Hello, my name is Megan Lisa Jones and I started EssentielleBeauty to share some of the amazing beauty products I love but which aren’t always readily available worldwide. Beauty today is global thus we all hear and read about the best products available and want them. Why settle for less?
The basic look I’ve embraced for the site focuses first on skincare then finding makeup which complements that healthy glow. With better skin we need only minimal cosmetics, though sometimes we want a more dramatic look anyway!
I’ve focused on natural traditional ingredients and/or cutting edge technology from established and up and coming brands. We need sustainable and natural solutions to modern day problems, including beauty ones.
As a child of immigrants I grew up straddling many cultures. Both my parents had their past centered in Europe while they acclimated to life in the United States. My dad always traveled a lot and brought me back comic books from India and coins from Japan. I wanted to learn about and immerse myself in the traditions of other cultures but as a child couldn’t.
I was always a skin care fanatic and began saving up from odd jobs in high school to buy Estee Lauder’s Night Repair. During college (and after) I traveled a lot and learned about different beauty ideals and rituals. It was there that I began to appreciate the amazing products available globally but not always at home.
Later on, I started a YouTube channel to practice video making. But I found that I loved the communal and global nature of beauty and became hooked. As my curiosity grew about products outside the mainstream or US market I recognized that the products I found on international websites were hard to buy (or prohibitively expensive). And many of them relied less on harsh ingredients, instead treating skin, hydrating it and nourishing each cell.
So I decided to make the products I love available and to provide reviews and education on how to use them. Every product on EssentielleBeauty is one that I’ve used, chosen and curated to provide a balanced mix of excellent and branded products. While some might work better on you than others (as it always goes with beauty products) I stand behind and believe in every one.
And I work directly with many of the manufacturers to provide feedback and insight.
While I tend to be skin care obsessed to this day, my YouTube channel grew out of my love of makeup. So EssentielleBeauty mixes them both up.
Every woman can be and feel beautiful.