In 1998, I started working in the beauty industry as a part-time sales rep at a boutique in DC.  I was the ultimate product junkie and received hundreds of skincare + make up products from our vendors and loved it all!

“I’m going to do the complete routines and my imperfect complexion will look flawless, just like the models.”  After years of playing with products, my skin was more irritated, older-looking, broken out and didn’t have a ‘youthful glow’.

For my main gig, I was an intern at the National Geographic Society (I wanted to be a travel writer) and, in my spare time, I researched skincare formulations and cosmetic chemistry in their library (google didn’t exist yet).  Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that traditional beauty products are various forms of fragranced toxic soup in pretty packaging and sold with great stories.

After learning the truth, I decided to go green. I cleansed my face with a natural soap, made masks with raw honey and set off on the tough journey of creating an organic cream.  I also enrolled in beauty school because famous travel writer didn’t work out and I discovered that I had a real passion for the beauty industry.

After I received my license,  I created Skincando, inc. and started marketing and selling my Combat-Ready products. I worked as a holistic esthetician and treated clients with sensitive skin, acne and anti-aging issues using 100% organic skincare. I also traveled and would search out green beauty products and services wherever I landed from Provence to Bali to NYC and beyond.

In 2018, after years of research, travel and formulation, I created my own Lux Beauty line. I wanted to compliment the facial treatments with formulas I created made with quality organic ingredients and nutritional supplements that I sourced and crafted at Skincando HQ. The results and feedback has been amazing!

Today, I remain committed to creating innovative and healing products with my skilled team, giving back through Operation Sand Flea and working with clients at my private Garden Spa in NW DC (text number below for more information … shhh … it’s an insider secret for now)

Lots of love,