We’ve reached semantic satiation with the word iconic. It’s used so frequently and so inaccurately that it has practically lost all meaning. Iconic is not synonymous with great. The cup of coffee you had this morning was not iconic. The staff at your local dry cleaners may be wonderful at what they do, but they’re not iconic. And you’ll have to forgive me, but as beloved as your grandmother’s brownie recipe may be, it is not iconic. Do you know who’s iconic? Jane Fonda.
Fonda has been making headlines and earning admiration since her acting career took off in the 1960s, and by the end of that decade, she became arguably as well-known for her activism. Fonda fully secured legend status when she became a fitness superstar in the ’80s. And you could call her current run in Grace and Frankie a comeback, but then you would be admitting you haven’t been paying attention to all of her amazing work in entertainment and activism all along. That right there is an icon. So the fact that her beauty and wellness routines during the pandemic have been completely relatable just makes her that much more iconic.
“If I’m just in the house by myself, I couldn’t care less. I don’t do anything except put moisturizer on,” Fonda tells Allure of her stay-at-home skin-care regimen. “I’m not getting facials anymore because of the pandemic. I really have to keep myself very moisturized, but I don’t wear any makeup at all when I’m just in my house.”
The only exception to that is when she’s on camera, like when she’s interviewing someone for her Instagram series Fire Drill Fridays, in-person protests that have turned into online conversations with powerful voices for climate action. “I live on Zoom these days, which means I’m in front of my computer,” Fonda says. And when the makeup comes off after staring at a monitor, she adds another damage-stopping step to her simple routine. “I use a blue-light mask. It’s called Uncle Bud’s Hemp Blue Light Face Mask.”
Fonda has been working with Uncle Bud’s as a brand ambassador, but there’s no doubt she’d be a fan of the hemp-centric brand even if she weren’t. In addition to the blue-light mask, Uncle Bud’s Hemp Roll-On Pain Relief has become a go-to product for the award-winning actor.