At 32, Emily Weiss has built, from the ground up, a now-global beauty brand that speaks to an entire generation (you’d recognize that millennial pink anywhere), so you might assume she’s more than a little sleep-deprived. Yet the CEO of Glossier has the dewy skin and unstressable chill of a wellness savant, who just happens to also call the shots at a multimillion-dollar business, NBD.
We met up with Weiss at her recent Toronto pop-up—one of the first places on earth to get Body Hero, Glossier’s first body care products, launched with one of the most jaw-dropping body-positive campaigns we’ve ever seen—to get the rundown on how she takes care of her own body and mind.
On her morning M.O.:
“I try to have best practices that are consistent no matter if I’m in New York or Toronto or London, and that includes meditation. I learned vedic meditation and I do that for 20 minutes in the morning. I’ll wake up to an alarm and meditate before I look at my phone and see what’s happening. It makes the rest of the day a lot easier. I try to do it in the afternoon for 20 minutes as well, but that’s rare.”
On her workout routine:
“I do Sky Ting Yoga, a studio in New York. It’s owned by these two very inspiring girls [Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan], and I try to do that a couple times a week. I also have a recording one of them made me on my phone. It’s six minutes long and great for on the go. If I want to do more of a workout, I’ll do Physique 57, which is a barre method class.”
Here is our honest review of the Peloton barre class collection.
On her nutrition essentials:
“I take a high-low approach to wellness, meaning I will have a green juice for breakfast, but then a Big Mac for lunch. I do take supplements: fish oil, ashwagandha, 5-HTP, vitamin D, vitamin B, turmeric.”
“Nothing can make you not age, nor should you be fighting aging.”
On looking rested when exhausted beyond belief:
“Moisturizing Moon Mask for 20 minutes. Priming Moisturizer Rich. Stretch Concealer.”
On her cure for jet lag:
“At home, I do a lot of baths with Epsom salts and baking soda, or Himalayan sea salts. What I’ve been doing in Toronto, which I think I’ll continue to do whenever I travel, is bring essential oils like ylang-ylang with me, and then pick up a bag of Epsom salts at the local pharmacy, and put [both] into a bath. I find that really helps with jet lag and muscle fatigue, and it’s a nice way to reset and ground yourself while you’re traveling.”
On which beauty claim is nonsense:
“Anything that says ‘anti-aging.’ Nothing can make you not age, nor should you be fighting aging. I think there are ways to make your skin look a different way than it does, if you so choose. ‘Anti-wrinkle’ makes more sense to me because that’s a thing. There are products, be it Botox or topicals, that can maybe help with wrinkles. But nothing can help with aging. It doesn’t make any sense. We’re all getting older.”
Congrats on the launch Wing 🙂 It’s a much need gap you are filling. Loved this piece on Glossier’s top lady.
Thank you, Sam!