What’s your name and where do you call home?
My name is Annie Abramczyk and I am from Greenville, Delaware but I now live and study in New York City.
What do you do for a living? Feel free to include work, play, indoor/outdoor hobbies, etc!
I am a student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. I study acting, singing, and dancing. In my free time, I like to cook and bake, workout, practice yoga, and study fashion and makeup. One of my big hobbies is makeup and skincare. I often do makeup for people for big events and love to focus on highlighting what makes a face unique and celebrating someone’s natural beauty. I am currently traveling in Italy with Harvard University studying the philosophy of beauty and aesthetics.
Why did you start using organic skincare?
I first started using organic skincare when I was in high school. I have always loved chemistry and I began checking what was in my beauty products when I was sixteen. Keeping an organic skincare regimen is something that has been really important for me preserving the environment and for nourishing my own body. What you put on your skin has a huge effect; after all, it is your body’s largest organ. My mother used to tell me “if you can not pronounce it, don’t use it.” This was her golden rule for any chemical found in food or cosmetics. I have taken her advice and now focus on whole, clean products that are safe for you and for others.
Do you choose organic products and foods in other aspects of your life?
I absolutely choose organic products and foods in all aspects of my daily life. It is important to maintain a balanced lifestyle inside and out. I am a big advocate for natural remedies and detoxifiers. I believe that a lot of what we need is provided by nature.
How did you discover Kindred Skincare Co. and why do you like it?
The first person who introduced me to Kindred Skincare was Josephine, Kindred founder Frances’s daughter. We were in a show together and I was complaining about how bad stage makeup is for your skin and how difficult it is to successfully remove after a performance. Josephine showed me some of her Kindred Skincare products to try in my nightly routine after taking off my stage makeup and also helped me do an organic and clean stage makeup routine.
What are some skin issues that concern you, i.e. acne, fine lines, sun care, etc?
I am concerned about balancing hydration with acne control. I love the Kindred products because they combat acne with natural detoxifiers and antibacterials such as tea tree oil without burning the skin or drying it out. The Kindred products clean and replenish with rosehip oil and coconut oil.
If you can pick just one, which Kindred product is your fav (so far!)?
My favorited Kindred product is the polish cleanse. It is like a mini facial in a jar. It exfoliates, hydrates, nourishes, replenishes, unclogs pores, and smells amazing. I take it everywhere with me! It is the perfect travel pick me up after a long airplane ride or even a relaxing treat after a long day of work.
What changes in your skin have you noticed since starting Kindred?
Since using Kindred, I have completely remedied my seasonal dry skin. The Kindred Polish Cleanse is both gentle and nourishing. It effectively and safely exfoliates while hydrating and protecting. My skin has become healthier, dewier, and noticeably smoother. Furthermore, the Nightly Nourish hydrating serum has cured my mother’s rosacea and even reduced fine lines and sunspots.
Why do you want to be a Kindred Ambassador?
I want to be a Kindred Ambassador because I want to share my story with the world. Keeping your beauty and makeup routine organic and guilt-free does not have to be a stressful process. Kindred is a company that I can trust and feel confident about wearing. It has given me and my family fantastic results. The Kindred products and cosmetics are the kind of products that improve your skin both instantly and give results over time.
Who’s the first person you introduced Kindred Skincare to when you started using it?
The first person I introduced to Kindred Skincare was my mother. She started using the body oil and the nightly nourish serum. She immediately saw a big difference in combatting dry skin and discoloration. Kindred restored a healthy glow to her complexion.
If you could gift Kindred’s skincare line to one person, who would it be?
I would gift the Kindred skincare line to my older sister. She is the queen of sunscreen and loves trying new skincare routines. I learned a lot about beauty and the beauty industry from her.