Nicole Kidman is the new face of a budget beauty brand

She joins the likes of Kerry Washington, Jennifer Garner and Kristen Bell in her new role

Academy Award winner, Australian sweetheart and all-round angel, Nicole Kidman has just been announced as the newest Global Brand Ambassador for Neutrogena.

While we’ve spent years oohing and ahhing over the stunning and glamorous hair and makeup looks Nicole has rocked at countless red carpet events, her new role with the skin care brand involves a more laid-back and natural approach. We wouldn’t be surprised if her makeup-free selfie last year inspired the partnership! “Nicole will help us encourage women to embrace their beauty through the lens of skin health and empower women to see what’s possible with Neutrogena,” says Group Marketing Manager, Carla Speering.

Nicole also shared her thoughts on her new gig, stating it was her awareness of how important it is to protect and maintain her skin from the sun that spurred her collaboration with the brand. “I grew up in Australia where sun protection is everything – from the time I was a little girl, my mum taught me to protect my skin from the sun,” she explained. “My overall health, including the health of my skin is a top priority.”

Nicole will work alongside an already impressive team of Hollywood A-listers including Kerry Washington, Jennifer Garner, Julie Bowen, Kristen Bell and Hayden Panettiere.

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Kate has worked for BEAUTYcrew since early 2016, first as a contributor, before being named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine.