Jordana Brewster, Actress

On fitness, peace of mind and posing nude


I had the pleasure of meeting Fast & Furious actress, Jordana Brewster and her mother, former model, Maria Joao, at the Gansevoort Park Hotel in NYC.  As the new faces of Ponds, the duo beamed with excitement to discuss their skincare regimen and gave off a passionate vibe for life. I spoke with Jordana privately to find out about her fitness regimen, living beautifully and posing nude for Allure.


If you were to set a daily intention each morning what would it be?

Every morning I aim to wake up before my son so I can have a few moments of me-time to meditate 

What’s ‘fast and furious’ about your beauty regimen?

Since I became a mom, my skincare routine has become much more straightforward and to the point!  The women in my family have never taken drastic measures with our skin. We grew up learning to cleanse and moisturize twice a day and to use really effective products like POND’S that just leave your skin very healthy and beautiful. 

Are there any beauty products that you and your character, Mia, both can’t live without?

POND’S Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes & POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat

Georgio Armani mascara 

SPF! It’s so important 

You recently posed nude for Allure.  How did you prep?

 I made a point to drink a lot of water and avoid salt. I attempted to practice posing and it did not go well!  I finally realized I would the need the help of a professional photographer for that part. 

How do you practice living a beautiful life?

It’s important to me to maintain a holistic lifestyle including lots of family time, meditation and healthy eating.

You post a lot of fitness pics on Instagram.  What workout really gets you high?

While I like to mix up my workout routine during the week, running is my favorite – it allows me time to sort through my thoughts and get my adrenaline pumping at the same time.

 You have a successful career and blessed life!  What are you most grateful for?

I’m by far the most grateful for my family and friends (I know it sounds cliché, but it’s true!) And above all I'm grateful for my son Julian.

Beauty is____.

Within you – I think it’s so important to celebrate your own beauty and accentuate the characteristics and traits that are uniquely you.