My Story

In 1998, I began working at a luxury skincare boutique in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC.  I shined in sales and our vendors gifted me unlimited high-end skincare products.

Unfortunately, after years of using traditional skincare with the hope that it would magically work, my face was constantly irritated and broken out.

During that time I was also an intern at the National Geographic Society and for fun, researched skincare formulations in their library.

 It was alarming to discover that traditional skincare is really fragranced toxic soup dressed up in pretty packaging and sold with great stories.

Upon learning the truth, I quit my job and used only natural products. Miraculously, I healed my own skin issues.  I cleansed with pure rosemary soap, made masks with raw honey, herbs + teas 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 my own homemade remedies. Clients were amazed at the results and I quickly built up a loyal following. To this day, I often have a waiting list of several months long!

In 2018, the Lux Beauty line was complete.  Beautiful organic skincare crafted with my cruelty-free formulas and filled with the best quality biodynamic ingredients + nutritional supplements.

Today, our gorgeous products are made in small batches at Skincando HQ.  I continue to travel abroad and research unique beauty products + services, give back, and work with clients at my private Garden Spa.

If you have questions, please contact me.

Warmest wishes,

xo Sara