Welcome Message
elcome to Scarlett Johansson Fan , your online resource dedicated to the two time Oscar Nominated actress Scarlett Johansson. You may know Scarlett from her Oscar nominated roles in Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story and her 11 years as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and her own movie Black Widow. It is our aim to bring you all the latest news, photos, information and much more on Scarlett's career. We hope you enjoy your stay, and make sure to return!

Spotlight on The Outset
The Outset is a minimalist skincare brand that provides exceptional products for everyone, doing away with unnecessary ingredients and harmful stereotypes. With an approach to skincare that is mindful and minimalist, Scarlett says she wants The Outset to be "universal, approachable, and as reliable as your favorite white tee — a classic staple"
Official Webste Site Posts Promotional Photos

Shape – The actress recently launched her own skin-care line — and now, she’s revealing the emotional relationship she has to the way her own skin has changed throughout the years.

Scarlett Johansson knows from her own experience that adult acne isn’t merely annoying — it can really affect a person’s self-image.

When the Black Widow star was getting her foothold in Hollywood, she was dealing with breakouts and all the insecurities that come with them. It’s a struggle she still remembers today.

“I still look back at photos of me on the red carpet in my twenties, and I’m like, ‘I remember that pimple,'” Johansson tells People. “It was terrible. I would cover my acne before I even got in the makeup chair [while filming movies] just so that I didn’t feel so exposed. It really does affect how you feel about yourself and you just want to scrub it away.”

Johansson admits that she has tried “every kind of acne peel and mask and resurfacing polish” — but that approach backfired. Eventually, the actress decided that what her skin needed was a pared-down routine made of simple products.

And so she’s created the type of products that her skin craves. The Outset, a line co-created by Johansson and beauty veteran Kate Foster, is composed of a tiny range of “consciously clean” products formulated without harsh actives or common allergens. The line is meant to simplify your skin-care routine into an everyday three-step solution.”I feel confident about our products — they’re just so reliable,” says Johansson in the People interview. “The transparency of what’s in the line and what it’s doing sets it apart. We call it the white tee shirt of skincare because it pairs well with other stuff.”

Johansson is aware that she’s not the first celebrity to launch a skin-care line — and that the general public may be skeptical about the quality of The Outset’s products. But Johansson’s line is all about a minimalistic approach, which sets it apart, according to the actress.

Like so many people, when Johansson feels great in her own skin, the rest falls into place seamlessly. And now, as the world begins to recover from the effects of Covid, she’s taking full advantage of that.

“We’ve all been in COVID for such a long time, and then like now reemerging. I’ve started wearing lipstick again, which is so exciting,” Johansson tells People. “If my skin looks good, I feel like all I need is lipstick and I’m good to go.”

Written by

newbeauty – Scarlett Johansson has been named the highest-paid actress in the world multiple times and has found herself listed as one of Time’s Most Influential People, and now she’s making a new name for herself as the co-founder of skin-care brand The Outset. Yes, another celebrity skin-care line, but something about this one is refreshingly more accessible, approachable and affordable, making it a clear stand out. Johansson had the benefit of partnering with co-founder Kate Foster Lengyel who has in-depth knowledge and experience in the industry. Together the pair created a skin-care line that’s as laid back as the award-winning actress was as we sat discussing what we were watching on Netflix ahead of the interview.

While sitting around a large, chic table in her office, which she says was originally in her home, we dove into the heart of the brand. It seemed nothing was off limits with her. The newest launch from the brand is the Exfoliating Caffeine Micro Polish ($34). Johansson says it feels like getting a facial in under a minute. The idea of the skin-care line not being “glamorous” but rather targeted for those who want to get in and out of the bathroom while still maintaining healthy, beautiful skin felt fresh. They lovingly referred to it as “the white tee of skin care,” easy and universally flattering.

Do your friends love The Outset?
Scarlett: “Yes, of course. All my friends have tried it. I made it for them anyway. I was saying to Kate, it’s really interesting, but my friends that have a male partner they’re all like, ‘My husband’s skin is amazing.’ I was like, ‘We’re saving relationships and having tons of sex now.’ That has been really surprising. We have a lot of male fans, 30 percent of our customers from our online store are male. We had intended to make this for everybody, and it’s actually fitting, so that’s been really cool. Everybody loves it. Half of my friends and family live overseas. So now it’s the challenge of when are we getting over there? Because I just have to ship it out to them secretly, but you know, that’s hopefully our next step. How do I get out to my UK friends and family?”

Kate: “We’ve been ‘actually-ed’ a lot. You know, where they’re like, ‘actually, it’s amazing.’ When you have friends, and you say, ‘Oh, I’m going to do this.’ They’re like, ‘Oh, God, I hope I like it because I have to see this person and say it’s great.’ I have friends who tried the line, and they’re like, ‘It’s actually amazing.’ It’s been a really gratifying experience for people to discover the products in the middle of a very saturated market and a crowded space and then be like, ‘Wow.’”

Scarlett: “It’s interesting because it’s a crowded space, but people are still looking for products. I have a set of girlfriends, and they’re all very into fashion and beauty, and they’re artists, and they’re creative. They have their own different brands and stuff they love, but they’re still looking for like a great cleanser or eye cream. Yes, it is a very saturated market, but there are people that are looking for their hero product.”

Kate: “And that was our aim to deliver. De-stressing the whole experience, I think, is kind of one of the key benefits.”

Earlier, you mentioned that you’re not trying to make skin look like a ‘glazed doughnut.‘ Now we’re discussing the saturation of the market. There are all these other celebrity skin-care brands. What sets The Outset apart?
Scarlett: “Going into it, we knew it’s a very crowded space, so that was something that we were hyper-aware of. I think, in a way, it was almost like an opportunity for us because the line is so pared back. It’s not about ‘Oh, can you attain my look?’ This is just about healthy skin.”

Kate: “You’re a pretty straight shooter. It’s no gimmicks, no BS, just great products, great quality, great skin.”

Scarlett: “I was like, ‘I know this whole shiny skin thing is in, but I’m too old.’ I’m at an age that if I do that, I’ll look like I got a laser peel or a procedure, and people will just be like, ‘Why so shiny?’”

Click On The Link At The Top To Read The Rest

Written by

refinery29 – When I met Scarlett Johansson at The Outset HQ in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, she exuded cool boss vibes, power-walking from a conference room to a rustic leather couch in the entryway. She sported a freshly-chopped haircut styled with a subtle wave, which she tells me is a byproduct of wearing sunglasses on her head while her hair dried — the epitome of effortless.
Leaning into the leather-backed cushion, Johansson and I chat about The Outset, the skincare startup Johansson co-created with beauty veteran Kate Foster Lengyel. Ahead, we get into why she started brand, everything she uses on her skin, and my personal favorite topic: accessories (including the story behind her Irish finger tattoo.)

Refinery29: The obvious question: You’ve been a working actor, and also a producer, for so long — what made you want to move from the film industry into beauty?
Scarlett Johansson: I’ve always been interested in skincare. When I talk to friends, they’re like, ‘Of course you’re doing skincare.’ Because I had problem skin, it’s something I’ve been conscious of forever. When I was in my late 20s and after having my daughter, everything kind of narrowed, and I started thinking about how I wanted to spend my time because I have less of it. I thought, what would be fulfilling to me? The idea of having a startup and learning a new industry seemed like an exciting prospect.

R29: How was your skin problematic?
SJ: When I was adolescent, there were a couple of brands that I was using; Clinique was a big deal. When I started getting acne, I tried Proactiv and those skin-care systems with so many actives stripping my skin. It wasn’t until I started using a gentle routine — like, micellar water and gentle moisturizer — that my skin rebalanced and it was the best version of itself.

R29: What does your skin-care routine look like today?
SJ: I use the Gentle Micellar Water anytime I wash my face. I used to use a drugstore brand, like Cetaphil, but I found that those cleaners were made with so many [ingredients] — so this was our answer to the daily cleanser. It’s fragrance-free, made for sensitive skin. Then I use our Prep Serum and Daily Moisturizer. That’s my whole prep for everyday. I wanted to take the same amount of time as my husband.

R29: Your husband [Colin Jost] uses The Outset products, too?
SJ: We do the same steps. He uses the same products, plus the eye cream. I only use the eye cream at night. And I put on my cuticles. I was like, if we’re going to make an eye cream, I want it to be more of an ‘everywhere’ cream.

R29: Do you supplement your skincare routine with other things, injectables or facials?
SJ: I have a little boy, he’s one. After I gave birth, my hair was shedding and my skin got all patchy and dry. My girlfriend told me to start taking liquid collagen and it has made the biggest difference in my skin and hair. I got a hippie-dippy one from Amazon, but it has really worked.

R29: I love this blunt lob, too! How do you style it? What do you use to create this soft wave?
SJ: Nothing [laughs]. I just recently cut it all off — so that’s what I did for it — and I don’t really do anything. I sometimes put sunglasses on my head as it dries and I get a wave.

R29: What about makeup? What are your go-tos?
SJ: I curl my eyelashes. I use the Shiseido mascara. A little concealer and a highlighter, both from NYX Professional Makeup, and I’m out the door.

R29: You call The Outset, the ‘white t-shirt of skincare’ — how would you describe your personal style?
SJ: I feel feminine because I’m breastfeeding. Recently, I’ve been into wearing things that are feminine and flowy. I’m a jeans girl, too. When you don’t have to wear an elasticated waistband anymore, you’re like, whoo-hoo. I’m functional, too. I grew up in the city so my clothes are reflective of that. I wear footwear that I can walk 40 city blocks in.

Click On The Link At The Top To Read The Rest

Written by

harpersbazaar When Scarlett Johansson launched The Outset earlier this year, the announcement was met with a range of reactions—from elatement to eye rolls. Sure, the Black Widow star has incredible skin, but does the world need yet another celeb skincare line? For those of us who gave the line a shot (this writer included), the answer turned out to be a resounding yes.

Now, Johansson and cofounder Kate Foster are back with the brand’s latest offering, the Exfoliating Caffeine Micro Polish. “Everybody was asking for a skin polish,” Johansson tells BAZAAR.com. And it’s a product that’s near and dear to the actress, as regular exfoliation is the key that unlocked a clear complexion after years of skin issues. “In my whole journey of skincare, part of my routine was using a light exfoliant every day. So that is what ended up clearing all this crazy skin stuff that was going on,” she says.

It’s a physical exfoliant, composed of a natural volcanic mineral, but it’s designed to be gentle enough for sensitive skin (like all The Outset products). “It’s nut-free. You don’t have those microplastics, but it’s still a perfect sphere so it doesn’t tear your skin,” Johansson explains.

Also new to the mix are three refill packs for their hero SKUs—the Gentle Micellar Antioxidant Cleanser, Firming Vegan Collagen Prep Serum, and Nourishing Squalane Daily Moisturizer. The serum, according to Johansson, has been the brand’s runaway success. “It packs a huge punch—tightening and brightening and plumping. It’s a miracle serum,” she says.

The refills are a natural addition to a line focused on simplicity—a theme that might sound familiar if you’ve been following other celebrity lines, such as Hailey Bieber’s Rhode or Ciara’s OAM. But don’t expect to see Johansson walk out with Bieber-esque glazed donut skin anytime soon. “With all of the products in the line, your skin feels healthy and hydrated and bouncy. But it’s not that glassy,” she says, adding, “As you get older, you don’t really want to look shiny. I don’t want to look like I just had a laser treatment.”

The Outset’s launch may have been less splashy than, say, Rhode’s, but the founders say the brand’s success speaks for itself. “There’s a lot of skepticism out there around celebrity skin care,” says Foster. “But then when you see those positive reviews, and then you see the customers coming back to purchase their daily skin care again and again, that’s a huge source of validation.”

Johansson and Foster have also been outspoken about keeping the ingredients “consciously clean,” that is, nut-free, gluten-free, safe for sensitive skin, et cetera. But formulating that way has had its setbacks

“I think it was the Daily Cream—it was the first product that we were like, ‘Oh, we got this.’ It was working for all of us,” recalls Johansson. “And then months later, I don’t know what happened. But we’re doing the regulatory thing with our claims, and it came back like, there’s like a point-zero-whatever trace of coconut, or some kind of nut. It was the least problematic, and then it became the most problematic.”

In other words, it was back to the drawing board for the moisturizer. (Fear not: It’s now nut-free.) And that lip product they originally announced back in March? Scrapped for now. “We went down the avenue with a lip treatment, because for me, it was like a huge source of contention finding the right product,” says Johansson. “Ultimately we didn’t end up launching it because it just wasn’t it wasn’t perfect. I wanted it to be the one product you can use year-round, because I’m still searching for it.” But stay tuned, because Johansson hasn’t given up: “I’ll drive everybody crazy with the lip product.”

Written by

As I said in the post below Scarlett was a guest on the talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show on 22nd and her interview she did aired yesterday. I was able to get my hands on the first interview for the site and make screen caps and full videos as well for you all to watch it. Scarlett talked about her son Cosmo and how he got his name, The outset what when into making it and the new product, Kate Perry and if I Kissed A Girl was about her or not but Scarlett did not no, Dress for Success who Scarlett is the global Ambassador for and we heard from Star who used it to get back on her feet and who Scarlett invite to come and see what she does and played a game of Catch A Rift Of This and Scarlett lost but we did get to hear her sing so that was a cool thing. it was nice to see her in person on these again and having fun.

Written by

On the same day as the The Outset Reset Event Scarlett as well made a stop to The Kelly Clarkson Show for a in person interview to promote The Outset and what is to come with it, her working with Dress For Success and plays some games by the looks of it. The good news is with have HQ episode stills from it but the bad news is the interview has no release date to watch at this time but I would think it will be soon as the new product come’s out on Monday. But till then you can view the episode stills in the gallery.

Written by

Harper’s Bazaar – “What was really noticeable to me about Florence, and why I think she represents her generation in such an iconic way, is that she really is in her own skin. She’s incredibly grounded, but she’s also just so self-assured,” says Scarlett Johansson, who costarred with Pugh in the 2021 Marvel movie Black Widow. “I was not self-possessed in that same way when I was in my early to mid-20s. I still was growing up in the industry in that time when you had to be really pandering in order to be accepted. And she doesn’t have any of that at all. She’s unapologetically herself. There’s a reliability to her.”

Johansson would know. She recounts filming an action scene where she and Pugh were “I don’t know, 30 stories in the air, strapped to this pole,” and chatting about relationships. The director called action, and Johansson remembers in awe that Pugh “could be talking about any dumb person that she dated, and then two seconds later, we were just connected to each other, hanging on by this thread for life. I was like, this person is just absolutely… she just has it. She’s so keyed in. It’s an emotional availability. It’s a really rare quality, and it’s the star quality she has.”

Written by

Deadline – Apple’s high-profile space pic Project Artemis looks to be gearing up and also seeing two major changes as Deadline is hearing that Channing Tatum is in talks to co-star opposite Scarlett Johansson while Greg Berlanti will now direct the pic. Tatum replaces Chris Evans, who had to part ways with project due to scheduling conflicts with his upcoming pics Pain Hustlers and Big Red One. That said, Apple and Evans just wrapped production on the upcoming action adventure romcom Ghosted that all parties are excited about. Berlanti steps in for Jason Bateman, who as Deadline first reported last month, amicably parted ways with the film due to creative differences. Berlanti is particular about what he commits to as a director and insiders say not only was he super excited about the opportunity but his take on the script excited both Apple execs and producers about what he wants to do for the film.

“We are thrilled to welcome Greg Berlanti and Channing Tatum to Project Artemis. Greg’s passion for character and storytelling has driven his decades long career in film & TV. We couldn’t be more excited for him to lead our team on this journey. We have been huge fans of Channing’s for a long time and are so honored to finally have the opportunity to work with him,” said Jonathan Lia, These Pictures Co-Founder

The film is a high priority for Apple, who swooped in to drop $100 million+ to acquire the hot package when it hit the market this past spring. Rose Gilroy penned the script with Johansson will produce with Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn through their These Pictures production company, which commissioned and developed the script. Once Tatum’s deal closes, the film will likely get fast-tracked into production.

Plot details are being kept under wraps other then it being set against the space race in the 60s.

Tatum is having himself quite a big year starting with his MGM pic Dog, which became one of the first break through box-office hits making $84 million globally on a $15 million budget. He followed that up with Paramount adventure romcom The Lost City, which also starred Sandra Bullock. The film crossed the $100 million at the domestic box-office, becoming one of the more popular romcoms in recent years. He is in production on Zoe Kravitz’s directorial debut P Island. He recently wrapped production on Magic Mike’s Last Dance and is also developing an adaptation of his children’s book Sparkella with MGM.

Berlanti continues to be one of the more success producers on TV with his credits including Riverdale, The Flash and The Flight Attendant. On the film side, he is producing the upcoming Amazon pic My Policeman starring Harry Styles and Emma Corwin.

This will mark his first directing job since 2018’s Love, Simon for 20th Century. The film gained a strong following leading to a spin-off Hulu TV show Love, Victor.

Tatum is repped by CAA and Jacobson, Teller and Berlanti is repped by WME and Felker Toczek Suddleson.

Written by

Forbes – She may be best known to many for playing a larger-than-life superhero in some of the highest-grossing blockbuster movies, but just as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, so has the business world for actor, producer, and entrepreneur Scarlett Johansson.

As the Founder and Chair of the new skincare line The Outset, a brand that recently launched back in March, the 37-year-old Black Widow star has dedicated years striving to better understand the beauty industry, while playing an integral part in the creation of The Outset products that exist today.

“Being introduced to an entirely new industry, all of that has been quite an adventure,” Johansson says during our exclusive conversation. “Now finally having the products being in development with other pieces that we will add into the collection and just getting the feedback from people and having those return customers and people that just swear by this line, it really is a dream come true. It took five years to see it through, but now it’s actually here and a reality and working and growing and it’s very, very exciting.”

One of The Outset’s most unique ingredients is its signature Hyaluroset Complex, a botanical alternative to hyaluronic acid, delivering immediate and lasting hydration to the skin. The five available products out on the market today are the antioxidant cleanser, the vegan prep serum, the nourishing daily moisturizer, the restorative night cream, and the smoothing expression lines cream, which Johansson playfully tells me is her husband Colin Jost’s favorite product to use.

In late April, just over a month after The Outset products became available for purchase on the company’s website, Johansson and her Co-Founder & CEO Kate Foster expanded the accessibility of their products by making them available in-store and online at over 500 Sephora locations across the United States.

Just as actors tend to take the time to prepare for their next role, Johansson has brought that same mindset to her skincare business approach. With Foster having previously spent a decade in beauty, a decade in fashion, and a handful of years in entrepreneurship before The Outset, she has witnessed firsthand the dedication that Johansson brings to her work.

“She did spend three years on this project really getting educated on the beauty landscape, on the industry, understanding the different paths available to her to bring this concept to life,” Foster shares with me about Johansson. “I think by the time that she and I got together, she had really already had a master class in the beauty industry and knew what she wanted, but also more importantly, what she didn’t want.”

When I asked Foster about the value that Johansson continues to bring to The Outset team, she says of her Hollywood movie star business partner, “She’s so loved by a very vibrant community who is following us and participating in The Outset story on social [media]. She is such a global powerhouse and it’s very well-earned that it is obviously a huge asset for the brand – but still, we don’t think of ourselves as a celebrity brand. We think of ourselves as this indie brand with a superpower.”

Now that Johansson has found her entrepreneurial footing and knows what it takes to get a start-up company off the ground, I wondered what has been the greatest learning curve so far throughout her business experiences with The Outset.

“Oh my gosh, the whole thing has been such a learning curve. When you have all these different ingredients that come from different places and then are put together in another place and processed in a very certain way. Dealing with quality control and making sure that stuff is then packaged correctly and everything is being mindfully produced. Having a project that is so focused on these kind of conscious choices, there is just a big learning curve there, but that’s also the most exciting thing about having a start-up.”

For Johansson, seeing the ongoing positive feedback that The Outset is receiving goes far beyond just a professional satisfaction for her, but also feels somewhat personal after she struggled for years to achieve a more clear and healthy complexion in front of the public eye.

Click on the link at the top to view the full interview

Written by

Scarlett was a guest in studio of The Today Show on April 27th to to promote her skin care line The Outset coming at last to Sephora shops. She talked all about making The Outset, what they did to test it for all peoples skin. Her time in lockdown and her new baby. After that Scarlett when outside and did the weather forecast for the show.

I have added in the full interview and weather sediment for you all to watch below and and have added in the screen caps to the gallery as well!

Written by

Hypebae – Achieve camera-ready skin with consciously clean beauty products for all.
After serving as the face for luxury beauty brands, renowned Hollywood actor Scarlett Johansson stepped away to breathe life into her own vision, founding The Outset — a minimalist skincare brand that provides exceptional products for everyone, doing away with unnecessary ingredients and harmful stereotypes. With an approach to skincare that is mindful and minimalist, “the vision for The Outset was to create clean and effective products that simplify your routine and elevate your every day. I want The Outset to be universal, approachable, and as reliable as your favorite white tee — a classic staple,” Johansson tells us over email.

Known for her work in front of the camera as the uber-cool and badass Marvel superhero Black Widow, Johansson dedicated her time and energy to learning the ins and outs of the science behind skin care to deliver effective products without the frills. “After representing other brands as a character in their campaigns, I wanted to build a brand that was reflective of me and my beauty ideals. Because I have spent so much of my life in front of the camera, I’m acutely aware of how much my skin is linked to my confidence. There are so many brands and formulas and harsh ingredients, but for me, the simpler, the better. Finding freedom in the uncomplicated was something I wanted to make available to everyone.”

Working with CEO and co-founder Kate Foster Lengyel, The Outset sets itself apart from the pack, providing meticulously thought out formalutions at an affordable price. With all items under $55 USD, the skincare line truly prioritizes accessibility, ensuring all can benefit from the high-quality products. Driven by the old adage, “less is more,” The Outset is purposefully austere in its ingredient list, excluding 2,700 potentially harmful ingredients, doing away with anything that was incomplete, questionably sourced or unsatisfactory. Not only is the latest clean skincare brand fragrance-free, vegan, gluten-free, and nut allergen free, dermatologist and allergy tested, but the Hollywood-approved products’ packaging is designed with the earth in mind, using recycled materials wherever possible.

“The Outset means a new beginning, which feels more relevant than ever at a time when we are all starting over and pressing the reset button. It took years for us to build a brand that was backed by quality and purpose, and I’m thrilled to finally share The Outset with the world. It’s an exciting beginning for me, as well.” The campaign for the star’s latest venture decidedly features a wide diversity of faces, refusing the antiquated notion that first-rate beauty is only meant for some, you’ll find a true variety of genders, skin tones and ages on The Outset’s branding as all can benefit and use its products.

Comprised of five core products, The Outset features a Gentle Micellar Antioxidant Cleanser, Firming Vegan Collagen Prep Serum, Nourishing Squalane Daily Moisturizer, Restorative Niacinamide Night Cream and Smoothing Vitamin C Eye + Expression Lines Cream. The Outset is available now on the brand’s website. Watch The Outset’s innovative and inclusive campaign below.

Written by

Instyle – Scarlett Johansson has held many titles: actress, brand ambassador, producer, mother, wife. And now, she has added one more title to the list: founder. Her newest project, a skincare line called The Outset, has been over five years in the making, and in conversation with InStyle, she says that despite the beauty industry being a crowded market, she believes there’s space for a brand like hers.

“It’s uncomplicated, clean, and mindful, and we’re looking to effect positive change. We’ve partnered with Dress for Success to support women as they enter the labor force, we work with One Tree Planted, we’ve found all these paper-alternatives [for our packaging], and we’re a member of 1% For The Planet. I think there is space for a brand like ours that looks to redirect the industry in a way,” she says. “Yes, it is a very crowded space, but I think there’s space for that.”

The decision to start a skincare brand of her own came at the same time that Johansson decided to stop doing beauty endorsements, which she had been doing for years with brands such as L’Oréal Paris and Dolce & Gabbana. “It just no longer felt desirable to represent other people’s beauty ideals,” she said. “I had a better sense of self and confident in my point of view in this space. [The decision] mirrored my acting career in the sense that I wanted to take charge of my own career in a way.” And while many celebrity beauty brands seem like a play for extra cash and fame, Johansson’s feels more purposeful. When she first considered launching a company, she says that many people encouraged her to license her name and work within a pre-existing infrastructure, which she didn’t want to do. “It would have been easier!” she says, adding that it definitely would’ve taken less time. “But it’s been an incredible journey having a startup — I feel like I got my MBA.”

The idea stemmed from Johansson’s experience with her own skin, which she describes as “problem skin,” and wanting to find something clean, effective, and simple. She realized that there were so many products that were focused on resurfacing the skin, which led it to be raw and aggravated. She says it took a long time for her to realize that replenishing her skin’s moisture levels was very healing. Then came the question of skincare ingredients. “I realized that I was putting a lot of really harmful things on my face — [things that were] harmful for myself and the planet,” she explains. As such, she decided that The Outset would be clean, which the brand describes as being free of fragrances, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and both gluten and nut allergens. “It’s how we ended up with the hyaluroset complex that’s in all our products,” she says, explaining that it’s a botanical alternative to hyaluronic acid.

The initial collection is quite small, including just five products: the Gentle Micellar Antioxidant Cleanser, Firming Vegan Collagen Prep Serum, Nourishing Squalane Daily Moisturizer, Restorative Niacinamide Night Cream, and Smoothing Vitamin C Eye Expression Lines Cream. The entire line retails for less than $55. It’s as streamlined and simple as Johansson envisioned it to be, and while it’s hard to pick a favorite product after five years, she says she really loves the night cream. “I’m very proud of it. I wanted to create something that felt extremely luxurious and has a beautiful feel the morning after,” she says of her star pick. In fact, she asked her co-founder, beauty entrepreneur and veteran Kate Foster, if they could make a body lotion or hand cream with the formula since she loves it that much. “It would be too expensive, though. But I love it — your skin is noticeably plump and juicy when you put it on.”

And while Johansson’s pick is the night cream, her husband, SNL comedian Colin Jost, is particularly fond of the eye cream. “He’s the first partner I’ve ever had that uses an eye cream,” she says, adding that it fills all his needs and jokes that it’s why he looks so good on Saturday nights. However, as her partner, he helped her test a few formulas, and it wasn’t always smooth sailing. She explains that at one point, she had thought about adding a face mask to the skincare collection and was testing a formula. “I forgot to tell Colin it was self-warming, and he thought he was having a really crazy allergic reaction to it,” she shares while laughing. “He was like, ‘it’s spread and it’s melting off my face!’ He was completely freaking out.”

Life at home is a lot of fun for her. She and Jost welcomed their first child, Cosmo, in August 2021, and her daughter, Rose, is seven-years-old, an age when kids are curious about everything. Johansson shares that it’s funny because Rose questions everything she does. “‘Why are you tweezing your eyebrows? Why are you curling your lashes? What’s a tampon? What’s it for?'” she laughs. “She asked me why my underwear went up my butt crack, and I had to try to explain what a panty line was. I was like, “’cause you don’t want a line in your pants,” and she was like “Why?” And I was like, “’cause then you could see my underwear,” and she was like “But you are wearing underwear.” Like I know, it’s weird.”

With a newborn, Johansson is grateful she’s always had a simple skincare routine. However, since it’s winter and New York City (where she lives) is very dry, she says she tries to remind herself to moisturize head to toe. “I forget to use body lotion most of the time. It feels time-consuming, even though it only takes about 30 seconds,” she shares. After Cosmo was born, she says it took her a long time to get her hair cut and colored, and that once she did, she felt fresh and like herself again. Her hair has been something of hers she’s always had fun with. “When I was 19, I cut my hair into a fashion mullet, which I wanted to have a Bowie-meets-Silkwood vibe. When I look back, it felt like it was beyond forward, it was probably extreme, but now it’s back and I still think it was a really cute haircut,” she says. Another throwback beauty trend she brings up are the ultra-thin eyebrows that, like the mullet, are beginning to come back in style. “I definitely tweezed all my friends’ eyebrows away, which they still give me shit about,” she says. “Mine grew back, but I guess my friends’ didn’t and they’re still pissed about it — whatever, it was popular back then!” And something that will always be popular? Conscious beauty, which you can now find at theoutset.com.

Written by
1 2 3 14