May 22, 2018

Inside The Head Of…

Author and co-founder of Själ Skincare, Kristin Petrovitch

If you’re expecting promises of a miracle cream, Kristin Petrovitch will surprise you. She co-founded Själ (Swedish for “soul” and rhymes with y’all) as part of her approach to holistic wellness.

The line is supercharged with precious minerals and gemstones—diamonds, sapphires, amethyst, and more—all designed to boost skin’s natural energy. “You can use the best moisturizer in the world, but that’s only one part of your lifestyle,” she says. “It’s about focusing on your energy and taking care of yourself.” Her book, Elemental Energy: Crystal and Gemstone Rituals for a Beautiful Life, is a good place to start.

Favorite gem? 
Sapphire. It’s rare, unique, and in Eastern philosophy symbolizes the connection between the spirit and the body.

Favorite smoothie combination?
I had a matcha and fresh mint smoothie at a place in London—I need to figure out how to recreate it. 

Quick way to raise your vibrational frequency?

Last vacation?
Europe: Florence, San Sebasitàn, and Biarritz. My husband is a surfer, so lots of surfing and good food. 

Destination you’d like to go, but haven’t yet?

Best way to unwind?
A glass of wine. 

What’s on your nightstand?
Pictures and stones.

Last book you read?
It’s terrible, but I don’t read much for fun. I’m always doing research!

Three qualities that got you where you are today?
Humility, a willingness to fail, and my belief system.

Key to staying young?
Being happy. It’s cliché, but true. Happiness affects all the cells in your body.

Best piece of advice you’ve received?
You set the tone.

Craziest thing you’ve done in pursuit of wellness?
I’ve never used leeches, but I saw them in a Chinese clinic! I have taken a beating in a Russian bath house, though. 

The Details: Shop Själ Skincare at Forty Five Ten, 1615 Main Street. 

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