I write my dreams in pencil. Not because they can be erased, but because they can always be revised. - A
About our owner
Amber is a Licensed Esthetician, Best Selling Author, and former Senior National Educator for Benefit Cosmetics!
During her career with Benefit, she trained thousands of other estheticians all over the country and helped write groundbreaking educational and strategic business content Benefit used globally contributing to the company's overall corporate growth towards becoming a $2 billion company!
Prior to starting her own business, Amber had an accomplished career in multi-level retail & corporate management for almost 20 years.
She's been a Licensed Esthetician and Clinical Herbalist for almost a decade and struggled with adult acne and hormonal skin issues herself. Amber ardently researched this phenomena, something she calls The Midlife Skin Crisis ©, and created a skincare line called ETHYST® help people overcome these challenges for good.
Amber is passionate about esthetics, skin science, and self-care and considers herself a "nerd" for the industry.
In her off time, you can find Amber reading skin science studies and lots of other books, writing comedy TV scripts, spending time with her family, and dog Jenga.
Amber is an Enneagram 4w5, is obsessed with coffee, and once did makeup during New York's famous Fashion Week.
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About ETHYST® Skincare
ETHYST® Skincare sold out 6 times nationally in the first year of it's launch!! And there's good reason for that!
After suffering with adult onset, hormonal acne and not finding any real solutions, Amber Champagne, owner and founder of ETHYST® skincare decided to take matters into her own hands.
Amber studied skin science for nearly a decade, specifically regarding what she refers to as The Midlife Skin Crisis©, where aging and hormonal skin issues collide and cause issues for many people with the intention to create a skincare line that would cut through the noise and finally help people overcome The Midlife Skin Crisis© for good.
Typically, what we see in the skincare industry is that aging products are too heavy for those dealing with hormonal skin conditions and hormonal skin treatments are too aggressive and cause aging.
Enter ETHYST® skincare. ETHYST® combats both hormonal skin conditions and aging simultaneously without causing problems between the opposing sides.
By creating a line with skin science as the foundation and utilizing ingredients naturally found in the skin's microbiome, ETHYST® helps keep the microbiome in symbiosis and functioning at an optimal level. Ingredients like phospholipids, hyaluronic acid, Omega 3's, and Vitamin C all found naturally in the skin, help the skin's processes (oil process, hydration process, collagen process etc.) to function properly and assist in ridding the skin of inflammation helping to overcome hormonal skin conditions like acne, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles and more!
For example, many believe if they put collagen on their face they're going to get more collagen, but that's simply not true. Vitamin C is needed to produce collagen.
Additionally, ETHYST® skincare doesn't strip the skin of it's natural oil or anything else the skin needs to operate correctly. In fact, ingredients like jojoba oil are regularly used in ETHYST® products. Jojoba Oil is systemically made up most like our skin's natural oil, molecule for molecule it's almost identical. Due to it's similar makeup, jojoba oil is a skin-regulating emollient that balances oil production by sending a signal to hair and sweat follicles that the skin doesn't need additional sebum for hydration, reduces acne and inflammation, and provides powerful, abundant antioxidants to the skin helping it to fend off free radicals, toxins, and damage from other external factors as well as prevents aging.
ETHYST® Skincare is gluten free, fragrance free, paraben free, cruelty free, vegan, and made in the USA!
Champagne Apothecary is a small town, enchanting self-care shop full of one-of-a-kind, small business sourced treasures.
After deciding her life in the corporate sector was too stressful, Amber set out to create a business that would help remind people about the importance of self-care and encourage them to live abundant lives with less stress.
Champagne Apothecary's mission is to provide quality wellness goods that help people prioritize self-care.
We value that the meaning of self-care is very personal.
We believe self-care should be done in the ways you feel are right for you. Champagne Apothecary is a treasure shop bursting with self-care items to help you and those you love make time in your day for some simple self love.
Whether it's a special cup of coffee or tea in the morning, a unique puzzle, book, or game that helps you hop into a fun, colorful world for a few moments, or a skincare routine to help you destress at the end of your day, we have something just for you and truly special gifts for those you love.
We exist to help people de-stress and appreciate the little things.
Through scent, sound, sight, touch, taste and the experience of our shop and everything that lies within, we're devoted to looking for ways to lead you to an enchanting place of self-care and peace.
We hope you're transcended to this same place, when you're back at home each time you reach for your new treasure from our shop. And even on the days you don't take something new home, we want just stopping in for a moment to feel like a little gift of self-care.
We believe in actively participating in and supporting our community.
We practice what we preach by investing in our community and the communities of our customers around the nation by carefully curating our shop's products from and supporting local vendors, artisans, and businesses who have shared values.
We also donate up to 10% of our proceeds every year to local non-profit organizations. In 2021, we were able to donate almost $10,000 to support local youth, cancer patients, and animal shelters among other causes!