Aevi: champions of self-care

We meet Natalie Viklund and Marie Hansen, friends and founders of Aevi – a beauty and wellness brand that champions self-care


Aevi: champions of self-care

Stress has an immense effect. It’s not always possible to be on top of everything and, even if you are, you’re likely to be overworked or tired. We believe in a nurturing relationship between mind and body, and accepting situations with a gentle heart. This is the central premise of our lives, and our brand.

When it comes to nourishing the body, it matters what you put on your skin as much as what you put in your body. We eat lots of healthy fats – avocado, olive oil, coconut and hemp seeds – and use products with turmeric for a beautiful glow, prickly pear as a brightener, honey to soothe and rejuvenate, and aloe vera to hydrate. We believe in the power of nature to heal our skin.

We take lots of walks to discuss work – it opens up our creative minds and, if personal things come up, we need to get them out to either halve our trouble or double our joy. We also like yoga poses: child’s pose for calm, or downward-facing dog to reconnect with our inner selves.

We only use natural products, and favourites include Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel, which helps to reset the skin, and Tata Harper Tinted Lip Treatment in Be Adored, which has a sophisticated red tint. We adore Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray – just apply to your hair and and tousle for shine and texture. When we travel, we always take Kahina Toning Mist, and love de Mamiel Salvation Body Oil. After a shower, it will recover tired muscles and restore lustre to world-weary skin.

At night, phones go. We both have alarm clocks; and we try to never go to bed sad, unhappy or angry. Sleep is so important and there should be space for healing and dreaming without life getting in the way.

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