Talking With Jillian Wright, Indie Beauty Expo’s Co-Founder

Jillian Wright is the kind of fairy godmother clean beauty brand entrepreneurs needed. The idea for the Indie Beauty Expo was born out of necessity and came into fruition in order to fill a gap in the beauty industry. The expo has made its debut in 2015 and has shown no signs of slowing down….

Talking Inner & Outer Beauty with Planted In Beauty Founders

The first time I met Lynne Florio and Renee Tavoularis we decided on a lunch at Divya’s Kitchen, an East Village vegan restaurant that serves Ayurvedic cuisine. I knew my philosophy on skincare matched up with their own as soon as they started a discussion on certifications. After years of working for a high-end skincare…

Self-Care Insiders: Life of a Startup CEO & Ayurvedic Rituals

Stop, take time to taste, smell, feel and be in the moment. I believe in taking a healthy time-out for your wellbeing and so does the person in our next “Self-Care Insider” story. Shadoh Punnapuzha is the Founder of Taïla Skincare. She left her career in private equity finance in order to take on the world of…

Self-Care Insiders: Wellness, Yoga & Skincare Wisdom from Matthew Milèo

The Self-Care Insiders started with the idea of gathering intimate wisdom from clean living and wellness advocates. Sharing ideas from successful leaders and putting them in one place, that you can tap into at any time, is a powerful resource for anyone looking to start or enrich their own wellness journey. Matthew Milèo was one…

Toxic-Free Beauty For Healthy Breasts With Ira Kaganovsy Green

October might be over but Breast Cancer Awareness is something I think about all year. My six month check ups are always nerve-wracking, reminding me to keep vigilant and strive for a healthier lifestyle. Considering green beauty shops and brands are all around us, you can no longer use the excuse of inconvenience.  Remind yourself…

Botanical Beauty, Mullein & Sparrow Story

This story was researched and written for Insider’s Guide to Spas. I traveled to Brooklyn to meet with Anit Hora, a rising star of the luxury botanical skincare world. You might already be a fan of Mullein & Sparrow, or perhaps you’re seeking a new beauty staple to add to your line up of natural…

A Healing Bath From Mama Medicine

This story was originally written for Insider’s Guide to Spas. I believe in the great power of nature, creativity, taking time out to work on yourself, being a good and kind person, but mostly I believe in healing with spas and spirituality—which is why I was drawn to Deborah Hanekamp. A self-described “seeress” and owner…