Adria Arjona Shares Her Self-Care-Inspired Beauty Secrets

A peek into her pared-back beauty routine

The rising star made waves in True Detective and the Netflix movie 6 Underground. Next up: a new Marvel film and a spell in the spotlight in Giorgio Armani’s campaign for My Way, a carbon-neutral, sustainable fragrance.

I like to be alone in the morning, and even if I’m working, I’ll take an hour to myself. I brush my teeth, then run to the kitchen to start brewing my coffee as I make my celery juice. I’ll meditate or I’ll do some Morning Pages. And then after an hour,
I pick up my phone for the first time and start seeing what’s going on in the world.

In the morning, I usually just ice my face. It depuffs it. I feel like it’s firmer and the ice brings back circulation to my face – and it’s also super cheap. Then I put Mario Badescu’s rosewater spray on my face to freshen up. I love the smell of it. Finally, I follow with sunscreen. 


Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $19;

I do a lot of running and HIIT workouts. But boxing is usually my go-to. I feel like I expel everything and leave it on the bag. After a workout, I have a shake with chia, ground flaxseed, maca powder, Vital Proteins and blueberries.

A bath for me is a [self-care] moment. I light a candle and decorate the whole thing. I do bath salts, lavender and essential oils. And get a good book. [But] I live in California and [to conserve water] I cannot be taking a bath every day. I mean, I could, but I would be a total asshole.

Salt By Hendrix

Salt By Hendrix Dream Crystals, $29.95;

I keep my makeup pretty natural unless it’s for a premiere or big event. But during quarantine, I’ve been doing Sassy Saturdays and Sundays. I wear just a little bit of mascara, then an Armani lip in shade 400, which I love because it’s a bright, beautiful red.

Giorgio Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani Ectasy Mirror Lip Lacquer in 400, $62;

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $100;

I like smelling clean and fresh. I find orange blossom quite beautiful. Giorgio Armani My Way is a warming, welcoming scent; an everyday perfume. I like to dab it on my wrist and put it behind my ears, one spritz in the hair – I don’t spray it all over. Then when I go say hi to someone, they kind of get a sense of that smell.

Giorgio Armani My Way

Giorgio Armani My Way EAU De Parfum, $159;

At night, I cleanse my skin with a balm. Then I’ll do the rose spray and Armani Crema Nera, followed by the Vintner’s Daughter serum. I’ll dab on really thin layers of oil on top of that. I comb my hair after showering, putting in leave-in conditioner or coconut oil. 

Vitner's Daughter Serum

Vitner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum, $270;

Before I go to bed I do a gratitude meditation … and watch The Office. 

This article is featured in the Feburary 2021 issue of marie claire, on sale now.

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