Obviously everyone knows who Nicole Kidman is. She was infamously married to Tom Cruise, has been in dozens of critically acclaimed hit movies and, of course, most recently the c0-star and co-producer of HBO’s Big Little Lies (a personal favorite of mine, natch). But when Neutrogena gave me the opportunity to sit down with their latest brand ambassador, I was super excited…one, because I’m a big fan and two, because she is VERY interested/an advocate of sun care…
What are some of your beauty product favorites?
“Well Neutrogena sun care is an absolute must. I had been looking for a sun care brand to partner with for awhile and when Neutrogena came along I was excited. Aside from that, I’ve always love perfumes. I love scents. I make my own and I also love oils. I’m big into body oils and aromatherapy; I believe in the power of smell and what it can do for you and your psyche. I would go into the health food stores in Australia and seek out natural products and make my own oils, and I just loved doing that.” As for her favorite body oil? Well, she changes them up a bit. “I just love pure coconut oil for the hair and skin. I grew up with that smell and it’s kind of sexy. I really just like smelling good…and my husband likes smelling good. We’re a smell-good family.”
How do you find balance?
“I try to meditate every day- 20 minutes of mediation. If I’m working I do it at lunchtime. And everyone knows that I go. I eat and I go meditate. My mother got breast cancer when I was 17 and my father was a psychologist, and he started doing a lot of research into stress and cancer…and so that’s when we started meditating and it’s always been a big part of my life. My father was also a huge advocate of exercise. For me, I started exercising as a teenage girl, really kind of against my will, but I did it and it became part of my routine and who I am.”
What would you tell your twenty-something self?
“I would just say that there’s a long life ahead. Take care of yourself and know that you will make it to the age of 50 and beyond and you don’t have to worry so much.”