At Furtuna Skin, the holidays are all about the little luxuries that the season brings: Quality time with loved ones, yearly rituals that warm the heart, coveted recipes that you look forward to all year long, and of course, sweetened offers as a show of gratitude.
We sat down with one of our little luxuries brand partners to hear more about their at-home rituals, healthy habits, and holiday traditions they are excited for this year.
Meet the Founders of Higher Dose, Lauren Berlingeri, a renowned nutritionist, and health coach, and Katie Kaps, a former investment banker at Merrill Lynch and International Employee of the Year at Tough Mudder. They came together to create HigherDOSE in order to change the wellness industry with revolutionary infrared light and PEMF technology.
What was your intention behind creating your brand so that others can treat themselves?
There’s no easier way to treat yourself than by prioritizing your mental and physical health. We started HigherDOSE to help people do exactly that by harnessing the healing powers of nature to overcome the overwhelming and negatively stimulated moments of everyday life. Every HigherDOSE product, experience, and message supports giving yourself the ultimate treat, a natural bodily and cerebral “high” that lasts well beyond your HigherDOSE session.
What are some examples of rituals that help you feel your best + achieve your life’s purpose?
I start every day by hitting the gym or running with my twins in their stroller. I find that getting an early workout really sets the tone for the day. If I crush my workout, I know I’ll crush my day.
Another calmer morning ritual I have is body brushing, a hot-cold shower, and a glass of celery juice. It’s my secret way to wake up my body and begin the morning with peak energy. I’m a mom and business owner, so every little moment I have to focus on myself is precious.
What is one of your favorite holiday traditions?
When you have young kids, holidays are that much more fun. Every tradition is my favorite now that I get to watch it through their excited eyes.
Luxury is in each detail. What little details do you do to maximize your happiness throughout the day?
For me, it comes down to a series of daily choices that level up my happiness. For example, if I’m stressed, I’ll give myself the time to meditate on my PEMF mat instead of ignoring it. If I feel sluggish, I’ll grant myself the time to do something active. Happiness lies in giving yourself the space to listen and prioritize your needs. I know I personally thrive in sticking to a routine that’s healthy and rewarding while allowing myself the flexibility to pivot based on the day.
When did you begin prioritizing the luxury of self-care?
Like many women, I discovered a passion for self-care at a young age, but it mostly revolved around beauty rituals and external grooming. As I grew up, my idea of self-care became much more whole and included things that benefitted me mentally, like meditation and exercise. It’s now incredibly apparent to me that self-care means nurturing yourself fully from the inside out.
What beauty or wellness luxuries are on your top gift list recommendation?
We just came out with a Red Light Mask that I’m obsessed with! The mask uses light therapy to mimic low-level wavelengths found in natural sunlight to warm the skin, boost your mood, and produce an enhanced natural glow. It’s the perfect gift for any friend going through a long, sunless winter!
What is your favorite Furtuna Skin product & why?
I adore the Furtuna Replenishing Balm! It’s my go-to product every time my skin is in need of some significant moisture repair.