NEW YORK — Will Uma Thurman be the next celebrity to dip her toes into the beauty industry pool?
Thurman is said to be in talks to buy the Los Angeles-based skin care brand Protective Nourishment. The all-natural line, which contains 25 stockkeeping units with such sweet-smelling products as Pumpkin Wine Toner, Cranberry Face Wash and Blueberry Scrub Mask, was created in 1991 by entrepreneur Yong Lee.
Four years later, Lee met Hollywood makeup artist Ilona Herman, who became a silent partner in the brand and began to use the products on the sets of films she was working on.
It was during two such movies — “Kill Bill Vol. 1” and “Paycheck” — that Thurman was introduced to the line. The actress, who serves as the face of Louis Vuitton, might also become the face for this brand.
Representatives for Thurman said the deal is a “possibility.” A Protective Nourishment spokeswoman declined to comment.
Celebrities joining forces with beauty entrepreneurs seems to be gaining popularity. In May, as reported, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay-Z and Thalia, among others, announced their investment in urban beauty brand Carol’s Daughter (for more on the company, see page 6). Pinkett Smith is also slated to become the face of the Brooklyn-based brand.