Even though Shrankhla Holecek has been a lifelong yogi and natural medicine practitioner, she is not immune to the mental stresses and physical strains of 21st-century life. After earning her MBA, she spent several high-pressure years as a management consultant in Los Angeles. She soon noticed that the professional wear-and-tear was taking a toll on her appearance and well-being. She tried a bevy of skincare products with little success, so she decided to create Uma, a line of Ayurvedic organic beauty and wellness products that celebrate the Indian rituals of her childhood.
Here, her current Uma favorites, including a candle made in collaboration with Equinox, plus the daily essentials that help her balance a hectic work and travel schedule.
“I love incorporating Ayurvedic detoxes into my daily life. I start my day by scraping my tongue after brushing.”
“I dry-brush my body for five to seven minutes before showering, starting with my legs and going all the way up to my shoulders, back, and front.”
“Starting a business has been a powerful exercise in practicing moderation. I used to get in a daily hour of working out, but now I try to set more realistic expectations around getting a healthy sweat. Wearing a great pair of workout pants helps me get that extra pep in my step.”
“Great recovery is just as important as a great workout. I'm currently burning the Uma x Equinox Pure Recovery Candle in my bedroom, office, kitchen...everywhere, to be honest.”
“I try to maintain pretty decent sleep hygiene—clean face, feet rubbed with oil, frequent sheet-and-pillowcase changes, and nightwear that actually helps your body breathe better. I wear Lunya’s cotton tees and shorts all year round.”
“I recently felt like I was consuming way too much caffeine, so I started swapping out my afternoon coffee for one of Moon Juice’s elixirs. I also carry their dusts with me when I travel.”
“I’m finding more and more items from Vince in my wardrobe. I feel like they always make a style statement and go seamlessly between meetings, meals, and speaking engagements. Their clothing helps me travel lighter and minimize my decision-making.”
“I'm quite committed to keeping my skincare routine simple but powerful. It's typically just a cleanse, toner spritz, and a lightweight emollient like Uma Ultimate Brightening Face Oil. I administer it with a quick one-to-two-minute facial massage to enhance absorption and collagen build.”
“I love that it has a beautiful dewy finish, and my skin feels like it's breathing and staying healthy underneath it.”