The Beauty Expert’s Holiday Gift Guide: Janine Knizia

Today we want to tell you a story. Once upon a time, after years of working in the international fashion business and feeling constantly tired and stressed out, Janine Knizia started to dip her toes into a more balanced way of living. What started as a quest for answers, instantly became her deepest passion.

She started to educate herself on nutrition, clean beauty, spiritual wellbeing, and traditional and ancient healing methods.
She flew to the Big Apple where she completed an additional degree as a certified holistic health coach. Her journey to deep well-being evolved into an obsession for finding the best clean beauty pioneers, green game-changers, result proven, and cult-worthy products as well as spiritual brand founders with in-depth knowledge everyone can trust. Our dear Muse and Heroine was born.
That leads us to the present moment. By this point, you already know: we stand for trust. All products are game-changers and they really work, perform better than other ones, the experiences they offer are pleasing to all senses and the formulas are free of toxins. That’s why, this Holiday season we encourage you to let us guide you while you choose the gift of self-love for you and your loved ones.
Please enjoy JK’s ultimate Muse & Heroine Holiday Wishlist.
Ubuna Drench Intensive Hydrating Serum
Fall in love with Japanese High-tech Skincare. This serum blends the Ceramide AntiBody Complex with a fusion of triple Hyaluronic Acids and derivatized Amino Acids to provide deep, intensive moisture. Skin will look smoother and plumper and feel intensely hydrated.
Uka Nail Oil Amulet
You should keep the Nail oil Amulet with you at all times to boost your immune system. Amulets (Omamori in Japanese), commonly sold at shrines and temples, are said to provide various luck and protection. Originally made from paper or wood, modern amulets are small items usually kept inside a bag and may contain a prayer, religious inscription of invocation. Breathe deeply to enjoy the refreshing scent on the fingertips. With a blend of carefully selected essential oils for good health and happiness. Ps: it’s also recommended to apply a little bit on your face mask for a soothing effect.
Sentara Holistic Rose Quartz Magic Mushrooms
Crystal of beauty and absolute softness, Rose Quartz has been known for millions of years for its firming and anti-aging virtues. The way the Magic Mushrooms move on your skin stimulates the lymphatic system and the blood flow in order to revive your skin and give it back all its glow.
Shiva Rose Glow Face Balm
An hydrating balm with nourishing shea butter & coconut oil that gives a goddess glow. Rosehip seed oil has essential fatty acids, while organic Argan oil known as liquid gold prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The balm also contains Camellia oil, the live benefits of beeswax, holy Frankincense, rose and ylang ylang.
Seed to Skin The Biom’sphere

Seed To Skin's rebalancing night serum contains the essential food for your skin’s microbiota and is suitable for all skin types. A specially designed formula aids the recovery of the skin microflora to promote healthy and exceptionally clear skin by deeply hydrating, balancing and restoring the skin’s natural defense mechanism.
Ranavat Radiant Rani Saffron Brightening Serum
Known in Ayurveda as the "miracle elixir" this brightening serum is infused with a potent blend of vitamin-rich super foods including precious saffron threads known for their ability to promote a more even, healthy complexion. Use as your all-in-one serum both AM/PM. For best results apply on damp skin following an hydrating Mist. 
Pauline Rochas The Seven Collection Le Premier Parfum
Go back through time to the origin of your existence. Rediscover your ancestors’ connection to the earth. Designed to engage the first chakra, Le Premier Parfum revitalises the physical and primordial through intoxicating notes. Patchouli symbolises fertile earth. Resembling the deep and sturdy roots of a tree, the root chakra provides a life force. It’s the passionate source of sexuality. Lush, succulent and sensuous plum, a top note, settles into the heart of this fragrance. Rum then intertwines with smoky tobacco leaves, Indonesian patchouli and Peru balsam, surging earthly vibrancy through the body. Being also home to the primal sense of scent, this blend of ingredients provokes. Stand your ground. Never forget to be thankful. You alone hold the keys to your desires. Let go knowing all is safe.
Monastery Flora Cream Serum
This lightweight, creamy serum is fortified with low and medium weight hyaluronic acids, plus nutrient-dense fruit and floral oils to hydrate and nourish skin. This unique product is a melding of textures—more lightweight than your average cream, but creamier than your average serum. It’s a true multitasker—it hydrates, prevents visible signs of aging, soothes, firms, and brightens thanks to skin nourishing acids like ximenynic acid, ellagic acid, hyaluronic acid, and phytosterols.
Mother Baby Step Socks
If you’re an accessories junkie, you’ll appreciate these classic white tube socks. With a real chill attitude, these socks have a peaceful message and perky colours that stand out. Besides, quirky socks are having a moment, so why not learn to style the look and live a little? 
Depuravita Absolute Shine
This booster helps strengthen and improve the appearance of hair and skin. It has antioxidant and anti-free radical properties, that can improve the health of hair, skin and anti-inflammatory state of our body. The individual concentration and the correct combination of each of those ingredients working harmoniously together make the supplement unique and effective.
The star ingredient is a biologically active source of cruelty free keratin with clinically proven results to help increase hair shine and brightness, reduce hair loss during washing. Cynatine HNS also influences biological mechanisms important in protecting ageing skin, helping improve moisture, elasticity and radiance while decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and redness.
Max and Me Sweet Serenity Beauty Balm
A luscious buttery balm that melts onto the skin with first touch to activate a golden-hued cocoon that tenderly cossets. Whilst replenishing dehydrated and depleted conditions, Beauty Balm pampers and uplifts with its stunning wild-flower aroma to bring the skin back into balance all the while boosting collagen naturally. A collection of global ingredients at its core, the signature “Sweet Serenity” blend brings powerful yet delicate botanicals to your skin, suffusing you with high vibrations, lovingly helping to nurture and harmonize the body, mind and spirit.
In Fiore Fleur Vibrante Serum Cerate
High-tech, super potent, and antioxidant-rich, Fleur Vibrante Serum Cerate is designed to help skin withstand the stressful conditions and aggressions of everyday life such as UV rays, extreme temps, dry or polluted environments, chemical, and mechanical irritations, sleep deprivation, and jet lag. Its high concentration of beta-carotene combats the effects of premature aging and helps restore elasticity and improve overall skin tone. Over time, skin becomes stronger, firmer, and more resilient. 
Ancient + Brave True Collagen Sachets
True Collagen provides easily digestible, highly absorbable and clinically researched Type 1 hydrolysed collagen peptides. Instantly dissolves, tasteless and odourless, easy to add to hot and cold drinks and pre- or post-workout smoothies. A real hero supplement for active lifestyles, fasting protocols and beauty rituals to effortlessly nourish the body and skin from within. Collagen, an important structural protein in the body, contributes to the integrity, elasticity and strength of skin, cartilage and bones. Collagen levels naturally decline from 30 onwards and hydrolysed collagen peptides play a key role in our cellular replenish and renewal process, essential for anti-ageing beauty rituals and optimal daily wellbeing. A simple solution for your future health.
Kypris Ad Astra
Gentle night-time care for stargazers. This luscious emulsion of botanicals and peptides gently infuses the eye area with generous moisture and a smoothed appearance complementing your nightly rest. For most skin types, especially those desiring generous moisture for dry, dehydrated, or tired eye areas.
beVIVID Water Bottle Crush Design Pure

These stunning glass bottles are made to cultivate hydration as a small act of self-are, because drinking water is the base for healthy, dewy looking skin within. Embracing a daily water routine with a bottle truly loved, is the easiest way to sip up 8-10 glasses of water and enjoy your best hydrated skin ever. It‘s all about finding that one true loved bottle, because hydrated skin just looks better.
Esker Allover Roller

The Allover Roller extends beyond the beloved ritual of jade rolling and is designed specifically for use all over the body. The extra-large roller is crafted from sturdy, polished Xiuyan jade and stainless steel and measures 7” x 3.25”. The roller itself is textured to increase stimulation, and fight tension and puffiness throughout the body, and helps to absorb and boosts the effects of any treatment oil or product applied to the body. This simple yet enjoyable ritual instantly soothes and over time reveals skin that is toned, firm, and glowing.
Don't forget to share your at-home self-love rituals on Instagram and tag Janine at @muse_and_heroine.