Former professional makeup artist, beauty expert and Founder of SkinOwl, Annie Tevelin, struggled with acne and skin imbalances until she went on vacation to Vietnam and discovered firsthand the remarkable benefits of mangosteen. Known by locals as the ‘queen of the fruits’, mangosteen is eaten and applied directly to the skin in indigenous beauty rituals. Skin-transformed and ingredient-enlightened, Annie returned home to Los Angeles and enrolled in a cosmetic chemistry program to pursue her quest to develop natural skincare that would achieve the results she experienced abroad.
At SkinOwl, careful ingredient sourcing and purity is paramount. Annie is committed to forming relationships with small cooperatives in Morocco, Africa and Southeast Asia that support women and families through organic farming. SkinOwl represents a return to simplicity, ritual and ethical transparency with innovative ingredient combinations in self-care beauty for the skin and body.