Brand story

SKINOWL

WHO

ANNIE TEVELIN

WHAT

SkinOwl puts the self-care into skincare with a precisely formulated, plant-powered range. Founder Annie Tevelin explains, “Taking a moment for your skin can genuinely make you feel better about the life that you are living.”

WHEN

2013

WHERE

Los Angeles, CA

WHY

After years of struggling with cystic acne, makeup artist Annie Tevelin finally went back to school for cosmetic chemistry so she could separate the truth about ingredients from the marketing and hype. Out of this journey, SkinOwl was born. With a focus on less ingredients and more results, these targeted blends truly heal the skin.

Q&A

Karaoke jam?

Valerie by Amy Winehouse.

Signature dish?

An amazing pot of chili.

Best ice breaker?

Asking people “What’s your story?” It gives people the freedom to say whatever they want.

Party trick?

I like to speak in a British accent and introduce myself as Kimmy. It’s good times.

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird.

Vacation spot?

London.

Sneakers or heels?

Heels.

Healthiest habit?

Spending time alone and processing my life’s events.

Guiltiest pleasure?

Ice Creeaaam.

Dream dinner companion?

Jake Gyllenhaal or Brené Brown.

Favorite flower?

Peonies.

Childhood home?

Burke, Virginia.

Sweet or salty?

Salty.

Dogs or cats?

DOGS.

Secret skill?

I’ve played the guitar since I was 15 and love to sing.

Morning routine?

Wake up. Make Oatmeal. Walk Dog. Workout. Then, and only then, the computer opens.

Before bed?

I read three pages of my book or watch 4 minutes of a TV show and conk out.

Relaxing ritual?

Massages. They make everything better.

Mantra?

I am the sky. Everything else is the weather.