Maura.

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How old are you?

35.

What do you do?

I work in Human Resources.

Describe your beauty routine.  

I don’t do much right now. But I wash my face with Neutrogena Naturals facewash. I use a face lotion from Korea. It smells like peaches. Really nice. And then I use mineral undereye cream. I use that Tom’s all natural Calendula deodorant.

–Oh, I love that stuff. I use the lavender one. And it’s been surprisingly working.

I use an herbal mask by Natural Republic— it’s called an ‘herb pack’. I think it refreshes my skin. It doesn’t look as dull after I use the mask.

–Herb pack.

Yeah.

(Laughs.)

I also in the winter, I’ll use Aveeno Oatmeal body lotion but I like my skin to breathe in the summer. I just developed an essential oil practice, where I use mainly essential oils that correlate to biomarkers that I’m lacking in. It was this test I did once with someone. And for me, the primary essential oils are frankincense, geranium and sandalwood. But I use other ones, too. I play around with them.

What is your favorite product?

Wow, that’s such a good question. I don’t know where I would be without Lavender or Eucalyptus Epsom salts to take baths in. They are so low maintenance but they drain all the toxins out of the body. And they’re relaxing.

What is your ‘desert island’ product? 

I would need some form of chapstick, absolutely.

What is beauty, to you? 

Feeling comfortable. Giving and receiving trust.Feeling gentle and safe. Being at home in my body. Feeling connected.

Do you think of yourself as beautiful? 

Sometimes.

Earliest beauty memory: 

When I was little, I had this thing for ants. We lived in a place where the sidewalks were crooked and didn’t connect, and so ants used to live in the cracks. I used to bend down and inspect them, and their movements were synchronistic and harmonious…. And beautiful. They were beautiful creatures. At that level.

When do you feel most beautiful? What does that look like? 

After I journal early in the morning when I’ve released baggage from the day before, and I feel light and fresh and ready.

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