Brad Pitt’s nightly beauty ritual takes an hour

This story could be completely bogus, but it’s also harmless and amusing, so we’re going with it. Brad Pitt is said to have an extensive beauty routine that involves high end skincare products and a nightly ritual that takes about an hour. He’s even said to wear those cream gloves and socks to bed so that the moisturizer can soak in when he’s sleeping.

The 44-year-old actor pampers his pretty boy mug with an intensive beauty regimen that puts his lady-love Angelina Jolie to shame!

“Brad steams his face twice a week, meticulously clips his goatee daily and plucks his own eyebrows,” a Hollywood insider told the Enquirer.

“And it drives Angie nuts, but he has her scan his head weekly for gray hair.”

[Brad’s] secret weapon against aging is Creme de la Mer moisturizer, which sells for an incredible $1,400 a jar, says the source.

He stores an arsenal of beauty products in a high-head chest of drawers in the couple’s bathroom – and his pre-bedtime primping takes more tha n hour, said the source.

“The irony is that Angie is a basic wash-and-go type. Before bed, all she does is brush her teeth and wash her face, which takes all of five minutes,” said the source.

“But Brad goes through an intense ritual of cleansing, exfoliating and toning his face with all sorts of balms and creams…”

“One a week, Brad lubes up his hands and feet with olive oil-based creams to keep his skin supple and wrinkle-free,” said the source.

“He even wears gloves and socks to bed to make sure the cream works while he’s sleeping.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, October 6, 2008]

Reading Brad and “lube” in the same sentence gives me ideas. This could be true, it could be fake, or more likely it’s based on reality and is exaggerated. Brad has been seen going to the dermatologist, and there’s speculation that he gets Botox occasionally, so this could be true that he’s into skincare and lotions. Australian actress Cate Blanchett swears by this moisturizing face mask for a company she represents and said she gave some to Brad to help recover from the prosthetic makeup they had to wear on the set of their film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Our favorite German newpaper, Bild, has a breakdown of the estimated cost of Pitt’s outfit when he went out to dinner with his castmates on Wednesday night. It predictably all adds up to over 2,000 euro.

The Trilby hat of combed cashmere is the perfect accessory to Brad’s relaxed look (Price: about €450).

A simple-toned shirt is all Brad needs to look good. The star loves undershirts from US label ‘Fruit of the Loom’. (Price for a T-Shirt: €19.90 and up)

The cashmere sweater is unique in that the seams are seen on the outside (Price: €800).

Loose and relaxed, Brad’s cotton pants have side pockets and a button fly (Price: about €650).

Dark-brown biker boots give a relaxed look with rugged flair. (Price: abuot €450).

[From photo caption]

Brad Pitt likes his overpriced lotions and clothes, and he’s got enough money to enjoy them. I wonder if he would trade it all and endure Jergens lotion from CVS in exchange for some anonymity.

Neither Pitt nor any of his family members were photographed out in Berlin yesterday. There’s speculation in the German papers that the family is staying somewhere else and that the enormous mansion where they’re said to be staying is either inhabited by someone else who needs security and/or is a ruse to throw off the paparazzi and press.

Brad Pitt is shown out on 9/24/08. Credit: WENN

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  1. daisy424 says:

    He is older than Angie, probably why he spends more time on his ritual of defying age than she does. It sounds like my routine 😳
    The olive oil on the feet makes me shudder though………..

  2. Kaiser says:

    Er… with newborn twins, I doubt Angie and Brad have time to brush their teeth. Total hoax.

  3. Anon says:

    I doubt very much that Angelina is as low maintenance as they say. She is naturally beautiful, yes, but she obviously still puts a lot of effort into her appearance.

    If anyone really wants to see low maintenance, come over to my house.

  4. anony says:

    If you have the money, go for it I guess.
    But I know plenty of women (like my mom, grandma) who just don’t smoke and used sunscreen, etc. All they use is Nivea and stuff like Ponds to clean and they look great. Must be part of the Native American they have but still.. creams that cost what La Mer do? Nuts. My dermatologist even told me not to waste my money like that. Retin A is the way to go if you worry about wrinkles that much. We’re all gonna get old and we’re all gonna die eventually. It’s bad enough seeing women worry about it but men? Even more annoying.

  5. Susan says:

    I can totally picture him doing this. Vanity at it’s best.

  6. Codzilla says:

    They have plenty of hired minions to watch the babies while Brad beautifies himself. If this story is true, then it’s laughable. But then again, I like men whose grooming routine consists of a shower and some deodorant, so maybe it’s not that big a deal to most. But a whole HOUR? 😯

  7. lola the chola says:

    All that work & money and he still looks haggard. Those kids must be wearing him out!

  8. daisy424 says:

    Lola, it’s the hot sex with Angie that’s wearing him out πŸ˜€
    Probably from ‘christening’ each room, those houses are big……….

  9. Ron says:

    I bet it’s partially true. I don’t know a single celeb, or for that matter anyone who works in Hollywood..except maybe grips and caterers.. that don’t take care of their skin. It’s what we talk about out here.

  10. morgs says:

    Maybe that’s what he and Jen Aniston had in common. They both seem to really like grooming.

  11. ff says:

    I thought the kids sometimes piled into the same bed/room as him and Angelina? How could you do that with six kids anyway?

    I don’t doubt he has some beauty regimen but I’d find it hard to believe he to do this one with six children in the house – you’d have to take them off every time someone could get to sleep, wanted a story, a glass of water or was crying or having nightmares.

  12. Patricia says:

    I don’t blame any celebrity who has the money to do it, to spend what they want on their “product.” That is what their faces and bodies are ~ product. And if the people who gripe about it had the same $$$, they’d be doing lots of things they cannot afford now ~ cracks me up how people rant about celebrities and their spending, LOL. But they keep on a’readin…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  13. mica says:

    Maybe Angie should do the same, because she does not look 32. She looks like she’s in her late 30’s.

  14. KERRI says:

    “his pre-bedtime primping takes more than an hour”.

    Does this “source” sleep in their bed too??

    Total bull***t story.

  15. Kaiser says:

    Angie’s 33 – Brad’s 44.

    And they both look HOT.

  16. caffie says:

    It’s like this: he not only gets paid for his ability to act (whatever your opinion on that may be) but, to an extent, his looks. It’s no different than someone preparing for their job the night before.

  17. Syko says:

    He may have skin problems. As I’ve gotten older, my skin has dried and I find now that I’m having to use creams and oils in areas that I didn’t even realize were areas a few years ago.

    He can’t have dry scaly toes (like I do if I forget the creams) – his toes are often magnified in living color to the size of a minivan for the world to see. It’s just taking care of himself. Like everyone should.

  18. girladvenger says:

    I wish the tabloid would write a fanfiction based on Brad’s kissable lips.

    That’s what I want to know…How good of a kisser is Brad Pitt. Yummy.

  19. PJ says:

    What a waste of money! He should donate more to the poor.

    The scruffy beard is not attractive IMHO, and he dresses more like a teenager than a 45-year-old man.

  20. Orangejulius says:

    I don’t care how much time he spends on his mug…I’d still bang him 5 ways till Sunday.

  21. anony says:

    errr, but he’s still looks old and ugly. I don’t get why everyone thinks he’s good looking.

  22. Kaiser says:

    Amen, OJ. I’d do Angie five ways ’til Sunday as well.

  23. someone says:

    Maybe he should take 2 or 3 hours, because 1 isn’t really working!

  24. daisy424 says:

    Back off Kaiser, I told you Angie was my bitch πŸ˜›

  25. Kaiser says:

    @Daisy – NEVER. Angie’s *my* girl. She’s the only reason I defend Brad (who probably is vain, but not *this* vain).

  26. Kaiser says:

    Edit: I guess my original comment regarding a comment that got deleted is unnecessary. @Daisy – I will totally fight you for Angie. You don’t even know. I’d even take her over gerry Butler.

  27. daisy424 says:

    Think again Kaiser, she know’s about you and Gerry B, the ZOMG homewrecker 😯

    edit* I’ll tell him after he is done with my pedicure.

  28. memnoch666 says:

    Not a chance – he shows his gray hair lots of times. His face is way too expressive to be using Botox (see Nicole Kidman as a perfect example). And most celebs use De La Mer – its $200/2 oz. jar (compare Courtney Cox uses Kinerase for $150/1 oz. jar; or Sheseido for $230/1.8 oz.); still not cheap but not $1400 either. 6 kids – even with help there’s no way, and he’s just not that vain. You’d think that we’d have heard similar stories in the past if this was even remotely true.

  29. RAN says:

    So he moisturizes… Who doesn’t?

    Although…I have to point out – remember that coolness factor I said he earned by contributing to the defense of gay marriage? I’m afraid (for me) he lost it again after I read this article. I’m with Codzilla on this one – rugged men are the best – not primpers. Blech!

  30. dumdee says:

    he has the money to do as much ‘beauty rituals’ as he wants but he’s definitely not aging well and i doubt angie’s as low maintanence as they say.

  31. Sara says:

    All anyone has to do to look younger is STOP SMOKING and be careful about sun exposure in addition to the no-brainers like good nutrition, enough sleep, exercise, and stress management. I’d say offhand that he still smokes, like Anniston, who’s apparently a nic addict. That haggard look is mostly likely collagen breakdown from years of smoking. He looks terrible and needs to dress like a grown man, for Pete’s sake.

  32. Debra77 says:

    I totally agree with the comment about
    Brad’s lips. He does have kissable lips. I know Angie’s are legendary, but I too wonder what kind of kisser he is. GP said it took her 5 years to get over him, and Jen, well you know about her…

    Brad must be the man.

  33. hear hear says:

    totally bogus story

  34. Cheyenne says:

    To mica: If you had six kids between seven years and two months, you’d be looking kind of tired, too.

  35. Debra77 says:

    I always find it funny how people believe every crazy story printed about Brad and Angie. These two people have six children to get ready for bed. They have two newborns. I doubt if they have an hour a week to spend in the bathroom washing their faces. I do hope that Brad and Angie find time to treat themselves. But right now their focus is on their children, not their beauty routine. Stop believing everything you read or hear. I’m sure Brad and Angie don’t.

  36. lesann says:


    Tell me you don’t think these two have a group of nannies taking care of these kids. They have photos of at least two. My Lord are you delusional.

  37. shazzy says:

    ha ha! thought he would be in tune with his female side but i think he has a butch female side. what is with the horrible clothes and stupid hats??? its only old jugheads who dons them. and the sad part is Kinski is not in the movie! That makes me wonder WHY!!!! was she a possible threat??? ah well!!!!

  38. Princess Poon says:

    A lot of this story is total BS–Creme de la Mer is expensive, but a 2 oz jar costs around 240.00 US.

    They’ve stretched the truth about the cost of the moisturizer (which I also use, so its not outrageous by any means) so I suspect they probably stretched the truth about his “regimen.”

  39. Boris says:

    I would love to be the one to put the olive oil on his feet… If only he would let me.