Britta Aragon, CV Skinlabs
' Founder, discovered her passion for self-care and the need for better quality products through her experience as a caregiver during her father's eight year battle with cancer. She became acutely aware of how devastating the side effects from drugs and medical treatments could be. When she tried products for "sensitive skin", they were often laden with potentially harmful chemicals that actually irritated her father's fragile skin. A better, safer option was needed and so, CV Skinlabs was born.
CV Skinlabs is a natural, toxin-free skincare line specially designed to help people suffering from chemical sensitivities such as radiation and chemotherapy, sensitive skin and conditions like eczema, dermatitis and chronic dryness. Every one of their products contains their "Tri-Rescue Skin Complex"-a blend of turmeric, alpha-bisabolol (comes from the chamomile plant) and reishi mushroom that offers a powerful combination of anti-inflammatory, wound healing and skin-repairing constituents.
Get to know Britta, her wellness practices, favourite workout, beauty tips and more in Up Close and Personal below!
**GIVEAWAY: Britta and the CV Skinlabs team are generously giving away one Calming Moisture to a lucky TC Wellness reader! Check out my latest instagram post (@taliachai
) to enter.
(*Note: must be a US or Canadian resident, giveaway closes at 6 PM EST on Saturday April 16th, 2016).
NYC and currently world citizen
WHAT I DO:
Founder of CV Skinlabs and Detox Your Life Coaching
ALARM GOES OFF AT:
Never have an alarm, wake up when my body wants to between 7-8 AM
Depends on the mood I'm in
GO-TO QUICK BREAKFAST:
Eggs and spinach with avocado and hot sauce or a superfood green smoothie
I'M MOST PRODUCTIVE WHEN...
I pray, meditate, have a superfood smoothie and do yoga
Yoga and runs by the water in any city around the world
Banana and almond butter
BEST BOOK I EVER READ:
Gorgeous for God by Lisa Natoli
I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:
Connecting to God daily
I DE-STRESS BY:
Connecting with friends, walking by the water, hot bath and a good run
TOP 3 CLEAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS:
SIMPLEST BEAUTY TIP WITH THE BIGGEST IMPACT:6
Coconut oil hair mask. Undoes a months worth of heat damage!
WHAT OR WHO INSPIRES ME?
My father...people living their lives on their own terms refusing to conform and making up their own rules, people that have big dreams and the guts to go after them, people that are fully living their lives daily!
I STAY CREATIVE BY:
Having enough downtime and rest to be able to download creative ideas and daily walks by the water!
MY CURRENT MANTRA:
Everything is always working out for me
MY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE GOING AFTER THEIR DREAMS:
1. DO NOT GIVE UP or QUIT!
2. Find a team of people that get your idea/vision and let go of the ones that do not.
3. Focus on mastering the universal laws that Jesus and other successful teachers have demonstrated by living their lives. The possibilities for abundance are endless when you understand the laws and work with them.
4. Focus on building thick skin and an unshakeable foundation that is solid and that can carry you through life's challenges. If you don't have this foundation worked out before you pursue your dreams, life can knock you down and you might want to quit. Then refer to step 1 above :)