One on One With Natalie Pergar of Eminence Organics

 

Natalie Pergar, Lead Skin Care Trainer at Éminence Organic Skin CareNatalie Pergar, Lead Skin Care Trainer at Éminence Organic Skin Care

 

Personal mantra: Carpe diem

Would most like to meet: Leonardo da Vinci

Pet peeve: Fingernail biting

Scariest thing you’ve ever done: My first big public speaking event—I thought I was going to black out!

Can’t leave the house without: My Éminence Organic Skin Care Citrus Lip Balm!

Guilty pleasure: YouTube

Favorite food: Everything

Favorite city: Impossible to answer, but if I had to say it would be Vancouver, British Columbia.

If you weren’t in this industry what would you be doing? If I wasn’t in wellness, I may have pursued my interests in special effects for film, design or something to do with history such as anthropology.

What’s in the pipeline for the company? We always have so many exciting projects in progress at Éminence, but I can’t reveal too much as they’re top secret! Right now, we have the new replenishing, revitalizing and detoxifying Pure Forest Collection, which features key ingredients such as snow mushroom, reishi mushroom and birch water. We also have some stunning holiday gift sets that are sure to be the most sought-after presents this season.

What advice would you give your younger, just-starting-out self? Trust the process, stay focused and curious, work hard and keep up with the industry. Everything else will fall into place.

What’s a common skincare mistake you see people making? Not having a daily routine; it’s the only way to truly maintain and achieve results. I also see product overuse, or not allowing one product to absorb before applying the next. Another big one is picking at the skin.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you. I’m a bit obsessed with outer space and all the possibilities. I often think to myself, ‘How cool would it be to travel throughout our universe?!’

What do you love most about Éminence? There’s so much! From the supportive people to the positive environment I get to work in every day—not to mention all of the amazing products. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be part of a growing industry, leading brand, and the community and our large family. There’s not much I don’t love!

What’s on your bucket list? So many things! I love travel, so I want to observe the Northern Lights and visit a few hot springs in Iceland.

What’s your daily skincare regimen? My day always starts with a cleanse—sometimes a double cleanse or exfoliating cleanser, depending on my skin—then a toner, a serum or two, concentrate, moisturizer and SPF. I also mask a lot—at least four times a week, so almost daily.

What’s the most fun part of your job? The best part is that it doesn’t feel like a job. What makes it fun is the culture of being around people who are in it together and support each other through it all.

Tell us about your hobbies. I love traveling, enjoying live music, cooking, being active and doing something creative.

This story first appeared in the October issue of DAYSPA Magazine. To receive the magazine, subscribe here.

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