Dear Friends and Fellow Best-Self Seekers,
If there’s one beauty-related lesson I’ve learned as a woman working on Wall Street, where I’ve spent the last 10 years of my career, it’s that your skin is the most accurate reflection of your vitality, strength, and overall wellbeing. The way your skin looks is even more foretelling about yourself than what you wear (I’ve had my fair share of sensible business suits) or the attitude with which you wear it. When you look glowing and feel fit, you shine with confidence. On the days when your glow is a no-show and nothing fits properly, it’s hard to tackle the world with optimism and strength, especially on Wall Street.At a certain point in our lives, we suddenly realize that we have to work harder to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and even harder to maintain a healthy (dare I say, youthful) appearance. However, we all know at least a one flawless-faced lady who makes it look so effortless (I call her Charlotte). But is it really that easy for her?
The naked truth is that behind every woman with beautiful skin and an enviable silhouette, great genetics are only a small part of the equation. Oftentimes, what truly makes a difference are the leading cosmetic doctors, aestheticians, nutritionists, and other wellness experts who’ve mastered an arsenal of treatments to keep their ageless clients looking youthful, glowing, and sleek.
Unfortunately, most of us won’t readily admit how (or by whom) we are able to sustain such a lifted and lineless glow, if not strictly by way of graceful aging. A woman will eagerly divulge her favorite foundation (I cannot live without Giorgio Armani Maestro), but she may shy away from revealing which laser resurfacing treatment she did to zap her brown spots or nix cellulite on her thighs.
That’s why I was compelled to create a discreet, credible, and honest place for women like me to find and share information on the best in skincare, anti-aging, aesthetics, and wellness.
My mantra has always been “skincare first, makeup second,” but as an over-scheduled, over-worked finance professional, I had very little time to search through the saturated and often misleading beauty information out there. With all of the new ‘medical’ spas and dentist-cum-plastic surgeons popping up on every corner, I quickly found that identifying “the best” was quite a feat. Equally challenging was figuring out which treatments and products were worth trying.
I began by anonymously surveying women and gathering intel from (gorgeous and) reliable sources. I then put together an expert Advisory Board, consisting of the most trusted experts in their field. They have helped guide and shape the principles of Charlotte’s Book as well as curate what we fondly call The Arsenal, our listing of the latest, most worthwhile aesthetic procedures and wellness treatments.
Welcome to Charlotte’s Book.