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The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

21st September 2020

Sonia Almela lives in Barcelona. She is the founder of Me and Me, a brand of conscious cosmetics for the first 1000 days of motherhood

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

21st September 2020

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

21st September 2020

I am a biopharmaceutical. I am a woman passionate about learning, I am a mother deeply grateful for what motherhood has contributed to my personal growth and with great enthusiasm in contributing my grain of sand so that women have the respect they deserve whatever the type of motherhood of their choice.

When I had my first child and I began to become aware and inform myself of the products that I could use on my skin, I realized that nothing covered my needs and my expectations, and there Me and Me (meandme.com) took shape, because I have long wanted to create a skincare brand that went beyond cosmetics. My passion for discovery and for improving the lives of others are the two pillars on which my professional career has been based.

Being a biopharmacist and cosmetologist - along with my long experience in cosmetics for moms - has given me a deeper insight into how a pregnant woman’s skin and needs work. Today, as founder of Me and Me, I have the privilege of accompanying thousands of women in their pregnancy process and the stages of their motherhood. Therefore, from honesty and respect to all their decisions as mothers, I will continue to evolve with them to offer them the best that biotechnology and skincare can give, in the most sustainable possible way.

SELF-CARE SECRETS

The truth is that as I get older I am much more aware of how important it is to take care of yourself to age with a better quality of life and skin. I like and need to exercise, especially swimming, taking long walks and doing Pilates. My mental care, which influences the skin, is to nourish myself with everything that gives me hope and joy, and I recognize that I need this in high doses. At the level of skin care I look a lot at what I use, I want products that have really been designed to work and have good results, radically avoiding substances that do not contribute anything good to my body such as endocrine disruptors. It is not enough for me that an ingredient is natural, I want it to be sustainable, effective and bioavailable. I use very high sunscreen every day and wash my face every morning with very cold water…. ah! And I finish all my showers with cold water.

BUSINESS PLANS

Next year we begin a great international expansion, and we are going to launch a project in which we have been working for a long time to really help women in all aspects during motherhood and their first 1000 days. These first 1000 days are so extremely important in the foundation of a human being that they can change many aspects of the health of mothers and their children.

I want to continue inspiring with Me and Me a new concept of motherhood that is more aware and committed to the future.

WAYS TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE

Choosing a more natural and sustainable way of life today requires a great effort because in many things you have to go against the tide. The first thing is to be really informed and to contrast the information so that it is as scientific as possible and with this to be able to consciously choose what we want to consume in our families. For me, a more natural and sustainable life involves reducing the digitization of our lives and educating our children in amazement and humanization, awareness with the planet and with the rest of human beings. The rest will come as a consequence.

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