Vanessa Hudgens Journey

As an actress and a musician, Co-Founder of KNOW Beauty Vanessa Hudgens spent most of her life in front of the camera. That meant perfecting a skin care routine, especially when Hudgens started to struggle with breakouts in her early 20s. With KNOW Beauty, Hudgens is sharing that expertise and that routine with the world.

Q&A with Vanessa Hudgens

Q: What made you want to start a skincare line?

Vanessa: “I never really found my go-to brand, I would kind of use whatever and got by. My skin was fine for so long, and I first got acne at about 21. When I had acne, I wanted to be the girl who just rolls up with no makeup and feels good about herself, but I wasn't.  

After that, I became obsessed with the ritual of taking care of my skin in the morning and at night. It became my ‘me time.’ 

Q: What’s your relationship between mental health and skincare?

Working in the entertainment industry, there’s this huge pressure to look perfect every single day. I remember I saw a few fine lines appear in my late 20s, and was like “Oh my god! Really?!” It feels like I’ve been grinding for so many years, and I've also been grinding trying to find a skincare regimen that actually works for me. I think a lot of people feel that way.

I'm 32 now, and I'm finally in a place where I can go out not wearing makeup and still feel my most confident. It's taken me a while, but I finally have a relationship with my skin that I'm really proud of. I feel great about my skin. It's not about covering it up, I want my skin to be seen.”

What is Your daily and nightly Skincare Routine?

Q: Which Know Beauty product is your favorite?

Vanessa: “The Resurfacing Night Serum and The Glowing Collagen Mask!

I use the resurfacing night serum every night to prevent those pesky lines and skip out on Botox for as long as possible lol The retinoid increases cell turn over and resurfaces the skin. This serum Moisturizes, brightens, hydrates and evens out any skin pigmentation. A must.

As for the Glowing Collagen Mask… I love this mask so much. It smells and feels incredible. (My boyfriend LOVES how it smells on my face) The mask supports skin elasticity, deeply hydrates, soothes and balances your skin. Preventing fine lines and plumping your skin with moisture. It’s bomb.”

Q: How do you protect your skin from breakouts?

Vanessa: “When I start to break out, the Detoxifying Charcoal Mask is the first thing I reach for. It absorbs toxins and free radicals from the skin, Shrinks pores, balances as well as hydrates. Feels and works great. ”

Q: Do you have any secret beauty tricks you want to share?

Vanessa: The Purifying Cleanser is a great Cleanser that helps keep my skin clear. It really gets off all my makeup with a gentle foam. It moisturizes, controls extra sebum, is antibacterial and is full of antioxidants. Plus it smells great.



"The Purifying Cleanser is full of hyaluronic acid, which really hydrates my skin, as well as grapefruit which is a gentle exfoliant that I love for brightening."

  • Dehydration
  • Uneven Texture
Deeply cleanse without stripping away essential moisture. This concentrated jelly-to-foam cleanser removes makeup and impurities while controlling excess oil, leaving skin fresh and healthy-looking. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to help skin attract and retain moisture, plus Prickly Pear to deliver soothing and hydrating benefits.


"The Resurfacing Serum has retinoid, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, so it’s just a shot of vitamins for the skin.”

  • Oily Skin
  • Acne-Prone
Formulated with 1% Granactive Retinoid, this silky overnight serum reduces the appearance of blemishes (and prevents new ones from forming!), visibly brightens up dullness and discoloration, and helps smooths the look of rough texture from past breakouts. Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid work synergistically to reveal a clearer, smoother, and brighter complexion.


“The Calming Day Moisturizer dries down in a way that feels like it seals everything in. It’s just so soft, and it just makes my skin feel so good.”

  • Dry Skin
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Rosacea
Sensitive skin? Don’t stress. This ultra-lightweight, nourishing moisturizer helps calm signs of redness and inflammation while supporting your natural moisture barrier, so skin is better able to defend against daily irritants. Packed with skin-calming ingredients like Hemp Extract, Chamomile, and Calendula for anti-inflammatory, redness-reducing and hydrating benefits.


"A little goes a long way with this eye cream. I usually apply it at night to let it deeply absorb and soak in while I sleep and in the morning to brighten and refresh."

  • Dull Skin
  • Dark Circles
  • Dehydration
Running on late nights and no sleep? We've got you. This hydrating, brightening eye cream targets dark circles and pigmentation in the eye area.Powerful peptides (aka protein’s building blocks) combine with Vitamin A to help lighten dark spots, get rid of dark circles, and fortify skin’s firmness.


"I am obsessed with this lip mask. Full of antioxidants, vitamins, and damn does it make your lips smooth."

  • Dry Lips
An ultra-hydrating lip mask for day and night - whenever you need that extra kiss of moisture! Repairs and prevents dry, chapped lips with Shea Butter and Vitamin E, while comforting and nourishing, giving lips a plush, plumped-up look.


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