I started making skincare products in my kitchen in Malibu as a young girl. My mother, an environmental activist, was aware of the lack of regulation of personal care products in the US and knew that endocrine disruptors and other toxic chemicals were widely used in skincare. As I grew up, she steered me away from conventional, mass-produced makeup and nail polish. Instead, we made our own in our kitchen with natural and organic ingredients. All that home experimentation led me to create my first product, The Malibu Made Body Scrub.
This homemade body scrub became my go-to gift for friends and family. When I moved to New York to attend NYU my homemade body scrub was a game-changing relief for my dry, sensitive skin during my first East Coast winter.