My Sentiments On Skincare
Last summer I spent a month in Costa Rica for a yoga teacher training. I had the pleasure of rooming with a lovely girl who happened to be suffering from problematic skin. I noticed she would use toothpaste to dry up her acne (I've been there) but I also knew how harsh it was for skin.
At that point in time, I had been experimenting making my own skincare products and brought some with me to last for the month. I politely offered her to try out the face oil and she began using it morning and night.
After a few days I noticed her face was glowing and her acne was slowly disappearing. When she told me that her skin had never been so good, I was filled with a sense of gratification I had never experienced before. This then fueled me to focus on an idea I had floating around in my head months prior.
Before that trip, I had only been making products for myself. I noticed the results personally, but after seeing how it had helped my roommate, I realized its potential. I’ve never liked wearing a lot of make-up so my main focus was to make products that helped improve skin without the use of toxic chemicals. After modeling for 10 years, I must have tried thousands of products and spent countless hours at beauty supply stores just reading ingredients labels (my idea of a good time).
Needless to say I figured out what my skin loves so I spent A LOT of time researching, experimenting, testing on friends (thank you btw) and finally curated my very own skincare line, Remedies Apothecary. I chose the name “remedies” because it stands for healing and that's my main goal in creating this brand, to offer healing products with a purpose.