Inspired by the effects of autophagy, the body’s natural way of recycling damaged proteins into a fresh energy, the triathlete-developed brand HERB + FLORA offers clean beauty that mimics the anti-aging effects exercise has on skin, hair, and nails. This skin fitness brand offers clinically proven products that promote healthy, glowing skin from the inside out and outside in with their cell-protecting ingestible, copper thread pillowcase and topicals that are infused with the brand’s very own Exercise Mimic Youth™ Complex, which is a ground-breaking combination of actives with naturally derived ingredients.
HERB + FLORA holds itself to the highest standards of sustainability and ethical business practices. The company strives to make efficient use of natural resources and minimize the environmental impact of its activities and products. HERB + FLORA aims to drive sustainability through its operations and those of its suppliers. Most of the company’s product packaging is recyclable, refillable, or made of recycled material.
A Versatile Leader with Great Work Experience
Marie-Pierre Stark-Flora is the Founder of HERB + FLORA and this is her second experience as an entrepreneur. Formerly, she was the Founder and CEO of iluminage, inc., which is a beauty tech company funded by Unilever Ventures. Marie has spent her entire career in the luxury beauty industry and her experience spans from start-up creation to general management, global marketing, and product development for a diversified array of generalist, designer, and natural brands. She is a former L’Oréal, Estée Lauder, and Coty executive, where she also has had the honor to be the Stewart of iconic brands such as Kiehl’s, Philosophy, Estée Lauder, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Helena Rubinstein, and Ralph Lauren Beauty in different capacities throughout her career. She always says that working with brands that hold such strong and inspiring founding figures is what has prepared her to become a brand founder herself. By channeling these exceptional women and men, Marie has learned what makes a brand vision unique and lasting.