Sometimes we assume everyone in Hollywood is born with amazing bikini bodies, the most flowy hair, the straightest teeth—and of course, perfect skin. So you might be surprised that many stars, including the gorgeous Olivia Munn, continue to deal with acne even as adults. The star of The Newsroom was recently named the newest celebrity ambassador for Proactiv, a line of skincare products she’s used since ever she was a teenager to help her treat her acne—and continues to rely on today.
"When I was 16, I moved from Japan to Oklahoma… and I had this horrible outbreak and I never had acne before. On my skin, on my forehead, it was covered in acne and I didn’t know what to do. I’m a new kid in school and so I felt really self-conscious and didn’t really lift my head up until my cousin mentioned [Proactiv],” the actress told People. “I hadn’t even heard of Proactiv, and she said, ‘You should just try this.’ I used it and within like a week all of it was gone.”
When her acne recently returned while she was shooting her upcoming movie Deliver Us From Evil, she remembered how well the line worked for her as a teenager and decided it was time to give it a go again. “Within two weeks it was completely cleared up and I haven’t had a breakout again. So when I got the call [to become their brand ambassador]… It’s so crazy because I have this whole story with it. It’s something that’s very easy to get behind because I know what it did for me in my life.”
Especially in these new campaign shots for Proactiv+, which has a gentler, faster formula, Olivia certainly could’ve fooled us that she’s ever had acne at all.