As an old saying goes 'a prophet is rarely honoured on home soil,' however, this is not so for South African actress, Natasha Thahane, who will soon share her beautiful smile to Garnier campaigns, this follows an announcement that the energetic young star is the new face of Garnier Even & Matte.
The good news was revealed at a special occasion in Johannesburg that also witnessed the relaunch of the much-loved Garnier Even & Matte brand.
Natasha, is a renowned actress, with a number of roles in the acting fraternity to her credit.
The Soweto-born actress is popularly known for her roles as Enhle on the SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam; for the character Amo Maake in the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Queen; as well as playing the lead character Kedibone in the feature film of the same name.
Most recently she also featured as Katlego in the Mzansi Magic series Lockdown.
Meanwhile, in her new role as brand ambassador, Natasha will primarily represent Garnier Skin Active Even & Matte.
In this improved line, Garnier has created its best ever skin care product, with the fastest performance formula ever and a non-greasy texture for smoother, softer, brighter, more uniform skin.
The brand is scaling new heghts, strongly moving into the new era with extremly improved formulas that takes into account the best that nature could provide – including the strongest complexion and oil control range ever.
While the trademark might have been given a makeover, however, in its selection of Natasha as its ambassador, it has kept on its tradition of being represented by aspirational, yet identifiable South African women.
In the past, some of the faces that featured for the brand include renowned actress, producer and businesswoman, Connie Ferguson, and inspirational model, radio presenter and TV personality, Zizo Tshwete.
Theresa van Rooyen, Garnier marketing manager, told a local publication that in line with their trademark, Natasha became a natural choice.
“We chose the stunning Natasha because we wanted a truly South African woman who was deeply rooted in culture, and who was both inspirational and aspirational for young South African women. Natasha is natural and authentic, and truly represents what Garnier stands for as a brand – beauty that connects people,” Theresa explained.
Those ideals were in line with the like of the 24-year-old Natasha, who is strongly committed to working with young people as well as socially and environmentally conscious brands.
“I am passionate about students and want to make a difference in their lives. I also genuinely care about our planet and the state it’s in, and want to ensure that the next generation has a habitable, sustainable earth to live on.
"So it is important for me to work with brands that are committed to making a difference in our world. Garnier is such a brand. It is innovative, cares about people and the environment, and makes excellent products. Everything I do must be authentic for me and my audience, and Garnier is just that,” said Natasha.