As a parts model, I’m often asked how I keep my skin camera-ready for macro close-ups. My motto has remained the same for many years. One word: MOISTURIZER.
Every part of me is magnified under the lens, so even my nails need to be well nourished. Ever notice how dry nails become brittle and break?
Early on, I realized I needed something fine enough for face that would also treat my body parts with the same premium quality. I wanted a lotion with a lovely relationship to light so I got the glow, yet didn’t feel greasy or look shiny.
I began creating lotion-potions in my kitchen, using essential oils and other natural ingredients I grew up with while raised on an organic commune in California.
Friends began asking for more moisturizer, so I teamed up with a top formulator and set out to spread the lotion love!
When I was a young child, my father owned one of the busiest restaurants in New Orleans. His philosophy for success: Give people quality at an affordable price.
I share this intention for Essentiel.
When my dad lost his life to addiction, my desire to heal and do something positive for the planet grew very strong. No matter how painful the past, there’s always opportunity for growth.
For over a decade, I’ve watched NOLA Tree Project embody this spirit of rebuilding in beautiful ways. Since Hurricane Katrina, which killed 100,000 trees, NOLA Tree Project has planted 40,000 around the city.
Its diverse outreach and commitment to community has inspired me to move forward, and reminded me that recovery happens over time and with love.
Part of the proceeds of every bottle of Essentiel Moisture helps plant seeds of hope and healing.