It all started with two sisters, 10-years apart in age, who grew up in Central Washington and settled in a small town called Cashmere, WA with their families. The two were quite different in almost all aspects of life, but they shared one common interest; finding organic skincare remedies for their family’s moody skin. Moody Sister’s Skin & Beauty products are handcrafted using earth derived ingredients, fresh and pure butters, oils and extracts. Each face and body product is optimized with natural and organic ingredients to combat moody skin the way nature intended. Take a deeper look inside this fun, family oriented company!
1.If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 (beauty & wellness) products could you not live without? (You have food and water)
Stranded on a deserted island, we could not live without Moody Sisters’ Lightweight Moisturizer (it has lots of aloe to help keep skin supple in the sweltering tropical heat), one of our Cream Deodorant sticks for some all-natural odor fighting (you’re already stranded somewhere — you don’t want to stink on top of that!), and a big press so we could make our own coconut oil. (If just brought a jar of coconut oil we’d run out fast – and you’re going to need something to stay busy anyway!)
2.What is your morning beauty routine? Evening?
Our beauty routine in the morning is super quick — just a wash with cleanser, a spritz of toning mist and a slather of your favorite moisturizer. Jess uses the oily/combination skincare products, and Whitney typically uses the Dry/Sensitive skincare products. At night, we cleanse first, then take care of any special skin needs (Whitney loves the Nourishing Serum for her dry skin, and Jess loves the Restore Cream to combat those fine lines and the Blemish Serum for her moody, acne-prone skin). Then we follow up with toning and moisturizing. Every few days we will either exfoliate or use a mask to help freshen and renew our skin.
3.What 3 tips or tricks can you share for feeling and looking your best?
1. Drink a lot of water – you’ll feel better and your skin will thank you!
2. Eat as clean as possible (dark chocolate makes a great treat at night when you get the munchies!)
3. Keep your makeup simple – accentuate that natural beauty, don’t cover it all up!
4.What’s your favorite part about running Moody Sisters?
Working with my sister!
5.What’s a trend in the beauty industry you’d like to see grow?
We would definitely love to see the trend of natural cosmetics pick up in popularity. Not just in actual products, but how they are marketed and styled. We want to see more beautiful curvy models naturally photographed wearing natural makeup. If mainstream media, artists, and celebrities started pushing for these things, you’d see a big shift in consumer purchases and demands. It would be so awesome to see real women with realistic makeup routines completely redefine beauty.
6.What beauty trend would you like to see disappear?
We wish photo-shopping and air-brushing would just go away. Let’s get back to real women wearing natural looking makeup to show woman of all ages, shapes and sizes where true beauty lies. It would make a great impact on women’s self-confidence if we could just embrace our uniqueness and diversity and let that natural beauty show!
7.Of the products you make, which is your favorite?
Jess’ favorite Moody Sister product is the Restore Cream – it’s such a luxurious night & eye cream for her combination skin. Whitney’s favorite (this week at least) is the new Body Scrub scented in Lemongrass Spearmint. It’s such an uplifting indulgence for your skin in the shower.
8.What sets Moody Sisters apart from other lines on the market today?
Moody Sister’s Skin & Beauty products are handcrafted using earth-derived ingredients, fresh and pure butters, oils and botanical extracts. Each face and body product is optimized with natural and organic ingredients to combat moody skin the way nature intended.
9. We all know healthy t we put in our bodies. What 3 tips can you share about beauty from the inside out? (think superfoods, supplements, teas, elixirs and the like)
Beauty always starts on the inside – so keep drinking that water! Put some fresh fruit or cucumber in it if you get bored with the taste of water all day long. Dark, leafy greens are a must too, and you can grab some great “Super Greens” powders on the market now to help increase your intake if you’re not a veggie kind of gal. Fats are a must too — avocados are one of our favorites! Smash them up and use in place of mayo on a sandwich!
10.Serious stuff. Which ingredients do you avoid at all costs?
Parabens, nano-particles, fragrance oils (the manufacturer never tells you exactly what’s in them), and ingredients that are not sustainably sourced.
11.What do you do to stay active and why?
Jess likes to play in the water – paddle boarding on a local river, or just jumping in the waves at the beach. When Whitney isn’t chasing after her rambunctious toddler, her family enjoys hiking, biking, and camping. We love to be outdoors with our families – its good for our bodies and souls.