Stephanie has been using Cactus for over 3 years now and over the years I've gotten to know her a bit and she is an amazing woman. After finding success as a model she decided she wanted to pursue a career in finance and is a very smart lady. She's also super passionate about ethical living and yeah... definitely someone worth paying attention to!
So I thought I asked her if she wouldn't mind doing an interview for us here. Really hope you guys like! Please let me know what you think and what I could improve for next time!
So Stephanie, how long have you been using Cactus Skincare for?
I suppose it has been a while now, time flies! What's your regimen like? Can you talk us through it?
What was your skin like before you started using Cactus? Did anyone notice the change?
Yeah, I know a lot of people struggle with regulating oil production so that's great we were able to help you out with that! Awesome! I know you also went vegan not too long ago, did that have any effect on your skin?
That's really great to hear. Ok... so is modelling your main thing? Or do you have other aspirations as well? Side passions?
Yeah that would be awesome! I really feel like that is the future. I'm a big believer that business will be the main driver for positive change in the world. At the end of the day, change is made with how we choose to spend our resources and people are voting with their wallets for more ethical products. I always love getting emails from people asking really specific questions about ingredients and environmental impact of packaging. Really shows that people are getting engaged with what they can do to change the world and that's only going to grow I reckon. What sort of business would you like to get into do you think?
That's so good to hear. It's great to see people becoming more conscious and responsible as consumers, because that's what's going to force change ultimately! I'd absolutely love to have my own ethical fashion and lifestyle e-commerce business one day, and even further down the road I'd love to have my own little vegan cafe too! But they're just pipe dreams for now- I guess we'll see !
That'd be great. Yeah I've thought of doing a vegan cafe too. I think you know that I used to make coffee in cafe's too? I really like doing latte art but hate how much milk cafe's go through. Cashew milk is actually awesome in a latte and you can make it yourself. Have you ever had a cashew milk latte?
[latte art by Ryan back in the day]
Yeah, I remember when it was such a big deal if cafe's had bonsoy, it was always nearly twice the price of it's nearest competitor, but now... well, you can't really do soy if you're not doing bonsoy... well, when you do launch your ethical fashion thing or the cafe, I hope you'll let me know if I can help at all! It would be awesome to see you do well with it.
I'm in Vancouver. Such a beautiful area. Didn't expect it to be quite so lush here! It rains a lot and it's sunny a lot. Big contrast but makes fantastic conditions for lots of greenery. But Vancouver has a lot of character. Really lush, green landscape and cool cafes, shops etc... not that I go out much. I work too much! Although I've started doing Muay Thai kickboxing which I'm enjoying a lot more than I thought I would. Awesome workout too.
No unfortunately I am only able to exercise 2 days a week now , 3 on a really good week. It's normally just 2 barre sessions a week, it's a combination of yoga, Pilates and ballet. I love it and feel I'm getting more from it just twice a week than when I was just doing my own exercise 4-6 times a week before
Wow! I've never heard of that? I'll have to check it out, sounds interesting! Although I don't think I'll switch up from kickboxing... really enjoying that! Ok... so, other than your weekly regimen with Cactus, do you have any other skin tips for us?
Thanks so much Stephanie, really looking forward to hearing about the new business as it develops! Make sure you keep us updated!
I will! Thanks Ryan!
Stephanie uses the Combination Skin Bundle with the Gentle Exfoliant. What kind of site would this be if I didn't include a link ;)