The City of Angels: A place where there is no shortage of juice bars, acai bowls or beautiful people. We love looking across the pond for our health inspiration for everything from the latest fitness trends to the newest ways to incorporate super foods into our diets.

We are all well aware that those super foods are mainly responsible for that Hollywood glow, but there are tricks of the trade that give those California girls perfect skin! We’ve listed the most coveted cult beauty brands born and raised in Los Angeles to help you with all of your skincare and beauty needs from bold brows to that inner glow courtesy of the Golden State!


DNA Renewal
Developed by Dr. Ronald Moy (also known as the “Youth Guru” in LA), DNA Renewal harnesses the power of a trio of DNA Repair Enzymes from marine and botanical sources to repair and patch any “holes” that may have occurred in the skin’s DNA. Growth Factors then help enhance cellular regeneration, pressing pause on aging.

STAR BUY – Try out the Regeneration Serum to reduce fine lines, the appearance of pores, wrinkles and sun damage.


Sonya Dakar
A fan favourite of Hollywood stars (including Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence), Sonya Dakar has been known as one of Hollywood’s top skin gurus since 1971. Her line of skin care covers a wide range of skin problems including acne, hyperpigmentation and aging.

STAR BUY – The Organic Omega Booster helps replenish dry skin with Omega 3, 6, and 9, giving you a red carpet glow.


Skin Owl
So many people are reluctant to use natural skin care because it doesn’t seem as potent or effective as chemical laden products. However, with Skinowl, opinions are bound to change. An ingredient that has transformed problematic skin is Mangosteen. The fruit contains skin oxygenating, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory factors all of which help common problems from acne to skin imbalances.

STAR BUY – Try Beauty Drops PM Mangosteen as part of your evening skincare routine to repair damage and signs of fatigue. If blemishes are of concern, the anti-bacterial element of Mangosteen helps correct that too! Everyone wins with Skinowl.


Need a boost for your skincare, but don’t want to revamp your entire cabinet? Odacite is the perfect solution for anyone looking for an extra boost to your current routine that will help perfect your skin. Founder of Odacite, Valerie Grandury, has formulated her products with 100% active ingredients so that they are natural yet effective. Odacite oils work with your skin rather than against it to help repair concerns you may have including acne and hyperpigmentation.

STAR BUY – The Pure Elements Collection contains a range of 18 different serums for each of your skin care concerns. Just adding 2-3 drops of any of the serums to your current moisturizer will give your skin a boost that will give your skin that Cali glow so commonly found in the sunshine state!


May Lindstrom
With fans like Cindy Crawford, May Lindstrom skin care has been a fan favourite of models due to the natural and luxurious nature of her products. Containing only the best organic ingredients, which are biodynamic, and sustainably sourced.

STAR BUY – The must haves from May are The Youth Dew Hydrating Facial Serum and the classic The Good Stuff Radiance Oil. Add these to your routine for supermodel skin!


words by Nadia Liu