Author: Julie Levin

The Dark Underbelly of WiId Harvesting

Photo: An over harvested arnica plant, found along a hiking trail in the Roaring Fork Valley. Arnica typically produces 2 – 3 flowers per season, this plant has had all 3 flowers taken so it will not be able to reproduce this year. A sad and poignant example of over-harvesting.   With summer’s fast arrival […]

Ashwagandha: a botanical profile

Each season, we’ll be featuring a botanical highlight, which will explore the plants we use in our Leaf People products and explain their specific benefits from an herbalist’s perspective. Over the past decade, many of these botanicals have migrated from fringe culture into mainstream awareness; however, the conversation around them is often vague or over-generalized. […]

Aspen Times: “We’re Open” segment features Leaf People

Aspen Times: How have you gotten creative during this time? What have you done to keep your customers engaged? Leaf People: I started making Instagram TV segments to educate our followers on various herbal topics — herbs for colds and flus, nerve tonics, allergies — with a little dose of humor….Continue Reading

Featured on PurPicks: Founder Spotlight – an Interview with Leaf People’s Julie Levin

This year, Colorado’s Leaf People has secured 2 spots as Finalists in CertClean’s Clean Beauty Awards! If you are in the market for a new face wash or face and beard oil, look no further! Leaf People’s Stem Cell & Peptide Radiance Face Cream, and Sandalwood & Cypress Face & Beard Oil are amongst the top performing […]

Herbs for Allergy Season

Allergy season is upon us… the drippy nose, itchy eyes, constant desire for tissues to be in reach and the ever so faint questioning of our plant friends. In support of these times, I want to share my herbal allergy protocol. Before we get started, I am a big supporter of having a proper allergy […]

Beauty Independent – The COVID-19 Employee Handbook: How Indie Beauty Brands Are Protecting Workers During The Pandemic

We were very proactive with our staff. Once we heard about local COVID-19 cases, we immediately separated the team into their own working environments and stocked them up with every type of sanitizer/protective product they wanted since that is an integral part of our business. Our little mountain valley had a small cluster early on—now […]

Spiritual, Emotional & Mental Wellbeing During SIP

Right now, after a week or two at home we may be looking for new ways to connect with each other and our higher selves. I’ve compiled a small list of live stream events here, including synchronized global mediation, daily meditation practice, yoga, various church services, virtual museum tours and aquatic webcams to spark ideas […]

Simple breathing exercise to strengthen the lungs and calm the mind for cold & flu season

Today I am sharing a breathing exercise with you that helps me stay calm and focused during times of high stress. It’s also a great breathing exercise to strengthen and control the lungs and help oxygen disbursement throughout the body. My favorite thing about this exercise is that you can do it anywhere: in the […]

Newsflash!

Some exciting developments happening at Leaf People. In 2019, we were nominated Best in Show at the Indie Beauty Expo for two of our products – the Radiance Face Cream and Stem Cell Hydrating Serum. Following on the heels of that, we’ve recently been selected as a finalist in the 2020 CertClean Clean Beauty Awards […]

The Intervention: Matilda

Mathilda came to us this past fall feeling lackluster and haggard. Her complexion was caked with foundation and the dregs of fluorescent blush. Too many long days at the office. Too many bottles of wine, too many Lean Cuisines with their evil bechamel sauce bubbling over. As a result, her skin was suffering. “I’m starting […]

The Green Product Junkie Loves Leaf People Skin Care

For the Love of Botanics! Created by An Herbalist, Leaf People Is Big On Purity & Potency. From the moment you open up a jar or bottle of anything from Leaf People, you’ll notice the fresh, herbal scent. And as soon as you start using medical herbalist Julie Levin’s skincare, you’ll be able to feel […]

How to Choose A Skin Care Company

It’s incredibly difficult and overwhelming to pick between natural skincare options, as the industry has blown up in the past five to ten years. When things come in such beautiful packaging covered in buzzwords, it’s difficult to know what’s what. With the onslaught of holiday advertising coming toward us, we’re leaning heavily on ways to […]

What is Herbal Skin Care?

In herbal medicine, we believe in using the entire plant, as nature created it, so that all of its components are allowed to work synergistically together. Because we as organisms are so tied to the botanical world, our cells most easily recognize plants in their natural state. The more we leave plants in their whole, unadulterated form, the better our bodies can recognize and absorb their benefits.

Leaf People Nominated for Best in Show at 2019 Indie Beauty Expo

Leaf People has been nominated for Best in Show, Best Face Cream, and Best Face Serum at the 2019 Indie Beauty Expo. Our company and products were chosen from a pool of over 600 exhibiting brands, so it’s an honor just to be nominated! You can view all the nominees here.

Leaf People Featured in Anthology of Independent Beauty 2019

The Indie Beauty Media Group celebrated its fifth anniversary by launching the first-ever Week Of Independent Beauty, and Leaf People Skincare was featured. Many prominent beauty retail and wellness hubs collaborated with Indie Beauty Expo, Uplink Live and BeautyX Summit to champion the largest gathering of indie-attuned beauty professionals and beauty lovers in the world. […]

Founders Series, Part 4

Photo: The beginning,  an early morning at the Aspen Saturday Market,  featured in Aspen Sojourner Magazine During my time in the jungle, I had a strong vision about wanting to share the stories of plants. Having spent the previous 15 years working with clay, this idea first took shape through a series of ceramic vessels called the […]

Founders Series, Part 3

Photo: Walking Palm, Amazonian Rainforest. Who says plants can’t move?   After living in Australia for a year, I ventured to South America, following an unplanned route from Buenos Aires to Bogota over a period of nine months. I settled in Bolivia to study Spanish and learn from local herbalistas who sold medicinal Andean plants […]

Thriving In Chaos: with Paulette Gloria Harwood

Julie Levin shares her passion for plants and their healing powers as the owner and curator of “Leaf People” Certified Organic Plant Based skin care on the Thriving in Chaos podcast. Paulette and Julie discuss how someone who has traveled the world learning about naturopathic practices in so many different cultures adjusts to the current […]

Founders Series, Part 2

Photo: Still sisters after 30 years. My host sister and I  in Leuven, Belgium.   Discovering Possibilities. I was fortunate to graduate from high school at 17 which allowed me to join the American Field Service, a foreign exchange program, as a gap year before college. Through AFS, I was stationed in Lummen, Belgium, a […]

Founder Series, Part 1

Photos: my record size king salmon – age 6, being primped for a sister city celebration in Hokkaido, Japan – age 15, photo of Homer – photo credit unknown. In the beginning… The core philosophy behind Leaf People is largely influenced by my childhood in Alaska, with its entrepreneurial and self-sufficient spirit. My family lived […]

Beauty Independent: Scary Moments

Julie was featured in Beauty Independent in an article where brand founders share the scariest business moments they’ve faced. In it, Julie recounts her experience in 2008/2009 when the US economy crashed. Check out the article to she how she coped in the face of uncertainty. Article: https://www.beautyindependent.com/scary-moments/

Beauty Independent

Our exclusive Leaf Man by Leaf People line was featured in an article on Beauty Independent. We have introduced a range of products tailored specifically to guys to help them with their skin care needs. “I’m working with plants that have a masculine affinity. In a lot of ways, the skin is the same, but […]

Pure Inspirations

Leaf People was featured in the “handmaid” section of the Pure Inspirations website. Pure Inspirations merges the lenses of art, culture and science to provide insightful perspectives, inspire appreciation and embolden connections. They featured the following Leaf People products: Walnut Honey Tea Luminous Face Scrub Neroli Sea Kelp Transform Toner Pomegranate Gingko Serum Rosehip Sea […]

The Benefits of Natural Face Oils

Leaf People was featured on the well know blog “Beauty Undercover”. The article explains the differences between Argan oil, Rose Hip oil, Evening Primrose oil and Kalahari Melon Seed oil . The writer mentions one of her favorite products is Leaf People’s Kalahari Melon Seed and Vitamin K Face Oil. Read the article here: http://www.beautyundercover.com/2016/06/breakingbeauty/the-benefits-of-natural-face-oils/

Leaf People Adopts Hawaiian Sandalwood

In December 2015, Leaf People Skin Care partnered with United Plant Savers through their “Adopt an At-Risk“ Healing Herb program and made a long term commitment to the Hawaiian Sandalwood Tree. Our “adoption” supports conservation and propagation efforts in Hawaii, strengthening the population of these beautiful, medicinal trees. United Plant Savers non-profit work is integral […]

Essential Medcast Podcast

Julie was recently invited to discuss her products on the Essential Medcast Podcast. She speaks with Dr. Christine Schaffner about organic skin care, wild crafted ingredients, and how she got her start in herbalism and creating pure, clean skin care products. Listen:

Aspen Sojourner: Summer 2007

Aspen Sojourner presents readers with features that tell tales of Aspen’s colorful characters, recount its rich history, and highlight current goings on about town. In this issue, Leaf People founder, Julie Levin is interviewed about the history of Leaf People development and some of the all natural ingredients and holistic philosophy that goes into the […]