Beauty Category

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

Posted On September 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn Beauty, October 2016 - Witnessing

Beauty: Zuii Organics, with Danni Simpson

This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Danni Simpson from Zuii Organic, a company that offers a full line of organic and natural beauty from down under. Parvati Magazine: What was the inspiration behind starting Zuii Organic? Danni Simpson: Company founder and President Rose Beesey was the first to introduce a truly Certified Organic product line that was safe and beneficial for the skin. Enjoying the beauty of nature was always at the forefront of Rose’s mind, she based her belief around nature and natural remedies, she would spend hours inRead More

Posted On August 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn Beauty, September 2016 - Union

Beauty: Ecco Bella, with Darlene Zembrod

Ecco Bella is a pioneer of natural and organic beauty products. Founded by Sally Malanga over 23 years ago, Ecco Bella is based in New Jersey and features a comprehensive line of body, hair and face care products, makeup, and perfume. We interviewed Darlene Zembrod, the New Product Development Coordinator at Ecco Bella, about their approach, Parvati Magazine: We appreciate your philosophy, “every decision we make about what to use on our bodies or to eat affects not only us, but the planet.” Tell us more about the inspiration behindRead More

Posted On July 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn August 2016 - Mission, Beauty

Beauty: Fable Naturals, with Gwen Richards

Parvati Magazine spoke with Gwen Richards, founder of Vancouver-based skin care company Fable Naturals. Parvati Magazine: Fable Naturals is a relatively new company that features plant based skincare products. How do you go about creating your products? Gwen Richards: We set out to create skin care products that are not only good for you, but also good for the environment and the communities where the ingredients come from. My partner Chris and I are passionate about finding the most natural raw ingredients and creating products that are part of aRead More
Parvati Magazine spoke with Sarah Langan, the founder of Bella Cuore Organic Beauty. Parvati Magazine: What inspired you to start Bella Cuore and sell only organic and natural products? Sarah Langan: During college I was under a lot of stress and this pushed me to learn more about my diet. So I started to learn about what I was putting in my body and how it affected me. I realized how imperative it was for me to start eating right and also to exercise. So I really paid attention toRead More

Posted On May 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn Beauty, June 2016 - Live in the Light

Beauty: SPF 101, by Kristen Ma

As someone with pigmented spots, I try to be very careful about sun exposure. It is unfortunate that I find the sun so addictive. I don’t think there is anything more comforting than being swathed in the sun’s rays and feeling its uplifting brightness halo my body—you can see why I have pigmentation. Now, I have to admit that when I lived in Australia I got some pretty bad burns, and a lot of it had to do with a misconception of sun protection. SPF is the Sun Protection FactorRead More