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Why yogis need their own beauty products

We're testing a new grooming line that's aimed to keep your Savasana going all day.

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Leave it to a seasoned beauty industry exec who once worked as a cocoa-and-coffee-buyer in West Africa’s bush to come up with a sustainable, first-of-its-kind grooming line designed to improve not just your appearance but your yoga practice as well.

“When I left my position at Aveda, my wife Suzanne and I both took a break and got certified as yogis on the island of Amorgos in Greece. Yoga is really a lifestyle now and we felt there was a real need for this type of brand,” says Yuni founder, Emmanuel Rey. Informal polls and feedback from fellow practitioners and friends lead to common themes. How do you practice daily without work getting in the way? And how do you prolong the positive post-class feeling? 

“You may have time for the class but not the extra time needed to shower and get back to work for a 2pm meeting,” says Rey. “People also noted that they felt fantastic for a couple hours after yoga and wanted to continually recall that sensation as their day went on.” The solution: Connect the idea of the beauty ritual and the yoga ritual (both examples of time you take for yourself in the day) with the meditative aspect and the practical need of getting back to business—quick. The result: Innovative products such as a hair treatment made for hot yoga, body-size “shower” wipes, and an aroma meant to help you enhance and recall your Savasana. 

Here, a handful of Yuni items we had to try: