DYNAMIC LUXURY SKINCARE FROM RETROUVÉ

Founder Jami Morse Heidegger

DYNAMIC LUXURY SKINCARE FROM RETROUVÉ




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Retrouvé

Simplify your skincare routine with Retrouvé. Address a myriad of skin concerns with highly efficacious multi-purpose formulations that feature synergistic blends of ingredients. Learn more about Retrouvé’s inception and product origins from founder Jami Morse Heidegger.

TW: Being a veteran of the beauty industry, can you share with us about your background and what led you to start Retrouvé?

JMH: As the former third-generation family owner of Kiehl’s, skincare is deeply embedded in my DNA! Whereas in the past, I’d had to stay within certain parameters when creating products, Retrouvé is my personal vision of utilizing superb and efficacious skin-supporting ingredients in elevated concentrations that are set in luxurious textures to provide supreme moisturization and nourishment. I originally created the products for my family’s personal use only and worked over the years to refine the formulations as new ingredients and technologies became available. My chemist and I continued to source and test myriad ingredients until I was passionate about the final result.

Retrouvé simplifies the skincare routine with concentrated, multi-purpose formulations that reduce the need for a plethora of products dedicated to a single concern each. Our dynamic moisturizers contain a synergistic blend of ingredients that addresses myriad skin concerns, including hydration, desiccation, smoothness, fine lines, and brightness and may be used on the face, neck, and décolletage. The fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested, cruelty-free formulations are created with a signature selection of beneficial ingredients to enhance the skin’s own hydration and help impart a beautiful radiant glow to the skin.

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You grow certain ingredients, such as avocado, specifically for the products. What is the process like when working with these types of ingredients, and how do you ensure their efficacy?

Permaculture affords Retrouvé an incredible level of control over the quality of our produce, and we are endeavoring to source more produce from our permaculture ranch in Malibu to utilize as ingredients for our superb formulations because it gives us comfort and confidence to know that these ingredients are pure - that the produce from which the ingredients are distilled is grown in clean soil, without pesticides, and cultivated with natural fertilizers and natural spring water sourced on the property. Through these special processes of growing, the ingredient quality can be enhanced to help provide exceptional skin nourishment. We also try to use other sustainably grown ingredient resources as well.

Retrouvé simplifies the skincare routine with concentrated, multi-purpose formulations that reduce the need for a plethora of products dedicated to a single concern each. Our dynamic moisturizers contain a synergistic blend of ingredients that addresses myriad skin concerns, including hydration, desiccation, smoothness, fine lines, and brightness and may be used on the face, neck, and décolletage. The fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested, cruelty-free formulations are created with a signature selection of beneficial ingredients to enhance the skin’s own hydration and help impart a beautiful radiant glow to the skin.

Retrouve is marketed as a unisex line, which is quite rare to be found in the industry. What do you feel is an essential component to creating a product that can be used for all genders?

At a time when gender is so fluid, it seems somewhat arbitrary to designate products for a “man” or for a “woman” exclusively. As with many other indices of “male and femaleness,” gender, and sexuality, human skin exists on a spectrum; therefore, at Retrouvé, we prefer to consider our clients’ skin individually to help them create the optimal personalized regimen, regardless of gender. Thus, we refer to our preparations as gender-free.

When I was first creating the products that eventually became Retrouvé, I wanted formulations that both my husband, Klaus and I could use. Thus, from the start, our brand was intended for both men and women, and Klaus continues to use it daily. Our preparations are not perfumed, and the packaging is designed to be appealing to all. In over 40 years of professional experience in the skincare industry, I have been resolute in promulgating my belief that the consistent use of sunscreen and a moisturizer best suited to one’s specific and particular skin type can significantly help to protect the skin and its appearance over time.

What is the first product from the collection that you would recommend a new client try and why?

We would usually recommend as an introductory product an item such as the Dermal Defense Hand Cream, which can be used by and beneficial to most everyone. Especially now, during the pandemic, when people are washing their hands so often and we are approaching winter, many are experiencing dryness, discomfort, and redness on their hands.

Our Dermal Defense Hand Cream is enriched with glycerin and high quantities of super-emollient avocado oil to help to address the ravages of many drying environmental stressors and the desiccating effects of this rigorous hand washing. Featuring marine extracts, niacinamide, and panthenol, this vitamin-infused botanically-based hand salve promotes a softened skin texture as it helps to nourish, hydrate, and brighten the overworked dermis in this vulnerable area.

Additionally, Dermal Defense Hand Cream allows someone interested in trying our brand the opportunity to sample our special approach to formulating utilizing a balance of fine-quality oils and humectants to support the well-being of the vital protective skin barrier and provides an introduction to the unique feel and texture of our preparations, which combined comprise the special experience of incorporating Retrouvé in one’s skincare routine.

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