make me seem very uncool, but I will watch Friends reruns forever. My friends are like, ‘Why are you doing this?’ It’s one of those comforting things to have in the background that just kind of makes you feel like everything’s going to be okay.”

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3. Never stop learning

Just like Hermione, Watson is a major bookworm. On her Instagram feed, Watson has been spotted reading (and hiding in subway stations!) feminist classics like Women Who Run With Wolves, The Vaginal Monologues, and Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road. “I am a sucker for anything that promises to change my life,” Watson says.

4. Pay attention to what you’re wearing

As a huge advocate for sustainable fashion, Watson has spoken publicly about why it’s important to use locally sourced and organic fabrics and materials in your clothing—not to mention shown off her serious style chops on the red carpet and Instagram. (She even created a new handle dedicated to her eco-conscious looks while promoting Beauty and the Beast.)

“It’s actually not just about even what you purchase; it’s about, whatever you buy, would you wear it 30 times? That makes anything ethical and sustainable,” Watson says. “That’s really the issue that we have with our fashion, that people are buying clothes and throwing them away after wearing them twice, filling land mines, creating unsafe working conditions. Destroying the planet, essentially.” And she swears it doesn’t need to be all couture or high-end designers—some of her favorite ways to wear it? Visiting vintage or consignment shops or checking out budget-friendly brands, from Teeki to Alternative Apparel.

5. Wear natural beauty products

And it makes sense that her sustainability extends into beauty, favoring an 80/20 rule for all products (and no, it’s different than the diet): “The majority of the things I buy I try to have chemical-free as much as possible, but there are some things which you just can’t find. Like a natural, waterproof mascara. But I’m trying!” (We feel you, Emma—until then, we’re swiping on the tried-and-true.)

6. Find workouts that inspire you

Although the actress rarely serves up sweaty selfies, she has been known to dabble in things that inspire her (and happen to rev up the heart rate at the same time). She recently shared her affinity for quick—but strenuous—workouts that also involve the mind. She recently showed off her boxing chops when training with a self-defense coach, but most often she sticks to the three S’s (stretching, strength and stillness), according to her trainer Emily Drew: “The workouts are approximately 30 minutes in duration, need little equipment, and are perfectly balanced.” We’d expect no less from this super-savvy star.

Originally published March 6, 2017. Updated May 25, 2018.

If you’re ready to make the jump into eco-friendly beauty and fashion, a la Emma Watson: Find out which 3 products you should ditch ASAP from your makeup bag. Or check out these 10 sustainable, chic activewear brands you can actually sweat in.


Emma Watson is the ultimate woman, using her fame to highlight issues that are important to her, focusing on empowering others, and trying her best to stay educated and on top of the issues that matter. While we all loved her for her portrayal of Hermione in Harry Potter, it seems like she’s grown up into a full-on Hermione in the flesh. Emma is notoriously private with some things, usually posting on Instagram only to highlight issues and talk about things that matter to her. She works hard, and she tries to make a difference, acknowledging her privileges and empowering women to do more.

A day in the life of Emma Watson surely involves a lot of planning, fun, and thinking about the issues that matter to her.

We planned our day like Emma Watson might in the Getting Stuff Done planner, and it’s all about learning, being your best self, and doing the things that matter to you. Want to live a day in the life of Emma Watson? Here’s how…



Emma’s daily routine starts at different times depending on what she’s up to, of course. But her morning routine always includes a good breakfast, “It’s my special thing, I make guacamole, salsa, and scrambled eggs, and then I cook the tortilla. It’s pretty simple, really, but yummy.” she told Marie Claire. She tries to eat a protein and fat filled breakfast first thing, which will fuel her day and help her tackle whatever is coming her way. She tends to stick to a diet full of lean protein, whole grains, and unsaturated fats but will allow herself a treat every now and then.

Emma’s workout regime is similarly laid back, she loves fast and effective workouts that combine a mental workout with a physical one. She regularly boxes, and tries other classes to develop her fitness skills, but her trainer Emily Drew makes sure her thirty-minute workouts are the perfect balance of stretching, strength, and stillness. She does postural correction stretches, stretching out her hip flexors and quads to make working out easier, then there are two circuits of leg and cardio workouts, and abs. After that. it’s all about reducing the stress hormones and bringing your body back, this includes stillness, stretching, and meditation. Emma ends each workout with a positive affirmation.



There’s no such thing as an average day for someone like Emma, whether it’s zipping around for shoots, magazine interviews, or rehearsals, lending her voice or face to another good cause, or simply speaking on a panel. Most days are busy, and days off don’t always happen on the weekend. And Emma has to be extremely careful about being spotted, she tends to travel to locations in secret and even bought her house via Skype. She told the Telegraph, “For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life and not. If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters. They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I just can’t give that tracking data,”

She is one of the richest women under thirty in the UK but has been very open about how what’s most important to her is that she uses this opportunity to highlight and make changes. From the open letter, she penned to a woman who died after being denied an abortion, to the various campaigns she stands for. Emma’s best work is in giving a voice to the voiceless and highlighting issues that are important.



Emma is often out and about in the evenings and has spoken about her love of the app Petcube, which allows her to interact with her pets when she’s away (she’s admitted being away so much makes her feel guilty). But when she’s at home, she told The Coveteur that she likes to make the most of her evenings and binge watch one particular show, “This is going to make me seem very uncool, but Friends! It blows my American friends’ minds, but in the UK, Friends still plays. There’s one channel that it’s on basically all the time, and I will watch Friends reruns forever. My friends are like, ‘Why are you doing this?’ It’s one of those comforting things to have in the background that just kind of makes you feel like everything’s going to be okay.”

If she’s not at home, relaxing, you will see photos of Emma at events, or hanging out with her favorite people. She describes herself as sillier than most people think, and has a love of pasta, so will often go out for dinner. Despite being nervous about being spotted, she tries to be careful and often turns down fan photos to protect her location.



It’s no secret that Emma loves reading. She even hides books around the London underground, sometimes. In her book club, Emma shared her opinions on her favorite books in her book club, “”As Iran enters another important period of change, with relations re-opening with much of the world, I think this is a particularly good time to pick up Persepolis, Satrapi’s deceptively simple, almost whimsical drawings belie the seriousness and rich complexity of her story–but it’s also very funny too.” Emma said, of the book Persepolis, which you may have seen in comic format doing the rounds on the internet. While she’s a voracious reader, Emma is also a lover of a good bath to wind down the day.

I have a bath every single day of my life. And if I can have two or three—amazing. Nothing terrible is going to happen in the bath, so I always find time for that. I’ll take phone conversations in the bath, anything.” she told Into The Gloss. She uses Epson salts and oils, Lola’s Apothecary milk bath, and French Girl Organics Sea Polish. After that, she’ll cleanse her face. “No matter what, I always wash my face at night. I could get back from a shoot at 4 AM and still cleanse, tone, and moisturize before going to bed. People are amazed by this, but it’s just one of those self-care practices that I really enjoy.” she said.

Emma Watson’s Easy But Effective 30-Minute Workout

Given how amazing she looks, you probably assume Emma Watson spends all of her down-time in the gym, right? Well, nope.

The actress only works out 30 minutes a day and still looks like a freaking goddess. Thankfully for us mortals, Watson’s trainer shared her super time-efficient workout regimen.

While Emma Watson is the name on everyone’s lips as she continues her press tour to promote “Beauty and the Beast,” Cosmopolitan dug up an old interview with the starlet’s trainer, Emily Drew, where she detailed the half-hour process she puts Watson through to attain her enviable bod.

Emily Drew revealed the regimen she puts Watson through focuses on the “Three S’s,” which are stretching, strength and stillness.

First, Watson does a few postural stretches to get the most out of her exercise. These are largely focused on her lower body, stretching out her quads, hamstrings and hip flexors for a half a minute each.

The bulk of the workout comes in the strength training. The first circuit is two eight-minute reps of lunges, squats and step-ups, followed by six minutes of stability ball exercises to tighten the core.

Finally, Drew emphasizes the importance of stillness to cap off the workout, which helps de-stress and find balance.

She has Emma Watson do a few minutes of yoga, followed by stretching again, and ending with three minutes of breathing meditation. The last thing Watson does is repeat an affirmation to herself 20 times each day.

You can check out a handy visual guide to Emma Watson’s 30-minute workout at the bottom of this post, courtesy of Emily Drew via

So, there you have it — that’s how it only takes Emma Watson 30 minutes to look like… well, Emma Watson.

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely thinking about canceling my gym membership, buying a stability ball and just cranking out an Emma Watson workout while watching half an episode of “Shameless.”

Citations: 6 Things Emma Watson Does To Stay In Killer Shape (Cosmopolitan)

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So, it’s okay for everyone to just admit to being a complete Fanboy / Fangirl for Emma Watson..

No, really, if you don’t admit it, we don’t believe you anyways.

You guys are probably familiar with my Dark Mark tattoo, showing off the fact that I’m a die hard Harry Potter fan (having read through the series near a dozen times) – and I’m so happy to have our first ever star from the series make it to SHJ.

I, myself, am a No-Maj that is just pretending to be a Death Eater (although in reality I’ve got Gryffindor in the Sorting Hat test countless times).

But, before I fanboy anymore, it’s a good time to point out the fact that Emma Watson has always shown off a slender and toned physique.

Also just appearing as Disney’s own Beauty and the Beast was a huge feat, so it’s only right that we give her some recognition.

And, hey, does anyone have any interest in seeing Daniel Radcliffe’s routine in the future?

Emma Watson Stats:

Height: 5’5

Weight: (approximate) 115 lbs.

Age: 27 years old

I think I may have a shot…

Watson stands in right around the average range for women, which is roughly 5’5-5’6ish, right there with ladies like Olivia Munn, Katie Cassidy, Jennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie, and a bunch more.

She’s taller than Scarlett Johansson, Emilia Clarke, and Natalie Portman, but shorter than women like Gal Gadot, Zendaya, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sophie Turner.

But, don’t worry your little Hermione loving hearts out – if you’re not the same height and weight range as Emma, this routine is still for you!

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Emma Watson Diet and Nutrition

One thing I immediately found out about Emma Watson’s diet was that she’s a big believer of starting her day off with a lot of protein.

That’s one thing we encourage women to do within The Academy Nutrition Classes (Vikings, Samurais, Hunter Gatherers, Minimalists, Monks, and Spartans), when incorporating intermittent fasting – and something that proves to be extremely beneficial for a lot of people to actively make a point of.

Emma told Marie Claire:

“It’s my special thing, I make guacamole, salsa, and scrambled eggs, and then I cook the tortilla. It’s pretty simple, really, but yummy.“

Other than Emma Watson’s morning protein fix, she’s a big fan of eating “real food”. She stays away from anything that has added preservatives and isn’t what we would generally think of as the healthier options.

This is something that can be done when we switch over to follow a dietary guideline set like paleo, mediterranean, or even nordic. But, we know combining the nutrition pillars at SHJ is very simple, and sustainable for everyone.

But, a couple fun facts we learn from Business Insider about Emma are:

  • She sticks to a diet full of lean protein, whole grains and unsaturated fat.
  • But she also indulges in pizza and Nutella every now and then.

It’s okay to occasionally be human – that’s why we’re creating SuperHUMANS here at SHJ.

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Emma Watson Workout Routine Research

Emma Watson loves being active. Along with hiking, cardio, and other fun activity, she also manages to get in other forms of training as well. tells us:

Rather than logging hour after hour at the gym, Watson gets in 30-minute workouts when she works with fitness instructor Emily Drew. Drew’s program focuses on three areas: stretching, strength and stillness. Stretches help Watson’s posture, keeping her looking long and lean, while the strength circuit combines leg, cardio, and ab exercises.

Stretching, Strength, and Stillness.

We like all those things.

We just did an article “What You Need to Know Before Starting Yoga“, AND released our Jedi Path within The Academy for yoga and meditation – so this is definitely something we get behind within our strength training and nutrition (adding yoga to the mix)!

Oh, and did I mention Watson is a yoga instructor as well?

Following the stretching, strength and stillness trend brings us to more about what she does with Drew:

The bulk of the workout comes in the strength training. The first circuit is two eight-minute reps of lunges, squats and step-ups, followed by six minutes of stability ball exercises to tighten the core.

Finally, Drew emphasizes the importance of stillness to cap off the workout, which helps de-stress and find balance. She has Emma Watson do a few minutes of yoga, followed by stretching again, and ending with three minutes of breathing meditation.

It seems to me that Watson does a routine very similar to things we love here at SHJ.

De-stressing, stretching, yoga, strength training, cardio, proper nutrition….what else could SuperHumans really ask for?

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Emma Watson Workout Routine

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3-5 days per week


I’m going to program you 3 days of Emma Watson styled workout routines that revolve around stretching, strength and stillness – and then the other 2+ days are contingent on you getting out there and getting active.

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Emma Watson Workout Day One: Stretching, Strength and Stillness



800m jog


Circuit One

20 Lunges

15 Air Squats

10 Wall Balls

1 Minute Wall Squat Hold

10 Wall Balls

15 Air Squats

20 Lunges

Circuit Two

30 V-Ups

20 Plank to Push Ups

10 Sit Ups

60 Second Plank Hold

10 Sit Ups

20 Plank to Push Ups

30 V-Ups


15-30 minutes of Yoga

3-5 minutes of Meditation and Stillness

Emma Watson Workout Day Two: Activity Day

If you’re an avid member of the SHJ Army you know exactly what this is.

This is your opportunity to get out there and take advantage of your fitness!

Go hiking, play sports, rock climb, have fun!

Emma Watson Workout Day Three: Stretching, Strength and Stillness



800m jog


Circuit One

20 Knee Ups (push ups)

15 Clean and Press (light)

10 Pull-ups (or pike push ups)

1 Minute Straight Arm Plank Hold

10 Pull-ups (or pike push ups)

15 Clean and Press (light)

20 Knee Ups (push ups)

Circuit Two

20 Lunges

15 Air Squats

10 Wall Balls

1 Minute Wall Squat Hold

10 Wall Balls

15 Air Squats

20 Lunges


15-30 minutes of Yoga

3-5 minutes of Meditation and Stillness

Emma Watson Workout Day Five: Stretching, Strength and Stillness



800m jog


Circuit One

30 V-Ups

20 Plank to Push Ups

10 Sit Ups

60 Second Plank Hold

10 Sit Ups

20 Plank to Push Ups

30 V-Ups

Circuit Two

20 Knee Ups (push ups)

15 Clean and Press (light)

10 Pull-ups (or pike push ups)

1 Minute Straight Arm Plank Hold

10 Pull-ups (or pike push ups)

15 Clean and Press (light)

20 Knee Ups (push ups)


15-30 minutes of Yoga

3-5 minutes of Meditation and Stillness

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Emma Watson Diet and Workout Routine

I have followed Emma Watson’s career since her early days in the Harry Potter franchise. Since her first film, her skills have grown and it’s hard to deny that she’s one of the most successful child actors turned Hollywood stars ever.

But recently, she’s put a lot of emphasis on getting fit and eating right. You know…things that always help when you’re dealing with the pressures of Hollywood.

Let’s face it…Hollywood loves to scrutinize peoples’ appearances and Emma is no exception. But she manages to look great no matter what she’s doing or how busy she is.

So, how does she stay in such great shape?


Emma Watson’s diet is actually fairly simple. She doesn’t follow any of the trends that are so common in Hollywood. Instead, she chooses to eat what she considers real food. This means actively avoiding anything that’s super-processed or junk food.

Beyond that, she doesn’t tend to avoid any ingredients. She eats whatever she feels like when she’s craving it. But because she tends to avoid processed ingredients, she often ends up making her food herself.


Emma starts her days off with tons of protein. It helps get her through the rest of the day and gives her muscles the nutrients they need to recover from her insanely tough workouts.

She doesn’t stick to a single preferred breakfast and instead lets her cravings be her guide. Some mornings, she might start the day with eggs. Her signature dish is scrambled eggs served with guacamole and salsa on a warm tortilla.

Mexican food is one of her favourites and, by making it at home, Emma is able to watch her sodium intake and control the ingredients every step of the way.

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When she’s working, Emma chooses to stick with lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of fresh veg. This helps her stay healthy and energized no matter what her days hold.

Depending on the day, she might grab a salad on the go with chicken or turkey breast. Other days, especially if she’s in need of a treat, she’ll grab a burger or some other indulgence.

Regardless of what she’s doing, she does try to keep things simple and healthy whenever possible. But she doesn’t beat herself up or give into food guilt if she breaks her own rules every now and then.


For Emma, dinner is often a repeat of lunch. But she does like to go out and have fun with her friends. Sometimes this results in a few too many mojitos.

True to her English roots, she heads off the hangover with a full English breakfast. It’s not the healthiest option, but the combination of fat, protein, veg, and fiber can help you feel more alert afterwards.

If you’re looking for a healthier hangover cure, try these simple detox tips.


Emma doesn’t have a preferred snack, but she does make an effort to stay hydrated throughout the day. This means she ditches soda and high-caffeine beverages in favor of teas and water.

Staying hydrated helps her keep her skin in great shape and makes it easier for her body to manage the stress so common to people constantly under the spotlight.

When she does feel peckish, she grabs fresh fruit, yogurt, or other non-processed foods that increase her blood sugar without making it spike.


While Emma’s diet tends to follow an anything goes approach, her workout routine doesn’t. She keeps things short, fast, and efficient so she can get on with the rest of her day quickly. She’s committed to taking care of her body and uses her workouts to manage her stress levels.

She tries to change up her routines to keep from getting bored. When she’s stressed or stiff after working on-set, she’ll run through a yoga routine to help stretch out her muscles and regain her inner focus. This probably makes it easier for her to stay limber and allows her to do at least some of her own stunts without getting hurt.

On days when she wants to push herself to improve her cardio and build strength, she hits up a boxing class. This builds on her other workouts and helps her get her heart rate up quickly. Even better, she enjoys it, so it never feels like a boring slog at the gym.

When she needs to decompress between workouts, Emma likes to go on long walks around her neighborhood. Walking is a great way to boost cardio fitness without straining your muscles, making it the perfect recovery exercise.


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Emma understands the importance of staying in shape, even when she’s not actively shooting a movie or involved in a project. To help her do this, she works out with Emily Drew who helps her optimize her super-fast workouts.

Her sessions are 30-minutes long so Emma can make time for them every day without interrupting her flow or interfering with other obligations.


Emma is like every other Millennial. She relies on her phone, spends time at her computer, and gets too busy working to pay much attention to her posture. Emily’s postural correction stretches and exercises help her work out the kinks and maintain a good alignment for the rest of the day.

The stretches focus on her shoulders, hip flexors, and quads. Once these are limber and loose, Emma can move more naturally and maintain a better posture without as much effort.


Emma follows up the stretches with two training circuits. The exact exercises she does changes based on the day and what Emily notices needs strengthening or maintaining during each session.

After her fisrt strength circuit, Emma does a short cardio session.

After cardio, she does ab exercises before repeating the circuit again.

The routine keeps her moving the entire time. This allows her to get the most out of her workout without making the routine drag on for a full hour.

If you’re looking for a quick way to get started, I suggest trying a HIIT routine. These are short exercise sequences that get your heart rate up and allow you to build strength without relying on gym equipment or even needing to work with a personal trainer.

HIIT is a great way to burn LOTS of calories in a short amount of time and it also boosts your metabolism which means you’ll continue to burn calories hours after you’re done working out!


Emma Watson’s diet and workout routine are deceptively simple. She focuses on eating right and moving regularly. But she doesn’t take things to the same level of intensity as many Hollywood stars. She does what makes her feel good and if you’re looking to get started improving your fitness and your health, her methods are a great way to ease into things.

But when you’re ready to take your progress to the next level, you’ll need to buckle down and push yourself just a little harder. Try some new exercises, be consistent, and you’ll get the results you’re looking for!


Rachael xx

Written by Rachael Attard

Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.
After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.
Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

Emma Watson

“There’s something about looking into someone else’s makeup bag—it’s such an intimate glimpse into their personality somehow. When I was a kid and working on Harry Potter, I would always ask the makeup artists, or just anyone, ‘Can I see your makeup bag?’ I loved exploring that way. And my other favorite thing was, while I was having my hair and makeup done, to clean and organize people’s makeup bags. So I would sit there and clean every product and put it all back together again. Anyway, it’s been a passion of mine for a long time. Recently I’ve become super interested in sustainability and transparency and understanding what I’m putting on my face and on my body. It’s been a fun little mission to see how far I can go with it… Can I create a completely sustainable wardrobe? Can I dress sustainably on the red carpet? Can I put together a hair and makeup look with completely organic products? I needed to figure out if it was achievable or not. You can’t talk the talk if you don’t walk the walk. So that’s what I’ve been discovering over the past couple of years.

At first, I didn’t really know the answer. I was doing all this research and came across Content, a cute little shop on the Marylebone High Street. Every week, I would go back and try something different, until one of the girls who works there asked if I wanted to meet Imelda Burke, who runs the store. So I went for lunch with Imelda and we became really close friends. Now I’m lucky enough to be able to text her and ask about any product I find—if she knows if it’s organic or natural or clean and all that. She actually just came out with her own book, which is amazing because she’s just done an insane amount of research. The other way I find out about a lot of my products is on Instagram. I just keep a beady eye out really… I’m like a magpie running around trying out new products. Most of my routine keeps to an 80/20 philosophy because it’s very difficult to be a complete purist, especially when working in the film industry. You can end up driving yourself a bit mad and make it more stressful than it should be. Sometimes you just need a mascara to be waterproof and that’s OK.

The object for me when applying makeup is you should be able to see as much skin as possible. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve embraced my freckles much more and I want to be able to see them. When we were filming Beauty and the Beast, I insisted on keeping my freckles as a part of the movie. There are so many young girls who are going through puberty who really hate having them, so I felt the need to say that I have them and that I think the look of natural skin is beautiful. I didn’t want to get blanked out!

On a daily basis, I’ll always use the Red Pomegranate Cheek and Lip Stain from The Body Shop. It’s not certified organic or anything, but they do a ton of awesome work for the environment and fair trade. It’s something I always wear because A) it doesn’t really look like makeup and B) I tend to get very pale. I’m not someone who has a ton of pink in her skin, so I get washed out without a bit of color added to my face. It makes me look healthy and less exhausted. And I like that you can kiss someone while you’re wearing it and it’s not going to come off. Other than that, everyday makeup is my RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up Concealer and Powder. That’s an amazing brand—I’m pretty obsessed with RMS.

If I’m doing my makeup myself, I do quite a clean eye and a matte red lip. The red lip always comes out if something important is happening. I did it on graduation day, and I did it for the Women’s March! There’s a brand called Lily Lolo, they do really nice red. Inika is another brand that does beautiful colors. And Marion Cotillard’s makeup artist has a line called Absolution Cosmetics and he makes an amazing collection of matte lipstick shades. They’re incredible.

With the lip, I tend to do a soft line on the top of my eye in brown, and what I call the banana—but that’s probably not the technical term for the contour above your eye. Finding a good, natural eyeliner took me like, six months, but I found one! Jane Iredale does an amazing liquid eyeliner and she has one in a dark brown, which I prefer to black on my skintone. The Jane Iredale Clear Brow Gel is also very good. For contour, I have a couple of things. Tata Harper does a Bronzing Cheek Tint that I’ll use to define or as bronzer that’s not too orangey. You know, it’s hard to find a bronzer that’s a good color and not glittery. Four or five years ago, my makeup artist Dotti introduced me to the line Vita Liberata—they do a self-tanning bronzing powder that actually tans you slightly while you’re wearing it. It sounds like a lot, but it’s actually super, super natural.

The only mascara I use is from DHC. The thing is, I really, really hate using harsh makeup removers, especially around my eyes. They sting and make my eyes water and don’t feel good to me. But the DHC mascara only comes off in warm water. So I use it on films because if I’m in a tank or it’s raining, then the mascara doesn’t run because it won’t move in cold water. And the brush is really nice. I swear by it.

For color products, I like Ilia and this amazing brand called Elde. The founder is this guy who started making his own products in his kitchen when he was 14 and none of the traditional products he had worked for him. Now he’s in his early 20s and makes the prettiest cream blushes and eye shadows. Great colors of all sorts. Those are things you can apply with your fingers, but I have brushes, too. Most of mine come from Caroline James, but there’s also this other company called Artis that I like to use when I’m wearing more makeup. I really use it to work the makeup into my skin, and when I’m done, everything looks airbrushed. And I always clean out my candles and keep my brushes in the empty glass.

No matter what, I always wash my face at night. I could get back from a shoot at 4 AM and still cleanse, tone, and moisturize before going to bed. People are amazed by this, but it’s just one of those self-care practices that I really enjoy. I think it’s because, when I was going through puberty—particularly around ages 14 and 15—I had really bad skin. So when you get in a good place with you skin, you really appreciate it and try to take care of it.

Now my skin tends to run pretty dry so I use the Évolué Gentle Cleanser and Firming Toner because it doesn’t have tons of alcohol in it or make your skin sting, but it really does the job. And then I switch up my moisturizers depending on what issue I’m trying to address. I use the MV Organics Rose Plus Booster a lot and also their Rose Soothing and Protective Moisturiser. If my skin is feeling a bit sun-damaged or congested, I like their 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic, but I’ve never been big on masks! I guess I don’t totally buy into it… I do exfoliate with the Évolué Resurfacing Grains once a week because I think exfoliating is important. But masks? Meh. Maybe I’ll do one when I’m getting ready for an event or something like that, but only because it feels like it’s something special and luxurious as opposed to because it actually does something.

I have a bath every single day of my life. And if I can have two or three—amazing. Nothing terrible is going to happen in the bath, so I always find time for that. I’ll take phone conversations in the bath, anything. Sometimes I’ll use Epsom salts and oils, but my favorite is the C.O Bigelow Apothecary Cold and Flu Soak. Oh my God, it’s amazing! It has like eucalyptus and peppermint and bark and Echinacea and ginger… If you’re sick, it’s the ultimate. It clears out my sinuses and makes me feel really clean. Another brand I use a lot of is called Lola’s Apothecary. They do this incredible milk bath with rose petals that’s inspired by Cleopatra. Amazing. Then there’s a brand called French Girl Organics that has this great Sea Polish which exfoliates and leaves you moisturized afterwards. I like that because it eliminates a step after the bath.

It took me a while, but I finally found some good natural deodorant. It’s not an easy search! The best one I’ve found is Agent Nateur—I use the No. 3. I also love the Weleda Sage Deodorant for the smell. Soapwalla’s Deodorant Cream works too, but you have to scoop it out with your hands, so I always end up getting it on my clothes. But that one really works. If you need a 100% natural deodorant that you can rely on, it really does the job. You might just get it all over yourself.

Sister and Co. Skin Food makes this whitening toothpaste that I like to use. Whether or not it actually whitens is irrelevant to me because it just makes my mouth feel really clean. I’ve done oil pulling before and that’s fine, but it takes so long and who has the time? I certainly don’t, but I do like using this toothpaste that gives me the same clean-mouth feeling.

Hair is the hardest thing! My grandmother was a redhead, so I have quite a lot of warmth in my hair color. But for whatever reason, when it gets dyed, it tends to go a bit brassy or orange. To get rid of that tone, I use the Maria Nila Sheer Silver Shampoo and Conditioner. The brand is amazing—vegan, no parabens, and their packaging is carbon neutral. Then occasionally I use the Masque in my hair for 20 minutes. That really gets the brassiness out. Then for styling, I really like the John Masters Organics Hairspray. It doesn’t come in an aerosol, but it actually holds my hair. Rahua does a good Voluminous Dry Shampoo that I swear by. And I’ve been using more oils, too. I like the Alchemy Grapefruit Hair Remedy, or I’ll use the Acure Argan Oil. Or even just coconut oil on the ends.

It’s funny—I was just talking to my friend before this about how in the Instagram era it’s so easy to edit your life so that it looks perfect. But I bleach my top lip and tweeze my eyebrows and you’d never get to see that, even though it’s a part of my routine. There’s still so much shame around the things you do to get ready while you’ve got a towel wrapped around your head. It’s important to me not to edit that out. I’ve been bleaching my top lip since I was nine. I don’t do it very often, but I do it! There’s that, and I use Fur Oil. I’ll use that anywhere from the ends of my hair to my eyebrows to my pubic hair. It’s an amazing all-purpose product.

Weirdly, I often don’t wear nail polish on my hands in my day-to-day life. It doesn’t seem like a useful way to spend my time when it will be destroyed within minutes. But I love, love, love having my toenails crazy colors. I use the brand Kure Bazaar, which is one of the first brands that excludes things like toluene, formaldehyde, synthetic camphor, but it does actually provide trend colors so it’s pretty cool. And I also use a brand called Floss Gloss. They have the prettiest blue color called El Capitan, which is probably my go-to shade.

My favorite bottle can’t be found anywhere. It was the first perfume my dad bought me when I was 11 or 12. We went to Provence in France and he took me to a perfume making factory and saw how it was made and everything. We bought it there, and I don’t know where else you can get it. I’ve tried to find it but I can’t, so I just keep it with me as a good luck charm now. If someone knows what it is, that would be amazing! I would love if someone could figure it out for me. That would make my life.”

—as told to ITG

Emma Watson photographed by Olivia Richardson in London on December 16, 2016.

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