Hi, my age is 55 years old
In partnership with our friends at The Organic Pharmacy
Margo Maroney, founder of The Organic Pharmacy, is a homeopath, pharmacist, shaman, and yogi — also a designer of clean cosmetics. Her multiple roles define the way she lives her life and keep her skin unnaturally glowing, smooth and supple. (There is also some diamond powder, infused with formulations rich in homeopathic herbs and nourishing vegetable oils.)
Rose diamond face cream
Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Carrot Butter Cleanser
Maroon’s complexion and sense of well-being has evolved with her career. “I used to think that taking care of myself was vanity,” she says. “Now I feel the opposite: Taking time to take care of myself is not an indulgence but a necessity. When I turned 50, that was the turning point when I realized I needed to take care of my skin in order to look and feel comfortable. It’s part of my well-being.”
She says that feeling beautiful has nothing to do with her appearance. For years, I said awful things to myself. A shaman teacher once said to me, “Send yourself flowers, not arrows.” It took me many years to do this, but now I only send myself flowers, and at fifty-five I feel my best “. Her tips for aging beautifully integrate body, mind, wellness, and beauty seamlessly.
Lifestyle shows on your skin
I’m unlucky with great genetics, and there was a time when I didn’t take care of myself and wasn’t feeling well – and it showed: I had no energy, my skin was horrible, and I was almost always sick. In my twenties, I suffered from severe acne. In those days I was eating bad food, had no idea about proper skin care, and used harsh products that made my skin worse. I had constant colds. That didn’t all change until I discovered homeopathy, healthy eating, and proper skin care.
A great skin routine helps, though
Skincare has always been a passion, and I’ve never been blessed with good skin, so my regimen is important, and I follow it without fail.
Eat clean food and work well and clean
Eating well, thinking well, and exercising really affects how you look and feel. I gave up refined sugar eight years ago, now I have a mostly vegan diet, and feel pretty good. I avoid alcohol, do yoga, pilates, bike outdoors, and walk in the park. I like to cook early dinner (between 6:30 and 7 pm) and try not to eat afterwards. I brush at least four times a year at every season change to reset my body, and I love the infrared saunas, as well as the blissful twenty-minute bath.
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Your thoughts appear on your skin
Even thoughts – what we think and what we say to ourselves and others – turn out to be very important. I used to use terrible language towards myself, but as I got older I was able to let go of many of my fears and gain a deeper understanding, a lot of peace and self-esteem. What helped with this were shamanic work, manifestation workshops, breathing workshops, looking into the past, and books such as The Four Agreements.
Keep making new discoveries (example: diamonds are great for skin)
We use diamond powder in our new collection, which is incredible. It helps camouflage and smoothes, so it’s like your filter, smoothing the look of your skin wherever you put it. Young skin reflects light well, while older skin absorbs it – diamond powder helps the skin to reflect more light.
Filled with active ingredients, this moisturizer has a rich, velvety texture, yet is light at the same time. It sinks in, nourishes and hydrates the skin, with great long-term results and of course diamond powder for glow and glow.
Rose diamond face cream
What’s great about this cream is that it treats the entire eye area, including the eye area up to the brow, under the eyes, and between the eyebrows. It contains quite a few active ingredients, so it smooths and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness at once.
Rose diamond eye cream
This is the product with the highest concentration of diamond powder in it, and here, we’re using it for exfoliation — and we’ve added acids and papaya extract. It’s gentle – I’m against abrasive scrubs that tear your skin apart – but very effective.
Rose Diamond Cleanser
The ritual is very effective
The first thing I do when I wake up is just lie in bed awake and do a short body scan: How do I feel? Is energy flowing? Am I stuck anywhere? If I were, I would take a few moments to breathe in this space and allow the energy to flow freely. I get up and light some incense and thank. It helps remove any negativity and allows me to start my day always full of positivity.
Stick to cleaning
The skin is a living organ, and it is through it that we absorb the ingredients in creams, lotions and potions. The healthier the ingredients we use, the healthier our skin will be. It’s that simple.
When I was training as a homeopath in my twenties, I came across an article talking about carcinogens in cosmetics and food. I had never heard of such a thing before, and it surprised me. I was shocked, for example, that the apple I always thought was healthy was sprayed with toxic pesticides and herbicides with horrific side effects that no one talked about. Pesticides were poisoning not only our bodies, but also animals, birds and the earth. At the time, the word “organic” wasn’t really in the mainstream. I was also shocked to discover that skincare can contain carcinogenic ingredients like formaldehyde, as well as compounds that mimic estrogen, as do preservatives known as parabens.
When I first started The Organic Pharmacy, everyone thought I was crazy. I’ve been asked all the time, “Why do we need organic skin care?” Hygiene didn’t exist back then, and people had no idea what harmful chemicals could go into their skin care. Twenty years later, I am delighted to see the way the industry has transformed so much. I recently spoke to a buyer at a major retail chain who said that if the brand wasn’t clean, they wouldn’t be considered. How cool is this? Hygiene is the future. It makes sense – it’s healthy for us and healthy for our planet.
Focus on glow
grow with your business
It’s incredible to look back and see the journey and how the phases of my career – pharmacist, homeopath, shaman, CEO, yogi – were so interconnected. My time as a pharmacist gave me a solid foundation in herbalism, the human body, and of course, composition. As a homeopath, I’ve learned that the basis of disease is not physical but active, and that nature has a cure for every disease – you just need to find the right right energy. It allowed me to delve deeper into emotional and mental issues, and get to the root of the disease. It also allowed me to understand plant medicine in a different way than I did as a pharmacist. Both are quite scientific, but they approach science from different perspectives.
I have seen many clients with skin problems and they have tried everything and come to me as a last resort. Through my clinic, we slowly developed topical skin ointments based on homeopathic principles, and evolved into a line.
When creating and running The Organic Pharmacy, I learned that all CEOs have a much bigger role than running a company: We have a responsibility to be the change we want to see in the world and to implement it in everything we do. For me, the organic pharmacy was and still is a place of recovery where I can use herbs, homeopathy, supplements, detoxes, and topical care.
As a shaman, I’ve learned that letting go of the past is critical to freedom and that rituals play an important role in this path. It has allowed me to connect more deeply with the Divine Mother, our Earth, to delve deeper into the active layers of the body and to access the energy available to all of us in the universe.
As a yogi, I learned the importance of movement as a daily meditation. All cultures say the same thing, as I see it: purifying the body is essential (detoxing), nourishing the body is essential, and purifying the mind (our words and thoughts) is crucial, as is having unconditional love for ourselves and others.
Bring the younger generation
I started a company with my daughter called Roxy’s house Which brings shamanic action to the younger generation – there are all kinds of pretend groups and different types of rituals. She speaks to a different audience, and she’s great at keeping it fun, light, and not too heavy.