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September 8, 2021

Never Have I Ever Star Richa Moorjani Reveals Her Beauty + Wellness Secrets

In an exclusive interview with Beautytap, Richa Moorjani shares how she unplugs, her favorite high protein snacks and the one beauty product she’s still searching for. 


 

If you’re craving more of Mindy Kaling’s hit Netflix coming-of-age series Never Have I Ever, we’re about to make your day. The chart-topping show is returning for a third season and so is fan favorite, Richa Moorjani who plays “Kamala” – the high achieving, dazzling cousin of “Devi.”

 

Richa Moorjani
Richa Moorjani is an Indian-American actress who is best known for her role as Kamala in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. / Photo courtesy of Jesse Volk

 

We spoke with the supremely down-to-earth California native and mental health advocate about the importance of a digital detox, her go-to skincare products and the healing morning ritual that’s been passed down to her from her great grandmother. 

 

Beautytap: You’re starring in a Netflix series that’s not only entertaining, but also resonating deeply with so many fans. What are you doing to stay mindful and take care of yourself during this extraordinary time?

 

Richa Moorjani: Thank you, I’m grateful to be part of Never Have I Ever and it’s such an honor to hear from so many people who have been touched by the show. I’ll say that unplugging is essential for me. It’s important to get out of town and completely delete social media off my phone while away or even over the weekend. Social media can consume so much of our day, and that can inhibit our creativity. It’s not only a detox, doing this also gives me time to be more present with family and friends.

 

Beautytap: How do you practice mindfulness while you’re on set and at home?

 

RM: I do a lot of deep breathing after hair and makeup, especially if I’m feeling a little anxious or nervous before a scene. Sometimes I do a little meditation too. At home I keep my phone on airplane mode for first 1-2 hours after getting up and practice a morning grounding ritual which consists of meditation, yogic breathing and stretches.  I’ll do a more condensed version of this at night before bed.

 

RICHA MOORJANI
Never Have I Ever star Richa Moorjani always looks for vegan, clean, cruelty-free beauty products.

 

Beautytap: As someone who is vegan, you’re not only highly conscientious of the foods you eat, but the skincare products you use as well.  What are some of your favorites?

 

RM: I’m always looking for vegan, clean, cruelty-free products. There’s no reason for beauty brands not to be vegan and cruelty-free today.  I’ve also discovered many beautiful Ayurvedic brands like Soma Ayurvedic’s Vitamin C Serum – it’s great for my dry skin and it has such a clean, natural scent too.  And Ranavat’s Brightening Saffron Serum has truly changed my skin. 

 

Beautytap: Is there a product you use throughout the day?

 

RM: I love using a facial mist after I wash my face and I’ll also use it during the day. True Botanicals is a completely natural brand and I love their Nutrient Mist. 

 

Beautytap: What are your makeup essentials?

 

RM: The three things I use are lipstick, blush and mascara, and if I had to choose just one of them it would be lipstick. Live Tinted’s Hue Stick is a South-Asian owned small business and one of my favorites. The shades compliment all skin tones and work as a blush, lipstick and eyeshadow – this one product is all you need. 

 

Beautytap: You have shared that your mom has luminous skin, and it clearly runs in the family. Any family beauty rituals or traditions you can share?

 

RM: I have a glass of warm water with fresh lemon each morning – this is a tradition that’s been passed down to me for generations now from my great grandmother. 

It’s very detoxifying.

 

Drinking warm water with fresh lemon as an early morning detox is a tradition that has been passed down to Richa Moorjani from her great grandmother.

 

Beautytap: You get a lot of compliments on your hair. Which products are you using?

 

RM: My hair is very thick and can get dry.  I like Olaplex’s Leave-In Conditioner, Fable and Mane’s Shampoo and Conditioner (they are another South Asian owned brand inspired by Indian beauty and rituals) and Vegamour’s shampoo, conditioner, and gummies. 

 

Beautytap: It can be challenging to avoid decadent snacks, especially during long shoot days when so many goodies are around.  What are your top healthy picks?

 

RM: I have quite a sweet tooth, but I’m not a big snacker so that helps to avoid the temptations. I’ll have a protein bar, a shake, or nuts in between meals. Go Macro and Garden Of Life are really good, high protein bars that are lower in sugar and keep you going for a while.

 

Richa Moorjani
Photo courtesy of Jesse Volk

 

Beautytap: Any signature fragrances?

 

RM: I actually don’t have one now. I’m still looking for the right cruelty-free fragrance.

 

Beautytap: When you get home from a long day of shooting what do you look forward to?

 

RM: I’m a candle burning, pajama wearing person at home. I usually dim the lights, burn incense, play meditation sounds, and light Voluspa or Diptyque candles.

 

See Richa Moorjani starring in Never Have I Ever now streaming on Netflix and follow her at @richamoorjani.

I’ve loved beauty and wellness since I was a little girl and these transformative topics have been significant aspects of my career for many years. Manifest what you love! I’m a three-time published author (feel free to check out my children’s book, No Biggy! – www.nobiggybook.com and I’ve consulted, written, edited, and created content for numerous award-winning, global publications, and multi-media companies including: Women’s Health and Men’s Health Magazines, Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Delta Sky, American Way, Sharp, Robb Report, The Style Network, and E! Entertainment Television. Find me at @elyciarubin. Cheers to feeling beautiful inside and out.

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COMMENTS 13

b17beauty


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What a fabulous article! I love learning more about celebrities and their routines and go to's. She is such a huge role model to so many people. Thank you so much for this article!


savannahceleste


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Omg I love her! 🤩🤩 Love her on the show, the fact that she plays a gorgeous scientist is so great for little girls to look up to. Growing up part Hispanic & Indian, it was super hard to relate to anyone because I never looked liked anyone around me or in the media. This made me feel so different for so long and a bit ostracized. I love this show and what it represents, Richa’s is a great actress but also role model. Thank you for this article!! 👏🏽👏🏽❤️


elyciarubin

She is such a light, yes. Talented and down to earth.

nikkicazenas

She's such a mood! I'm all for the candles and the meditations.


neter


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What an enlightening article! I love a good mist so am definitely going to try True Botanicals and look into some new products that encompass Ayurvedic principles.


potionsandpatterns


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I am a huge fan of Never Have I Ever and Richa Moorjani. As a South Asian woman myself, it is refreshing to read about a perspective that is similar to my own in the beauty space. I also try to eat clean and meditate, even if it is for only five minutes, because a short amount of time can make a big difference. I too love to support small South Asian brands. Ranavat and Fable & Mane have amazing products. Ayurveda never gets old in Indian culture as it can heal so many ailments, both mentally and physically. This... Read more


elyciarubin

So happy to hear. Thanks for sharing. We will be seeing so much more of Richa.

hmpocketglam


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I'm sad to say that I have yet to watch this show, but it's on my list! Richa sounds incredibly down to earth...I can imagine this interview feeling more like a conversation between friends. I loved hearing about her favorite cruelty-free brands and will definitely be shopping them for myself!


brianahernandez


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This article is super cute! I hope to see more of these celeb questionnaires in the future. 💖


elyciarubin

More to come!

tracyteel


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I'm seriously behind the curve when it comes to Netflix, but so many of Moorjani's practices resonate with me that I think it's time I got caught up. From mindfulness to meditation, everything she mentions equates to an overall calmness that cannot be captured any other way. She's so grounded in what matters, and I'm always on the lookout for a new vitamin C serum, so I'm off to check out Soma Ayurvedic’s Vitamin C Serum right now. Thank you for such a multifaceted interview, Elycia. I wonder if those protein bars are available somewhere near me.


elyciarubin

Thanks Tracy. Yes, Richa is a beauty inside and out. And those bars are pretty easy to find! I love the ones by Go Macro. The banana is my favorite.

elyciarubin

Richa is so lovely. She is a star we will be seeing much more of!