OUR STORY

How we began + who we are

Ivy + Azure at Blendily

My story is simple, I became a mom in 2012, and it opened my eyes to be more conscious about everything in life.

I had no clue how to pronounce or understand half of the ingredients on most of the products that I was using on my skin & body on a daily basis. I had spent a small fortune on skincare in different avenues over the years: dermatologist visits, facials, glycolic acid, retin-A, name brand regimens, drugstore varieties, light therapy treatments, fancy electric brushes, etc. etc., and still I was chasing the mirage of flawless skin.

After my daughter came into the picture, I decided to retire my quest for vanity and pivot the focus onto happiness and health.  So I delved into studying botanicals and started making my own skin & body care from scratch.

I realized in the process – I felt empowered by the knowledge of ingredients, I felt connected to nature, and I felt more beautiful and comfortable in my own skin than ever, without preservatives and without chemicals I couldn’t pronounce.

I thought this feeling was compelling enough that it would be worthwhile to bring all that I had learned of botanical ingredients and natural product formulation to others.  That’s the story so far, hope it continues with you.

Be well, live splendidly,
Ivy Chuang

More about Ivy’s background: Ivy studied Computer Science & Design prior to her pivot to studying botanicals. She has a B.A. in Computer Science from Emory University and a M.A. in Design from Domus Academy. In 2014 she obtained Certificates with Honors for Aromatherapy & Natural Product Formulation from the American College of Healthcare Sciences. She is a Registered Aromatherapist and professional member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy. In addition, she attended Portland Beauty School and is a licensed esthetician in the State of Oregon.  All of Blendily’s creations are her original recipes. 

My story is simple, I became a mom in 2012, and it opened my eyes to be more conscious about everything in life.

I had no clue how to pronounce or understand half of the ingredients on most of the products that I was using on my skin & body on a daily basis. I had spent a small fortune on skincare in different avenues over the years: dermatologist visits, facials, glycolic acid, retin-A, name brand regimens, drugstore varieties, light therapy treatments, fancy electric brushes, etc. etc., and still I was chasing the mirage of flawless skin.

After my daughter came into the picture, I decided to retire my quest for vanity and pivot the focus onto happiness and health.  So I delved into studying botanicals and started making my own skin & body care from scratch.

I realized in the process – I felt empowered by the knowledge of ingredients, I felt connected to nature, and I felt more beautiful and comfortable in my own skin than ever, without preservatives and without chemicals I couldn’t pronounce.

I thought this feeling was compelling enough that it would be worthwhile to bring all that I had learned of botanical ingredients and natural product formulation to others.  That’s the story so far, hope it continues with you.

Be well, live splendidly,
Ivy Chuang

More about Ivy’s background: Ivy studied Computer Science & Design prior to her pivot to studying botanicals. She has a B.A. in Computer Science from Emory University and a M.A. in Design from Domus Academy. In 2014 she obtained Certificates with Honors for Aromatherapy & Natural Product Formulation from the American College of Healthcare Sciences. She is a Registered Aromatherapist and professional member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy. In addition, she attended Portland Beauty School and is a licensed esthetician in the State of Oregon.  All of Blendily’s creations are her original recipes.