Culinistas's Kitchen,  Health

Holding Out For A Hero Ingredient with Kimberley Ho

Kimberely Ho founder of Evereden

by The Culinistas

Kimberley Ho launched Evereden after noticing a gap in the marketplace for clean skincare made for the whole family. The former investment banker set out to build a brand that set a new benchmark for natural skincare. Evereden creates natural products for baby and mom with strict standards when it comes to ingredients, in fact while the EU bans 1,400 unsafe skincare ingredients Evereden goes further, refusing to use over 2,000. A team of 55 dermatologists many of whom are moms themselves guide product creation from moisturizing face creams to shampoos to stretch mark creams. We sat with Kimberley to talk about hero ingredients, her skincare muse, and glowing from the inside out.

How long you’ve been in business

Evereden was launched a year and a half ago, but time truly flies…it feels as if it was only yesterday. 

Three words to describe your skincare philosophy?

Simple, Effective, and CLEAN! 

Three people you’d like to have dinner with

Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue, Margaret Atwood, famed writer and poet, and Phil Knight, founder of Nike. 

Who’s your skin muse?

Japanese supermodel Kiko Mizuhara, she has an effortless routine and perfect skin.

Culinary staples in your kitchen

Soy sauce, herbal soup packets from home to make quick broths with, and the perennial meal-enhancer: wasabi salt!

What’s on tap for 2020? 

New exciting products at Evereden, including a new line!

Glowing Skin Menu Picks

Morning Glory Bread (with carrot, zucchini, banana, flax seed, sunflower seed, rolled oat, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, cardamom)

I love that this recipe includes sunflower seeds, which is one of our hero ingredients that we include in almost all of our products. Sunflower seed oil is actually one of the most research-backed ingredients in skincare, helping to create an effective protective barrier of moisture on the skin. So to eat them as well for breakfast is an added bonus, since I know that I’ll be receiving their beneficial fats internally as well!

Romesco Dip with Sourdough & Crudités (with carrot, red pepper, hazelnut, sherry vin, sourdough bread)

You had me at sherry vin! Who doesn’t love a little dash of wine in their food. It helps to boost the antioxidants while also tasting delicious.

Poached Salmon & Spring Peas (with wild salmon, spring pea, shallot, crushed red pepper, lemon)

As much as I love using ingredients that have healthy fats in them in my skincare to help boost moisture retention, I also know that healthy skin comes from the inside out. That’s why I love eating foods that are naturally high in healthy fats, such as salmon, avocado, and nuts. 

Steak with Yellow Pepper Sauce (with skirt steak, yellow pepper, habanero, ginger, shallot, lime)

One of my favorite meals that my husband makes for me is actually his steak, so this recipe touches close to home. I love the addition of ginger and lime, providing deeper flavors and zest.

Honeydew & Kiwi (with honeydew, kiwi, green grape, mint, pepita, sumac)

I love the sound of this fresh fruit mix with a little spice action in there to mix things up! Not only do I love to eat grapes, but I love grapeseed oil for the skin as well. We include it in many of our products because it’s a great non-comedogenic oil with high amounts of omega fatty acids and vitamin E to lock in moisture and help reduce inflammation of the skin.

Chocolate & Coconut Granola (with cashew, almond, rolled oat, coconut, chocolate, honey, sumac) 

I’m a sucker for sweets, so if there’s an opportunity to create decadent desserts from healthy, good-for-you ingredients, I’m all about it! I especially love the inclusion of coconut in this recipe as a healthy source of fats. We also use organic, cold-pressed coconut oil in many of our products for its healthy source of Omega 3, 6, and 9, which provides the skin with a long-lasting moisture.

Thank you to Kimberely Ho for providing the beautiful photo.