Henne Organics // Laura Xiao
LUXURY LIP GEMS THAT BRING YOU MOMENTS OF BLISS EVERY DAY.
Founded by Laura Xiao in 2015, HENNÉ introduced a dose of ecoluxury into the lip department. Her modern, clean, and minimalist approach to lip care is quite glowy. Inspired by her wanderlust and travel across the globe — to countries like Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia — Laura was forced to declutter and truly focus on just the essentials. This habit led to her strong appreciation for beauty in simplicity and luxury in the basics. With a focus on quality organic ingredients, customers enjoy natural, high-performance formulas with the added bonus of a luxurious design.
We so appreciate Laura’s quest to perfect the basic lipcare, and we couldn’t speak highly enough of her products. Everything is really done to the absolute best quality and standards. From the delicious lip scrubs, to the gold ball lip serum, to the lip moisturizer, all are effective and potent tool to give you the most nourished lips around.
HENNE, which means ‘her’ in Swedish, is a dedication to the modern woman while also paying homage to the brand’s Swedish roots. Everything is made in the USA, and meet the cleanest of beauty standards. Laura’s line has taken a modern and minimalistic approach that replaces standard lip care products with something extraordinary. See how she GLOWS below.
HENNÉ // www.henneorganics.com
how they glow
None. Okay technically the hubby has a couple pet names for me but they’re a tad too embarrassing to share.
Founder/CEO at Henné Organics
Where did you grow up:
Kansas City, KS
Where do you live:
Las Vegas in recent years. Previously Stockholm, Melbourne, Auckland, Malmö, etc.
When you're eating healthy, what is typical...
BREAKFAST: Oatmeal with chia seeds and berries, green juice, coffee.
LUNCH: Homemade gluten-free lasagna or a spinach salad from a nearby cafe.
DINNER: Some kind of protein (Alaskan salmon, organic chicken or organic beef) with a big salad.
SNACK: Nuts (almonds or pistachios), homemade super seed crackers.
What are your favorite spots/restaurants to eat healthy?
Tocaya Organica in LA (eat there at least once every time I’m in town). Wish they had one in Vegas!
In Vegas: HUMMUS // VegeNation // CRAFTKitchen
What is your favorite indulgence?
Cheddar or sour cream chips.
What are your favorite spots/restaurants to indulge?
Scarpetta (inside Cosmopolitan) // Beauty & Essex (inside Cosmopolitan) // Sparrow + Wolf (Chinatown area)
What would be your last meal on earth?
It would be a random combo of zongzi (Chinese sticky rice), chips + guac, lobster roll, blue cheese, and chocolate mousse. Told you it was random!
What is the best dish you cook / your favorite recipe?
Dark chocolate mousse.
How much: 8-10 servings
1 pot or double boiler
1 large glass bowl (should be heat proof)
1 baking spatula
Handheld kitchen mixer
Large mixing bowl
Small/medium mixing bowl
Small mixing bowl
400g of 70% dark chocolate (or 85% if you prefer less sweet)
60g of unsalted butter (can substitute with vegan butter)
5 egg whites (can substitute with egg replacement)
5 egg yolks (can substitute with egg replacement)
600 ml heavy whipping cream (can substitute with whipped coconut cream)
Whisk the egg yolks in a small/medium mixing bowl
Whisk the whipping cream in the larger mixing bowl until it’s nice and fluffy.
Whisk the egg whites in small mixing bowl until it’s light and fluffy.
Pour some water into the pot (enough so it’s at least a few inches high) and turn on low/medium heat.
Place the glass bowl on top of the pot. Break the chocolate into manageable pieces and gradually place the chocolate into the bowl as it melts.
After all the chocolate is melted, gradually mix the butter and the egg yolks into the glass bowl with the chocolate.
Gradually fold the egg whites and the chocolate into the large mixing bowl with the whipped cream until everything is nice and dark brown.
Let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
Take it out of the fridge, serve with some fresh raspberries on top and enjoy!
Where do you grocery shop?
Whole Foods and occasionally Trader Joe’s.
Top 3 items you always have in your kitchen?
1. Olive oil
3. Pistachios (I’m addicted)
What is your fitness regimen? (how often & what you do)
I work out about 5-6x/week. It’s a mix between cardio (elliptical at the gym or running outside), HIIT workouts, pilates, strength training, and kickboxing. I change things up each week depending on how my body feels and what I’m in the mood for. Coming from a sports background, exercising almost daily is crucial for me. If I go more than 2 days without doing some kind of workout, it really affects my mood and my energy levels.
What is your skincare routine? (Products, facials, etc.)
Lips: Henné everything // Other favorites: May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon, Agent Nateur Holi Oil, Maya Chia The Optimist.
What are your favorite makeup/natural beauty products?
I don’t own or wear much makeup, but I really like the Kjaer Weis cream blush, EcoBrow wax, and W3LL People loose powder.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 products would you take with you?
1. Lip Balm
What professional beauty/health/fitness/spiritual gurus do you swear by?
Lately it’s been more fitness ones: Emily Skye, Valentina Shevchenko (UFC fighter who’s a total badass), and David Goggins.
Top 3 favorite songs?
It’s probably more like Top 20 for me, but I’ll list the first 3 that come to mind:
1. Broken Social Scene - Anthem For a Seventeen Year Old Girl
2. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
3. David Bowie - Space Oddity
Most life-changing book?
My favorite one in recent years is The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo.
I don’t really have favorite boutiques, but my favorite cities to shop in are Stockholm and Copenhagen, probably because almost everything I own is black.
Coolest place you've ever visited?
Blue Lagoon in Reykjavík and South Island (all over) in New Zealand.
Nobis Hotel (Stockholm), 1 Hotels, Shangri-La (Toronto).
What is the best gift you've ever received?
Random love notes from the hubby.
Most profound healing experience you've ever had?
Learning to fully trust someone and set down certain barriers that I’d held up for years.
Who are your most trusted healers?
My naturopathic doctor Valorie Davidson and my husband.
What is the biggest learning experience you've had to face and what did you take away from it?
It’s been several experiences, mostly rejections and failures. Just through Henné alone, I’ve been rejected several hundred times. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. A line from the movie Vanilla Sky sums it up well: “The sweet is never as sweet without the sour.”
Describe your perfect day.
A warm, sunny spring day starting off with an outdoor hike or run, followed by a day of delicious eats paired with a glass (or two) of wine + great conversations.
What is your most valuable glow tip/secret?
Hydration. Simple as it sounds, it really does wonders for my skin. If I drink less water for even one day, I can quickly see a difference in my skin (looks more dull).
I’ll see it when I believe it.
What are you grateful for?
Family and close friends who are like family to me.
What makes you glow?
Love, laughter, plenty of sleep.