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What's inside : Night Repair Elixir

What's inside : Night Repair Elixir

I grew up in the Far East of Russia, where Sea Buckthorn was as common as raspberries in Oregon or Oranges in Florida.  My parents grew these precious berries and we harvested them to create fresh jelly, freeze them for later medicinal use or make tinctures/extracts.  I had to include this powerhouse ingredient in my formulations.  

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GRESSA + Refinery29

GRESSA + Refinery29
Dear friends, I have some big-deal news that I wanted to share. Over the weekend, we found out that our freshly launched Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation made it on Refinery29. We are delighted to share the GRESSA journey with you every step of the way. There are... Continue reading

Spiked Up DPT

Spiked Up DPT
ALL OF US HAVE LITTLE DIRTY SECRETS THAT WE LIKE TO KEEP TO OURSELVES. HERE'S MINE. PICTURE THIS: an ancient beauty secret that costs a few bucks and is easily incorporated into your GRESSA Ritual. STORY: Growing up in Eastern Europe, activated charcoal was a staple in... Continue reading

Couture Color: LipBoost

Couture Color: LipBoost
Dear friends, I introduce to you Fall 2014 LipBoost color collection! Gorgeous, vibrant and bold. The couture LipBoost is all it takes to change everything, to make you look stunning. It leaves the mark of ultimate, timeless elegance. It starts with GRESSA signature gorgeous black glass jar, which... Continue reading

Beauty Wednesday: Are You Eating Harmful Chemicals?

Beauty Wednesday: Are You Eating Harmful Chemicals?

Hi friends,   here’s a Beauty Wednesday wisdom for you.  Did you know that Dr. Oz added up the amount of lip gloss the average woman uses (and consumes) over a decade, and it equals 7 pounds??? The European Union has banned many petroleum jelly products, and experts are concerned they could be linked to cancer.

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March 8 – International Women’s Day

March 8 – International Women’s Day
Since the 1900s March 8th has been a highlight for European countries.  I grew up in Russia, where March 8th meant my father and brother would get up extra early to bring flowers and cook breakfast for my mom and I.  That’s right, this is every girl’s holiday, not just to celebrate a spouse.  Even
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Precious Ingredients: IMMORTELLE

Precious Ingredients: IMMORTELLE

Once I discovered the magic of Immortelle flower, I wanted to share it with the world.  Being one of the most precious, expensive oils, the everlasting flower remains a staple in Gressa formulations.  Its organic essential oil has very unique anti-aging properties that have been clinically proven to have incredibly high concentration of actives. This

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7 Steps To Cure Acne

7 Steps To Cure Acne

Not a day goes by that I don’t read “I break out.” Or, “Will this help my break outs?”

My answer is never a ‘yes’.  Why?  Because regardless of what your pricey dermatologist tells you, there is not a pill or a cream for acne.   It is a collection of lifestyle factors that will determine your daily glow or occasional blemish.

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