Despite having a lot on her plate—or perhaps because of it—Bronfman is a big fan of intentionally slowing down so she can recharge and keep doing all the things she enjoys. We got to talk with her all about her favorite ways to do just that, what products and things she loves to help her feel her best, and how CBD has come a long way in our wellness routines.
Well+Good: Tell me about the partnership between you and Highline Wellness—what made you want to do this particular product?
Hannah Bronfman: My partnership with Highline Wellness kicked off when I developed my CBD bath bomb ($15) with them. It was a product I had already researched and developed, but didn’t have the time or manufacturers to bring it to life. So I decided to partner with Highline Wellness because I was already a fan of their products. We had such a positive response from consumers that I immediately started thinking about what else we could bring to market that would upgrade people’s shower [and] bath experience. I've been a fan of body oils for a decade and found that there weren’t any CBD body oils that were non-greasy, nourishing, and protective, so I thought why not develop one?
What do you think is the best thing about the body oil?
HB: The combination of oils that we selected. The base is marula oil, Jojoba seed oil, vitamin E, and Neroli oil, all of which have powerful antioxidant properties that help ward off free radicals from UV damage and air pollution. They also have hydrating properties that nourish your skin.
What do you think is the biggest misconception or something you wish people knew about CBD products?
HB: The biggest misconception is that CBD gets you high because people associate CBD with marijuana. However, CBD isn't psychotropic, it doesn’t contain THC, and as a result, doesn’t cause psychoactive feelings.
Describe your typical nightly routine—how do you prepare to wind down?
HB: I love my nighttime routine, specifically my skin-care routine. It brings me so much joy. I start to wind down after dinner by putting on some relaxing tunes and lighting candles to create a cozy atmosphere. I will then go into my skin-care routine, which is lengthy, but with a young baby, I don’t have enough time in the morning to focus on my skin, so I make up for it at night.
I will apply my serums, creams, and then give myself a facial massage for a mini spa-like experience. Every week I will do a hair mask to revive my curls, and my go-to is the Hair Food Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse ($10) to deep clean my hair. It’s great for removing product build up. Once my skin is prepped I’ll get ready to go to bed. I have been trying to put my phone away 30 minutes prior to bedtime to give myself a break from technology, and I find it helps me sleep better!
How has your routine changed now that you're a mom? What would you tell others about self care and motherhood?
HB: I would tell new moms that it is essential for your sanity to have a few self-care moments that you look forward to in your week, whether you'll finally get a massage or take an extra 10 minutes in the shower.
How else do you wind down?
HB: Taking baths or listening to audiobooks while doing my skin-care routine. (Right now I’m currently listening to How to Raise Successful People.) I also try to take technology breaks and spend time with my family. Our new bedroom suite has two fireplaces so it’s nice to light candles, have the fire going and hang out with Brendan [my husband] and [our son] Preston.
What's your favorite way to wake up?
Currently, to the sound of Preston waking up on our Nanit. But sometimes my husband will take the morning duty to get Preston up and bring him into our bed, so I would say morning snuggles with Preston is my favorite way to wake up these days.
What fitness classes get you going? When do you typically fit in your workout routine?
HB: Working out is a big form of self care for me, so I like to try and carve out time in my morning to move my body whether that is 15 minutes or 45 minutes. I love a mix of Pilates-based classes and strength training. My at-home workout classes on repeat these days are Kira Stokes, The Pilates Class, Megan Roup, the Nofar Method, and Melissa Wood Health.
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