Julie's Medicine Cabinet
This month in Julie's Medicine Cabinet, our founder details what she's currently coveting. From her go-to sunscreen to her new favorite liquid collagen, Julie's discoveries are the products you need and never knew you needed.
Le Prunier Plumscreen SPF 31
Generally, Julie doesn't really love sunscreen. She uses the sun responsibly and mindfully, but she can't stand the texture and white cast SPFs tend to give off. But the Le Prunier sunscreen hits differently for both its instant and preventative (it helps with dark spots) benefits. "The texture of this feels like a lightweight cream and finishes like a primer, and I like how well it absorbs and finish on the skin. And it worked! After sightseeing in San Diego, I didn't get sunburnt from walking around all day. I layer the Plumscreen over the Fleur Vibrante Serum Cerate because I'm all about feeding and nurturing your skin with a high concentration of antioxidants."
My Human Design
This app was recommended to Julie via a friend, and once she started to play around with it, she realized it was very accurate. You enter your information (your birthday, name, and time of birth) just as you would for your astrological chart. But this chart is all about the science of the aura and how you use your energetic body as an entry point to get where you're going or to fulfill your life's purpose. "I've noticed lately a lot of people are focusing on how they can get into alignment and stay in the flow—they're focusing on their energy, and this maps it out. All these chart properties allow you to learn a lot about your energy type and how you are built to function. I'm a Manifesting Generator; I have various passions and am meant to do many varied things in this lifetime. In other words, I'm all over the place. Accurate to a T."
Aura Marine Collagen
Julie is a sucker for good packaging, and this caught her eye immediately while perusing Erewhon Market. But what really impressed her is that its marine collagen comes in liquid form. Marine collagen is considered the purest source of collagen. It is one and a half times more bioavailable than bovine and has superior absorption. In this case, the marine collagen peptides are smaller, which allows the body to more easily digest and absorb the amino acids. "I was intrigued by collagen in a liquid form as I find powders difficult to blend and don't hold up well in the Tropics where I live. I purchased the Passionfruit. The organic flavors are essences, so they're not offering any nutritional value. The nutritional value is completely in the marine collagen. Anyone who knows me knows I love my beverages. And sometimes, at my desk, I'll have three different things going on. This passionfruit collagen intrigued me because I thought it could be a great way to freshen and spruce up a nice sparkling water or any cold beverage."