Yuzen loves HollyBeth Organics for their no-nonsense approach to organic skincare. The founder, HollyBeth Anderson, is a Georgia peach to the core, born and raised in Georgia. As a child, HollyBeth used to make award-winning muffins from scratch with a stand mixer in her kitchen.
Today, her method has remained almost exactly the same – even using a trusty old mixer– to create organic face and eye creams for her Atlanta-based skincare line, HollyBeth’s Organic Luxury Skincare.
“My grandmother used to brag that I got first prize in 4H for making cornmeal muffins,” she says. “Surprisingly, making creams and lotions is the same process.”
HollyBeth’s transition from muffins to skincare came after she spent time in Spain in the 1980s and became enamored with the simplicity of European skincare products. “Everything was so simple, pure, and organic,” she says. “I became addicted to my eye cream.”
In 2007 she moved back to Atlanta but couldn’t find similar products in the U.S. Instead, she found products that had petrochemicals and toxins with hard-to-pronounce names listed as ingredients. So she started researching online and began making her own moisturizers at her home. She chose organic ingredients without hormones, synthetic chemicals, or antibiotics, because she felt they were safer and carried fewer health and environmental concerns. All HollyBeth Organic Luxury Skincare products are at least 95% organic, some more than that, as well as environmentally sustainable with recyclable packaging, and her glass jars use sustainable printing and processes.
HollyBeth has placed a special emphasis on using ingredients that would protect the skin from certain Southern-specific conditions. For instance, HollyBeth’s Citrus Body Cream contains tea tree oil, which is an antiseptic, and bergamot, which keeps away parasites.
Memories of her mother’s own beauty routine and Southern traditions of at-home remedies led her to create the Grits & Honey Face Scrub, which uses cornmeal as a base. “I remember walking into the bathroom and my mother would be using cornmeal on her face as an exfoliant,” she says. “It may sound old-fashioned, but it still works.”
HollyBeth Natural Luxury’s organically divine products can help anyone have radiantly smooth skin, soft as a Georgia peach.
See details on the HollyBeth Rose Geranium Moisturizer below.