Philosophy

YAYFOREARTH's mission is simply all in the title. To give props to an earth that gives us EVERYTHING. 

Every single thing we purchase and invite into our lives is sourced from nature and our planet earth deserves all the credit.

This face lotion started out as a desperate attempt to make something gentle and nourishing for my sensitive, irritated, and dry skin. I broke out in acne and rashes on my face right after high school due to unknown food allergies, bad habits, and trying to cover it all up with make up. I found a lotion that alleviated my skin but upon going zero waste, realized that there wasn't any plastic packaged product in the world that was worth continuing to use.

After trial and error, I perfected an earth friendly face lotion that was exactly what my sensitive skin was aching for and have been using it for 4 years. The best part is that every ingredient has a purpose, its packed in a reusable glass jar and all of it is sourced responsibly - no fillers, no palm oil, no plastic.

I decide to sell this face lotion I make for myself because I know there are so many options out there with confusing ingredients, confusing intentions, and poor results. I want other people to experience a product that was safe for their face and safe for their environment without compromise. 

Through respect, intention, and forward thinking, we can all change our system together. Yay for Earth!

- Stevie Van Horn, Founder.
                                                          


 

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Yay for Earth | Stevie Van Horn | Founder

Stevie Van Horn -  Founder

As a sustainability activist living in Brooklyn, New York, Stevie has been living a zero waste lifestyle for 4 years and believes that every daily action is monumental to creating a better tomorrow. Influenced by growing up in the mountains of Colorado, she has always dedicated her zest of life to nature. With this all natural product, she strives to open up a bigger conversation about our choices affecting earth, conservation, and climate change. 

Follow Stevie and the #yayforearth movement on Instagram! - @stevieyaaaay

 
Yay for Earth | Sophie Groton

Sophie Groton – Staff

Sophie’s biggest passions in life are animals, art, and the environment. After moving to Brooklyn in May of 2018, she was feeling completely lost in her 9-5 job working for a large company and decided to explore other options to support her passions. It just so happened that long time family friend, Stevie, was looking for help with her newfound business. Working with Stevie has been an absolute blessing, and Sophie’s love for the natural world around us grows stronger everyday. Sophie often times brings her assistant, Petunia the dog, to work. Petunia enjoys learning about the process of lotion making, and exploring every new place she goes. Our voices and opinions matter when it comes to climate change, and mindfully choosing sustainable products for day to day use is such a great way to get our voices heard.