Describe your journey, how did you find yourself starting LILFOX?
In my late 20’s I decided to attain an aromatherapy certification and study organic cosmetic formulation. I was so intrigued by the vibrant energetics of the essential oils that I decided to create a collection that really captures the energetics of the plants and the plant parts that the essential oils come from. My goal is to help connect my clients back to nature with my products and transport them to the whimsical forest realm of LILFOX all while giving them a unique daily self care ritual and a bright vixen glow.
Where do you source your ingredients from and where are your products made?
I try to source direct from the farmers and producers for a number of my ingredients. I then also work with suppliers who take pride in sourcing the highest quality organic, wildcrafted and non-GMO ingredients that are sustainably produced. Each product is crafted with loving intentions in a high vibrational environment in our studio in Miami. By not outsourcing our production we are committed to providing a high quality artisanal products. With a focus on having the formulas communicate the plant’s unique energetics to our clients each formula is hand blended and poured in micro batches to ensure purity, freshness and potency.
What are your favorite ingredients to work with and why?
I absolutely love Maracuja Oil! It is lightweight and has a silky texture that is quickly absorbed into skin. It is rich in Vitamin C + antioxidants. Rich in omega 6 linoleic acid so it can be used by all skin types, even with scenic and hormonally reactive. Its has a gorgeous sweet + sour fruity aroma. It also preserves collagen and elastic to help keep skin looking firm + plump.
What is your most beloved product by you/your customers?
Prickly Pear Illuminating Beauty Nectar. This Brightening Serum contains the rare Moroccan Prickly Pear Seed Oil infused with night blooming Jasmine Oil and Pink Grapefruit oil to create it’s luxurious scent. Prickly Pear Seed oil is incredibly rich in Vitamin E (protects skin and helps skin retain moisture) and Omega 6 linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is a fatty acid that stimulates healthy cell production and turnover. This Beauty Nectar feels like liquid silk and absorbs quickly, soothes inflammation and leaves skin glowing. It is a highly effective moisturizing treatment for all skin types and will not clog pores. It cured my adult hormonal and cystic acne after I had tried everything!
What does your personal beauty routine look like?
I am a lover of long soaks every evening. I love to practice self love with a vixen spa ritual where I take time for myself each night and pamper my skin and soothe my spirit. I fill the tub up with hot steamy water, and Orange Blossom Ylang Bang Sugar Body polish which is made with extra oils so it doubles as a moisturizing bath soak. I love to cover myself from neck to toe with the Orange Blossom Ylang Bang Body Polish and leave on while soaking. Also I love to mix my newest Jungle Glow Cleanser + Mask with either the Bamboo Charcoal Purifying Mask or the Chlorophyll + Tourmaline Brightening Mask. After I rinse my mask off and the body polish I like to saturate my face with the Aphrodite Rose Toning Mist. I finish my ritual with a couple of drops of the Prickly Pear Beauty Nectar and massage over my face, neck and décolleté.
What makes you feel beautiful?
Being kind to others. I know that sounds funny but there is nothing that is better than when you can brighten someone’s day up. This world can be so cruel and it’s refreshing when you can run into someone who takes you out the normal day to day and inspire you.
What is your philosophy on makeup and which, if any, products do you use? During the week I like to keep it simple with just a little bronzer and mascara and blush. However I do love an eye lined with a sexy cat eye. I love the Kjaer Weiss Highlighter as well as some of Tarte’s makeup.
Do you have any advice for aspiring female entrepreneurs?
Follow your heart! If something doesn’t feel right to you listen to your intuition.
Can you share anything you are currently working on for future release?I just released the Jungle Glow Rainforest Honey Cleanser + Mask. I am over the moon excited about it. I was able to source honey direct from a beekeeper in Hawaii whose bees forage the Hawaiian Rainforests. It is a sensual infusion of mineral rich Amazonian white clay, vitamin C rich rosehip, strawberry and goji berry fruits with skin plumping maracuja oil. Clays and Fruits gently exfoliate top layer of skin while the sweet aromatics of the wildflower and macadamia nut honey meld beautifully with raw cacao, pink grapefruit, and orange blossoms.
We had the honor of featuring LILFOX Kalahari Watermelon Eye Serum in our April RESTORE Clean Beauty Box. Check it out here!