Last Monday, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the FITGLOW team members over Zoom for a brief introduction to the brand and a really quick (super impressive!) training session with Crystal in Arizona. I loved it!
This company is obviously so passionate and so thoughtful about every aspect of their production, their mission, their foot print, and the efficacy of their products! Everything is thoroughly tested by the owner herself. The packaging is recyclable and made from or with recycled products. Ingredients are sourced as close and sustainably to the lab as possible and all parts of the plants/plant matter are carefully used to avoid any waste.
So far, I have loved them ALL, and I cannot wait to try more!
The products I picked up for you to play with and gift at the gallery are:
BODY LOVE EXFOLIATING BAR - VITAMIN C BAKUCHIOL BODY SERUM - Ceramide infused NIGHT LIP SERUM and a nude lip day time serum, as well as their amazing mascara..
All of these gorgeous products are gluten free, allergen free, toxin free, vegan, earth conscious - but most of all AMAZING.
My NTP first gifted me one of these via our esthetician in Lewisburg, and I tell you: you will not want to put this product down!
If you hate messy sugar scrubs, you will LOVE this super-scrubby body bar. And if your skin is looking a bit lack-luster after this winter, take note: the body serum is nutrient packed enough to double as your face cream, it's so good!
Sparse lashes? This mascara (with horsetail extract) promises to fix that, both instantly and long term!
We will expand our selection as I learn more about each product, in the mean time: I hope you will love them as much as I do!
All my best,
VITAMIN C BAKUCHIOL SERUM: Advanced body serum-in-cream formula that restores, smooths and replenishes the skin. This powerful serum-based cream is loaded with Vitamins , plant-based Retinol alternatives and skin-brightening complex. Fast-absorbing with long-acting hydration benefits the cream targets dull, dry and aging skin on neck, décolleté and body.
NIGHT LIP SERUM: Softens, hydrates and transforms lips at night with proven plant extracts and vitamins. Our unique Plant Ceramides formula restores lip moisture barrier while protecting from water loss. Organic pomegranate Plant Sterols, Beet Extract, and Vegan Collagen improve lip cell structure, increase lip volume and fight signs of aging.
BODY BAR: Body Love Spirulina Bar smooths and transforms skin with Certified Organic Oils, Plant Extracts, Natural Volcanic Sand and Clay. Natural microdermabrasion improves skin texture, brightness and tone. Aromatic notes of Rosemary, Clary Sage and Lavender relax and calm.
MASCARA: Multitasking 3-in-1 conditioning mascara naturally amplifies lash volume and length with powerful botanical extracts and phyto superfoods that promote lash health and growth. Sky high lift + curl brush technology instantly lifts, curls and volumizes lashes. Results guaranteed, just give it a few weeks!
ABOUT THE FOUNDER:
Anna is a lifelong health and fitness expert, inspired by nature and science. Through many years of trial and error trying to heal her ultra-sensitive rosacea skin, she found synthetic products were too harsh and irritating, and products in the green beauty space were challenging to her skin due to high essential oils, waxes and unstable actives found in the formulas. Unable to find products that would solve her problematic skin and were free from harsh toxins and rich in proven bio actives. She set out to create products that would give her the results her skin craved and needed. As a personal trainer and health nutritionist, she found that beautiful skin and health go hand in hand - you are what you consume - so she has spent over a decade researching plant-based ingredients and working closely with skin experts, doctors and chemists to refine and perfect evidence-based formulas that go beyond the top layer of the skin. With a belief that you should not have to sacrifice performance for clean ingredients. Anna's challenge was set — create products that do the work for you so your skin can flourish and thrive. Born in Poland and raised in the countryside of Canada, she found inspiration and passion for healing via plant remedies. That's where Fitglow Beauty was born.
First of all: hi!
I have had so many questions as to why a venue like mine would feature green favorites and healing apothecary. I was told it is "not compatible" and does not make sense, along with some raised eyebrows.
But as a designer and custom framer, my job is both rooted in hands-on tasks as well as in aesthetic decisions throughout the day. I am an artist by trade, and my senses have always been very acute. I have a strong interest in ... well, many things! Beauty, color, music, food, and all of these things are so important to all of us. And ... I think a lot.
I am not an esthetician, I am not a doctor. But 14 years ago, I found myself at a fork in the road. I was asked to change what I ate, consumed, drank, and how I treated myself. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos autoimmune condition, which essentially makes you hyper sensitive to many things. SO many.
And there is so much to learn!
I feel so lucky that I hit that fork at a time when the world was beginning to open up to alternative ways of dealing with our health. Women especially have been involved in finding their purpose in creating healing products and foods.
In 14 years, I have always featured some sort of clean apothecary and skin care at my venues. Essential oils, healing herbal tinctures, fantastic-smelling organic potions, infused chocolates, and beautiful teas ... I have really enjoyed exploring a life less toxic and more rooted in nature and beauty.
I have loved meeting everyone who has shared their own unique story in the shop.
Thank you for giving me the time to share mine and some of my favorite new finds. I hope you enjoy the journey, just as much as I have!
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