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How we treat our skin is a representation of self-love. The daily routine of applying a product to each curve and line is not only sacred and takes time, but it is a woman’s moment to literally be “in touch” with herself. As the softer sex, we communicate with our skin just as much as we do with our eyes, conversation, and body language. So, what do you do when the skin care product you are addicted to is discontinued? One day, I found myself in this very position. Check this out.

Several years ago, I visited a small shop in Washington, DC that sold the most enticing body butter. It had the kind of scent that forced strangers to pay compliments. I was drawn to the way it lifted my mood as it softened and moisturized my skin. Purchasing multiple jars of this body butter became routine when I would visit DC.

As luck would have it, during a holiday trip to the Nation’s Capital in 2013, I made my usual visit to the shop and found myself victim to “new improvements” made to the shop’s inventory. The body butter I loved so much, had been discontinued. I was devastated.

I tried to recover by searching frantically for a replacement, but to no avail, I was back at square one: ashy, dry-skinned, scentless, and full of attitude.
See, it’s difficult to find a mass market skin product that feels customized. Lotions are either too thin, too thick, too flowery, too chemical filled, or they have you smelling like a wall plug-in.

The engineer in me wasn’t having it as inspiration took over. I’m known for recreating things I like. For example, if I got to a restaurant and taste something I love, the next time you visit me, I’m serving a perfect rendition of that dish from my kitchen. Therefore, I began creating a body butter. I wanted something that was light and natural with a grown woman’s scent. I wanted to use rich oils, intoxicating fragrances, and pure ingredients.

I shared my first batch with a few friends who I assume shared it with a few more friends, and it wasn’t long before requests started pouring in for more – and not just from people I knew. There were other women who were starved for easy and effective skin hydration. Elle Vie to the rescue.  I quickly realized that my homemade scented shea butter was something special.

Elle Vie’s butters and body oils only use quality ingredients. Like any woman who works hard for her money, I expect a certain degree of excellence in everything I attach myself to. Therefore, it was important when I decided to make a skin product, to create beyond my engineering skills. I wanted to create from the best degree of my excellence: my soul. Even the most fragile of skin can absorb the Elle Vie line with soothing results. This product is specifically designed for you to be good to yourself. So what are you waiting on? Trust Elle Vie to care for you like your homegirl, who won’t let you step out the house basic and ashy.