As a veteran A-lister, Oscar winner and internationally renowned superstar, we know that Angelina Jolie is a pro at this thing called celebrity. So, when she played a game of “What’s in my bag?” in a short clip for British Vogue, it was very telling that the only beauty item to come out of her vintage Céline was a golden bottle of Guerlain Abielle Royal Youth Watery Oil ($135).
Jolie makes a point to mention Guerlain in the video, which is fitting as the star served as the face of Mon Guerlain in 2019. However, in an interview for the magazine’s February cover, she points to a more important reason for her allegiance to the almost 200-year-old French beauty brand. “You mention Guerlain,” prompts editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. “Could you tell us about your project with them and women beekeepers?”
“The goal is to help train women in different countries to work as beekeepers,” Jolie explains. “In fact, one of the first women coming into the programme will be from the area where we work in Cambodia.”
What the star is referring to is a partnership between Guerlain and UNESCO that began in early 2020, with the training of beekeepers with more than 50 hives based in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Cambodia and China. The aim is to have trained 88 beekeepers from 44 biospheres in five years’ time, after which the partnership can be renewed.
Now it makes much more sense why Jolie didn’t just pull a random lipstick from her timeless bag. And just like that, we all have a new favorite face oil and a new cause to champion.