THIS INTERVIEW WAS SUCH AN HONOR FOR ME AS I’VE BEEN ADMIRING THIS WOMAN EVER SINCE I GOT INTRODUCED TO HER BRAND VINTNER´S DAUGHTER 2 YEARS AGO. YOU’VE PROBABLY READ THE NOTES ON HER AWARD-WINNING CULT PRODUCT ACTIVE BOTANICAL SERUM (IF NOT, YOU CAN DO SO RIGHT HERE) BUT THESE PRODUCTS ARE SOMETHING ELSE. APRIL GARGIULO IS SOMETHING ELSE.
April had a vision, a vision to create a skincare product the same way her family produced wine in Napa. Using only the finest ingredients, world-class standards and exemplary quality. After 2 years of research the first product was born, and launched in 2014. It revolutionished the skincare industry as you only needed this one magical product. It´s almost unheard of that a skincare brand can survive with only one SKU, but she proved the industry wrong, as her product was just that good.
This year they launched their second product ever, Active Treatment Essence, which has gotten the same kick ass reviews as the previous one, in top tier magazines like VOGUE, WSJ, HARPARS BAZAR, and MARIE CLAIRE to name a few. When April is not busy running around changing the face of skincare, what does she do? How does she start her mornings and most importantly, what are her must have beauty items. Let's find out shall we.
WHO IS APRIL GARGIULO?
I am a mother, wife and Founder / CEO of Vintner’s Daughter a skincare company committed to producing uncompromisingly effective, high quality and safe skincare driven by whole plant nutrition.
SKINCARE ROUTINE AM&PM?
I am very simple. I splash cool water on my face, apply Active Treatment Essence and then I apply Active Botanical Serum using our Push/ Press Method. I follow with sunscreen.
When used one after the other Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum deliver complete nutrition, deep hydration, multi correction moisture and clinical levels of the most performance-driven plant actives including Vitamin C, two sizes of hyaluronic, pre/probiotics, plant stem cells and micro exfoliators.
In two simple, yet powerful steps I have given my skin everything it needs to be its most healthy, radiant and balanced.
WHATS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
Devices. I love them and am constantly trying out new ones, but I do microcurrent and red light every night.
BEST CAREER ADVICE?
Dont rush yourself. Gain experience and knowledge with every step. It might not feel like a straight line and that is okay. In the end, you have to decide what makes the most sense for you and follow that journey truthfully, with a full heart and a lot of hustle.
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay, Lake Como, Italy and my love, Napa Valley, CA.
WHAT PRODUCT IS ALWAYS IN YOUR BAG?
Rodin lip oil.
HOW TO BE A BEAUTYBOSS?
Set your vision and pursue it with everything you have. Surround yourself with incredible people who can help you achieve your goals. Be disciplined and focused and stay on track. There will be lots of shiny, glittery objects to distract you. Remember what your north star is and keep moving towards it. And when you make a mistake, learn from it and move on. Be generous and help others on their path. And lastly, let gratitude be the virtue that underscores everything you do.
FAVOURITE BEAUTY TIP?
Consistency is key. Develop a routine that you can do every day. Fewer, but better made products are what will service your skin the best in the long run.
Does a brow product count? Rye brow grooming is so good. It's clear with the perfect amount of hold and it doesn’t flake.
5 PRODUCTS YOU CAN ́T LIVE WITHOUT:
SKIN: Vintner’s Daughter Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum
MAKEUP: Kjear Weiss mascara
HAIR: A beautiful old tortoise comb I use to brush my hair. Its so simply crafted and beautiful. I love it.
BODY: Endermologie for lymph drainage.
BEAUTY ACCESSORY: Nuface and Red light