Beauty Recipe: Discover The East Coast Secret Code
Whether you prefer classic Jams like ‘99 Problems’ or ‘In Da Club’ or you rock with new age tunes, put on your East Coast Playlist and prepare to get inspired by the Miami way of Living.
Today is dedicated to the East Coast Secret Code – to unlock your true inner and outer beauty.
Dear Heroines, prepare to be inspired. Please, meet our East Coast Muses - and be ready to take some East Coast Magic inside your home with the help of these exclusive holistic wellness tools…
Alexis Rose, founder of LILFOX
Hello Alexis – How would you describe LILFOX, and how is it inspired by Miami and East Coast Culture?
“I am a perfumer, aromatherapist and aromatherapy educator trained in organic cosmetic formulation. I love to define myself a Miami-living devotee of all things beautiful. I started my career as a wine formulate my holistic range for bonvivants with an appreciation for detail. Dreamed up in 2014 in a poolside bungalow, LILFOX is a modern, elegant, artistic brand, inspired by the thriving Miami art scene. Filled with earth-borne fragrances for immersive, mood-shifting experiences. Delicate hydrolats and small batch distilled essential oils along with rich plant butters and crystal infusions lend a sacred touch to your beautifying moments.”
Inspired by the lush, atmospheric moisture of the rainforest, this honey-based resurfacing melange features mineral-rich organic raw cacao, skin-plumping maracuja oil, rejuvenating rosehip seed oil and gentle white clay that melt together into a glow-giving polish + mask. Antibacterial honey enzymes naturally purify and dissolve dead skin cells while the clay and raw cacao combo synergize to stimulate circulation. When gently massaged into skin, finely ground rosehip seeds provide the gentlest manual exfoliation to revitalize dull, congested skin. Neroli and pink grapefruit mingle with sweet honey, bitter orange and earthy vanilla for a uniquely addictive aromatic profile.
Instantly brighten and even skin tone while providing just the right amount of moisture. With a natural composition of 85% naturally occurring Vitamin E and 60% omega 6 linoleic acid, this Liquid Silk formula instantly improves skin's overall appearance while soothing and balancing inflammation. Nourishing, Revitalizing and infused with Brazilian Tourmaline cleansed under the light of a full moon. Results: Potent nutrient rich formula with tone and lift skin for a more youthful and radiant texture while softening fine lines.
A nutrient-rich peridot crystal infused formula that imparts a look of bright, toned, moisturized skin. A unique formula of potent and stable vitamin C, hydrating hyaluronic acid and superfruit oils of organic prickly pear, pomegranate, watermelon, rosehip, and passionfruit lend a revitalized appearance to the under-eye area. Ultra-rich argan and green coffee bean oils contain potent antioxidants that give a smooth, repaired, and tightened effect to the skin around the eyes. Skin strengthening extracts of gotu kola, horsetail and squalane add further reparative benefits.
Medea Juhasz, creator of Herbalore NYC
Dear Medea, what does self-care mean to you?
“To me self-care means a healthy whole foods-based plant-based diet, a regular exercise routine and overall spiritual work/growth. Self-care also means nourishing your body with massages, meditation, rest, always listening to it in an intuitive way. Slow down when your body needs rest and go for it when your body craves some action.”
Your favorite holistic travel destination?
“I don't know if “holistic” is the correct word, but I love Miami and find the energy there extremely soothing. Miami has a booming wellness, fitness and spiritual scene right now. The weather is perfect and my favorite vegan restaurant Plant Miami is always a must when I'm visiting.”
Catalyst Gold is specifically developed to re-program your body on the cellular level while aiding the necessary nourishment and detoxification without harsh cleanses and unrealistic dietary restrictions. Catalyst Gold provides support in boosting the body's natural ability to cut unhealthy cravings and increase energy levels. Herbalore's first breakthrough superfood supplement helps to create a catalyst effect within the body assisting in achieving lasting permanent lifestyle changes. The allergen-free formula of supergreens, herbs, superfruits and essential minerals helps to protect and revive the immune –circulatory –nervous systems, the digestive organs, and supports to revitalize the hair and the skin.
East Coast and a Sprinkle of Central and South America Magic: here’s is Adriana Ayales, founder of Anima Mundi
“Anima Mundi was created by Adriana Ayales as a means of introducing ancient remedies to the modern world. Before landing in New York City, she was born and raised in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest where she grew immersed in the shamanic energy of the jungle. She brought the soul of the rainforest in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where she opened her herbal apothecary. Anima Mundi Apothecary sources fresh, vibrant medicinal botanicals directly from native people within Central and South America. Her work supports sustainability, true fair-trade practices, permacultural outreach, and small local businesses.”
In South American herbal medicine, it is considered to be astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and a laxative. It is used to treat ulcers, syphilis, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal problems, candida and yeast infections, cancer, diabetes, prostatitis, constipation, and allergies. In North American herbal medicine, pau d'arco is considered to be analgesic, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and a laxative, as well as having anti-cancerous properties. It is used for fevers, infections, colds, flu, syphilis, urinary tract infections, cancer, respiratory problems, skin ulcerations, boils, dysentery, gastrointestinal problems of all kinds, arthritis, prostatitis, and circulation disturbances.
This formula may support a sustainable form of weight loss. The herbs chosen can help the body digest stagnant fat in the Liver, as well as from tissue. It has a highly anti-inflammatory and detoxifying makeup. The power and miraculous aspect about these herbs is that it strips the body of impurities and unlocks the power of the liver. The liver & gall bladder, if kept in balance, will naturally detox the body on a daily basis. Lots of bad oils, and saturated fats are hard to digest, therefore they accumulate in the liver and tissue. Having a few extra pounds, or having weight problems is primarily due to an inability to digest the oils that the person is consuming. Unblock the liver from over accumulation of moisture, inflammation, and stagnation and reap the benefits of a smooth and strong digestion. This formula works best with a high fiber, plant-based diet, with a focus on alkalinity and low oil intake.
A sweet and spicy immune tonic that will support busting bugs out of the system. A strong dose of the two infamous Echinacea's (Purpurea and Angustufolia) known for their ability to protect and support the immune system. This formula contains herbs that are studied for having potent anti-microbial, anti-viral and immune enhancing properties, like echinacea angustifolia and purpurea, along with a strong anti-microbial like Boldo leaf often used in the rainforest to expel bacteria. Anima Mundi utilizes the freshest most vital ingredients like fresh ginger, garlic and cracked cell wall turmeric.
Shizandra berry is one of the queen’s within tonic herbalism, as she embodies the unique trait of containing the five flavors. In Traditional Chinese Medicine flavors are seen as energetic signatures within a plant, demonstrating its distinct healing traits. The five flavors it contains are, sweet, bitter, salty, sour and pungent, directly signaling its all-encompassing and highly medicinal nature. One of Shizandra’s key elements is its adaptogenic nature. It’s a masterful herb that protects and helps cope against many types of stress and the oxidative damage on a biological, mental and emotional level. Adaptogens also target our hormonal and limbic system, which directly influences our mood, emotional body, perception and more.
And last but not least, introducing Jena Covello, founder of Agent Nateur
“Jena Covello created this high-performance beauty range between the South of France and sunny California. She recently moved to Miami, a place where and her energy feel deeply grounded, at home. Delivered with a dose of holistic education, Agent Nateur is a deep dive into beauty, health and wellbeing – east coast style. From the chicest and effective stick deodorants to extremely refined and science-driven anti-aging face and body oils, this luxurious line is GMO, soy, paraben, sulphate, aluminum and petroleum free.”
Jena’s personal journey with endometriosis and adenomyosis led her to craft a lush deodorant blended with honey, lavender, and eucalyptus. After a tireless search for the best deodorant sans aluminum (the toxic ingredient mimics estrogen and the underarm can absorb up to 100% of what you apply), Agent Nateur's creatrix blended her own. Jena’s personal journey with endometriosis and adenomyosis led her to craft a lush deodorant blended with honey, lavender, and eucalyptus.
Purify, nurture, and protect your complexion with our holi (cleanse). This gentle formula contains a nutrient-dense base of luxury oils that emulsify dirt, oil, and makeup while calming plant extracts alleviate sensitivity, ease redness, and reveal your complexion’s natural luminance. To protect tender skin, each bottle of holi (cleanse) comes paired with soft muslin cloth for effortless, scrub-free removal.
But wait, that’s not it - here’s a list of our must-visit magical health spots to sleep, eat and heal in the East Coast – welcome to out Miami City Guide!
The beautiful, eco-conscious hotel is fully committed to sustainability. They’ve thought of every last detail, from organic cotton sheets and mattresses, to all of the hotel’s taps, sinks and showers being equipped with Triple Clear Water filters. The five-star, luxury hotel has four pools, including the only beachfront rooftop pool in Miami. Make sure to check out its private, Tulum inspired beachfront club. The oasis like club boasts a full service sea to table restaurant, oceanfront bar, spacious group cabanas and daybeds. Its holistic Bamford spa is also worth a visit.
2341 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Pura Vida is a must for organic smoothies, juices and coffee. The health conscious cafe also offers a wide variety of smoothie bowls, veggie bowls, salads, wraps and serves an all day breakfast.
3818 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Miami, FL 33137
Tierra Santa Healing House
Located on the third floor of the Faena Hotel, Tierra Santa Healing House, is an oasis of holistic therapies for the spirit, mind and body. The 22,000 square foot sanctuary, offers ancient South American healing rituals, including shaman developed body treatments, indigenous ingredients, acupuncture, as well as sound, color and crystal therapy. All treatments are performed with their own range of organic hand blended Sacred Oils, resins, butters, healing stones and poultices and their advanced rejuvenating facials combine organic skin care with state of the art technology. Their jasmine infused hammam is reported to be one of the largest on the east coast.
3201 Collins Avenue, 3rd Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Miami Design District
If you’re in the mood to shop, check out Miami Design District for Rodeo Drive worthy shopping. The creative neighborhood and shopping destination is home to some of the best shopping, restaurants and art galleries in Miami.
140 NE 39th Street
Miami, FL 33137
Miami, FL 33137
Burn up to 1,000 calories per hour with Kukuwa’s unique full body workout derived from African cultural dance. The energizing workout will have you using muscles you didn’t know you had.
1172 S Dixie Hwy, #154
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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