How the on-the-go CEO of wholesome beauty line Red Flower stays fit and in the flow.
What sustains the original guru of sustainable beauty? A mindful lifestyle that matches the ultra-chic, environmentally conscious brand she created back in 1999—long before it was trendy.
“My days can be so busy and yoga is my time to focus on myself. I think of fitness the same way I think of creating new products for Red Flower—whatever you do for working out or what you put on your body should benefit both the internal and external,” says Alkalay, who practices ashtanga all year and adds kundalini in the winter. The grounding, mind-clearing effects provide more energy for play time with her daughter and similarly green-inclined hubby (he’s a leed-certified architect) when she’s not sourcing wild-crafted, organic botanicals for her biodegradable body washes, petal-strewn candles and perfumes. Here, a few other finds she relies on for renewal.