The story: Bostonians benefit from skincare guru Violet Mkhitaryan’s Old World beauty secrets. Drawing on her biochemistry background and ancient recipes of her native Armenia, she’s created a much-loved line of all-natural face and body products, handmade weekly at her spa with organic ingredients like chocolate oil and wild-rose syrup.

Locals love: Her new Violet Flower Water, a toner made with Bulgarian rose, for a springtime pick-me-up.

News: Violet aims to bring a “natural revolution” to the Middle East with the recently opened Violet Kuwait, an oasis in a region with a tough-on-skin climate and a market dominated by chemical-laden products.”

April 2012

“StuffMagazine: Local Beauties”