We’re always on the hunt for the next big natural beauty trend—AKA the oil cleansers and drinkable beauty products of the future—and love reporting on what’s behind the buzz and what it do for you and your skin.
Next week, we’re taking our obsession off the site and into Los Angeles, by tapping brilliant minds in the beauty industry to explain what everyone’s talking about—or will be—for our Natural Beauty: Now and Next event at Wanderlust Hollywood.
From founders focused on healthy nail salons to eco-chic makeup innovators and those upping the luxe-factor of organic skin-care, these five panelists are about to become your new go-to beauty BFFs—if they’re not already.
Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder, Moon Juice
Bacon is the founder and owner of Moon Juice, the Los Angeles apothecary that serves beautifying herbal powder blends, medicinal juices, milks, and healing powders to A-list fans and health gurus alike. She’s not only a juicing genius, but can also add natural beauty savant to her resume—she can tell you what adaptogens are great for skin and collaborated with Odacite to launch a glow-y skin-care collection.
Blair Lawson, Head of Beauty, goop
Blair Lawson is the science-minded skin-care maven behind goop’s new non-toxic collection, which just launched last week. She knows her organic plant extracts from nut butters and how to use them for anti-aging purposes.
Alexis Wolfer, founder, The Beauty Bean
Alexis Wolfer is a beauty expert, author of two books, and founder of The Beauty Bean, a lifestyle website whose tagline reads “bold, brilliant, beyond the bullshit.” She’s got the 411 on the latest DIY and BIY (buy-it-yourself) beauty and skin-care products you need to lead a healthier, happier and more beautiful life.
Sarah Gibson Tuttle, founder, Olive+June
Tuttle is the founder of non-toxic haven Olive+June, one of LA’s most coveted mani-pedi appointments, with locations popping up all over town. She can tell you all about 5-free polishes (and 9-free ones!) and evolution of nail salon standards, so you’ll find out where the booming industry is heading.
James Walker, co-founder, W3LL PEOPLE
Walker is one of three brilliant masterminds behind the eco-chic makeup brand W3LL PEOPLE. From conception to production, he ensures W3LL PEOPLE remains true to its mission of sustainability and social responsibility, while making natural products that actually work—and using cool new ingredients to do it.
Melisse Gelula, co-founder, Well+Good
As the co-founder and Editorial Director of Well+Good, Gelula has covered pretty much everything natural beauty, from Cetaphil to DIY winter-hand savers. She will serve as the moderator for the evening, ensuring all of your big beauty queries are answered.
Natural Beauty: Now and Next, 7–9 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, Wanderlust Hollywood, 1357 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90028, wellandgoodnaturalbeauty.eventbrite.com