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‘It’s Something I Really Appreciate’

Quinta Brunson x OLAY

Quinta Brunson x OLAY

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Quinta Brunson is ready to script her own narrative in the beauty sphere.

On Monday, the star was named the new face of Olay, which marks the actress’ first-ever beauty partnership.

“Olay is such an iconic and trusted brand, and I’m so happy to be partnering with them because of that trust that people have [in] their product,” Brunson tells PEOPLE, adding that the opportunity is “something I really appreciate.”

The brand has also been a part of Brunson’s life “for a long time”, from her childhood. Olay was one of her her mom’s “ultimate pick ups”; and now it’s central to Abbott Elementary creator, writer and executive producer’s “back-to-basics” approach today.

Quinta Brunson x OLAY

Quinta Brunson x OLAY

Courtesy of OLAY

“It’s important for me to feel actually more comfortable walking into my writers room, having a bare face,” she says when it comes to having full faith in her skincare.

“It’s funny because the [brand’s] tagline is ‘Face Anything’, but I truly do feel like I’m able to do that with just this line of products as someone who doesn’t love to wear a ton of makeup,” she says, crediting her confidence to Olay’s hydrating, smoothing and brightening Retinol24 + Peptide collection, which she applies at night.

Brunson, 32, also stars in Olay’s new campaign, celebrating the aforementioned line which includes the Retinol24+Peptide Night Moisturizer, Retinol24 Night Eye Cream and Retinol24 Night Serum (all priced at $29).

Easy to use and accessible, the collection is also a reflection of her beauty philosophy. “I believe everything should be for everyone,” she says.

Quinta Brunson is the new face of Olay

Quinta Brunson is the new face of Olay

Courtesy of OLAY

In the morning, Brunson reaches for Olay’s Vitamin C + Peptide 24 collection. “I really took to this brightening line

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