Celebrity and editorial makeup artist Dillon Peña had a vision: enhance the landscape of the green beauty industry with clean, natural small-batch beauty products. He created Leland Francis as an ode to his great-grandfather, and set the natural beauty bar high by offering handmade, cruelty-free, vegan formulations crafted in the USA.
Leland Francis celebrates individuality and indulgent self-care for a more youthful you, using the finest ingredients that layer beautifully under makeup and are delicate on skin. The botanically-based brand extends beyond skincare to bodycare and candles.
BITB caught up with Dillon to learn more about his motivation for creating Leland Francis
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“Feminine wellness” is more than a buzzword these days, and this surge of intimate awareness is driving the introduction of many new products and treatments that are intended to help women optimize their most personal body part. But feminine wellness isn’t justabout enhancing pleasure. This burgeoning area of self-care also strives to improve the side effects associated with experiences that are wholly unique to women, namely pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and menopause.
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Every woman’s body is different, but we all have one thing in common: Estrogen. “Changes in estrogen levels due to childbirth, breastfeeding and menopause can lead to vaginal dryness
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When I was fresh out of Barnard, I was treated to a mani at the famous Red Door Salon by a woman who I considered to be a mentor. It was a huge treat for me and started me off on a lifetime of professional beauty treatments. The iconic Elizabeth Arden Red Door on Fifth Avenue was truly THE beauty institution of it’s time for a lot of very posh women.
Fast forward to 2019 and Red Door Salon & Spa has just undergone a comprehensive modernization. Now known under the moniker Mynd Spa & Salon, the brand has a fresh and uber modern zen-like feeling, a huge departure from the original. The new menu will feature bespoke beauty and wellness services covering massage therapy, body treatmen
Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein is an award-winning plastic surgeon in Miami, Florida whose skills are sought out by patients from around the world. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has trained with some of the world’s most eminent surgeons at the forefront of plastic surgery.
Dr. Rubinstein provides a full host of cosmetic products and procedures to a national and international clientele, and specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body, non-surgical procedures and injections. He is currently Chief of Plastic Surgery and Vice Chief of the Department of Surgery for Jackson North Medical Center, a 382-bed acute care hospital in the Jackson Healthc