My name is: Gianna De La Torre.
I’m known for being: Co-founder of Wildling.
I'm talking about: The Wildling Aura Collection, a dry brushing and body gua sha system that activates the lymphatic flow and smooths the skin.
You can find it at: wildling.com, Credo and Blue Mercury.
Before I created this line, I was: I was, and still am, an acupuncturist with a practice in the heart of Los Angeles.
What inspired me to launch it was: Gua sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique that I learned early on as a student of acupuncture. It's incredibly effective for many health conditions and also for beauty on the face and body. This is a folk technique, meaning it’s been used by regular people in the home, not just TCM doctors, for several hundred years. We want to inspire our customers to use our tools effectively and confidently in the home as an alternative to more dramatic skin treatments.
What makes it special is: Our Empress Stone (for the face) and our Aura Stone (for the body) are patented designs to get the best possible results. All of our tools are made from bian stone, created when a meteor struck a mountain in China. This stone has incredible healing properties, as well as a measurable ultrasound pulsation and far infrared wave.
The products we have formulated for use with our tools are equally unique. They are fresh, distillations of whole medicinal plants that topically mimic the actions of gua sha; the ingredients boost the circulating qi (energy), moving, plumping, and toning properties.
One thing you can’t miss is: Gua sha is beneficial to your overall health and wellness, beyond the beauty benefits. It’s a Traditional Chinese Medicine modality that lifts, tightens, tones and sculpts the skin. It works by stimulating qi (energy), blood and lymphatic flow in the body and face.
My favorite secret detail is: Our oils for face and body are infused with whole fresh plants, known for their beauty benefits. They go through a traditional infusion process with healing stones under the light of the full moon. You won't find other oils like them. These formulas are essential oil-free (as they can be irritating to sensitive skin), so the scent of the products comes from the plant ingredients.
For me, “clean” or “conscious” beauty means: “Clean” means that it is is free from ingredients that are potentially harmful to human health. “Conscious” means eco-friendly, sustainable, created with the longevity of the planet in mind. As these are terms that are trending in the industry and are sometimes used purely for marketing, as a consumer, we all have to do our homework and educate ourselves.
One ritual you can practice with this line is: The art of taking a moment for yourself. Take your skincare ritual out of the bathroom and onto your couch. Take a deep breath, give it a try, and we guarantee you'll feel better afterward— mind, body, and spirit.
It can help you live your process because: Wildling offers you a moment to check in with yourself, take a deep breath and create space for your overall health and well-being. You'll not only look better after the Aura Ritual or the Empress Ritual; you'll feel better.