RL LINDEN & CO [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]
i’m super pumped to announce the launch of my friends’ new company: R.L Linden & Co. they let me in on their project a little bit ago with testers of their goods. they had me swooning with every spray, swipe, cleanse, sip, sniff of their expertly concocted ecobeauty skin care products. i swear by their toner and am having fun doing further beta testing with them on a deodorant and facial serum. read my interview with robin and lynn below.
1. in your words, what is R.L. Linden & Co?
R.L. Linden & Co is Robin & Lynn. We are a small, local, women-owned company dedicated to crafting lovely plant-based skincare and healing teas.
2. how did you get into this? what was your inspiration?
Combined we have backgrounds in herbalism, nutrition, women’s health and natural skin care; have always made products for ourselves and friends; and are total beauty product junkies. We are inspired to create products that help people feel gorgeous in their own skin, as well as getting to work with our favorite plants.
3. what has the process been like from conception to execution?
We have known each other for about six years now, but started creating and blending together in August of 2012. Around the holidays we decided to do this for real and started our LLC in January. While formulating and deciding on what products to offer first, we took business classes together and sent out beta tester product samples to gather feedback. The official launch of our first three products is on August 2nd; we can’t believe it’s already been a year!
4. has creating/developing/launching this been what you expected? easier or harder? what have the challenges been?
We both had experience with start-ups in the past, so had a good idea of what to expect. Because we are committed to bringing our vision to fruition, and are so passionate about what we do, it makes the hard work totally worth it.
Of course we’ve had fairly minor challenges that are common to new businesses: nailing down our aesthetic, sourcing beautiful eco-friendly packaging, and definitely funding. Our biggest challenge, honestly, is more personal. With five kiddos between us, scheduling our work time with family time has proven to be a difficult transition.
5. tell us about other collaborators/helpers in the shop/brand?
Right now it’s just the two of us in the business, but we’ve been super lucky and really grateful for all the support that we’ve gotten. Blogs/Social Media/Product Lines like A Denver Home Companion, Seed to Serum, Rebecca Casciano, Green Beauty Bunny, One Love Organics and Beauty Bets have really helped to get the word out before our products were even available. It’s really humbling to be embraced this way.
6. who is helping you w branding/website development?
A huge thank you to Lynn’s husband, Jonathan Till, who did a beautiful job designing our logo and labels. Right now we have our website on VIRB and Lynn has set everything up so far, but we will likely enlist his creative services more as we grow.
7. where can you be found?
As of August 2nd, we will be available locally at Brick & Mortar General Store, whom we adore, and through our online store at www.lindenbeauty.com. also twitter || facebook || pinterest
8. what new/other/different businesses would you like to see in denver?
That’s pretty hard. Denver is totally rocking it right now.
9. what are your favorite shops in denver? food/restaurants? neighborhoods?
Lynn- A Small Print Shop, Beet & Yarrow, Ironwood, Fancy Tiger (both stores). Udi’s off of Colfax is yummy and walking distance from us and True Food Kitchen is great despite it’s location. City Park, Baker, RiNo
Robin- Tallulah Jones, Kismet. I always get a great meal at The Kitchen and my favorite salad is the Macho Salad at Cherry Creek Grill. I love spending time in LoHi and City Park.
they launch friday, august 2, and are going to celebrating by participating in a wonderful gathering at our mutual friend that evening along with brick & mortar, ollie’s vintage, and other awesome small denver business companies). look at the flier below and keep scrolling for a giveaway!
robin and lynn are generously giving a bundle of one of each of their products to one lucky reader of A Denver Home Companion! just leave a comment below saying what daily beauty product you cannot live without. you can gain extra entries by sharing this giveaway on twitter and/or facebook, and also by following R.L. Linden & CO on facebook, pinterest, and/or twitter. one extra entry per share or follow! that’s a lot of chances! just make sure you comment back here for everything you do so it’s sure to be counted. the giveaway winner will be announced in a blog post on august 16.
I am so excited for R.L Linder & Co’s release party on Friday. I need some of their rose balm in my life. I have SO many favorite products, but if I had to pick just one it would be
Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Touch Highlighter!
I can’t live without a nighttime moisturizer! My skin is dry, especially here in Denver so I need serious hydration at night to stay balanced.
Shared your post and followed them on Facebook 🙂
Face cream!!! Living in the mountains is not kind on the skin, without face cream I would shrivel up.
I use a lot of lotion, so I hope they tackle that next!
I shared the giveaway on Facebook!
Already follow them on Facebook. So excited for the launch!
Face lotion is a must! This giveaway is awesome!
I can’t live without my organic argan oil- it’s so versatile!
I follow R.L. Linden & Co on Facebook!
I follow R.L. Linden & Co on twitter as @naturallymarcy
I follow R.L. Linden & Co on Pinterest as ecobeaut
What a cool story – I love all these entrepreneurial friendships you have, Emily! I would love to enter this giveaway – my favorite daily beauty product is JASON’s apricot conditioner – it smells like HEAVEN!
Hooray for plant based skin care! I am almost all out of my make up and cleanser. I can’t wait to check them out! Right now my favorite beauty product is Dr. Hauschka normalizing day oil. It has cleared up and balanced out my skin.
I love the Kahina toner! So excited for this launch. Already follow you on FB, Twitter and Instagram! Best of luck with everything tomorrow and moving forward.
Nice local company. My favorite beauty product is a good vitamin c serum. Been experimenting with different brands….thanks for the chance to win/try your gorgeous looking products!
These look amazing! I can’t live without using a little something that smells nice every day … whether it’s perfume or lotion or some sort of spray, or fancy soap or whatever else. Brightens up my day and leaves me smelling good for at least a few hours!
I need face lotion for very dry sensitive skin. Would love to try this out! Thanks!
Giveaways = fantastic. Great giveaways = ultrafantastic.
This summer I haven’t left the house without Derma-E day creme – SPF 15!
I love a good face oil!
I followed them on facebook.
You hooked me on Tilvee Argan & Sea Buckthorn Face Cream!
Really WANT THE TONER-looks amazing!
Congratulations to Robin and Lynn! Been (impatiently) waiting for this launch…cannot be without lip balm…and if it contains coconut oil AND rose, that’s even better!
Following R.L. Linden & CO on facebook
Following R.L. Linden & CO on Pinterest
Following R.L. Linden & CO on twitter
I can’t live without my lotion!
Shared the giveaway on Facebook.
I cannot live without my face lotion. I am religious about putting it on every morning and night. It’s rejuvenates and refreshes each time!
I love my night time cream.
I can’t go without deodorant-I use Soapwalla. Unfortunately I stink if I don’t use something so I consider this a must every day. I already follow on all 3 🙂 I’m very excited for their mist-on my wish list!
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These products look amazing. I love a good natural toner.
Followed R.L on facebook, twitter, pinterest, and shared your post about the giveaway!