Leaf People’s unscented hand & body lotion was featured on Spa & Beauty’s list of lotions! See the full article here…
The first Aspen Farmer’s Market of the season kicked off on June 10th, see us every there every Saturday through the summer! See all the online editions here! We are on 06/13/2023!
Our honey & oatmeal face & body bar made the list on best products beauty editors tried for 2023! Read the full article here!
Leaf People was featured on W Magazine’s list of on-trend Father’s Day gifts! Read the full article here.
Leaf People’s peptide eye-area toner was featured on pregnancy safe skincare products by baby chick blog! ” Finding pregnancy-safe skincare products is essential since your skin is the largest organ…” Read the full article here!
Julie Williams featured on HUM Nutrition’s, The Wellnest blog on natural remedies for a better nights sleep. According to Julie Williams, a certified medical herbalist, these herbs don’t give you that “sleep hangover” effect such as grogginess that is a common side effect of other types of sleeping aids… Read the full article here!
Leaf People out of Carbondale has new additions to its assortment of Colorado-made skin care products… A little goes a long way with these formulas, so you can have fresh-feeling skin all summer long. Read more…
Featured on Share the Glam with Mickey Williams. Skip to 2:05 for our segment. Clean Beauty on Daytime Chicago
“Do You *Actually* Need Under-Eye Toner? I Tried One, and It Left Me Looking Instantly Refreshed” Housed in a glass bottle, the ultra-lightweight toner pumps out like a burst of water that instantly sinks into skin for an instantly cooling effect. But that’s not all… Read the full article by Rebecca Norris here! […]
“Staying moisturized during the winter months has been on brands’ minds with several skincare releases focused on hydration”… “Their newest releases include Forest Glow Face Serum ($95), which contains ingredients foraged from evergreens and aspens that are then mixed with sacha inchi oil and essential oils to promote radiant skin”… Check out the full article […]
Self-Care & Mental Wellness: Julie Williams Of Leaf People On The Top Five Selfcare Practices That Improve Mental Wellness In this interview series, we are talking to medical doctors, mental health professionals, health and wellness professionals, and experts about self-care or mental health who can share insights from their experience about How Each Of […]
Finding the perfect gift for travelers can be daunting. After all, how do you find a present for someone who has likely collected beautiful items from all around the world? These gift ideas for travelers will help them travel smarter, more stylishly, and lighter. Here, the best travel gifts for 2022. Leaf People’s Rose Tangerine Hydrating […]
So often when we think of skin care we only think of the face, but in reality there is so much more skin to cover — it is the body’s largest organ, for goodness sake. Self-care routines can and should look different for everyone, even for us editors, but if there’s one thing we can […]
The Underrated Herb Health Experts Say You Should Be Taking Over 40: Milk Thistle In an episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, herbal medicine expert Bill Rawls, M.D., mentioned that “Plants are the best chemists on earth.” He suggested that we start considering adding herbs to our daily routines because of their benefits. As a matter of fact, he […]
Check out Leaf People founder Julie Williams-Levin on the International Herb Symposium series featuring IHS sponsors. Read the full post here!
New looks shaping thoughts from the 2022 runaway! Read more…
10 Functional Mushroom Drinks That Will Offer Bigger Benefits Than Your Morning Cup of Coffee Have you noticed how functional mushrooms are popping up like, well, mushrooms all over grocery stores and health food store aisles lately? They seem to have infiltrated almost every food product, from coffee to snacks — and for good reason. […]
Leaf People won two categories this year with our Blemish Treatment as the best spot treatment and our Lavender & Calendula Body Serum Oil as the best body serum! Yay! See all the winners here!
Self-pampering products are among the most popular gifts for moms for Mother’s Day. After all, moms work hard and deserve the opportunity to slow down and take care of themselves with lavish products. Nonetheless, some moms are harder to shop for than others — especially those who prioritize clean beauty products that are free of […]
Guest Blog from The Soil Association In many ways this is a golden age for forestry. Timber prices are high. Forest products are prized for their sustainability and as a key resource to replace carbon-intensive materials. Public support for more tree planting is widespread. Yet our forests are not as healthy or productive as they could […]
Guest Blog Shared from the Herbal History Research Network Herbal History Research Profile: Vicki Pitman Interviewed by Anne Stobart Tell us about the main focus of your herbal history research and why it matters? I felt, back in the 1980s-1990s (and still do), that many herbalists and […]
Image of Golden Berries Berries are great for your overall health, providing plenty of antioxidants, fiber, phytosterols, folate (vitamin B) and other minerals. They also contain anthocyanins, which contribute to the beautiful color in our berries and provide exquisite health benefits. The other thing we love about berries is they tend to have high levels […]
Can you connect with nature through skincare? Medical herbalist Julie Levin grew up surrounded by forest near Alaska’s Kachemak Bay. Her days involved chopping up dead wood to heat her family’s home; preserving fruits and vegetables; and fishing for winter food stores. As she grew older, her curiosity and reverence for nature led to seeking […]
This includes deep dives into product ingredients, uses, benefits, and basic instructions, along with side-by-side product comparisons, so customers can more easily choose what is best for them and their needs. Levin explains, “We think this will help customers connect to the product line, understand why we choose specific ingredients for the individual formulas, and […]
We couldn’t possibly mention wellness without speaking to the infinite mental and physical health benefits of clean skincare. Leaf People, a pure botanically-focused skincare company, roots all of its products in the natural world: it’s vegan, plant-based, sustainable, and all-around nourishing from “farm-to-face.” Read more…
Introducing Leaf People: a 100% plant-based & vegan skincare brand with wildcrafted products formulated in Colorado, created by certified medical herbalist Julie Levin. Read More…
In 2022, let’s commit to self-care. It’s not only the biggest gift you can give yourself, but to others and the world. And let’s be honest, the world could really use a little extra love right now. With the help of these products — ranging from skincare to tinctures — we hope you can cheers […]
Kelsey Griggs of @shelfielife recently featured the Leaf People Rose Tangerine Hydrating Mist in an Instagram post, highlighting her favorite facial mists from 2021! Read more…
Posh Beauty Blog’s Carla Snuggs explores plant-based and environmentally friendly products for a 2021 holiday gift guide filled with vegan gifts. Read more…
After a skin treatment or facial procedure, your skin may be in a compromised state. As a result, it requires specific care and attention that is different from what you use daily. Read more…
This baby is one of the best serums I’ve tried. Created by an experienced herbalist, the serum has a list of organic and vegan potent extracts with plant hyaluronic acid as the leading ingredient. Read more…
For the bearded dad, this face and beard oil will nourish & hydrate skin, tame unruly facial hair, and smooth and condition hair. Read more…
Wring in the holiday season with a luxurious dose of self-care. Leaf People’s body wellness serum is a standout product, providing comfort to overworked areas read more…
Everyone has at least one latte-loving friend, and this powder is about to amp-up their morning brew. Hand-picked and micro-milled on a sustainable, women-run farm in Thailand, this flower adds a boost vitality to any drink, and calms the mind while it’s at it.. Read more…
This balancing and relaxing facial mist boosts skin hydration and promotes a clear complexion. The refreshing scent is an added bonus, soothing the senses throughout the day. Read more…
After high-fiving your friends during a spirited game of beach volleyball, but before you dig into your post-workout snack, sanitize your hands with Leaf People’s rinse-free hand cleanser. The certified organic and certified herbicide- and pesticide-free Garden Sanctuary scent uses 65 percent pure organic alcohol and nourishing botanicals, such as calendula, horsetail, green tea, and […]
Enjoy the sunshine and discover these great products from White Elm, Leaf People, and LOLI. Green Tea Sandalwood Balancing Face Cream and Sandalwood Chamomile Calming Mist by Leaf People. Read more…
There is intention in everything we do. Though conscious beauty is a term that has been buzzing around the industry lately, it isn’t new to us. Our mission is to protect the planet and all living creatures that inhabit it so that we may all experience a better world. Every facet of our business was […]
Sweet Marjoram is a beautiful yet often overlooked herb. Origanum Majorana is a prolific green plant with sweet undertones of flavor. Like the other herbs we’re discussing here, its benefits are numerous. It’s great for the digestive tract and acts as an expectorant, meaning it soothes bronchial spasms and muscle spasms. Marjoram falls into the […]
We have big news: Our neroli & cardamom hydrating mist, rose & tangerine hydrating mist and sandalwood & chamomile calming mist have been MADE SAFE® certified! At Leaf People, taking a holistic approach in our manufacturing is just as important as in our skincare itself. In every step of the process, we consider the impact […]
In this interview series called “Sleep: Why You Should Make Getting A Good Night’s Sleep A Major Priority In Your Life, And How You Can Make That Happen” we are talking to medical and wellness professionals, sleep specialists, and business leaders who sell sleep accessories to share insights from their knowledge and experience about how […]
We are thrilled to announce our newest line, One for All! With our One for All line, we wanted to design a one-stop-shop for people looking for a simple regime that still upholds high-quality ingredients and results. The result is three products formulated to cover all the bases–Wash, Moisturize, and Glow.These three easy products are […]
The mint family goes back until about 1500 BC. It’s a plant that truly knows how to travel, adapt and survive. It originated in North Africa and the Mediterranean, but today it can be found in almost all temperate climates. Over all of these centuries, this resilient herb has developed the ability to spread across […]
Leaf People’s Lymphatic support oil was featured in this month’s Editor’s picks over at Spa & Beauty Today. This herbal extracted oil features powerful medicinal plants like red root, nettles, and cleavers to support and strengthen the lymph nodes and lymph system, as well as promote detoxification of the lymphatic fluids. Effectively paired with uplifting […]
Aspen Sojourners recently published a post titled, “5 Essential Winter Skin Savers” and Leaf People’s Arnica & Frankincense Soothing Face Cream was at the top of the list. Read more…
It’s easy to get stressed out over the holidays—especially after all that 2020 has offered up—so why not help improve a loved one’s mood with Leaf People’s aromatherapy set. Formulated by medical herbalist Julie Levin, this Carbondale-based brand has crafted four special scents featuring a specific botanical group to calm nerves, encourage positivity, awaken passion, […]
Julie Levin of Leaf People on the Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing Take time to center yourself each morning. Whether it is a few minutes of deep breathing, stretching, mindful tea or coffee drinking, grounding myself first thing in the morning sets a beautiful tone for the day….Read […]
Learn about the buzz surrounding this bee-curated supplement. Consuming bee pollen as a wellness supplement isn’t a new idea — in fact, the medicinal application of bee pollen, which has been used to treat problems ranging from stomach upset to heart problems, has been practiced for thousands of years. Here, Julie Levin, a medical herbalist and the founder […]
Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. I can never walk by a rosemary plant without running my whole hand through it and breathing in its healing essence. I love it for its stimulating and joy-inducing qualities, and I always have it around the house. It’s an herb I feel is incredibly important to live […]
Throughout my lifetime, I’ve learned many lessons from plants. And now, as we navigate through a changing social climate to build a future of true and just freedom, I look to the botanical world for guidance and clarity. Like humans, each plant is remarkably unique and offers a multitude of wisdom. True diversity is essential […]
Dive into our ethos on manufacturing and relating to the planet at Yoga + Life Magazine this month. Medical herbalist Julie Levin founded Leaf People, a sustainable skincare brand that blends botanical science with western medical herbalism, in 2003. Based out of Carbondale, Colorado, the line was inspired by Levin’s deep connection to the earth. […]
Featuring Leaf People’s Green Tea & Peony Eye Serum to keep your peepers perked up for this school year! The unique formulation of white peony, arnica, reishi, green tea and helichrysum (which aids the skin renewal process) was created with botanical science and western medical herbalism in mind. This oil-based product contains fairly traded ingredients, […]
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 […]
Spa & Beauty Today includes the Leaf Man Beard Oil in their Father’s Day Gift Guide. Whether you’re celebrating Father’s Day from near or far, show Dad you appreciate him with a gift he’ll love….Continue Reading
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: 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
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 […]
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 […]
Most of us know by now that the more sustainable and environmentally-friendly our daily routines are, the better the planet fares. Byrdie shares insight from Leaf People founder Julie Levin on ways to make your beauty routine more sustainable….Continue reading.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Face Cream to keep your skin smooth and glowing to perfection. If you’re feeling defeated by the brutal winter air and are in need of some serious self-care, try testing the waters with Leaf People’s Radiance face cream, a finalist for best face cream. Confidently say no to dull skin …Continue Reading
Whether you’re just a dude who decided to stop shaving one day and now months have somehow passed, or you’re competing to have the best beard in town (in your head), the grooming world now has game-changing products that’ll help keep that beautiful beard healthy and well-groomed — all without the toxic ingredients! We are […]
Ivy and Sprig founder, Stephanie, featured Leaf People’s own Julie Levin on her blog, “Today, I wanted to tell you about one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met, Julie Levin, founder of Leaf People Organic Skincare Products. A few years ago, I met Julie Levin at her booth in the Aspen Farmers Market […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
Our Leaf People Immunity Aromatherapy has been featured on Equinox in The Gift Guide for Travelers. Leaf People Immunity Aromatherapy This blend is crafted in Colorado by organic skincare line Leaf People. It includes essential oils like tulsi, marjoram, and eucalyptus for an immune boost while traveling. Read more on Furthermore
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Julie Levin and Dr. Christine Schaffner of Bella Fiore discuss organic skin care, natural ingredients, and their importance in your overall health.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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/
Leaf People was recently featured on Self.com. Gretchen Bleiler, a US Olympic Snowboarder had great things to say about our Pomegranate Ginkgo Transform Serum: “Based in my hometown of Aspen, Colorado, Leaf People makes organic, plant-based skin-care and donates 5 percent of sales to charity. I use the Transform Serum and the Hydrating Serum together […]
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 […]
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 […]
Leaf People was featured in Elliman Aspen Snowmass Magazine. You can find the article on page 13-14 here: https://issuu.com/joshuaco/docs/ellimanas-fw2016-17_issuu?e=2688488/41984917
Leaf People was recently featured on the Jerry Bovino Show in Aspen. It’s a little interview about life, love and Leaf People. You can watch the interview on the GrassRoots Community Network.
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/
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 […]
NaturallyCurly.com traveled to Whole Foods to find their favorite local beauty brands. Leaf People Skin Care made the list! You can read the article on their site: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/home/6-amazing-local-beauty-brands-found-at-whole-foods/.
Leaf People products were mentioned in Denver’s own “Everyday Show”. Check out the video on Fox 31 Denver’s website: http://kdvr.com/2015/04/21/natural-eye-wrinkle-treatments/.
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:
Our Peony Green Tea Eye Serum was recently reviewed by the Indigo+Canary beauty blog. Indigo+Canary frequently writes about all things natural beauty and reviews products of all kinds. Check out what they had to say about us at Indigo+Canary
Julie Levin, founder of Leaf People, is featured on a segment of the National Environmental Report series. The National Environmental Report is an information series, aired on Public Television, with the objective to inform and educate the public on issues related to the environment.
Ecosalon reviewed their favorite organic skin toners and Leaf People’s Balancing Facial Toner is on the list. You can read their review on their site : http://ecosalon.com/skin-toners/
**This article was originally posted in the St John Sun Times and written by Kelly O’Brien. You can find the original article here. Yard work on a tropical island goes a bit beyond taking your ride-on for a turn around the backyard. The jungle is constantly in a state of rapid growth (you’d swear some […]
Voice America – Health & Wellness features the latest conversations and interviews on holistic and medicinal health topics. In this interview, Julie Levin talks about the many forms of toxic chemicals commonly found in skin care products and about Leaf People’s all natural, organic formulations.
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 […]