Food is not only what you eat, but what you put on your skin…
“As a young girl I loved creating costumes, which often included makeup. For this, my mom had one rule: ‘use anything in the kitchen except what’s under the sink.’ Anything that was edible was fair game and a powerful seed was planted — food is not only what you eat but what you put on your skin,” shares Krysia Boinis, Vapour co-founder and DIY enthusiast.
Vapour’s efforts toward being green align with these healthy lifestyle choices. Nestled at the base of Taos Mountain, Vapour operates its own USDA-approved organic lab. Vapour is cruelty–free, uses passive solar and wind power, and none of the products contain toxic chemicals to pollute our bodies or the Earth. Packaging is made from recycled materials, making it fully recyclable, and since all of Vapour formulas are waterless, there is no stress on the valuable fresh water aquifer either. These choices maximize quality and health while minimizing the company’s environmental footprint every step of the way. Vapour Beauty’s approach to crafting high-performance cosmetics includes only the purest, active ingredients from the Earth — and nothing else.
“So today it’s only natural that, in making Vapour, we choose wholesome, organic, whole food ingredients. We’re putting on our bodies what we would be happy putting in our bodies.”
Vapour’s products are designed with synergy in mind to be dynamically rich in protective antioxidants. Scientists researching antioxidants understand that these free-radical scavengers are most potent in blends. One antioxidant alone is not as effective as the synergy of several. One example, Vapour Elixir Lip Gloss, is packed with five superfoods that provide antioxidant protection every time you wear it.
Below, Krysia shares a delicious antioxidant super smoothie made using these five superfoods: green tea, açaí berry, goji berry, apricot and plum.
Vapour Elixir Super Food Smoothie
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup green tea
1 tbsp açaí powder
¼ cup goji berries
¼ cup dried or fresh apricots
2 tbsp dried plums
Start by boiling 1 cup of water and steep the green tea. Allow tea to cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, slice dried plums into strips.
Blend coconut milk, cooled green tea, banana, apricot, goji berries and açaí
Pour into glass and top with sliced plum strips.
Enjoy and feel this potent blends synergistic magic!