May Lindstrom

In the Kitchen
with May Lindstrom

Photography by Luke Beard

Step inside May Lindstrom’s studio and you’ll immediately understand why she calls herself a “skin chef.” Set back from the hustle and bustle of downtown LA, the sunlit loft where May and her small team handcraft her beloved natural skin care line is more like a bakery than anything else. The air swells with the mouthwatering aromas of wild-harvested ingredients—think cacao, spices, and honey—that are carefully blended together by hand to become cult-classic elixirs like The Blue Cocoon and The Honey Mud. May clearly feels at home in this kitchen-like space, whipping up her decadent formulas (first developed to treat her own highly sensitive skin, she explains) for clients all around the world. Come along as May takes us on a tour of the studio where May Lindstrom Skin comes to life.

Our studio is the very heart and soul of what we do. It’s here that the freshest, most powerfully effective ingredients in the world transform into the magic of our collection.

– May Lindstrom

Every treat is handcrafted using only the finest exotic and nutrient-rich ingredients that are sourced in a mindful and sustainable manner. It’s imperative to use the most vibrant raw materials possible.

– May Lindstrom

Everything we do is in-house. These are my personal formulas, and each fresh ingredient is shipped directly to our studio in its whole and raw state. We blend each micro-batch by hand and individually fill each and every bottle and jar.

– May Lindstrom

My team is my family, and our clients, my children. There is more love here than I could ever explain in words—we pour everything we have into creating the most beautiful and intimate experience I can imagine.

– May Lindstrom

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Meet the Skin Chef

“I've been fascinated with the magic of plants and minerals since I was a little girl. Growing up, I would mash wild plants into a pulp and dig up the iron-rich clay in my yard and cover myself and anyone who would humor me. To this day, I am passionate about pure, potent ingredients and a return to our roots. I trust in Earth's bounty and the wisdom of those who came before me.”

From concocting homegrown potions to crafting luxury treatments here in her studio, it’s clear that May’s belief in the healing power of natural extracts has always been her guide. Every one of May’s treats starts with the same simple recipe: passion, dedication, and fresh, vibrant ingredients that are delicious enough to eat.