Logan Browning was a woman on the move, recounting her drive through Beverly Hills one recent morning. “I just took my dog to the grocers,” the actor said, referring to her rescue poodle, Russell. “I got him a year ago, almost. New Year’s Eve is the day I pick him up.” The right timing for him to get together with all of the pandemic pups on Instagram — like when Russell and his little pink tongue appeared in a beach photo last May. Technically, though, he’s aged away from the role. “I think he was only four years old. A little gentleman. ”
There’s a calmness to Browning’s voice, which can be attributed to her mindfulness practice (she’s been teaching guided meditations on social media for over a year and a half.) , to the same effect) and was also a pivotal point in her career. Earlier this fall saw the series finale of Dear white people, the Netflix show starring Browning as Samantha White, a media-research firebrand navigating Ivy League life. Evolve from Justin SimienThe 2014 film of the same name landed in the Obama presidency, a four-season arc unfolding amid a nationwide uproar. “I used to accept a lot of things without question, and Sam made me question and act more,” said Browning. told Harper’s Bazaar in September, explaining how even at 32, she has learned lessons from her younger character. Now, the actor is excited about the “transitional moment” she’s in. “How big of an impact have I seen? Dear white people took care of people,” Browning said, looking back at the series whose guest directors included Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Janicza Bravo (Zola). “I will continue to be very careful and purposeful about what I choose next.”
The search for meaningful projects extends to her latest project. Today, Browning joins True Botanicals’ “activist band,” along with wilderness, Laura Dern, and Zazie Beetz. In keeping with a California beauty company, commitment to using natural ingredients through sustainable means feels right for someone like Browning who is mentally healthier, more radiant than before. . For the founder Hillary Peterson, feeling is mutual. “We are not looking for a ‘face’ of the brand. We’re really looking for brains — and the passion these women are bringing to what we’re doing,” said Peterson. No wonder the actors feel comfortable in front of the camera (and, Smart book director Wilde, behind it) creates evocative storytellers. As Peterson sees it, True Botanicals’ mission is above all education: “It’s like, how can we empower people with information to take the best care of themselves and those they love, and planet?”
She spent almost a year with the products before officially signing on to Browning — “because I’m someone who struggled with my skin a lot growing up,” she says. “If it’s something that I’m going to publicly use and support, I want to believe in it.” What brand signature did she skip? face oil works best for her (more on that below), and recently took a skin barrier immersion course: the protective lipid layer, the key to locking in moisture and minimizing flare-ups. (Browning will pass on that knowledge in a tutorial earlier this year.) In the meantime, the actor shares a key moment in his curly hair journey, a home-made lotion. her upcoming horde and health wisdom in 2022.
Vanity Fair: What does your daily health look like?
Logan Browning: For me, my personal health is defined by my rituals and habits that I know make me my best in all sorts of ways: meditate for five minutes in the morning, stretch, drink water, take probiotics. I take a shower in the morning and [at] now is the evening. It’s something a dermatologist suggested to me when I was dealing with skin issues a while back, and it’s been very helpful – and just a lovely rejuvenating treat. I am very particular about building better habits and consistent about that.
You started acting at the age of 14. What did the scenery look like when you first started, and how do you see yourself in it?
When I was 14, I just came to LA from Atlanta, and it was all so new to me. I’m just a novice to this whole Hollywood world. I run into some people who don’t really know how to match my makeup, or my hair breaks because it’s getting worse. [overheated] on one set. But at the same time, beauty, for me, is still very little because I started as a child: I entered the space of light foundation, blush and Chapstick. I remember I always kept my hair straight – not because someone asked me, but just the way I wore my hair at the time. I’m just thinking about how different I am [now] look.
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