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Article: #Pretti5Review by Jaskrit Bhalla: Celebrating Authentic Beauty with a Passion for Sustainability

#Pretti5Review by Jaskrit Bhalla: Celebrating Authentic Beauty with a Passion for Sustainability

#Pretti5Review by Jaskrit Bhalla: Celebrating Authentic Beauty with a Passion for Sustainability

"I try to go for products with simple, wholesome, and close-to-nature ingredients. I also go for gentle products for sensitive skin. I love anything with active botanicals or soothing herbs."

As we see our earth quickly changing, we must adapt to the new environmental factors to personally evolve and protect our planet. Living sustainable is no longer just a want but a need. In the ever-growing world of eco-warriors, Jaskrit Bhalla stands as a beacon of holistic living and environmental responsibility, weaving sustainability into every aspect of her life, including skincare and beauty. Based in Southern California, Costa Mesa, Jaskrit is a multifaceted individual, serving as a chef, herbalist, and naturalist. Her passion for helping people reconnect with the earth runs deep as she teaches herbalism and cooking workshops, caters and produces private culinary experiences, and provides creative and marketing services for people in the food, health, and sustainability spaces. Pretti5 had the privilege of delving into her insights and discovering how her passion for environmental stewardship shapes her approach to skincare and beauty products.



Nurturing Skin with Nature's Bounty

Jaskrit opened up about her past struggles with cystic acne in high school and the effects it left on her face. "My main skin concerns include dryness and acne scars!”, Jaskrit shares candidly. Quality and selectivity are crucial to Jaskrit, as she is very particular about any products she puts on her body and hair. "I try to go for products with simple, wholesome, and close-to-nature ingredients. I also go for gentle products for sensitive skin. I love anything with active botanicals or soothing herbs." she enthuses, highlighting her commitment to gentle, natural skincare. Her journey towards sustainable skincare mirrors her broader commitment to embracing nature's gifts.



Cultivating Environmental Responsibility

For Jaskrit, environmental responsibility isn't just a lifestyle choice—it's a deeply ingrained philosophy that permeates every aspect of her existence. Jaskrit's sustainability journey, which began with food and textiles, now extends to her skincare, haircare, and beauty products. "I only use products that are cruelty-free and sustainably made and sourced. If I’m looking into a product with certain active botanical ingredients, I make sure that those plants have been ethically and sustainably sourced," she emphasizes. Jaskrit's approach to skincare and beauty products is also deeply rooted in equality. “I also prefer to support brands that pay their workers a fair wage and utilize fair-trade practices.” From food to clothing and now skincare, her dedication and passion for ethical sourcing and fair-trade practices underscores her commitment to protecting the planet.



Advocating for Progress in the Beauty Industry

Reflecting on recent advancements in the beauty industry, Jaskrit notes a growing awareness of skincare and beauty products' impact on personal health and environmental well-being. "I have noticed greater advocacy for fair-trade ingredient sourcing, cruelty-free certifications, and general awareness about how what we put on our skin or hair can impact our hormones.” However, she believes there's room for more improvement, pushing for greater transparency in ingredient sourcing and a shift towards minimal or plastic-free packaging.


Championing Eco-Friendly Collaboration

For Jaskrit, eco-friendliness and cruelty-free practices are non-negotiable when choosing products or collaborators. "These traits are of the utmost importance to me," she affirms. She encourages companies to get more involved in environmental efforts, stating, “I would like to see companies supporting more grassroots environmental efforts and raising awareness of the impact of the skincare or beauty supply chain on our ecosystems.”

A Favorite Formula

Among the array of botanical and sustainable offerings from Pretti5, Jaskrit's favorite product is the Peony + Hyaluronic Brightening Serum. "I love hyaluronic acid as a gentle but effective active ingredient," she shares. Praising its ability to reduce scarring and discoloration while imparting a radiant glow, she highlights its transformative benefits for her skin. Jaskrit’s choice reflects her commitment to products that deliver results while remaining true to her values of sustainability and ethical sourcing.


In a time where environmental consciousness is increasingly vital, Jaskrit Bhalla is a shining example of how individuals can integrate sustainability into their daily lives, from the food we eat to the skincare products we use. Through her advocacy and actions, she inspires others to embrace a more eco-friendly approach to beauty that nurtures both the skin and the planet. Jaskirt’s insights and values align perfectly with Pretti5's mission to offer eco-friendly and cruelty-free skincare products. Through this interview, Jaskrit inspires us to choose products that are healthy for our skin and kind to our planet.


Peony + Hyluronic Acid Serum: Harnessing the Power of Natural Ingredients and Ethical Sourcing

As Pretti5’s most powerful creation yet, this serum is a game changer when it comes to natural ingredients providing maximum results. The brightening serum is an infusion of ethical science and botanical composition designed to combat hyperpigmentation and visible signs of melasma while also providing deep moisture and soothing properties to the skin. The serum harnesses the power of precious botanicals like paeonia suffruticosa root extract, known for its brightening and anti-oxidative properties, and morus alba root extract, which helps prevent the production of freckles. To ensure the skin stays hydrated and nourished, the formula includes three different types of hyaluronic acid - sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid and sodium acetylated hyaluronate. This high-potency brightening serum not only brightens and protects the skin from environmental factors that stimulate melanin production but also addresses the concerns of sensitive skin users who seek effective brightening skincare. The serum’s texture is light, hydrating, and highly emollient, making it suitable for all skin types. It is anti-inflammatory, low-irritant, and non-comedogenic.


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