Olay onboards Quinta Brunson as new brand face

By Julia Wray | Published: 1-Aug-2022

Abbott Elementary star features in a campaign for Olay’s Retinol 24 + Peptide Night collection

Olay has announced Quinta Brunson as its new ambassador.

An actress, producer, writer and comedian, Brunson is best known for Abbott Elementary, ABC’s Emmy-nominated mockumentary created by and starring Brunson as a second grade teacher at a fictional school in Philadelphia.

Brunson will appear in the new campaign for Olay’s Retinol 24 + Peptide Night collection.

She has spoken publicly about struggling to fit a narrowly defined version of beauty and her subsequent ‘journey of self-love’.

In line with the P&G-owned brand’s ‘Skin Promise’ to champion authentic beauty, Brunson’s first beauty campaign will be unretouched.

“It is an honour to be the new face of such an iconic brand,” commented Brunson.

“When I was growing up, society pushed a beauty standard that was unattainable. Brands told me I needed to change everything about myself to be beautiful.

“It’s exciting to be a part of the latest Olay campaign and to help change that narrative.

“This partnership coming to life as my first-ever beauty collaboration is truly a ‘pinch me’ moment.”

“We are thrilled to have Quinta Brunson join the Olay family,” said Stephanie Headley, P&G’s Senior Vice President of Olay and North America Skincare.

“Quinta’s fearless confidence is unmatched, and she represents the 'fearless to face anything' confidence we want for all women.

“When the standard of her own beauty was being moulded by society, she decided it was time to share her unique point of view.

“We are honoured to partner with someone who truly embodies Olay’s mission to help women feel bold and confident to face anything.”

The Retinol 24 + Peptide collection, which Brunson will promote, is said to contain a proprietary blend of ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin’s surface layers, leading to healthier looking skin.

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