MEET A.J. HANLEY, CO-OWNER OF THE HUMANE COMPANY
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A.J. Hanley and her husband, Jim Radosevic are the proud owners of a small skincare business that is dedicated to treating acne, called The Humane Company.
She had enjoyed a long career as a writer and editor specializing in beauty and health for publications like Shape, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Health, and Real Simple. After moving from New York City to the North Fork of Long Island, she and Jim, a former New York president of the iconic advertising agency Young & Rubicam, set out to embark on an adventure together. Their goals were to combine their unique skill sets, reignite their passion for creating and strengthen their relationship. That was how The Humane Company was born.
MEET JENNIFER WHITE: FOUNDER OF NATURAL BEAUTY BRAND ONE OVER ONE
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Simplicity is beautiful, and that is exactly what Jennifer White had in mind when designing her natural beauty brand, One Over One. Created with a minimalist mindset, One Over One products are carefully crafted with natural and often organic ingredients; products are clean, simple, and designed to complement the effortless beauty of your everyday life.
BITB spoke with Jennifer about her inspiration behind the brand and what products she uses to keep her skin looking youthful and gorgeous.
1. Tell us your story. Who / what inspired you to create One Over One?
I have been questioning beauty norms for close to two decades. My work began in the late 90â€™s during a y
MEET DEBORAH BURNES: NATURAL SKINCARE EXPERT
Deborah Burnes is a leading expert on natural skincare, the co-founder and CEO of Sumbody, an all natural, eco-friendly skin care company, and the author of NATURAL BEAUTY SKIN CARE: 110 Organic Formulas for a Radiant You!, a collection of simple homemade, chemical-free recipes for head to toe beauty, written “to empower people to take control of both their health and their beauty routine.”
Burnes interestÂ towards healthy skin began early, at her horticulturist grandfather’s side in his garden learning about plants, botanicals and herbs. Later, she studied medical herbs and chemistry and attended cosmetology school which culminated in developing her own skincare line. Burnes’ motto is
MEET MARIO KIMBALL, FOUNDER OF VALIA SKINCARE
Photo Credit: Mario Kimball with his wife Takako
Living in Japan and learning about the traditional Japanese healthy and conscious lifestyle inspired Mario Kimball to create Valia Skincare, a brand that combines natural topical ingredients and supplements to promote beauty. The line’s premise is that skincare is not just about what you put on your skin, itâ€™s about living your best life. Valia products use alternative ingredients like enzymes and minimal chemical agents to reduce their environmental impact. Here, Mario tells Beauty in the Bag about his experience in Japan and his product philosophy.
The origin of Valia has a very interesting story beginning with you living in Japan. Where are you origina