Art. Science. Beauty.

Please join us on Wednesday for the latest installment of “Every Skin Has A Story: Creatives of Color Take on Beauty,” our justice-based IG series, where our guest will be esteemed celebrity makeup artist and author, Sam Fine. Sam and A-lan Holt, our host, will discuss creating looks for his most famous clients, including Kamala Harris, Queen Latifah, Vanessa L. Williams, and supermodels Tyra Banks, Iman and Naomi Campbell. They will consider the future of fashion and beauty, what it takes to be inclusive, and review tips and tricks from his book, "Fine Beauty: Beauty Basics and Beyond for African - American Women," a how-to guide highlighting his many accomplishments. Join us in community and conversation Wednesday, October 7th at 12 PST/ 3 EST on our IGLIVE. * * * #retrouve #skinbyretrouve #everyskinhasastory #iglive #justice samfine #makeupartist

What it Takes to be Truly Inclusive with Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine

In the last couple of years, we have seen the beauty industry adjust and change in real time. The innovations have been striking, especially as companies notably take up inclusivity as a tenant of branding and product development and even more radically — in corporate employment and leadership. This movement has been championed and pioneered […]

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Get to Know Our IG LIVE Guest: Raisa Flowers

Whether behind the scenes as a makeup artist or in front of the lens as model, Raisa Flowers never ceases to convey her distinct point-of-view. As a makeup artist, Raisa is both technical and innovative, melding graphic shapes with pops of color and a dash of ’90s glamour. As a model, she tirelessly works to […]

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Every CRWN has a Story: The Politics and Poetics of Natural Hair

No matter what culture we’re from, hair is an essential part of what makes us who we are. That’s why when we had the opportunity to interview Lindsey Farrar, co-founder and editor-in-chief of CRWNMAG, a lifestyle magazine centering on natural hair, we were beyond thrilled. This is our fourth installment of Every Skin Has a […]

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We have never tested on animals at Retrouvé. Instead, we conduct testing in Retrouve’s cruelty-free labs and on our own skin and that of our family, friends, and co-workers! Wherever possible, we source the highest grade of ingredients on the market worldwide from suppliers who have ethical and sustainable business practices and history of quality. […]

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Digging Where You Stand: Using Your Platform for Social Change

Greetings, Retrouvé community! My name is A-lan Holt; I’m an artist, mother, and director of Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. A couple of weeks ago with the help of the Lyric McHenry Community Arts Fellowship, we launched a new racial justice conversation series on Retrouvé’s Instagram Live called, “Every Skin Has a Story: […]

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  Hands work constantly on our behalf. Their natural protective moisture layer is diminished by regular washing and drying. Paradoxically, meticulous hand hygiene can destroy the important defensive barrier that maintains an optimal skin condition! Usually, hands show the most age-related damage on our bodies. The thin and delicate skin on the top side of […]

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“Every Skin Has a Story: Women of Color Take on Beauty”

Hello Retrouvé Community! My name is A-lan Holt, I’m an artist, mother, and director of Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. I am excited to be hosting a new conversation series with @officialretrouve on Instagram Live called, Every Skin Has a Story: Women of Color Take on Beauty. Join us July 24, August 7, […]

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In addition to Science and Beauty, Art is one the foundational pillars upon which Retrouvé is built. We are honored to highlight artists whose work inspires us. Art, Science, and Beauty exist synergistically and inform one another, and the many ways in which they intersect create the foundation for the genesis and evolution of Retrouvé.  […]

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Retrouvé’s Gender-Free Skincare

I am frequently asked if men can use our products, and my answer is always a resounding “Yes, of course!” When I was first creating the products that eventually became Retrouvé, I wanted formulations that both my husband, Klaus, and I could use and thusly, from the start, our brand was intended for both men […]

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Maskne: The New Reality of Wearing Face Masks

While the stress and anxiety of living through a global pandemic may certainly take a toll on our skin, another factor can also wreak havoc on our complexions: the recommended face masks. Although necessary (and mandatory in some cities), these face coverings cause some deleterious side effects to our skin, as many of us are […]

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“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde, writer, feminist, civil rights activist The concept of “self-care” is now widely used to describe everything from having a glass of wine (or four!) and binge-watching all of Too Hot to Handle to going to therapy and […]

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Anti-Aging Products and the Importance of Skincare for Younger People

As a global trainer for Retrouvé, I am often asked about my own skincare experience as well as who can benefit from anti-aging products and the age that one should begin an anti-aging skincare regime in earnest. My answer is simple: Anyone, at any age, who wishes to attain an optimal skin condition! Many only […]

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RETROUVÉ DIY HYDRATING FACIAL For Normal to Very Dry Skin During social distancing and self-isolation due to the spread of coronavirus, an at-home facial can be a satisfying and beneficial means of self-care. We hope that the following protocol for a supremely moisturizing facial will provide a small measure of respite and relaxation! BEFORE STARTING […]

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A Passion for Skincare and Customer Service

I have had a deep love affair with products and skincare since I was 13 years old, and in 1997, I found myself inside of an old-world apothecary interviewing for my first skincare job. To my delight, I was hired for a sales position at Kiehl’s. This unusual place that was filled with memorabilia, motorcycles, skeletons […]

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Sourcing ingedients

Ethical and Sustainable: Sourcing Ingredients

Sourcing Ingredients at the Heidegger Family’s Permaculture Ranch in Malibu, CA No detail has been overlooked in the creation of Retrouvé – it was brand co-founders Jami and Klaus Heidegger’s aim to marry art and science beautifully to provide for a supremely elegant and unparalleled skincare experience. Wherever possible, we source the highest grade of […]

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Are Retrouvé products clean?

We are often asked if we use the much buzzed-about term “clean” to describe our skincare products. Retrouvé harnesses the power of advanced skincare technologies and potent concentrations of anti-aging ingredients in a unique delivery system that penetrates the skin profoundly. Each of our dynamic preparations contains a synergistic blend of ingredients that are known […]

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Tips To Keep Skin Hydrated During Hot Summer Months

Temperatures are soaring to all-time highs, and with warmer weather comes clothing that exposes more skin, as well as an increased desire for one’s skin to look its best! To maintain hydrated, smooth, and glowing skin on the body, I recommend the following: Do not bathe or shower in very hot water. When bathing or […]

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Mother Nature and the Changing Hue of Our Nutrient Face Serum

Have you noticed that our Nutrient Face Serum is a bit lighter in color than it has been in the past? This color differentiation is not a mistake, and the formulation has not changed. Our Nutrient Face Serum is as potent and effective as it has always been – we have simply changed the source […]

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White Tea: The Ancient Plant That Can Help To Make You Look Younger

Legend has it that around 5000 years ago, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was travelling in the countryside when he stopped for a drink beside a river. The water was dirty and unfit for drinking, so he ordered for it to be boiled. Suddenly the wind blew a tea leaf into his cup of hot […]

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Skin in the Game: Self-Care and Post-Workout Skincare Tips

When it comes to beauty and self-care, the women in my immediate family are what one might call “no nonsense types.” We are an understated bunch. It may seem surprising, considering my female family tree, that no beauty secrets were passed down. Both my mother, Jenny, and her sister, Pattie – known as the Boyd […]

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Product spotlight: Luminous Cleansing Elixir

  Extensive care went into developing Luminous Cleansing Elixir’s highly unique texture to brand founder Jami Heidegger’s exacting standards: Jami required an easily-spreadable, yet richly textured, effective moisturizing cleanser that could be removed easily from the skin so as to avoid unnecessary pressure or pulling to the delicate facial area. The result is an elegant, […]

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Dr. Evan Goldstein

The Components of Self-Care

To me, health and wellness incorporates many different factors ranging from your eating habits, to how much you sleep and exercise, to the products that you utilize on your face and body, to, quite frankly, your sexual habits. Each of these come together (no pun intended) in doses that are unique to everyone, but are […]

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Sunglasses: More Than a Fashion Statement

Most people are aware of the damaging effects of UV light exposure to the skin; however, many do not realize that solar radiation can be quite harmful to the eyes as well.

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Perfect Partners: People and Plants

Nature has a remedy for almost everything, and bringing a little part of the natural world into your home can improve your mood and your health – as well as boost your concentration, memory and productivity.

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Skin care routine for long distance flights

My Skin Care Routine for Long Distance Flights

I fly many air miles a year; mainly between North America and Europe, and one thing is certain: Extended periods of time in flight are simply terrible for the skin!
Following are my tips for maintaining healthy and hydrated skin before, during, and after airline travel…

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Mothers Day - Embrace Self-Care

Mother’s Day: Embracing Self-Care

Embracing a self-care beauty regime may seem indulgent. But these small things add up, and done regularly they can be both restorative and inspirational, providing a sense of calm and wellbeing. Self-care can become the oxygen mask that allows us to be all things to those we love.

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Retrouvé Science

The Science Behind the Bottle

In order to maintain the integrity of these potent formulations, we set forth on a quest to find the most optimal packaging available…

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Retrouvé Seal by Marbrerie d’Art Caudron

Marbrerie d’Art Caudron

When tasked with creating a display unit to house our products within the cosmetic departments of our retail partners, we turned to Marbrerie d’Art Caudron, a premiere marble atelier in the city of Montreuil Sous Bois in France.

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Eiffel Tower

Paris, Je T’aime

As the former family owner of the iconic American skincare brand Kiehl’s, I am often asked about the French inspiration behind Retrouvé. My connection to Paris goes back generations…

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