Elina is the formulator and CEO of Elina Organics. She is an award winning cosmetic chemist, aesthetician and herbalist who, for more than 16 years, has used the intelligence of nature and holistic principles to create her professional skin care products. You can find her exclusive skin care line in skin care salons and medical offices across the country.
Each of her services — which she designs herself — spare no detail and deliver stellar results. In 2012 Chicago magazine named her Corrective Herbal Facial “Best of Chicago.” The result of this facial? “….soft, smooth skin that was radiant for days.”
Elina has demonstrated her skin care expertise on Chicago’s ABC 7, FOX 32 and WGN-TV and appears regularly with “Elina Skin Cuisine” segments for WZZM-TV and FOX 17 in West Michigan. She’s also been featured in DAYSPA magazine, and contributes to Skin Inc. and DERMASCOPE.
In 2007 she founded of the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners, a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing training and education for professionals. She also she continues to give her unique, holistic skin care treatments to clients three days a week. They come from as far away as Los Angeles, New York and Boston.
“I deeply believe that organic skin care products can deliver dramatic and long lasting results,” says Elina. “What we put on our faces should be as safe and pure as the food we eat. It should be like a fresh meal for your face! During my educational seminars for aestheticians, I like to swallow a spoonful of one of my masks or creams to make this point. After all, if a lotion isn’t safe to eat — why would we think it is safe to put on our skin?”