ISA SKIN CARE
Isa Brito, Founder
Isa, the founder, was raised on a farm out in the wild land, hours away from the closest town in Brazil. Her family's food and medicine were largely home-grown, with traditions around how to use them passed from generation to generation. Her life took her along many winding paths across the globe, and landed her in Brooklyn where she became a mom, and was given the opportunity to reconnect with her wild inner child in meeting plants again as her allies.
For over fifteen years, Isa has been working with plants professionally, and continuing to deepen her work every day. She has apprenticed with master herbalists, been trained by her most-admired elders, and exchanged ancient knowledge with healers around the world.
All of her products are created in small batches, with much love and presence in the process. Many of her herbs are locally and mindfully harvested. Isa loves to work with plants that are very abundant in her area, like wild rose, violet, mugwort, comfrey, chickweed, plantain, yarrow and hawthorne. Some plants in her formulas are grown in her own garden such as lavender, skullcap and motherwort. Organic oils and other ingredients not wildcrafted are acquired from trusted sources, often small local suppliers. Isa loves making the trip to the beekeeper to purchase bricks of pure beeswax, or visiting the farm where her calendula is grown.
While intuition and dreams are an important part of her creations, her scientific knowledge of the chemistry of plants and their properties is essential in formulating the products. She is passionate about this holistic approach to skincare and health, and try to convey both the magic and the science in every product description.