What makes your heart smile?
I love the freshness and sunshine of Spring in Colorado. My family and I feel so much happiness spending time in some of our favorite mountain towns, like Vail and Aspen. We enjoy the crispness and lush green beauty and the friendly people. It makes my heart smile to walk along the creek in Vail and watch my daughter and husband wade out into the creek amongst the giant trees.
What are your 3 go-to beauty products that you can never leave your house without?
I use our Alighten products twice every day including our Gentle Renewing Facial Cleanser, our Nutritive Revitalizing Facial Oil, and our Vitality and Restoration Serum. I notice a huge difference in my skin if I don’t follow the regimen. Our cleanser is soothing and creamy and truly removes all traces of makeup but gives your skin a boost of moisture in the process with capuacu butter and beet sugar extract so it doesn’t feel stripped. I like to leave it on for an extra few minutes as a mask before I rinse it because the pumpkin enzymes and bilberry and sugarcane extracts help gently exfoliate to smooth and uncover a healthy glow.
Our Nutritive Revitalizing Facial Oil is my secret to a glowy looking complexion. Just a drop or two helps soothe my dry skin and it feels like I’m giving my skin a dose of vitamins because it is filled with beautiful plant oils that are antioxidant, vitamin, and fatty acid rich, including a unique blend of watermelon, pumpkin, spinach, blueberry, and rose hip seed oils. I also like to use a little on the ends of my hair to keep it smooth. And it smells divine, so I like to take a travel size on the plane with me and use it as aromatherapy.
My final step is our Vitality and Restoration Serum, which is a great multi-taster that plumps, hydrates, and helps with little fine lines and discoloration. It soothes my dry sensitive skin. All our products are fantastic multi-taskers, which is really important to me as a busy business owner and Mom.
I also love natural makeup products. A few of my favorites are Hynt Beauty Aria Pure Lipstick in Passion Plum. It is just the most perfect color for my porcelain skin and the texture and wear are just perfect. I also love their DUET Perfecting Concealer which is creamy, covers amazingly and lasts. I also love RMS Beauty’s Eye Polish in Lucky. The texture is beautiful and the color really makes blue/green eyes pop.
What’s a product you absolutely love and know is amazing but it just doesn’t get enough attention?
One of my most favorite products that I feel is really just being discovered is our Alighten Vitality and Restoration Serum. It is a fantastic multi-tasker. It is a very light treatment that is extremely hydrating and plumping. After cleansing and patting on a few drops of facial oil, it’s all I need for moisture, beyond adding a sunscreen. I have many clients with oily skin that use this as their sole moisturizer. And it’s great that it treats while it hydrates. It helps soften the look of fine lines and skin discoloration, plumps, creates radiance, brightens, and energizes.
It is packed with beautiful, skin loving and beneficial ingredients, including agave stem cells, natural peptides, and hyaluronic acid, as well as gotu kola, goji, ginseng, calendula, cucumber, aloe vera, licorice, and mushroom extracts. It also contains nutrient rich plant oils, including watermelon, spinach, pumpkin, rose hip seed oils, and olive squalane oil. If I had to choose only one product to take with me this would be it because it does so much.
Which is your most favorite ingredient to play with?
I think calendula is one of the most beautiful and soothing skin care ingredients. It’s in every product we make because it is so calming to the skin.
What new additions are on the horizon at Alighten Skin Care?
We’ve been working on a refreshing, light-as-air toning essence and a lush, creamy exfoliating and moisturizing rose clay mask. More to come… 🙂
What kind of stories do you love hearing from customers?
I love to hear that they are seeing real results from the products. I also love that the scents and textures of the products make them feel uplifted and special for taking a little time to pamper themselves. Creating a little peace is a great joy.
Can you share your experience in creating Alighten Skin Care?
When I created this company I wanted to create something that I could feel good about doing every day. Something that has a positive impact on those who use our products. That’s why we looked at how we make and deliver our products from a more wholistic perspective.
Not only was it important to me that we use only clean, natural and non-toxic ingredients that have a true benefit for your skin and to create formulas that make you feel special, because you are taking a moment of peace to care for yourself with healthy products that feel a bit luxurious. But it was also important that we deliver those products in glass bottles that are infinitely recyclable and box packaging made from recycled and recyclable materials.
We also felt very strongly about giving back, so we donate a percentage of every sale to an organization that helps communities, families, and children to be empowered to become free from hunger and to have basic necessities like clean water, food, and health care. We want to have a company that is focused on helping and giving and products that are the best of the best and truly beneficial.
Tag and help a friend you know is looking for cleaner and healthier skincare options for the summers! <3
Happy Summers 🙂