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What Denise Richards Can’t Live Without

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair but the hairspray and the electric toothbrush. We asked actress Denise Richards — who is currently appearing on The Bold and The Beautiful and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and recently launched a skin-care line called CB ME Beauty — about the toothpaste, coffee machine, and socks she can’t live without.

Nothing makes my teeth feel as clean. I think I first found it in Europe. And then I found it in the States and I’ve been using it for years. I also get the mouthwash. It has a very strong mint flavor, but it’s unlike any other toothpaste I’ve ever had. There’s no fluoride in it. People have mixed feelings about fluoride in their toothpaste, but in my opinion, this makes teeth feel like they were just polished at the dentist.

It has been my signature scent ever since I sprayed a tester at a beauty counter 15 years ago. I get compliments from men and women, who ask me what I’m wearing. It gives a fresh, clean, beautiful smell that reminds me of the very first time I went to Hawaii. I wear it all the time — I use the deodorant, too, and sometimes the body oil. I never get tired of it.

I used to have all different brands and styles and colors of socks, but now I get a bunch of white Hanes socks for the whole house. I wish I could set up a monthly delivery service with Hanes, because no matter how many pairs I buy, they’re missing half the time. I don’t know if the dryer sucks them up or what. We can’t figure it out. But at least if they’re all the same color and style, we can always find a match.

I buy these in bulk. They don’t sting my eyes, and they’re not oily. They give me a fresh, clean face — I’ll even use them instead of a cleanser if I’m in a rush. I used to be really militant about taking my makeup off every night, but I’ve gotten a little more lax. When I get busy, I’m like, “Oh, forget it. I’ll just take it off tomorrow.” I shouldn’t do that, but it happens.

Until these, I was never a sneaker person — I only wore them for working out. But these are adorable and go with anything. I wear them with jeans and overalls, but they also look cute with a skirt. I love the detail on them. They look a little distressed and have some glitter and sparkle and pops of color — I think they’re really fun. I love when the new styles come out; I’m always buying new pairs.

These are the best ever. The fabric is so soft and stays soft. Sometimes after I wash certain sweats, I find that the fabric changes a little bit, but these stay very cozy. I love the colors. All my kids wear them — they’re actually the ones that turned me on to the brand. My husband wears them too.

The Lovetuner is a whistle that, when blown, makes a sound at the frequency of 528 hertz, which is known as the frequency of love. You wear it around your neck, and you can get them with chains or straps. I know it might sound odd, but if you try it, you’ll see that it immediately changes your state of being. It’s very calming. Anytime I’m feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, it helps ground me. And we could all use that right now, during a time when there’s a lot of anxiety and uncertainty.

I love coffee. I have it every morning — and I used to have it in the afternoon, too, but I cut back. My parents owned a coffee bar, and years ago, my mother set up a delivery service for me to get the whole beans. This is a smooth coffee. It’s not acidic. Everyone I know that has it loves it. I’ve gotten bags shipped to me for the last 18 years.

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The Miele makes the most creamy coffee. Every cup tastes fresh and has this creamy consistency to it, even if you don’t add milk. My husband is a big coffee drinker as well, and he loves this coffee maker too. Before the kids wake up, we make our coffee and drink it with each other. That time together is how we start our day.

The Tesla rocks in this bag help protect against radiation that comes from cell phones and computers. You leave the rocks in the bag, you don’t take them out. I put it on my stomach when I’m using my laptop — I’ll put the bag on my stomach first, then my laptop. Sometimes I put it under my pillow — I find that I sleep better when it’s there. Our dogs seem to love the bags, too. We have quite a few of them in our dog bed and it’s amazing how the dogs will gravitate towards them. They’ll literally lay their heads on them.

I’ve tried every skin-care product you can imagine over the years. CBMe Beauty is something that I’ve been working on for quite some time. My favorite product is the facial cream oil. It’s very soothing — I use it every night and during the day, as well. It works for a lot of different skin types. It has hemp oil in it, which has a lot of healing benefits.

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What Denise Richards Can’t Live Without