Tammy Fender Q&A
Posted on September 06 2017
What was the inspiration behind creating the Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care collection?
When I first started out as an aesthetician, over 25 years ago, I very quickly realized that not only were conventional skincare formulas not serving my clients needs, but in many cases the chemicals used in these products were creating further damage. I searched for organic, botanical products to use in my practice, but couldn’t find anything with the purity and integrity I wanted to bring to my work. And instead, I began making my own right in my kitchen and, happily, through word of mouth, the business grew from there.
How does your work in the treatment room (we know you’re a legendary aesthetician - #facialgoals) inform your product development and formulations?
For me, providing hands-on healing in the treatment room and working with medicinal herbs in the apothecary, blending my formulas, are two parts of the same coin. In the treatment room, I’m directly in touch with my clients’ needs, and in the apothecary I can create the balanced, potent and energized remedies to meet them. Every formula in the collection began that way, as a response to what I was seeing during my treatments.
We’ve heard you have a unique manufacturing process. Tell us about it.
Over the years I’ve realized that not only is sourcing extremely important—I’m passionate about the purity and provenance of the plants we use in creating the collection—but it’s also essential to process those ingredients in a way that respects their integrity. We use innovative technologies to protect the potency of the remedies we use, preserving their energetic capacities and structures.
What are your favorite Tammy Fender products for fall?
Fall is a time of intense transition, which can be both physical and emotional. The two formulas that offer great support during that shift are ultra-nourishing Quintessential Serum and Intensive Repair Balm. Luxuriant Quintessential Serum, with Chamomile, Rose and Frankincense, restores the skin totally, repairing sun damage and encouraging regeneration, while relieving stress with its deeply healing vibration. Intensive Repair Balm, a rich healing crème contains a mega-dose of Helichrysum, strengthening the skin while protecting it, too.
You have a world famous Holistic Spa in Palm Beach. Tell us a little about it. What’s the most popular service and why?
The spa is really a little sanctuary. We are passionate about customer service, which is heart-felt and all-pervasive. Every treatment is customized down to the last detail because we want each visitor to have an incredible experience, and to walk away glowing. One of the most popular treatments is the Signature Facial with Reflexology, which brings together two holistic practitioners, one performing the facial, using sacred medicinal herbs and tender precision to reawaken the complexion, while at the same time our master reflexologist stimulates the reflex points in the feet, recharging the body’s energy field.
How do you practice a holistic lifestyle yourself?
My lifestyle is very simple. I’m passionate about meditation and prayer, and devote myself to those practices every day. I love being with my family and friends, or in nature. The fruits and vegetables I pick in my garden are some of the foods I love to eat best. And I love to practice meditative movement, whether dance, yoga or Pilates, every day.
Got any advice for women who want to lead a more holistic life but don’t know where to start?
People can be intimidated by the idea of leading a more holistic life, but really it’s all about simplifying—it doesn’t need to be complicated. For example, I’ve seen through my practice that many clients are overwhelming their skin, with too many treatments and products. Instead, simply focusing on protecting the skin, and nourishing it with living energy—from botanical formulas—is really all that’s needed.
Can you give us a sneak peek into what’s coming up for Tammy Fender? Any new launches coming up?
Very soon we will launch a new formula that I am so thrilled with. It is the first of its kind, a serum that will form the cornerstone of a new treatment set within collection, as well as the basis for a new spa treatment.