Let’s be honest: for many of us millennials, it’s easy to feel like we are always on the go and constantly strapped for time. Whether we’re balancing our work and social life, cramming for those final exams, or planning our next Instagram live—there’s just never enough hours in the day. As millennials who can relate, we were super excited to discover up-and-coming natural skincare brand Luna Nectar. Their multi-use products help to cut down both the time it takes us to get ready in the morning and cosmetic waste. It’s a win-win for everyone, not just millennials.
We spoke to the brand’s founder, Mia Fiona Kut, a busy millennial herself, to talk about her brand’s story and the brand’s multi-purpose products that help our schedules, our wallets, and the environment.
Mia started off in the film industry where she was looking for something new that could help women. It really all started one day when her sister came home with amazingly long eyelashes. Of course, Mia was intrigued ad asked what her secret was. It came as a shock to her when she found out that it was a chemical eyelash serum with some really nasty side effects, including things like eczema, burning, and lashes falling out in clumps! Yeah, we know—yikes! Mia began to realize that a lot of women were using these kinds of harmful products. She knew there had to be a better solution. Soon, Luna Nectar’s Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum was born.Many of Luna Nectar’s products are inspired by Chinese medicine. Mia grew up around people that emphasized Eastern medicine over Western and it stuck with her. Luna Nectar uses organic and ethically sourced ingredients with simple oil blends. The brand’s products follow a less is more mantra, and they don’t contain any fillers, hormone-based ingredients, or synthetic fragrances. They also make their products in small batches by a small, intimate team to help keep production costs down. Plus, they use bamboo tube packaging for their lash and brow serum that comes from a fair-trade manufacturer and the brand’s boxes are made from recycled paper. From their lash serums to their moisturizers, their products are 100% natural, ethically made, cruelty-free, vegan, AND affordable. For Luna Nectar, what’s on the outside is just as important as what’s on the inside. Okay, seriously, what’s not to love about this brand?
As for Mia’s favourite? The Heliophilia Glow and Fix Serum is near the top of her must-haves list. The serum helps inflammation, redness, and dry areas. It’s also great to give a bronzy, dewy glow when you’re feeling like a golden goddess. It can be used as a hair serum, too.The Neptune Hydrate and Blur Serum is another product Mia constantly reaches for. The serum’s hyaluronic acid works to seal moisture into the skin and create a protective barrier. We hear it’s also pretty great to mix into your foundation to give your skin a fresh, dewy look. Personally, we’re loving the brand’s Hypernova Rinse-Free Hand Cleansing Lotion for keeping our hands clean and moisturized while on the go, a must-have in our purses with everything going on today.
Mia tells us that she’ll only ever create things she would buy herself. Her goal is to create affordable and natural products for people she can relate to. Mia loves being able to create products to help educate women on how we can all create a better lifestyle using natural, animal and planet friendly products.
Mia truly believes that ethical beauty is starting to rule the world and we couldn’t agree more. People are becoming more mindful about the products they buy and use, and this is forcing brands to be more conscious too. Values like 100% transparency, ethical production, eco-friendly packaging, and animal-friendly ingredients are becoming just as important as products that are easy and quick to use. We’re so exciting to be seeing these sorts of values starting to become the norm in the fashion and beauty industries! Brands like Luna Nectar are changing how we do beauty and we’re so glad to be part of it!