Enjoying Summer with April Gargiulo of Vintner's Daughter
April Gargiulo is the genius behind the cult fave beauty serum Vintner’s Daughter. She grew up on her family’s vineyard in Napa Valley, learning how to create the best wine. A few years ago, unhappy with the ingredients and ineffectiveness in mainstream skincare products, she turned to her knowledge of the earth and plants and began a quest to create a singular product that would address all skin issues.
It took two years for April and her team to formulate Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum, but it was worth it. What resulted is a blend of twenty-two active botanicals and a luxury serum full of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, firming phytoceramides, nourishing fatty-acids, and powerful antioxidants that heal and clear all skin types. Loved by celebs like Rachel Weiss and Amy Schumer, it also gets over 60 five star ratings from customers here on Clementine Fields!
Since we love this amazing serum so much, we had a quick chat with founder April (major #girlboss and #momboss!) about how she enjoys her summer months.
What do you spend most of your summer doing?
During the week I am working, but weekends are spent with my family in Napa at the pool and traveling. My husband and I have a terrible wanderlust and love checking out new places near and far. Tahoe, West Marin, Lake Como, Charleston, Mexico City, Ketchum, Copenhagen, London, Costa Brava are some of our recent and on-deck destinations.
What healthy beauty-full foods do you enjoy during the Summer? Do you have any go-to recipes?
Right now all I can think about are popsicles and Liz Moody’s book, Glow Pops, couldn't have come at a better time. She has all sorts of skin-food popsicles that I love, but so do my girls ages 3 and 5.
What's your go-to look for hot summer days?
I have been really into florals this summer, so most days you can find me in some kind of floral situation or stripes (my friends and family make fun of me for always wearing stripes).
Can you share your favourite summer beauty tip?
Of course hydration is always the biggest one, but I also think that double cleansing can be a saviour after a day of several applications of sunscreen.
How do you use your serum with a sunscreen– does application change during the summer?
Active Botanical Serum works incredible well under makeup, BB Cream, and [regular] sunscreen. Apply Active Botanical Serum with the Push/Press Method and then apply your sunscreen or foundation with SPF. You will love the subtle, matte glow and your skin will love the optimal nutrition.