Beauty Category

This month, our Beauty Editor Joy Elkayam spoke to Vapour Organic Beauty, particularly its co-founders Krysia Boinis and Kristine Keheley. Based in Taos, New Mexico, this award-winning natural and organic makeup line is handcrafted using top-notch sustainable practices and a favourite among celebrities. Parvati Magazine: The city where Vapour was born, Taos, New Mexico, is described as a “muse for infinite creativity…. that is reflected in Vapour’s unique formulas.” Give our readers some insight into this special place, and its impact on your creations. Vapour Organic Beauty: Taos empowers usRead More
I recently learned that Nordstrom was hosting a goop “Pop-In Shop” in Toronto for 6 weeks. After a few strikes at my keyboard, I learned that goop-In@Nordstrom, officially, is one of eight Pop-In Shops across North America. While goop’s products have appeared in some select stores in America, this partnership with a major retailer in multiple locations at once, is a goop first. For those who don’t know, goop is a highly successful, and at times controversial, online holistic wellness community founded by actress Gwyneth Paltrow to share her recommendationsRead More
Irene Falcone is the founder and beauty blogger of Nourished Life in Australia. Her search for toxin-free, natural and organic beauty and lifestyle products has garnered her several awards and a dedicated following. Parvati Magazine: How did you come to start Nourished Life? Irene Falcone: I’ve always loved skincare and beauty products, but six years ago I was so fatigued all the time and constantly run down. I eventually discovered just how many chemicals I was putting on my body simply by using dozens of these products every single day.Read More
This month, Beauty Editor Joy Elkayam spoke with Jane Iredale, the president and founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd. For over 20 years, this company has been creating skin care products full of natural ingredients and mineral makeup free of toxins and chemicals. Parvati Magazine: Your new spring makeup collection is vibrant with mauves, pinks, smoky brown hues to name a few. One of the appeals is that it offers the “elegant to edgy” look. What is the inspiration behind your Spring collection? Jane Iredale: Our spring collection brings fresh,Read More
This month, Beauty Editor Joy Elkayam interviewed Aysia Wright, founder of Goodbeing, a trial and discovery monthly service of health, beauty and natural wellness products, that are non-toxic and sustainable. Parvati Magazine: What prompted the start of Goodbeing? Aysia Wright: My background has always been in the environmental advocacy and the sustainable living space. It was around the time BirchBox launched that I thought, someone needs to do this but make the box dedicated to clean/healthy beauty and really customize the selections for members so they are a good fit.Read More
This month, Beauty Editor Joy Elkayam interviewed Tammie Umbel from Shea Terra Organics. This line features ingredients indigenous to Africa, and supports local communities and natural habitats across the continent. Parvati Magazine: What inspired the creation of Shea Terra Organics? Shea Terra Organics: Shea Terra Organics was the result of a lifetime fascination with wildlife, cultures and the desire to eradicate poverty. Growing up I was the “weird one”. From the time I learned to read at the age of four I began comparing food labels. I would request myRead More
This month we spoke with Joanne Starkman, co-founder of Innersense Organic Beauty. Based in California, their company features a comprehensive line of certified organic and biodynamic, cruelty-free, hair care products. Parvati Magazine: Unique to Innersense are “Hair Ceremonies.” What are they, and what inspired them? Joanne Starkman, Innersense Organic Beauty: I have been a hairstylist for over 25 years. I understand the challenges people face in loving themselves and their hair. Health and vibrancy make us beautiful; we should celebrate ourselves with daily beauty routines that utilize the highest qualityRead More

Posted On December 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn Beauty, January 2017 - Peace, Wellness

Beauty: Soapwalla, with Rachel Winard

Soapwalla was born in founder Rachel Winard’s kitchen one evening in response to her sensitive skin issues caused by systemic lupus. Soapwalla’s skincare is crafted from the highest quality organic, vegan and food-grade ingredients. They are handmade in Brooklyn, NY and sold globally. Parvati Magazine: Tell us a bit about the process of starting from scratch and creating your own products? Rachel Winard: It was a lot of trial and error at the beginning. When I first started researching natural skin alternatives, I had just been diagnosed with lupus andRead More
Nourish Skin Range is an award winning organic skin care company based in the United Kingdom. Their whole range is vegan and cruelty-free, biodegradable, and made of ethically sourced ingredients. All products are developed and made in their certified organic factory in London. We interviewed their co-founder, Dr. Pauline Hili. PMAG: A trademark feature in your products are bio-active ingredients. Can you tell us how they are beneficial? Dr. Pauline Hili, Nourish: At Nourish we believe that ‘Healthy Skin is Beautiful Skin’. By understanding the natural metabolic processes of theRead More
This month, we spoke to Nova Scotia Fisherman. Based in Canada, it is a family company producing natural body care products. Not only are all products 100% natural featuring sea kelp, the company supports environmental and local community initiatives. Parvati Magazine: NSF started off making organic soya candles before transitioning to body care products. How did this come about? Tassi Sewell: The owners of Kiss My Face Cosmetics, Bob Macleod and Steve Byckewicz, have always had a close connection to the Maritimes. Bob, originally from New Brunswick, wanted to bringRead More