Karen Cummings-Palmer

Curriculum Vitae Q&A with the founder of 79 Lux; a London-based skincare line that is the perfect alchemy of potent botanicals and powerful skin healers.

Astrological sign? 

Lucky number? 

Favorite color? 

Morning, Noon, or Night? 

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner? 

Football, Baseball, or Basketball? 

Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea? 
Green Tea

Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia? 
None – a little coconut syrup or raw honey.

Red, White, or Rosé?

Spicy, Salty, or Sweet? 

Sandwich, Soup, or Salad? 

Cashmere, Silk, or Linen? 

Black, white or color? 

Is your closet messy or neat? 
What’s your favorite room in your home?
Kitchen/Dining Room

What do you collect? 

Dream dinner guest? 
Michelle Obama

Sunday ritual? 
Meditation, movement, spirituality – or otherwise, a long British Sunday Roast, a long walk CNN and a movie.

Favorite flower? 
White Roses

Favorite scent? 
Aldehydic Rose

Cheat meal?  
Jollof Rice with plantains.

Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite? 
The Como Shambhala Spa at the Metropolitan Hotel in London for the best acupuncture massage treatment

Talent you’d like to have? 

Quality you want to be remembered by? 

Best thing about where you are from.  

It’s hard not to be reminiscent of the past, and be distracted by the future. How do you strive to live in the moment?
Walking meditation – surrounded by nature, breathing deeply and consciously without technology.

What does Considered Luxury mean to you?  
The beautiful representation of conscious creativity.

What was the inspiration behind starting your brand?  
My quest to find serious skincare for the dry, eczema prone skin on my body that would quite literally feed the skin whilst delighting the senses.

Give three words that describe your brand.
Luxurious luminous, nourishment.

Who is a woman in your life you are inspired by and why.
I have a small group of mighty friends – they all inspire me in different ways – a bit of spice here, some sugar there.

Favorite female singer to listen to when you need some motivation?
Carol King

What are three words to describe your most fabulous female friend?
Brilliant, fearless, beautiful.

Name three things all women need in their life. 
People around them that both inspire and support them. A good skincare routine that helps them to glow as the grow. A great dress that will take them from spring to fall, breakfast to dinner, business to pleasure.

What does giving back mean to you and your brand?
We are committed to the holistic care of our customers, so being able to support those beyond our immediate audience is a pleasure and a privilege

What’s one thing you’ve learned in the last year?
Resilience requires both strength and softness.