Valerie Grandury knows a thing or two about green beauty. After getting diagnosed with cancer, she switched over to naturals but was disappointed by the efficacy of the products on the market (green beauty was a much smaller niche at the time!). So she did what any dutiful entrepreneurial spirit would do and started making her own, using the contacts and resourcefulness she developed as a producer in Hollywood to procure the best ingredients she could find. This was the beginning of Odacité, one of the first effective organic, homegrown skin-care lines.
And although she calls Topanga, California, home, Valerie's cool French-girl identity remains as true and clear as ever. She's one of those rare women who talks the talk and walks the walk when it comes to taking care of her skin, naturally, but she also practices holistic well-being. We spoke to her this spring about wellness, balance, and skin-care rituals, and got the lowdown on what it takes to live a day in her life, including her French beauty secrets. Here's what she shared about how she keeps it balanced: