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5 Minutes with
EIR NYC Founder June Lee

5 Minutes with EIR NYC Founder June Lee

EIR NYC Founder June Lee

EIR NYC is a natural, clean, unisex skincare line for people with active lifestyles.

Made of high quality, therapeutic blends of premium, wild-crafted, herbs and essential oils, EIR products are designed to speed internal healing while providing the external benefits of hydrating, cleansing and repairing the skin. Named after the Norse goddess of healing, EIR is produced locally in Brooklyn and sold at exclusive boutiques, premium department stores and surf shops in select countries worldwide.

We had five minutes with EIR founder Jun Lee. Learn more about this green skincare specialist (and past pro surfer!) below!

What’s a trend in the wellness/beauty industry you’d like to see grow?

I love that beauty and wellness are becoming more intertwined with ingestible products being sold in beauty retailers. I grew up with Chinese medicine and when I was struggling with acne, I resorted to acupuncture and nutrition instead of topical ointments and medications. It was more about taking care of my insides.

Not including your own brand, what are 3 of your must have beauty & wellness products?

HUM nutrition, Antonym cosmetics, Rahua hair care

What beauty trend would you like to see disappear?

Perfect, airbrush, ageless doll like looks.

Serious stuff. Which ingredients do you avoid at all costs?

Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan & triclocarban

We all know healthy beauty starts with what we put in our bodies.  What 3 tips can you share about beauty from the inside out?

I am a huge fan of herbal tonics. My favorite is Nettle. It mineral rich and very strengthening. I also love kelp and seaweed. It is very nourishing. Also, being Korean, I cannot live without kimchi. My mom always have few varieties in her kimchi fridge. My favorite is the white kimchi (non-spicy) with acidophilus.

What do you do to stay active and why?

My two main loves are surfing and samba. I love the sensuality and expressiveness of the dance and live drums. I surf because I love being in the water and the ocean. Especially, living in NYC, it makes a difference that I can surf in the morning before work. I can hang out with seals and dolphins before I hop on the subway into the madness of the city. I also love hiking and being outdoors – really tuning out.


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