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Anya's Herbals are created to empower you, and to help you discover and refresh your own radiant and unique beauty!

Formulated with powerful blends of healing herbs and botanicals, freshly extracted in ways respectful to the plant and our planet. These healing compounds are used at optimal levels, high enough to create a noticeable difference in your skin, without irritation or exposure to toxic chemicals.

Organic, responsibly wildcrafted, and certified fair-trade ingredients are used whenever available. No fillers, parabens, formaldehyde donors, SLS, phthalates, fragrance chemicals or other harmful or questionable chemicals are ever used.

Based on the outer tip of Cape Cod, these blends incorporate the spectacular and rugged beauty found here in the Anya's herbals "8 botanicals extract"…

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  • Female
  • Joined October 1, 2011

Favorite materials

usnea, rosa rugosa, burdock, calendula, soapwort, ground ivy, yarrow, mango butter, fair trade unrefined shea butter, nettle, vertiver, glass, wax

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About

Anya's Herbals are created to empower you, and to help you discover and refresh your own radiant and unique beauty!

Formulated with powerful blends of healing herbs and botanicals, freshly extracted in ways respectful to the plant and our planet. These healing compounds are used at optimal levels, high enough to create a noticeable difference in your skin, without irritation or exposure to toxic chemicals.

Organic, responsibly wildcrafted, and certified fair-trade ingredients are used whenever available. No fillers, parabens, formaldehyde donors, SLS, phthalates, fragrance chemicals or other harmful or questionable chemicals are ever used.

Based on the outer tip of Cape Cod, these blends incorporate the spectacular and rugged beauty found here in the Anya's herbals "8 botanicals extract", folded into every product created.
This unique synergistic botanical compound works to heal, soothe, nourish, balance, and protect your skin on a daily basis.

Anya's Herbals donates 10% of profits to organizations working to preserve the environment and human justice issues.

The first herbal extracts I created was as a young child on the vast organic herb farm I grew up on, roaming and plundering the gardens, fields, and woods. With the generous and patient guidance of my herbalist grandmother and mother, I learned quickly.
Always a beauty junkie, as a pre-teen/teen I spent many an hour studying the multitude of shiny bottles & magical formulas available for sale, whispering their promises from the shelves and counters of the local shops.
My own skin at the time was covered with acne, red, dry, and very sensitive; I finally began a regimen of dermatologist approved antibiotics and Retina-A, but still my skin resisted.

I moved on to working in the arts in NYC, and in 1993 created my own uniquely effective skin care regime.
Originally, it was to save money....
As a young struggling artist in the big city I couldn't afford the Yonka products I loved, and so set out to make my own.
I discovered how much I could improve on them, and what a huge difference it made in the way my skin looked. I began returning to the herbal knowledge I gained as a child, and also seeking out the wisdom and guidance of other experts in the field. I’ve studied Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and western herbal therapies. My herbal knowledge blossomed alongside the skin care I was formulating, both growing more refined and grounded as the years moved on.

Over 20 years later, with a solid background in botany, chemistry, and micro-biology, and a unique understanding of the healing properties of various plants, allows me to create the elegant formulas currently offered as Anya's Herbals, certainly among the best to be found in today's market, at any price point.

I hope you enjoy using them as much as I love making them.

Warmest wishes,
Anya

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