Jennifer Garner Recreated Her Iconic Neutrogena ‘Splash’ — Watch

  • Jennifer Garner recreated her iconic Neutrogena face wash splash in a new Instagram video.
  • Fans loved the actress’ video, especially her fun attempt to look “beatific” while drenching herself with water.
  • She made the clip in celebration of Neutrogena’s 15th anniversary.

    Let’s be honest: To make face washing more fun, we’ve all pretended to be Jennifer Garner in that Neutrogena ad. (You know, the one where she rinses her face with an ocean wave-sized splash of water—somehow without drenching herself?) If you haven’t, you’ve at least giggled at the commercial’s unrealistic and messy depiction of the nightly practice.

    Over 10 years later, Garner, a longtime Neutrogena ambassador, is making it clear that she’s in on the joke. In celebration of the brand’s 15th anniversary, she recreated her epic first splash—and it didn’t go exactly how she remembers it.

    “Happy 15th Anniversary, @neutrogena! To celebrate and look back on my first splash I went straight for chaos and grandma wet T-shirt contest vibes,” the 13 Going on 30 star captioned the post.

    In the clip, Garner watches the original ad, reminiscing on her past. “Oh, you’re a little peanut,” she says. “I can’t believe she was already a mom, that chick.” Then it was on to the assignment: waterworks.

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    “OK, I kind of remember. The splash takes a couple of takes, so ignore this,” she said, motioning toward her already spattered t-shirt. She then launched into a couple of consecutive attempts, her hair pulled back in a messy bun.

    Coming up for air, the actress laughed. “I’m getting a little, a little questionable in the ratings,” she said, her white tee dampened to slight transparency. “I’m supposed to look beatific.”

    After trying one more time (edited in slow motion, for dramatic effect), she wrapped the shoot. “It went up my nose,” she laughed again, before crouching down to sop up the puddles she left on the floor. “I remember people helping with this part,” she joked. “Happy anniversary, Neutrogena.”

    It goes without saying that friends and followers got a kick out of Garner’s dedication to the bit. “I couldn’t love you more. This is adorable!!” one person commented. “😂😂😂 naaaailed it!!!!” another added. “The way I literally just laughed out loud. 😂” someone else wrote.

    In concluding her post, Garner invited everyone else to give the Splash a try using the hashtag #MakeASplash for a chance to win $5,000 and a year’s worth of Neutrogena Hydro Boost products. “Make a mess! Have fun! #Neutrogena is inviting YOU to showcase your best splash—just please don’t be so good that you toss me out of a job that I love!” she wrote.

    Don’t tempt us with a good time (and clean skin to boot)!

    Shop some of Garner’s go-to Neutrogena products below (iconic Splash not included).

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