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One of my fondest memories takes place in my mother’s vegetable garden. I was four years old and helping her water her lively tomato vines. I remember questioning the varying green and red hues of the tomatoes before my mom picked off a bright, red drop and handed it to me while explaining the life cycle of a plant from just a tiny seedling to its buoyant, edible form. From that moment, I was hooked and enamored by the power of plants.

My passion for food, ingredients and wellness blossomed as I studied Nutrition and took up yoga teaching as an undergraduate student at NYU. As my knowledge about systemic health and the role nutrition plays in maintaining wellness expanded, I took an interest in our body’s largest organ, our skin. The importance of feeding our skin topically with the same vital phytonutrients we put into our bodies became my focus.

For fun, I began crafting handmade body butters, face masks, serums and scrubs. My dorm took on the appearance and essence of an apothecary as dried flowers, oils and beakers covered all surface areas. My identity on campus developed as friends and classmates came to my ‘wellness sanctuary’ for facials and private yoga sessions. As I grew more confident in my formulations, I packaged the products in simple glassware, wrapped them in tissue paper and gifted them, thus igniting the beginning of LaBruna Skincare.

With my passion for nutrition and yoga, I hope to cultivate a space where skincare, food, ingredients, plants, fitness and self-care can work in symbiosis. I like to think of our skincare as “food for your face” and a way to “nourish yourself from the outside in.” Currently, I am obtaining my masters in Nutrition, so that I may bring the highest level of education and knowledge to my products, formulations and clients.

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NINA's Naturals

I launched Nina by LaBruna Skincare in 2019 to bring extra nourishment, vitamins, essential fats and effective phytonutrients to the skin. I like to think of my Nina products as vitality boosters, as their high nutrient density brings glow, life and health to the skin. All products are handmade, natural, non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free and void of gluten, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, artificial colors and fragrances. All ingredients are of the highest, concentrated quality and are ethically sourced from around the world.

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LAB Line

LaBruna’s LAB line officially launched in 2022. With our handmade Nina products actively making a difference in the complexation, texture, and health of skin, we wanted to offer a full line of clean, phytonutrient-rich skincare. LAB is a non-toxic, water-based line, which includes your skincare essentials such as cleansers, exfoliators and moisturizes. Although rich with natural, plant-based ingredients, LAB also offers science-derived ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, AHAs, BHAs, Glycerin, Peptides and Teprenone. Our LAB products are cruelty-free, non-toxic and void of phthalates, sulfates, parabens, artificial colors and fragrances. Due to Canada's stricter ingredient regulations, we have our LAB products produced in Vancouver.


Though most people are willing to acknowledge the detrimental effects processed food has on our bodies, often, we forget about the other products we put on our bodies, even though they can be just as damaging. ​More and more research has proven that chemicals applied to our skin through our skincare products, gets absorbed into our bodies, cells and organs. Harmful chemicals such as Parabens, DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea, BHA, and BHT, Sulfates, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Dyes and Chemical Perfumes can lead to health issues including cancer.

At LaBruna Skincare, we keep these ingredients out of our formulations because we believe our clients should not compromise health for beauty. LaBruna Skincare products are derived from natural Plant Extracts, Vitamins, Antioxidants, and are infused with scientifically proven ingredients. Retinol, Hydroxy Acids, Vitmain C, CoQ 10, Hyaluronic Acid, and Peptides are just some of the ingredients which assist in cell regeneration, control of acne and inflammation, bacterial reduction, and the restoration of a youthful appearance.

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