AYUNA wants us to pay more attention to our body. Inspired by the emerging field of psycho-dermatology that connects skin with our emotions, AYUNA introduces their concept of BEAUTIFULNESS, a discipline that adapts the teachings of mindfulness into the realm of beauty to stimulate the skin-brain connection through personal care. Their hypothesis is that reducing stress levels leads to more beautiful skin.
Meet the Founder
Founder, Beauty Heroes
Longtime spa director and healthy beauty expert, Jeannie Jarnot, is on a mission to deliver beauty you can trust, one Hero product at a time. After uncovering the prevalence of toxic ingredients in the spa industry – and how they might have contributed to her own infertility – Jeannie began her quest to make clean beauty the rule rather than the exception. The complexity of navigating cosmetic ingredients only fueled her passion to make it simple to discover safe, effective and luxurious skincare. By working only with brands who have an unwavering commitment to ethical sourcing, ingredient purity and unparalleled quality, she has instituted a new standard of excellence and transparency in the industry, establishing her company as the most trusted source for healthy beauty.
Through her Inspired Curation process, Jeannie works directly with brand founders to hand select, test and approve each product featured by Beauty Heroes. Inspired by the belief that ‘quality over quantity’ is the new way to shop, Beauty Heroes’ monthly delivery service slows down the discovery process and introduces green beauty through an intentional and educational approach, inviting us all to ‘Use less. Love more.’
Jeannie recently published her first e-Book, Be Your Own Beauty Hero, and is working on her second book. Her love and respect for nature stems from her native home of Honolulu, Hawaii. Today, she lives in Northern California with her husband and young son.
Living Lighter is how I think about approaching a less wasteful lifestyle. There is an amazing zero-waste movement happening all over the world that is so exciting to watch and be a part of. But, for most, the words zero-waste feel unattainable and maybe a little off-putting. But living lighter is something we can all do. It’s an everyday practice; a series of mini-challenges. We just need the tools. This is what inspired me to create a Living Lighter Discovery. For the last six months, I have been working on assembling a collection of the tools that help me live lighter. I am used to curating and telling one product and brand story at a time, so our first ever Living Lighter Discovery is different from our traditional model, but with good reason: to deliver on our promise to introduce our community to products that make our lives better and help us live lighter on the planet.
As I was putting the Beauty Heroes Living Lighter collection together for Earth Month, I kept thinking about Ashlee Piper’s book, Give A Sh*t, and what an amazing resource it has been for me. I’ve given it as a gift to several friends since I met Ashlee last year at W.E.L.L. Summit.While I only met her briefly, I liked her instantly. I have been wanting to collaborate with her and had a last-minute idea to add her book to our discovery. In terms of giving us the tools to take steps to live lighter, Give A Sh*t has been the best, most relevant and relatable resource I have found. It ties everything together and explains why each step we take matters, a lot. I also had a few questions for Ashlee of my own, which I wanted to share with each of you.
Clean cosmetics just entered another dimension, and the brand leading the way is Āether Beauty, an emerging color cosmetics line offering highly pigmented eye shadow palettes made with zero-waste materials (read: no magnets or mirrors). Effective immediately: clean, sustainable beauty is on the same plane as traditional beauty brands. When it comes to beauty and packaging innovation, Āether is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest – appealing to consumer tastes and values, without compromise. The Āether Eye Shadow palette is considered a zero-waste product, which means each component is recyclable or reusable. The palette contains no mirror or magnets which would pose a problem for recycling centers, just a small price to pay for sustainability. And, as you’ll read, Āether ticks all the boxes of a blue beauty brand: by sourcing ethically and giving back to the environment.