Exclusive: Mandy Moore's Wellness Routine Is Refreshingly Realistic

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Courtesy of Mandy Moore

The first time Mandy Moore and I met, it was at a crystal shop in Venice, California, where we received aura readings from a spiritual healer before spilling our guts to each other over vegan ice cream, all for a big Byrdie feature in late 2016. It was one of the most surreal days I've ever spent on the job, not only because of the dreamlike circumstances but also because of Moore herself—specifically her authenticity, which is truly peerless in Hollywood. The interview took place right after season one of NBC's This Is Us had aired—it was before all the award shows and red carpets, before Mandy Moore fever had fully resurged. Moore was still at the beginning of her entertainment "comeback" at the time, and as we talked about her thoughts on mental health, newfound vitamin routine, and nontraditional family background, it quickly became clear that candid, self-possessed, grown-up Mandy Moore was here to stay.

In the year and a half since, it seems as though Moore has squeezed in about a decade: She picked up a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG Award for her role on This Is Us; she secured a contract with skincare brand Garnier as a celebrity brand ambassador; and in her free time, she managed to squeeze in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest freestanding peak, alongside close friends and her fiancé, Dawes member Taylor Goldsmith. Life is surreal for her, too.

When I found out I'd get to meet Moore again at a launch event for Garnier's new rosewater facial mist the other week, I knew we had much to catch up on. Did she stick with the vitamins? What was her Kilimanjaro training schedule like? And how does she deal with the stresses of her relaunched career? Authentic as ever, the angelic actress was down to fill me in. Read on to get a sense of Mandy Moore's 2018 beauty and wellness secrets.

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