You may already know me as a permanent makeup artist, but I’m also a chemist specializing in skincare. I customize unique formulas for my clients to address their specific needs.
When I moved to California from North Carolina, it was an exciting and scary time as I was changing careers. I previously tutored chemistry for highschool and college students. And had a side business of creating custom dolls to look like their real-life counterparts.
I was looking forward to my life’s new chapter as a permanent makeup artist and received my license from College of The Desert in Palm Desert.
But the change in climate caused drastic, unwanted changes in my skin and hair. I seemed to age prematurely overnight. My skin was suddenly rough, dull and dry, and my hair was even worse.
Before understanding I needed stronger sun protection here than back home, my skin was subjected to damaging rays that added severe hyperpigmentation and unsightly wrinkles to the problems I already faced.
Realizing the personal care regimen I had used before was now inadequate, I went from one new product to another in search of the holy grail to combat each of these issues.
Unfortunately, many of the alternatives were full of unpronounceable chemicals and only served to irritate my delicate skin even further, while so-called “natural” formulations were simply ineffective. Nothing worked, and needless to say, this was very depressing!
Frustration and desperation led me to fall back on my “mad-scientist” mindset. I knew I had the knowledge, expertise, and training to create customized serums that would address my particular issues, rather than depending on mass-produced products with generic benefits. And after a little trial and error, I found my solution.
Working with fruit extracts and oils, vitamins, and other natural compounds, I developed skincare formulas and restorative hair serums to confront my challenges.
Day by day, my skin tone evened out and my hair returned to its former luster. Wrinkles were smoothed, fine lines seemed to disappear, my eyelashes grew longer and thicker.
So when my colleagues in the beauty industry noticed the improvement in my looks and wanted to buy my products to use for themselves and their clients, Natural Skincare Alternatives was born.
My formulations address specific concerns and are then adapted to overcome each client’s personal skin and/or hair care challenges. All are completely natural and cruelty-free, and most are vegan, too, unless otherwise specified.
My goal is to tackle the cosmetic issues that are causing you embarrassment and sadness. I know all too well how distressing it is to feel uncomfortable in your own skin.
Through natural looking permanent cosmetics and custom skincare, my mission is to help you love your natural beauty that is like no other!
***PLEASE NOTE*** Permanent Makeup Services are Closed temporarily due to the Pandemic lock-down, but feel free to call/email to be put on wait-list for permanent makeup services (Eyebrows and eyeliner).
Maya prepared serum to moisturize my face in this hot desert climate and it has been wonderful. The Giraffe Lash worked really well on my eye lashes and eye brows. Give her a call and see what she can offer you. She is very responsive to all ideas and suggestions. It's a pleasure to with talk with her.
Amazing! My pores were big and Maya's custom face serum smoothed out my skin and balanced the oils in my skin to reduce acne! Would recommend her to anyone who wants smoother vibrant skin.
Positive: Cleanliness, Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value Maya did my permanent eyeliner for me which was something I never thought I would do. She was very gentle and constantly checking if I was doing okay throughout the procedure. I highly recommend her. I am very pleased with the results. Maya also gave me some of her Giraffe eyelash serum. My eyelashes have always been long but had thinned out. I have gotten so many compliments on my eyelashes. My top eyelashes are as thick as a broom! My lower eyelashes have also thickened up quite a bit.