Kristie Streicher, the bicoastal brow expert featured in Organic Spa Magazine’s June issue, takes an organic approach to brow shaping. Using only vegetable tints and tweezers (waxing can stretch the skin and, over time, it may lose tone), she favors a fuller brow with a less extreme arch. “A little less perfect looks more natural, fresh and young,” she says. To conjure up a visual, past clients include Emily Blunt and Rachel Weisz.
Streicher created her own hand-mixed skin-softening oil called Afore (streicherbeautybar.com) with ingredients like virgin organic argan oil, aloe vera oil, and essential oils of lavender, tangerine, ylang ylang and blue tansy. Her new Apres Calming is a cream that takes down puffiness and soothes irritated skin .
She is also a great resource on organic and natural beauty products, as her clients in NYC and LA well know. Here she shares her Top 10 Beauty Obsessions with Organic Spa Magazine:
“Hyaluronic Acid, a natural humectant that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, constitutes 40 percent of this product. It instantly softens lines and hydrates from within. It’s like giving your skin a tall drink of water!
“This product is like no other. It gives the most beautiful healthy glow to the skin.
“All natural growth serum Grande Lash-MD is made with ingredients like vitamins, peptides and amino acids. Also, it is paraben-free, so it is safe for use around the eyes. Most importantly, it works and doesn’t have the side effect of the others so you won’t have sensitive, dark eyelids.
“I LOVE this stuff! It’s protective, organic lip balm packed with antioxidants and nutrients. But honestly the flavor and smell is what’s addictive!
“The greatest colors, long wearing AND butter LONDON products are formulated without the use of harmful ingredients like formaldehyde, toluene, DBP or parabens
“Perfect way to add a quick healthy sun kissed glow to the skin. Instant vacation face! Sway also doubles as a beautiful cream shadow to add some color to the lids.
“Instantly absorbent and immediately refreshing sheer powder blotting papers infused with lavender. Is there anything chicer? And the packaging is gold! I also LOVE the Bronzing Papiers.
“Smile has the perfect amount of pop and warmth and looks perfectly ballerina flushed. Love it on the lip and on the cheeks!
“The combination ylang-ylang, rosewood, jasmine and amber makes this a musky yet floral scent. And of course I love the purse size