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I didn't know it then, but my skincare career began in the world of organic farming as a teen in the 1980s. During that time in New York the music was good but most of it was electronically produced, people used a lot of gel and hairspray, they did not bring their own reusable bags to the supermarket and nobody recycled anything (except cans, thanks to Oregon's Bottle Bill). I had an after-school job at a health food store, where one day a local organic farmer came in and posted a sign seeking Summer farmhands. The position entailed working in both a greenhouse and open fields planting and harvesting carrots, arugula, sugarsnap peas, raspberries, lettuce and tomatoes. It paid $4 per hour, plus free organic produce. So while my friends were employed in boutiques at the mall and air-conditioned offices, I was covered in dirt and mosquito bites...and forced to overcome a fear of snakes. But working there paid off in many ways: from the inspiring people I met, to learning about the health and beautifying properties of herbs and flowers, plus biodynamic and organic farming techniques.

Following college, I worked as an advertising copy editor while also writing beauty and health articles for newspapers and magazines, including NYLON.
I later attended the Aveda Institute in NYC to become an Esthetician and put my knowledge into practice. After working at sea level in the Hamptons, my goal was to move to the
highest-altitude area in the U.S. that I could find, so
I settled in Colorado. Over the last fifteen years I have developed, tested, used and recommended the Lunaria line to help people with their skincare needs in the Rocky Mountains, where maintaining healthy skin is the greatest challenge. And I always source the highest-grade organic ingredients for all Lunaria products to ensure formulas of the highest integrity and efficacy.
--Christina Komeshian, Owner & Founder