After graduating from Stanford University, Lake was offered and accepted a visiting-professor position at the University of Costa Rica teaching a course in environmental sustainability and eco-responsibility, while also teaching Spanish-speaking community professionals English language skills. When Lake returned to the U.S. she taught history at the high school level.
Since 2002 Lake Louise has been the Chief Eco-Beauty Officer (CEO) of Skin, Mind, Body Essentials, a beauty and wellness products company whose brands include: Lotus Moon®, DetoxRx®, Plain Jane Beauty® and SON®. As an EcoPreneur, Lake applies the principles of sustainability, a passion for whole body wellness, and vast ingredient knowledge in all aspects of her business operations.
As a green business leader, her philosophy is based on the belief that successfully operating a business that supports a green economy must be sustainable. This means maintaining a focus that embraces and adapts to the dynamic changes both in the natural world and the global marketplace. Her success is due in large part to the company’s commitment to developing natural and safe cosmetics, skin and body care products and nutritional supplements while educating customers about the value of using natural ingredients.
Lake supports the professional development of future makeup artists, cosmetologists and estheticians by providing leadership and hands-on guidance at tradeshows and special events where one can gain valuable insights and practice in improving the profession of skin care and makeup artistry.
Lake is sought out as an educator in the skin and body care world, speaking at spa conferences across the country, being a contributing writer for Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa Magazine and current advisory board member.
Lotus Moon professional products are used at Arizona’s Pure Aesthetics Natural Skin School in Tucson, in both esthetics certification programs and in the student clinic, to teach students the effectiveness and importance of using natural and organic products in their practice.
Click here to read more about Lake Louise in her interview EcoBeauty: Not Just Skin Deep with Green America - Conversations with Today's Green Business Leaders, May 2010 (YES, a long time ago! That's how long we've been in the game).