Introducing our first-ever Indie Beauty Spotlight Discovery: three separate Discoveries featuring three of the buzziest brands of the year: Ranavat Botanics, Beneath Your Mask and Wabi-Sabi Botanicals.
Behind the Scenes
About a year ago, I spoke with Annee de Mamiel about the launch of her new de Mamiel Sleep Series Collection, and as she described the sensory experience and benefits of this trio, I quickly realized it was no ordinary product launch. Annee, known for her skincare formulations, had developed a series of five products, none of which are skincare. The formulas she described were not just simple aromatherapy blends; they sounded seriously complex! To be honest, it wasn’t until after using the products that I understood Annee’s intentions—to deliver formulas that work with the subtle energy within the human body to calm the mind and soothe the senses before bedtime. Sleep evades us for different reasons at different times and rather than making one general cure-all sleep product, Annee took the time to study how stress, anxiety and restlessness can all be addressed with phytochemicals, aromatherapy and ritual. Achieve your best beauty sleep with de Mamiel Sleep Series.
Honua Skincare models Blue Beauty, with mother earth at the forefront.
Since discovering LILFOX, I’ve had the biggest green beauty crush on the brand and everything that Alexis Rose, Founder of LILFOX, puts into the world. This line is unique in its sophistication, balance, efficacy and aromatics. I met Alexis in Miami three years ago and, ever since, we can’t help but talk about the potency and importance of aromatherapy and fresh ingredients, which she sources from spa producers with whom she has forged personal relationships. She’s passionate about her work and sharing the word about green beauty with others. In fact, you might recall back in 2017, Alexis taught us about the scent receptors that are present throughout our bodies, not just in our nose.
I was inspired to found Beauty Heroes because I wanted to shine a light on the wellness and beauty brands that are paving the way for a healthier planet – and doing it well. Earlier this year, I began thinking … Continued
A household name in green beauty, Josh Rosebrook takes the conversation deeper. I met Josh Rosebrook through my friend Laurel Shaffer, founder of Laurel Whole Plant Organics. She introduced us during the opening of her new studio space right here … Continued
Over a decade and another lifetime ago, I knew Begoña Sanjuan as a master international educator, and she knew me as a Spa Director. We collaborated on several different events, and I always marveled at her depth of knowledge and passion for her work. Imagine my deja vu and delight when I connected with her again, this time each founders of our own companies. AYUNA skincare was founded by Begoña and her business partner Isabel Ramos, a scientist and master formulator. With over 40 years combined experience in skincare and spa, the two Spain-based beauty veterans created the AYUNA skincare line on the premise of “skin fasting”, a scientifically-sound practice of feeding skin only what it needs, essentially starving it of toxins, inflammatories and overstimulation.
A few weeks ago, Hawaii announced its ban on sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, two harmful yet common ingredients found in commercial SPFs that have been proven to harm marine ecosystems. This is a meaningful step forward to support … Continued
This month’s Beauty Heroes discovery box includes a hand-blown glass straw to spark conversation and raise awareness of the effects of plastic consumption and importance of reef safety.
Introducing our first ever Handsome Heroes Discovery, an exclusive release of MR. FOX by the founders of LILFOX. Our Hero, Cupu-Cool, is a three-in-one gel-to balm hybrid, accompanied by sidekicks Sandalo and Man About Mojave.