Summer 2018

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A BEAUTIFUL LIFE Leila Janah’s luxury skincare line LXMI not only transforms your skin, it also helps women in East Africa. BY ANNIE CAMINITI

P H O T O G R A P H Y BY L I A N N A TA R A N T I N F O R S A K A R A L I F E ; C O U R T E S Y L X M I .


ver since Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle changed the concept of nutritional delivery programs with the launch of their company, Sakara Life, celebrities and wellness junkies have been fawning over their plant-based meals. Now, the girls have launched a new program designed to help you feel your best in 10 days—but this time you’re the chef. The 10-Day Reset marries the core philosophies of the Sakara Life nutrition program (beauty water, detox teas, probiotics) with 20 of the program’s most popular plant-based recipes that you can make at home. “Some people enjoy cooking for themselves, so our new program allows us to continue to be their nutritionist while they get to continue their chef skills,” says DuBoise. “This program is designed give you that glow in 10 days by healing the gut and flooding your body with all the nutrients it needs to feel and look its best.” Start your morning by whipping up a mineral-rich beauty water, keep your energy up with plant protein-rich energy bars, and fuel your mind, body and soul with nutrient-dense meals that have become the favorites of Sakara Life devotees (butternut squash tacos are the girls’ favorite dinnertime recipe). “Studies have shown that your gut can begin to shift within days of switching your diet,” says Tingle. “You will absolutely see and feel a difference in your body in 10 days. Remember, your microbiome (that six pounds of bacteria living in your gut) is dictating almost everything about your health—from your mood, ability to lose or gain weight, energy levels, sex drive and skin clarity. ■


These beauty-boosting superfoods pay-it-forward to girls in need. After years of settling for sugar-heavy, low nutrient foods that made them feel bloated and tired, models Chrissy Blair and Jayla Harnwell founded Kalumi BEAUTYfood. Each meal replacement Kalumi bar is fortified with beautyboosting super foods including marine collagen peptides, vitamin-rich sweet potatoes and organic yacon syrup. These nutritious ingestibles are designed to keep you fit, full and gorgeous. Kalumi also encourages self-love and female empowerment by donating all the proceeds from their new flavor “Cheeky Chai” to Girl’s Inc., a Los Angeles–based charity aimed at mentoring girls ages 6 to 18. Says Blair and Harnwell, “We are so excited to support a charity that helps young girls realize their full potential by encouraging them to grow up strong, smart and bold.”




The dynamic duo behind Sakara Life launch a 10-day customizable cleanse that begins in your own kitchen.


DIY Detox

TH ERE ARE SH ELVES OF BEAUTY PRODUCTS that do great things for your sk in a nd ot hers that do great things for the world. But natural beauty pioneer Leila Janah’s lu xur y skincare line, LXMI, does both. Pronounced “LUX-me” a nd na med a f t er t he Hindu goddess of beauty and prosperity, LXMI’s products are safe enough to eat, and also give work to women in East Africa. “I came up with the brand because I believe in clean beauty, and the first step towards this is to get rid of any existing toxins,” says Janah. “The second step is to then add in things that are good for you.” Four years ago, while visiting an outpost of her Northern Uganda nonprofit, Samasource, a digital company that lifts people out of poverty through work, Janah discovered nilotica, a natural shea butter or coconut oil equivalent that contains more than 25 percent additional fatty acids. The entrepreneur saw the superfood being used by women in East Africa to heal wounds, soothe scars and as a plant-based medicine for various ailments. Nilotica became the signature ingredient in her luxury line, including her signature “everything” product, Pure Nilotica Melt. “It’s 2018, we shouldn’t have to choose between a luxury experience and doing good in the world—the two are one and the same.”

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