When I think about my inner girl, I go straight to what’s in my heart. The Free Me and the Natural Me. A few months ago, I spent a few nights on our family boat with no mirrors, no makeup...just me, the salt and the sea. It was very liberating.
My inspiration for Girl Undiscovered comes from my own family history, dating back to my grandmother. She, herself, was a wonderful business women and she inspired my mother to create one of the first natural skin care companies in New Zealand, Les Floralies…and my mother in turn inspired me to strive to do something that I was passionate about. When I first started creating products, I remember mixing Honey, Thanaka and the Coconut oil…and the smell was just so evocative! I had an instant flashback to my mother mixing various blends of oils in the kitchen, and I can literally smell the fragrance just talking about it…so beautiful and calming.
As the Product Developer at Girl Undiscovered, I’m in my happiest place creating incredible formula’s and I get great joy out of making products that people fall in love with and can use in their daily ritual. When I was creating the body scrub, I worked for over two years to achieve the ultimate blend. Sometimes that’s how long it takes, and I’m excited to say that it’s up for so many beauty awards this year, including Allure Best of Beauty Award and Fashion Quarterly NZ 2019 Best of Beauty Awards.
I always look to source ingredients that are natural but with strong scientific backing, and the most amazing one I have come across and incorporate into all of our products is Thanaka, from Myanmar (Burma). It has been used for 2000 years on women there and is wonderful for all skin types as it naturally brightens and is dense in antioxidants and rich in Vitamin C and E. It is literally a powerhouse ingredient and I am keen to educate the world on its magical powers! Watch this space!
As a 23-year-old spirit locked into the body of a 48-year-old, my skin issues are more about looking tired. For an instant lift, I pop on a bright lipstick!
I always start my day with our Crystal Cleansing Water, and I love how it makes my skin feel! I follow this with our Face Oil - a good tip is to place a few drops into your palms, rub gently and place your hands over your nose and mouth for a gentle aromatherapy before applying. The natural fragrance of the bergamot is very uplifting! I always have my beauty balm on hand. It’s multi-functional and you can use it on your lips, cuticles, under eyes, cheekbones and unruly brows. Anywhere that needs a bit of extra loving! The Face Mask is probably my favorite product overall, and I see quite a difference each time I use it . My skin literally goes from lackluster to soft and radiant in one use!
I feel so blessed to be able to use my own skin story to inspire the products that I help to create.