Actress Kerry Washington has landed a new role as a creative consultant for beauty brand Neutrogena.

The Scandal star has signed on as a spokesmodel for the skincare and make-up firm.

She says : "The more I learned about the company's values, guiding principles, and commitment to quality, the more I realised that Neutrogena is so much more than your average beauty company. I knew I wanted to be a part of a company that is helping to make a difference in people's lives.

"As a creative consultant, I will be able to have a real voice inside this amazing company, which is a tremendously exciting endeavour."

Washington follows in the footsteps of fellow brand ambassadors Jennifer Garner, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts.