Posts Tagged ‘Bath and Body’

Kerstin Florian Beauty Products: An Interview with Kerstin Florian

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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Kerstin Florian beauty products truly embody the spirit of their creator, Kerstin Florian. Her luxurious formulations boast natural skin care ingredients while providing an at-home spa experience. We were fortunate enough to spend some time with Kerstin, and to learn a little more about her philosophy on life and beauty.

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BF: What is the Kerstin Florian brand mantra?
KF: Outer Beauty, Inner Health. Practicing the cornerstones to well being – sound nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind, care of the face and body, and furthering the spa tradition’s remarkable power to revitalize, restore and transform.
BF: How do Kerstin Florian beauty products bring the spa experience into the home?
KF: Every bath room is a SPA – it is very easy to create your own spa rituals at home. Simple things that can be done as part of a daily routine – exfoliate the body and face in the shower, use Turkish Body Scrub with Eucalyptus for the body and Clarifying Exfoliating Scrub for the face.  Follow by massaging the body with Aromatherapy Lavender Body Spray and Organic Aromatherapy Lavender Oil for the face. Relax and take few minutes extra to take some deep breaths. We create kits that provide all the products needed bring the spa experience home and we even provide the step by step instructions on how to use them.
BF: What makes Kerstin Florian products unique?
KF: The use of natural skin care ingredients in elegant formulations that provide results.
How do you personally embody the life balance that your brand promotes?
I follow and practice the spa philosophy of the four cornerstones and I believe in fulfilling all senses. Touch, smell, sound, taste and sight. By not always thinking and trying to feel more. Consider how I feel instead of what I think. My product’s give me inspiration.
BF: What is your personal daily beauty routine?
KF: Daily scrub and body massage with Satin Body Lotion and Futz Balm for the feet. For the face I cleanse with Neroli Cleansing Milk, I do a pressure point massage with Rejuvenating Firming Extract with phytolene, followed with Caviar Age-Defense Creme, Caviar Eye Creme, and Myrrh Nail Oil on my cuticles. I alternate my ritual with different scents, it depends how I feel and how I want to feel.
BF: The Beautyfix Panel LOVES your Neroli Water, and you’ve mentioned that it’s a product you cannot live without.
KF: Neroli Water gives me clarity and a sense of beauty that is hard to describe. It is clean, fresh, uplifting and a scent I will never forget.
Watch Kerstin and her daughter Charlene in this video, and learn more about the Neroli Water.

Kerstin Florian Video

Do you personally practice any of the “cornerstones to well being”, and if so, which ones?

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Products: An Interview with Lisa Hoffman

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The inspiration behind her brand and her personal beauty routine.

Lisa Hoffman with her husband, actor Dustin Hoffman – giving him a spa facial?!

Lisa Hoffman with her husband, actor Dustin Hoffman – giving him a spa facial?!

Regularly traveling the world with her husband, actor Dustin Hoffman, Lisa Hoffman leads a life that most people only dream of. Her unique experiences led her to create Lisa Hoffman Beauty – a beautiful range of beauty products that include skin care, bath and body care, and fragrances. We had the pleasure of meeting with Lisa to discuss the inspiration behind her range of beauty products, her personal beauty routine, and advice on aging gracefully.

What inspired you to create your own beauty brand?
My love of beauty products, my experiences around the world, and my need to simplify my hectic life were my inspiration and my reason for creating this brand.  While traveling, I always observed and participated in the local beauty secrets. These experiences, along with a need that was unmet in the market place, namely, portability without sacrificing potency, lead me to create Lisa Hoffman Beauty.

What makes Lisa Hoffman Beauty products unique?

What makes my product line unique is that I took great care and went to great lengths to make sure that each ingredient and raw material chosen had a reason for being.  I’m proud that every aspect of this line has my fingerprint on it. Every single feature of each product is a reflection of my travels and life experiences.  I have been told by many of my customers that in such a highly saturated market, with so many options, they really gain a sense from my line that this is a product for women created by a woman.

What’s your daily beauty routine and how has it changed since creating your own line?

Since creating my line of products, my personal beauty routine has become more consistent.  No matter where I am, whether it’s at home or taking a trip with my family, I always can have my favorite products with me.  Every day I cleanse, moisturize and protect my skin.  I use my shower line in the morning and enjoy my bath line at the end of the day.  I always have one of my fragrances in my bag and I re-apply throughout the day.  On Sundays, I treat myself to a spa facial.

Any words of advice for women who would like to age gracefully?
Live as healthy a life as possible.  Exercise, sleep, and eat well.  Take care of your skin; be sure to cleanse, moisturize and protect it daily.

Learn more – watch Lisa’s video!

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Video Spring 2009

What’s your daily beauty routine?