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Be Yourself in Your Best Light

Marla Steuer

It’s not just how you look, it’s how you feel, and when you feel well, you can’t help but look the part, and you wear it visibly on your face. I love what I do because it is about you. I get vicarious pleasure in watching others witness themselves in their best light. I am constantly receiving calls and letters from people saying that in using the Duchess Marden line, they found they had nothing to cover up, and no longer needed to wear foundation. They could finally just show their skin. How heart-warming.

There wasn’t a preconceived plan to create the Duchess Marden line. Much was happenstance. I came off of an overnight camel trek in the desert into a village that smelled entirely of roses. The scent engulfed me. Had you been omniscient, joining me on the journey to India when I discovered rose water in its purest form, you too would have scooped up every bottle in sight to share with friends and family. But I took it a step further. When I learned of its benefits in reducing rosacea, healing broken capillaries, controlling sebum production and balancing the skin’s pH to prevent breakouts, I was intrigued. More so, I learned through ayurvedic doctors and botanists that rose (of this caliber) has the highest vibration of any scent, and hence the profound effect of elevating your mood and reducing anxiety. Secret bonus: rose has been a “love potion” throughout history, and if you are at all of a romantic sensibility, you cannot deny the desire to imbue sensuality into your daily routine…

Rosewater started out as the signature dish, as I refer to it, since I am a chef at heart. I have been cooking maniacally since the age of seven (don’t ask how old I am, because I’ll just say, “don’t you worry”). Creating the Duchess Marden skin care line was the channel through which my need to create healthy, effective “beautifully showcased” delicacies came to fruition. Every ingredient is selected with the utmost consideration towards its quality, purity and integrity, and how it coalesces with other ingredients to provide immediate and long-term benefits. The Duchess Marden line contains only natural ingredients, and a natural, stable preservative system with an 18-24 month shelf life once opened. The line is great for all skin types, but caters to those with sensitive, dry allergy-prone skin.

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