by The Culinistas
To celebrate the launch of our Glowing Skin menu, we sat down with experts from across the skincare industry to discuss the foods you eat and how they make you glow. Rachel Liverman is the co-founder of Glowbar, a 30 minute, fluff-free, effective facial. She comes from a long line of estheticians; her grandmother Catherine Hinds pioneered skincare by founding the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics. Rachel’s mission is to modernize and reinvent what accessible skincare looks like today with a nod towards her legacy. We sat with Rachel to chat about the beginnings of Glowbar, her culinary must haves (fresh feta is high on that list), and where to get your vitamin A producing collagen.
How long you’ve been in business
Glowbar is just over one year old!
Business one liner
Glowbar is a 30-minute, fluff-free, effective facial.
Three words to describe your brand/skin care approach
Efficient, effective, educational
Three people you’d like to have dinner with
Jemima Kirke, Amy Schumer, Michelle Obama
Who’s your skin muse?
My grandmother! She just turned 86 and has the most epic skin and cheek bones ever. She always maintained a simple skincare routine and never had one injection. It's admirable to say the least!
Culinary staples in your kitchen
Broccoli, fresh sheep's milk feta, farmers market eggs, fresh garlic, EVOO, salt + pepper. I keep things simple.
What’s on tap for 2020?
2020 is a year of growth for me personally and professionally. Towards the end of last year, I really took the time to take inventory of what made me happy and what needs I have. This is the year I am putting that into action. I'm continuing to work on becoming the strongest leader I can be (Covid-19 has certainly put that to the test but I hope I've made my team proud)!
Glowing Skin Menu Picks
Roasted Red Pepper Frittata (with egg, red pepper, kale, spinach, basil)
I am an egg addict. I could eat a variation for breakfast, lunch and dinner, truly. I always like to start the day with protein and add in as many veggies as I can to keep me full.
Crab Salad on Endive (with jumbo lump crab, ginger, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, endive)
I love seafood. I think it's my favorite protein and I really have been trying to eat more seafood than poultry or meat (those Netflix documentaries have really left an impression). I love cilantro, it is by far my favorite herb. Also, did you know cucumber is one of the most hydrating vegetables you can eat? It's not only good for your skin, but it can help cure a hangover. The more you know!
Grilled Watermelon Salad (with watermelon, sheep's feta, arugula, basil, mint, shallot)
This makes me crave summer! I love a watermelon and feta salad (feta is a food group for me). Watermelon is also super hydrating so it will always be my choice for glowing skin assistance.
Sautéed Shrimp with Tomatoes & Spinach (with wild shrimp, tomato, spinach, sage, garlic, lemon)
Shrimp is my go-to seafood when cooking and eating at home. It doesn't smell up the kitchen which I'm super finicky about. I could eat this meal almost daily if you let me.
Walnut Pesto Sweet Potatoes (with sweet potato, parsley, walnut, lemon)
I love sweet potato because it's high in fiber and vitamin A. Vitamin A is great for helping your skin cells regenerate and produce collagen - something we all need more and more of as we get older. Also, who doesn't love pesto on anything!?
Meyer Lemon Tart (with meyer lemon, black berry, rice flour, agave, egg, butter, sumac)
I have a sweet tooth that I'm only recently coming to terms with. I need a "treat" after almost every meal and Meyer lemon does the trick! I also love it combined with blackberry.
Thank you to Rachel Liverman the beautiful photo.