Vanessa Hudgens and Madison Beer have parted ways as KNOW Beauty business partners

Here’s everything you need to know about the shocking rebrand

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 16 2023

Back in 2021, Vanessa Hudgens and Madison Beer announced they were utilising DNA-testing technology to help people optimise their skin care routine with the brand ‘KNOW Beauty’.

When the brand launched, they shared with Harper’s Bazaar that they intended to provide “an easier way to approach skin care, something that allows you to know what is right for your personal skin, because it's different for everyone.” 

Image credit: KNOW Beauty

Image credit: KNOW Beauty

Fast forward to 2023 and the unlikely duo have parted ways (Beers is trying to focus on her musical career), while KNOW Beauty has ditched the DNA angle and subsequently, all but one product. 

In a recent interview with WWD, Hudgens — now flying solo as the founder and face of KNOW Beauty — admitted she “had been trying to get customers acquainted with the brand for a while, but it just wasn’t translating like we thought it would. After a year, we knew we needed to switch gears and try something different.”

“Trying to take over an entire skin care line is a bit ambitious,” Hudgens explained. “Instead [I] decided to focus on something specific that could easily be slotted into a skin care routine — something we can be known for.” 

Hudgens’ focus is now the brand’s new launch — the KNOW Beauty Glacial Bay Clay Mask — which will be sold direct to consumer via Amazon.

According to the KNOW Beauty website, the mask claims to “draw out impurities, tightens pores, and restores your complexion to its radiant glow.” 

“Made with mineral-infused colloidal clay harvested from an active glacier in British Columbia,” the mask was created for oily, acne-prone, and combination skin 

When Vanessa Hudgens isn’t selling face masks, she’s working the red carpet — she was a correspondent for the 2023 Oscars (jealous). 

Main image credit: @weareknowbeauty

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).