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October 27, 2015

Perfect Pairing: Jenni Kayne + Earth Tu Face

Photo courtesy of Jenni Kayne

Photo Credit: Lauren Ross

Los Angeles-based clothing designer Jenni Kayne has long been a proponent of fresh-from-the-garden flower arrangements and meals (many of which can be seen on her blog, Rip & Tan, and now her green thumb has extended to beauty products with her new collaboration with Earth Tu Face. Kayne and Sarah Buscho and Marina Storm, the herbalist founders of the California-based skincare line, devised an organic hand and body lotion incorporating all of the natural benefits of rose and geranium essential oils. The lotion launched in time to be included in Kayne’s first ever catalog, shoot at her Tahoe home, and it ties together her gardens in both parts of California. Here, Kayne talks about her inspiration for the collaboration and the benefits derived from the new lotion.

In your new catalog, shot at your Lake Tahoe house, you mention that your best friend introduced you to Earth Tu Face. What did you initially discover from the line? My best friend Nicole Simone introduced me to Earth Tu Face. I originally fell in love with the Skin Stick and Shower Gel. I love that everything is purely plant-based and effective at the same time! It also doesn’t hurt that many of the products are multi-purpose; the Skin Stick is the perfect hydration for your face, lips, and body.

Tell us about the essential oils used in the lotion and how you went about selecting the rose and geranium scent. Rose is one of my favorite scents, but if not used correctly can smell a little outdated! I experimented with mixing in geranium, another one of my favorites, to balance and compliment the smell of roses.

What healing elements or properties do the oils contain? Rose and geranium essential oils are anti-inflammatory, relieve stress, improve circulation, and even your skin tone.

You’ve compared the scent to your garden, what do you grow there in addition to roses and geraniums? I’ve always loved having a functional garden, especially now that I have kids. I’m always cutting fresh lavender and greens for pretty arrangements and center pieces when I entertain. At my home in Tahoe, I grow peonies that bloom on July 4, which is my absolute favorite. I also like to experiment with different vegetables that I can use to make seasonal recipes year round.

By Elizabeth Varnell

Pictured: Jenni Kayne
Photo courtesy of Jenni Kayne

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