In 1998, I started working in the beauty industry as a sales rep at a boutique in DC.  I shined at sales and our vendors gifted me tons of high-end skincare products + makeup.

“I’m going to do the complete routines and my flawed skin will look perfect just like the gorgeous skincare models!”  After years of using luxury skincare and broken promises, my face was older-looking, irritated and broken out.

During that time, I was also an intern at the NGS (I wanted to be an international travel writer) and, for fun, researched skincare formulations in their library.  I was concerned to discover that traditional beauty products were just fragranced toxic soup in pretty packaging and sold with great stories.

After all the disturbing research, I decided to use only natural products with clean formulations and eat strictly local and organic. I cleansed my face with a natural soap, made masks with raw honey + herbs and worked on creating an organic cream; I also enrolled in beauty school.

After five years of professional training, I became a holistic esthetician and treated clients with difficult skin issues using pure organic skincare and homemade remedies. I quickly built up a large following. I often had a waiting list several months long of clients wanting to get an organic facial with me! When I had time, I would travel and search out unique green beauty products, ingredients and services wherever I landed from the Seychelles to Bali and beyond.

In 2018, my Lux Beauty line was completed.  Luxury organic skincare created with cruelty-free formulas and filled with the best quality whole food organic ingredients + nutritional supplements.

Today, I continue to handcraft products at Skincando HQ with my skilled team, love to travel and research green beauty all over the world,  give back, and work with clients at my private Garden Spa  (text number below for more information … shhh … it’s an insider secret for now)