Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers: April Gargiulo

May 13, 2016

April and I grew up together in Florida, so it was really exciting when I found out that she was launching a beauty product. When I finally got my hands on her serum it totally changed my skin – and it’s quickly become a must-have product for top makeup artists everywhere. We interviewed April, the founder of Vintner's Daughter, for our Movers & Shakers series and love hearing what she had to say about beauty. Read more below! – VSB
When a serum sells out for months at a time, you know it’s good. April Gargiulo grew up in the world of wine making and has long understood the importance of quality. When she was pregnant with her daughter, she started paying more attention to the ingredients in her beauty products and quickly realized that not only were many of them toxic, but her products were composed of a lot of “cheap filler.” Wanting to create something that was not only non-toxic but also uncompromising in its performance (and made to tackle a variety of skin issues, from acne to fine lines), April spent two years working on the formulation of her Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum. She sourced only the finest raw ingredients and has incorporated 22 active botanicals and essential oils into her truly game-changing product. Read on to find out more about her personal style, beauty mantra and the products she can’t live without.

NAME & OCCUPATION:

April Gargiulo, Founder and CEO of Vintner's Daughter

FIRST THING YOU DO IN THE MORNING:

My 4-year-old wakes me up most mornings by crawling in bed with me, so playing with her is the very first thing. After that its turn the kettle on for my first of many cups of tea.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED:

“Go for it. What’s the worst that can happen?”

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN FIVE WORDS:

Modern, well-crafted, unfussy, eclectic, and as my style pertains to fashion, its mostly black and denim.

THREE THINGS YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:

Family, design and health.

ONE THING YOU NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT:

iPhone and lip stuff.

WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?

Sleep, meditation, being prepared.

THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Gratitude.

STYLE ICON:

Kate Moss

YOUR BEAUTY MANTRA:

Beauty is a light from within.

NUMBER OF STEPS IN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE:

I’m all about super simple and very effective skincare. For me that happens in three steps: cleanse, use an exfoliating toner, and apply Vintner’s Daughter using the Push/ Press method.

THREE BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU’D WANT ON A DESERT ISLAND:

Cleanser, toner, Vintner’s Daughter. I guess I should slide sunscreen in there too?

GUILTY PLEASURE?

TV – Empire, Ray Donovan and Scandal, specifically.

COFFEE SHOP ORDER:

Cortado (aka Gibraltar).

RED WINE OR WHITE WINE?

Yes please plus sparkling too.

CAMO OR LEOPARD?

Maybe I am taking this too seriously, but I can’t choose.

RED LIP OR SMOKY EYE?

Red lip.

FLATS OR HEELS?

Flats and boots with heels.

NEW YORK OR SAN FRAN?

Love them both, but I choose San Francisco if only because it is an hour away from Napa.

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