What is a Hydrosol? A Hydrosol is an aromatic ‘plant water’ created from nutrient-rich plants and flowers. Using the same steam distillation process used to create essential oils, Hydrosols contain the water-soluble therapeutic components of a plant that don’t make it into an essential oil. Hydrosols are the gentler, uniquely restorative counterparts to essentials oils and can be used in countless ways to heal, hydrate, and glowify the skin! How our Hydrosols are made: Freshly harvested organic plants and flowers are placed in a distillation tank. High-pressure steam releases the essential oils and nutrients from the plant. Fat-soluble components separate and float to the top – this becomes essential oils. The water-soluble, nutrient-rich water that’s left is the Hydrosol! Our...
We’re so excited to announce THE FUTURE, our newest collection and collaboration with the beautiful and talented UK-based Content Creator, Medeaij. It’s a peacock hued, aquamarine inspired, ode to the sky and sea. This is a truly treasured collection for us, developed with a beautiful creator we LOVE and created with so much intention, inspiration, and love. In today’s blog, we sat down with Medeaij and dove deep into all those gorgeous hues, the inspiration behind them, and what makes each product in this collection covet-worthy.
Today’s the first day of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a survivor-founded, mission-led brand, this is such an important, powerful month for us. We honor (and are here to support) all victims and survivors of domestic violence this month and all year long. “As a 12-year survivor of Domestic Violence, I’m honored that I’m represented in this space during this month. I am truly fortunate to be alive, having to fight for my life every single day for four years, while I stayed safe living in hiding.” – Kristen, Doubledown Cosmetics Co-Founder
Today we’re sitting down with our Founders, Kristen & Marvin Speller to chat about their journey with Doubledown Cosmetics – how it all started, their kismet love story, what it’s like being a black-owned clean beauty brand, their favorite products, and more about their work with the domestic violence community.