By Ruth-Ann Thorn
Founder of N8iV Beauty
I am a registered tribal member of the Rincon Band of Luiseño/Payómkawichum Indians in Southern California. My Elders introduced me to the botanicals and natural ingredients used in ancient times. They taught me Mother Earth’s natural approach to skincare. Most importantly, they shared the secret potency of our mighty ancestor, the acorn (kwíila)––the best ingredient with the best nutrients for skin regeneration.
All of our products come straight from the earth and are designed to help your inner beauty shine through. We use organic and natural ingredients sourced from Tribal Land, formulated without parabens, dyes, or harsh chemicals and void of animal testing. My Ancestors’ skincare secrets and wisdom in nature taught me how to nurture and beautify.
Their philosophy is derived from the idea that Mother Earth’s gifts allow us to enhance beauty, renew skin tone, and most importantly bring balance to the spirit.
As the First People of the Western continent, Luiseño/Payómkawichum people speak the language of our Plant Ancestors. We understand that acorn (kwíila) oil is the blood (life-force) of the mighty oak. We use this potent ingredient as a source of power for our skin, which infuses our spirit making us shine like stars. The acorn’s use in Native/Indigenous medicine dates back over 14,000 years. Our acorn is difficult to source and is only harvested once a year.
We embrace the Native American belief that we can celebrate each other for our uniqueness.
This is our strength.
Ruth-Ann Thorn Founder of N8iV Beauty