by Emily Hatch on Feb 18, 2021
Why is clean beauty important to you?
We are becoming more engaged, thoughtful, and educated consumers. When I began to understand the dangers of things like phthalates that have been in our beauty products for years, it really changed my attitude. Especially as we age and hit peri-menopause, these kinds of chemicals can wreak havoc on the body. Clean beauty is about health as much as anything.
What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?
State Of Menopause's Rejuvenating Face Oil.
(Coming soon to ONDA Beauty, so stay tuned!)
What are your rituals to unplug?
Share your biggest wellness hack.
I don’t love heavy cream on my skin day or night. But I do use them as 20-minute face masks!
How do you feel about aging gracefully?
To be honest? I think it’s marketing crap to tell women they should age gracefully. Aging is hard. It’s weird to look in the mirror and not entirely recognize yourself. Certainly for me in middle age, It’s a long process of acceptance. There is a sense of loss and grief but once we can get past that, there is a whole new version of yourself to love and in which to revel.
Describe your morning skincare routine.
If there was one thing I would love to change about myself, it would be my insomnia. Because the the bags under my eyes are dire. I always look tired. They look swollen and always feel tender. These eye masks help me to look like a actually get rest on occasion!
I love the color of this nourishing creamy lip balm like I just had cherry ices as a kid. It wears for hours and my lips never feel chapped.
I love a balm to cleanse the skin and this is a wonderful one. It may feel surprising to some to wash your face (rather than moisturize it) with this kind of texture in a cleansing product, but I promise you, it’s life-changing. It is incredibly hydrating without being rough on aging skin. I love it.