For years, I wondered what the brains behind this effective yet gentle and elegantly designed skin care was like. For some reason, I always envisioned a kind of shaman. I suppose Julie Elliott is just that, so long as shamans can also be irreverent and possess an extremely sharp tongue.
-JANE LARKWORTHY, Beauty Editor at Large, The Cut
Think of Julie Elliott as an esoteric chef. Our founder can take a single ingredient and turn it into something unfathomable, delivering healing benefits, sensorial gain, and a glowing complexion.
Much like her blends, Julie speaks to the elemental appeal of raw florals and herbs poetically. A blender, a perfumer, a world traveler, and a student of plant signatures and anthroposophy (the spiritual ideals of Rudolf Steiner), she believes ingredient lists are not linear. They don't express all the nuances and processes that go into fashioning a formula. But her’s proves otherwise.
Inspired by old-world apothecaries and history’s alchemists, our creatrix honed her aesthetic by liberating antiquated 18th-century formulas. She is guided by intuition for scent and blending, a passion that emerged in childhood while combing through her mother’s French cosmetics, and remains the formulator behind every handcrafted elixir. And because she believes sophistication lies in simplicity, Julie looks at ingredients as characters, each with a role to play, working to bring them together with a harmonizing agent.