"I’m so inspired by women who are proud of who they are and their choices, and who continue to discover themselves, learning and having new experiences to be their best beautiful."
Ever since she graced our screens as Joey Potter in Dawson’s Creek, Katie Holmes has retained a strong track record of being a natural beauty. The former face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, she’s now the Global Brand Ambassador for Olay, a match made in heaven seeing as she always flaunts a flawless face and sublime skin. Speaking to Savoir Flair, Holmes reveals her beauty secrets and what products she swears by to keep her skin looking picture perfect.
Who first got you interested in beauty?
I started working when I was 17. Telling stories and being part of movies, television, and theater meant learning about beauty, about how to take care of myself and embrace it.
What are your first skincare memories?
The first time I ever did a cleansing mask was when I was working as a young actress. It was really fun. We did it in a makeup trailer and it felt like a slumber party!
Why are you excited to be the new Olay Global Brand Ambassador?
I’m very excited to be the Olay Global Brand Ambassador because Olay is a brand I have known my whole life; a brand I respect, trust, and believe in. They work hard to always make their products even better and they adapt to women’s changing needs so they feel their most beautiful.
Why Olay and not another skincare brand? What’s special about Olay?
I feel a personal connection to Olay; I grew up watching the women in my family use it. I was interested in learning more about the products so I went to their lab to get a firsthand look. I was so impressed with the care and research that goes into each product. Olay is a brand that really does what it says it’s going to do.
What’s your beauty ‘must-have’?
I love the Olay ‘Regenerist’ line. First, I love the ‘Micro-Sculpting Cream’ in the red jar. Now that I have to think about fine lines and wrinkles, I love what it does for my face, which makes sense because it’s full of ingredients that are good for your skin! It hydrates and balances my skin, and makes it soft and smooth. As a mom, that’s what you really want. You have sweet little hands on your face and you want that child to remember your really soft skin; that’s a memory I have of my mom.
Who is your beauty role model?
My beauty role models are my mother, grandmother, and my sisters, but I see so many women every day who I admire from afar. I’m so inspired by women who are proud of who they are and their choices, and who continue to discover themselves, learning and having new experiences to be their best beautiful.
What’s one beauty secret that every woman should know?
It all starts with skin! If you take care of your skin, the rest of your routine should fall into place naturally. The more diligent I am, the less time I end up in the makeup chair on set or for events.
What is your absolute favorite Olay product?
I love the ‘Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream’. It’s one of the products Olay is known for and I can attest to why. I won’t skip it, because it leaves my skin looking and feeling fantastic.
What is your morning beauty routine?
I start with the Olay ‘Regenerist Lotion’ with SPF15 because it’s so important to wear sunscreen every day, even if you’re just walking a block in the city. That and some mascara! I also love the ‘Regenerating Cream Cleanser’ for a clean start to the day.
What is your evening beauty routine?
I use the ‘Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream’ and ‘Regenerating Serum’, which feel so smooth and hydrate my skin really well. I also drink a lot of water and get as much sleep as possible.