"If you understand skin function and physiology - there is no other choice but natural beauty. "
Hi Sandra! Can you tell us a little bit about your professional background?
For those out there who are not familiar with Treatment by Lanshin, can you describe for us what you do?
If you understand skin function and physiology - there is no other choice but natural beauty. Why would you allow repetitive exposure to chemicals into your system through your skin if you care about yourself and your health? So it's beyond love, it's what I believe in.
What is your favorite beauty tip?
We love this tip! It is so often overlooked, but incorporating a hydrating mist makes such a huge difference! Another beauty tip that you advocate for is Gua Sha. You introduced us to this technique and we instantly fell in love! For those who are not familiar with Gua Sha, can you describe what it is and what the benefits are?
Facial Gua Sha is a Chinese medical technique that uses a smooth edged board or tool (often jade, rose quartz, agate) to release fascia and tension, improve circulation and thus health of the skin, as well as contour and sculpt facial features. It can be done professionally to restore and rejuvenate youthful vitality in face and skin. It can also be done at home as a relaxing and calming self-care practice that cultivates skin and tissue health. We teach 2-hour hands on classes at our studio in Brooklyn monthly, and recently just released a video tutorial that shows how to perform Facial Gua Sha at home. You can find this as well as class registration on our website at lanshin.com.
Can you share with us what your personal skincare ritual means to you?
For us it's important than any products we bring into our collection be obviously natural, and have a clear strategy to how its formulated - we like when you can look at the ingredients in a product and understand immediately what the formulator was after. In other words, we love a smart formulation that reflects the formulator's knowledge of skin health and function. We also value an insistence on and effort made to source the best quality ingredients. And of course, the products have to work and visibly support the skin. Apoterra hits on all of those marks with the added bonus of being affordable - which is amazing because we want everyone to have access to these wonderfully supportive things for their skin.