Nicole Kidman's 2017 is already shaping up to be a banner year: The actress is heading back to the Academy Awards having landed her fourth Oscar nomination for Lion, and she’s gearing up for the premiere of her HBO miniseries Little Big Lies later this month. But prior to the show’s debut, Kidman’s lending her famous face to another project: teaming up with Neutrogena to become their new Global Brand Ambassador.
“I’ve always been such a believer in having good skin,” Kidman tells PeopleStyle exclusively, adding that she feels this partnership with Neutrogena is “the right marriage.”
She’d already had a bit of a love affair with the brand: “Prior to working with them, I had their products because I’d read about them in magazines!”
For years she’s relied on their sunscreen with SPF 100 to protect her skin. “I’m so fair, that’s a godsend for me,” she says.
Not only is it a staple on Kidman’s vanity, she’s determined to instill the importance of sun protection in her daughters, Sunday Rose, 8 and Faith Margaret, 6. And she has husband Keith Urban‘s full support. “He’ll be like, ‘Get that sunscreen on those girls,'” she says.
While Kidman’s steadfast dedication to raising awareness about sun protection has already earned the praise of her friend Hugh Jackman, she’s hoping through her partnership with Neutrogena to reach an even larger audience. “I’ve grown up with an awareness of it. But [I’m] still always trying to teach people about it, as is Neutrogena. What would be so great would be to reduce skin cancer in the world.“
In a new campaign with the brand, the 49-year-old actress is also getting real about her skincare needs these days.
“I think when you’re really young, there’s cleanser and moisturizer, that’s it,” Kidman says in a behind-the-scenes clip teasing her upcoming commercial, which will be revealed during the Academy Awards on February 25.
“For me now, obviously, I’m of course looking to keep my skin as young as it can be. I mean, we all are, I think. So, I’m looking for products that can help that.”
One of her anti-aging MVPs: the brand’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream, “which is fantastic because it’s so hydrating,” she says.
Kidman joins a long list of Neutrogena Brand Ambassadors including Kristen Bell, Julie Bowen, Jennifer Garner, Olivia Holt, Hayden Panettiere and Kerry Washington.