The Chicago-born, L.A.-based beauty entrepreneur turned the lessons she learned while dealing with lupus into an all-natural, nonirritating and nontoxic luxury skincare line, Beneath Your Mask. It’s safe for even those with the most sensitive immune systems.
What your brand’s philosophy?
Beneath Your Mask is handcrafted with love for those who not only appreciate luxury, but are extremely concerned with the ingredients used in their beauty ritual. It’s nontoxic beauty that doesn’t compromise on any level.
How do you like to stay active?
I do Pilates on the reformer. It’s the only workout I’m willing to drive for besides hiking.
What’s your favorite self-care indulgence?
A Thai massage. It’s amazing for lymphatic drainage, working out any knots and tension in my body, and just overall relaxation. I feel like a new person afterward.
What’s your favorite meal in the city?
Humble from Café Gratitude. It’s an Indian curry bowl, and I get it with quinoa.
Where in L.A. do you feel the most inspired?
Going on a hike and seeing the views and beautiful homes or when I’m beside the ocean. Being from Chicago, sometimes I still can’t believe I live here.
What are you most looking forward to this summer? Workwise, I’m launching a body tool that helps with lymphatic drainage. Personally, I’m looking forward to taking a vacation!
Photography by: sam grant