Driven by purpose, e.l.f. SKIN is heading to the Indianapolis 500 this Memorial Day weekend, furthering its commitment to inclusivity and empowerment by teaming up with the only woman entered to compete in this year’s “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” Katherine Legge.
“At e.l.f., we strive to break boundaries, create inclusion and empower individuals to be their authentic self. From our first conversation with Katherine, we quickly realized our shared commitment to supporting women in male dominated-fields,” said Patrick O’Keefe, Vice President of Integrated Marketing Communications, e.l.f. Beauty. “Katherine is the only female driver at this year’s largest single-day sporting event in the world—the Indy 500— and we’re ecstatic to be along for the ride, helping her with every eye, lip, face and skin concern.”
“I’ve always said I’ve just wanted to be a racecar driver— and that the car doesn’t know the difference,” said Legge, who will drive the No. 44 Honda-powered Hendrickson entry for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL). “However, I also understand that motorsports is possibly the only professional sport where men and women can compete on an even playing field, and it’s important that I do my part to help create equality and inclusion. Representation matters, which is why I’m thrilled to align with e.l.f. SKIN, a brand that champions these same values.”
Professional athletes – especially racecar drivers – need high performance skincare that can not only withstand speed and sweat, but the pressure of competition, and as a proud vegan athlete, Legge has created a vegan and cruelty free routine with e.l.f. SKIN products that help combat against the environmental stressors that come with driving year-round in hot, sweaty conditions. Her favorite e.l.f. SKIN products include the Holy Hydration! Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm, Pure Skin Moisturizer, e.l.f. Blemish Breakthrough Acne Fighting Spot Gel, and Suntouchable! Whoa Glow SPF 30.
Legge became the ninth woman to ever compete in the Indy 500 in 2012, again in 2013, and 2023 will be her third start. A long time Honda/Acura competitor, Legge brought NSX its first ever win worldwide in Detroit (2017) and currently competes in an Acura NSX GT3 in the North America portage sports car category of IMSA (sports car racing).
The 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is scheduled for Sunday, May 28 with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET on NBC. Opening practice is scheduled for May 16, while qualifying will be over two days on May 20 and May 21 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All on-track action can be seen on NBC or NBC’s Peacock Premium
About e.l.f. SKIN
Winning in skin the clean + kind way. Ingredient focused skincare for every eye, lip, face and skin concern. e.l.f. SKIN makes innovative formulas at get-real prices, always vegan, clean and cruelty-free. All products meet all standards of clean globally, exceeding both FDA and European Union Cosmetic Regulations and are formulated without 1600+ restricted substances. e.l.f. is double cruelty-free certified with Leaping Bunny and PETA, never testing on animals nor using any ingredients that are tested on animals. e.l.f. SKIN is widely available at leading retailers such as Target, Walmart and Ulta Beauty and has a growing international presence. Learn more by visiting www.elfcosmetics.com/elf-skin.