"The time has come for a new kind of skincare".
Namari is realigning the way skincare is experienced, connecting and understanding the exchange between human, animal, nature, body and spirit.
Namari is a line that stands for quality, respect for the environment, sensuality and efficacy. Delivering down-to-earth luxury in all facets.
Tell us what inspired you to start your brand?
My clients’ and my own skin which all seemed to be only happy and balanced with my own products. Also, working in the treatment room as a holistic esthetician with your own formulations is just so much more fulfilling than with products you buy from someone.
First thing you do when you wake up?
Taking a few deep breaths and turning inwards to observe what moods and feelings that are lingering from the night. I am a very active dreamer and have to
consciously leave the stories of the night behind me to be able to start the day well. If I don't get it right - and that happens every now and then - enjoying a few minutes of lovingly performed skin care becomes vital.
Time spent on beauty in the a.m.?
Usually not more than 10 minutes.
Typical skincare regimen?
In the morning just a splash of water and a combination of Tau & Elixier to balance and deliver anti-oxidants, sometimes a dab of Sorbet if some more
protection and strengthening is required.
In the evenings I cleanse more thoroughly with Nektar, Staub or Kokon (or combinations of them) depending on mood, season and skin condition.
Then I usually mix Tau & Nektar for lightweight nourishment and deep regeneration.
Secrets to keeping youthful?
Sleeping, moving the body, spending time in nature, swimming in the sea, eating a healthy diet and most of all - love. Also facial cupping. There is no non-invasive treatment that beats facial cupping.
Favourite beauty moments?
Opening a fresh jar of Sorbet.
What makes you feel ready to face the world?
Actually, I don’t remember any moment in my life on which I felt completely ready to face the world. I find the world we live in quite overwhelming and
potentially exhausting on most of the days.
Swimming in the sea.
Go-to breakfast and a.m. beverage?
Homemade-vegan-non-refined-sugar-chocolate-yoghurt and hot water with lemon juice. Or chocolate milk. Or golden milk. Or just plain oat milk.
How many beauty products do you travel with?
About a hand full, depending on location and motivation to pack my beauty case.
Foolproof self-care move?
Going inwards and facing whatever comes up. Even if you end up crying like a baby for no obvious reason - to stop running away from yourself and instead turning around to observe your inner drama might be the most beautiful thing you can do for yourself.
Maybe as a beauty business owner I should have a beauty ritual or at least something wellness-related to say here. But the truth is that the peace and happiness we seek in self care is only found in one place, and it has nothing to do with great products or a nice bathroom, a relaxing incense stick or a combination of all of these.
The place I am talking about is inside of us and it is always there and will always be there. Only sometimes - or often with most people - it is hidden by the noise of our thoughts, feelings and perceptions of the outer world. My self-care approach is therefore to consciously turn inwards and find happiness in contemplation and in the silence of the heart.
Best career advice you've ever received?
Keeping fixed costs as low as possible. Always.
An expensive-but-worth-it product or treatment?
Buying and eating the freshest, most lovingly grown, most vibrant, most local and least processed food you can find (which means a lifetime of spending about the double on groceries which in the long run is pretty expensive).
A cheap-but-chic product or treatment?
Rhassoul Clay. Goes as a dry shampoo, very effective cleansing mask, detox body treatment and face wash all in one.
Bedside beauty essentials?
Raw Mango butter as a lip and hand treatment, Juwel if I can’t sleep (which happens very rarely).
Last thing you do before bed?
It depends. But mostly reading or sitting in stillness.
Jane Birkin, Monica Bellucci and my grandmother.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
Find out what you truly are.
Scariest thing you've ever done?
To become and be a parent in a system whose values and norms are to a large extent the opposite of what we consider as free, peaceful, compassionate,
conscious, loving, honest, eco-friendly and sustainable. Phew.
Best hidden talent?
My best and not so hidden talent besides green beauty is art (painting and photography).