Look for The Charleston Place hotel to offer facials and body treatments with her products
The founder of Linné Botanicals moved to Charleston from New York in November 2020 for a slower pace and to spend more time outdoors. However, it seems, Levine has remained pretty busy, raising her two-year-old daughter and developing new products for her natural skin-care line, including a restoring mask and sunscreen, expected to launch in June. Look for The Spa at Charleston Place hotel to offer Linné Botanicals facials, body treatments, and eventually, hair and nail services. Here, Levine shares how she switches up her skin-care routine for spring
Q What tips can you share for transitioning your skin-care routine to spring?
A As the heat and humidity pick up, switch to a lighter face oil, and a serum that protects against sun damage and other environmental stressors. Keep “Refresh” mist handy to hydrate, calm, and cool skin.
Q Tell us about your makeup routine.
A I use our “Nourish” balms on my cheeks and lips; we have four universally flattering shades. I love RMS Beauty “Straight Up” mascara, and the look of a feathery brow, especially after they’ve been perfected at Xeniya Beauty Studio.
Q Who are some of your favorite local makers?
A For eating well: Fire Ant Farms, Spade & Clover, Storey Farms, and the other fine purveyors in my Community-Supported Grocery box
Q Tell us about your latest product.
A Our “Lather” artisanal bar soap is a package-free product made with pink clay and some of the most sacred and extraordinary essential oils.
Q What’s your signature accessory and why?
A Ever since Hart [Hagerty] invited me to make a necklace at her eponymously named studio, I have been living in my custom charm necklace. It features a flying pig with the Latin phrase maiora spera (dream big); a mushroom to represent communication, connection and magic; a bee for resilience and my love of flowers; and of course, a “Mama” heart. I love the necklace for all it represents and because Hart has become a dear friend.
Q How would you describe your style aesthetic?
A Tailored neutrals dominated my wardrobe while living in NYC, but since moving to Charleston, I find myself drawn to color and prints and leaning into a bohemian vibe.
Q What do you have in your real or virtual shopping cart that you hope to purchase soon?
A I’m so excited for our family trip to St. Barts and have been eyeing some new Marysia swimsuits and cover-ups. As a brand partner and friend of the founder, I like to visit her downtown studio to see the collection in person and catch up with the awesome team.