In the beauty world, our version of essential luxuries comes in small, unexpected packages, whether it’s a one-in-a-million cream that feels like butter on our skin, a hair serum that almost always guarantees a perfect hair day or a foundation that seamlessly matches our skin tone. In this series, we asked celebrities, industry experts and thought leaders—men and women known for their expertise in their chosen fields and impeccable taste—what beauty gifts they’d like to give or receive. Discover how they spoil their closest friends and family (and themselves) when the holiday season rolls in.
Most of us know Perrey Reeves from her role as Mrs. Ari in HBO’s Entourage, or perhaps from USA’s Covert Affairs. But what you may not know is that this toned TV star also lives a holistic lifestyle. At 45, she is in shape and centered and walks with that ever-present yoga glow. Reeves has also followed an Ayurveda diet for years—since 1993 to be precise. So when we asked her to curate a wish list for DermStore, we weren’t surprised to see well-known natural brands like Eminence as well as various SPF products. After all, she is the co-founder of a yoga retreat in Costa Rica, where we are sure the sun shines bright.
“As I’ve gotten older, my hair gets crazy sometimes and is so much less manageable. I’m dying to be able to do a great blowout at home, but without the right tools, it’s impossible. I really needed this dryer, especially through the holidays. It will make my life so much easier. A great blowout with the right tools lasts for days.”
“My makeup artist from the Entourage set recommended it, and after using it I fell deeply in love! It’s so natural-looking and pretty. Honestly, all the people in Hollywood with beautiful skin are using this. It’s truly one of the best-kept secrets.”
“I have always taken good care of my skin, and finding natural products that work is a priority for me in my career. This oil smells so beautiful and makes the skin look fresh and healthy.”
“Day to day, I prefer not to wear a lot of makeup or foundation. But I love something that gives light coverage and protects from the sun. A friend of mine uses this everyday and swears by it. It smooths pores, fine lines and discoloration and provides broad-spectrum protection. It’s lightweight, not greasy and perfect for everyday.”
“I own a yoga retreat and property in Costa Rica. My guests and I spend a lot of time outdoors—in the water, hiking, on the beach. I wanted a healthier sunscreen with a physical, rather than chemical, block that is reliable but doesn’t leave the skin whitish-looking. This one is excellent.”
“I firmly believe in exfoliating the skin, but not with anything harsh. I use this gel every day because it doesn’t have any abrasive granules and leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth—like a baby’s.”