When you ask celebrities what their secret to looking young and staying fresh is, most will answer first with the same thing: water. It’s a life-sustaining, often-overlooked part of any person’s day. People who drink a lot of water will say that they owe their skin’s glowing health to their intake, and people who switch from sugary drinks to water tout the health benefits they discover. So does water belong in beauty stores alongside skin creams and dietary supplements? According to Bluemercury, major beauty retailer, the answer is yes. And they’ve teamed up with the dream team of Evian and Katie Holmes to promote a new campaign titled, “Healthy Hydration is Step 1.” 

Evian and Katie Holmes

Evian Katie Holmes

Evian and Bluemercury are two huge names in their respective industries, so it only makes sense that the face of this collaborative campaign is none other than Katie Holmes. Holmes got her big break in acting on Dawson’s Creek in 1998, and since then her career has been “everything coming up Katie”. In success after success, including the wildly popular Batman Begins in 2005 and Mad Money in 2005, the 42-year-old actress and producer has also spent time on Broadway and television since her Dawson’s Creek days. Holmes was married briefly to Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and their relationship was highly publicized, including their divorce. 

But through it all, Holmes has continued to shine with that wholesome fresh glow that makes her personal brand what it is. It makes total sense that water industry titan Evian would pick her to be the face of the hydration campaign with Bluemercury; after all, she’s 42 and doesn’t look a day over 20. So what’s her secret? 

Well, Evian is glad you asked. UsWeekly shares, “‘I drink a lot of water and try to eat a lot of vegetables to keep my skin as healthy as possible,’ the actress told People earlier this year. A marketing team for the campaign has shared, “Keeping your body hydrated is one of the simplest ways to support healthy skin and feel your best, and rumor has it that staying well hydrated is a secret French women have known all along. evian natural spring water comes from the heart of the French Alps via a 15-year journey through underground glacial rocks, where it is enriched with naturally occurring electrolytes and minerals for that crisp clear taste.” 

While the science is out about claims that drinking water specifically is the key to healthier skin, enough people anecdotally swear by it that it’s worth trying, and Bluemercury is going to make that even easier – starting July 14th, all purchases made at select stores will receive a complimentary bottle of Evian with the campaign slogan: “Healthy Hydration is the 1st Step” printed on the label to remind you where to start with your health and beauty routine.

Bluemercury’s History of Skincare and Wellness Dedicaton

It’s no surprise that Bluemercury is dedicated to bringing the best products of all wellness brands to its customers. After all, the company was created when an entrepreneur named Marla Beck graduated in 1999 and found herself struggling to find time to hunt down products to keep her skin looking healthy and her wellness at peak. At that point in time, beauty products could only be purchased through drug stores and department stores, making it a time consuming quest to gather all of your favorite products. 

Marla and her husband Barry Beck – a seasoned entrepreneur with three successful businesses already under his belt – launched Bluemercury, the first store of its kind. The innovative approach of a beauty and wellness-only store helped launch an entire industry. Bluemercury’s website shares, “We offer the world’s most innovative beauty products in a truly unique shopping experience. Bluemercury clients receive unparalleled technical product knowledge, expert advice and friendly service. Our teams would rather have clients leave the store with handfuls of samples, so that they can be sure to find products that work for them, rather than ever buy anything that is less than 100% right. Every day, we take hundreds of questions about skincare and makeup concerns and challenges. In addition to skincare, makeup, haircare, and fragrance products, clients can be pampered by our skincare experts in our locations’ spas. Our spas are home to the ultimate results-oriented treatments, including our world renowned oxygen facials, glycolic peels, waxing and microdermabrasion.” 

Celebrities and Their Love Affair With Water

Gwenyth Paltrow

With celebrities believing so deeply in the connection between beauty/wellness and water, it’s not hard to find one to sing praises of the liquid. These celebrities had these thoughts on water:

  • Gwenyth Paltrow says water is “Full of healing power #ILoveWater.” 
  • Gabrielle Union: “I try to drink a gallon of water a day, and I try to get in 32 ounces with breakfast.”
  • Jennifer Aniston (who was the face of a SmartWater campaign 5 years ago): “Drink water, stay hydrated and sleep. It’s so boring, yet so simple.”
  • Cameron Diaz: “Once I drink the water, I feel it immediately. I go from being a wilted plant to one that has been rejuvenated by the rain.”
  • Paris Hilton: “I just think it’s good to just take care of yourself and get massages and drink water.”
  • Kim Kardashian: “I drink a lot of water.”
  • Tyra Banks: “I LOVE drinking water. It’s really good for you too. Did u know u are supposed to have at least 32 ounces before lunch??”
  • Pharrell Williams: “When you have no more water, you have no more life.”
  • And this quote doesn’t exactly sing the praises of water, but it’s pretty on brand from Kanye West: “I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle.” So relatable. 

Get the picture? And these celebrities all have something in common: they look amazing. So maybe Evian and Bluemercury have really stumbled onto something here. Water is the perfect first step to add to your skin and beauty routine because it’s so good for you anyway. So pop on over to Bluemercury and make a purchase so you can get one of these special Evian bottles while supplies last. If we can look half as stunning as Katie Holmes by drinking water, we’ll take a truckload!