Always in Bloom
When you launch a natural-beauty business in 1999 that’s still coveted today, you’re considered a pioneer in the relatively young industry — which is the case with fashion veteran Julie Elliott. When she debuted the first face and body care line blended with pure oils and floral absolutes just before the the millennium, she also created the foundation for In Fiore, an Old World apothecary-style company that’s had beauty insiders glowing (literally and figuratively) ever since.
Thoughtfully made from certified organic, bio-dynamically grown, and wild-crafted essential ingredients, Julie’s luxurious line includes bath and body products, parfums solides, balms, and complexion treatments. At the top of her fans’ must-have lists? The restorative Lustra Cleansing Balm Concentré ($125), a “divine mud” (as it’s known to In Fiore devotees) that’s the equivalent to a facial in a jar; the antioxidant before-sun treatment Soleil Fleur ($115), which protects skin from UV and free-radical damage; and nourishing Pur Face Oil Concentré ($60), a light treatment that helps oily or acne-prone skin with decadent oils like grapeseed, rosehip seed, evening primrose, and cold-pressed sweet orange peel. Best of all, the In Fiore store offers each in a travel-size version ($30 and up), allowing you to try these naturally beautiful goods before you splurge. Get details at infiore.net.
Photo: In Fiore