Exclusive: 'Girls' Star Allison Williams Is the New Face of Simple Skincare

02/04/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Allison Williams Simple Skincare
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If you sit next to Allison Williams on an airplane, we’re just going to warn you: She might start washing her face. In her seat.

“When I fly, halfway through the flight, I like to give myself a face wash,” the Girls star — and new face of Simple skincare — tells PEOPLE. “I just sit there and turn toward the window and use a wipe.”

Yep, she’s that serious about skincare! Which is why joining with Simple — whose products are formulated for sensitive skin — was a no-brainer for the rising star.

“I do have sensitive skin, actually, and it’s been really hard to find products that don’t make it inflamed, or red or dry, or make it break out,” she reveals. “It’s really complicated, but I’ve learned that it’s the case for more people than not. I don’t know how many people have unproblematic skin — that’s rare.”

A lot of Williams’s skin issues come from her job, which obviously requires lots of makeup application and removal. “If you’re an actress — and in some cases, this goes for all women — the only thing you can control about your skin is what you put on your face at the beginning of the day, and what you do when you take your makeup off,” she says. “Otherwise, it’s affected by stress, makeup artists, weather, pollution. The great thing about Simple products is that they protect you against those things — you can wipe it all off at the end of the day.”

Allison Williams Simple Skincare
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Williams recently spent a day in L.A. shooting a commercial for the brand, and she found the premise pretty true to life. “It kind of documents a typical day — on my way to work in the morning, getting ready and washing my face, all the way through the end of the day when I take my makeup off and relax.”

But in an ideal world, Williams’s days would go a little differently.

“Lately I find myself working quite a bit — it’s such a blessing,” she says. “But I have a fantasy that I’ll go back to a time when I’m not in hair and makeup every day!” Tell us: What skincare products to you rely on to keep your face flawless? 

–Kate Hogan


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Cami on

Who has even heard of this brand? She was trying for one of the major cosmetic lines but none was interested. From the dirty sex scenes on GIRLS to tramping around with John Mayer, she’s not A-list material. And, not anything special looks wise.

Jenn on

I use this brand and LOVE IT!!!! I have very sensitive skin just like Allisons. And I think shes a very pretty girl.

Ellie on

Cami, you are a preachy hater. Allison is in a committed relationship of over 2 years to Ricky Van Veetin (sp) the founder of College Humor who is John Mayer’s close friend. And remember WWJD.

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