Actress Eva Mendes gave birth less than three months ago to a girl named Esmeralda with boyfriend Ryan Gosling. Before returning to work on a movie set, Mendes has decided to try her hand in the celebrity skincare industry with Violet Grey. It’s a busy category–Christie Brinkley and Shailene Woodley are among the latest stars to launch product lines.
The difference with Mendes is that she claims to make her own products. “When it comes to skincare I love using things I can find in my kitchen cabinet!” says the 40-year-old actress Mendes. “I use coconut oil as a moisturizer, and I combine yogurt and sea salt to exfoliate.” And when she wants to get rid of puffy eyes, she dips her face into a bucket of ice water. Mendes was told by a makeup artist who once worked with Lucille Ball that’s what the glamorous, TV icon turned studio executive used to do.