Brand story

NATUROPATHICA

WHO

Barbara Close

WHAT

From the spa to your skin, these remarkably potent, pro-worthy products aim to address the source of skin troubles for visible, vibrant results.

WHERE

East Hampton, New York

WHEN

1995

WHY

Herbalist, esthetician, and aromatherapist Barbara Close opened her first spa in 1995 with a mission to educate people on the connection between holistic health and beauty. The results-driven range, created over two decades, is developed to work in harmony with the skin.

Q&A

Hometown?

Orient, New York.

Coffee or tea?

Herbal tea, of course!

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl.

Power color?

Benjamin Moore’s paint shade Abyss.

Dream vacation?

Horseback riding through the Cotswolds.

Guilty pleasure?

Crispy french fries.

Recommended reading?

Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care by Maria Noel Groves.

Favorite flower?

Neroli.

Introvert or extrovert?

Introvert.

Spirit animal?

Hermit crab.

Bravest moment?

Opening Naturopathica Healing Arts Center & Spa in Chelsea, New York.

Best advice?

Know when to spend.

Proudest accomplishment?

Launching a clean skincare brand 25 years ago.

Life motto?

That which adapts thrives.