Natural skincare pioneer Tammy Fender on Florida's secret beauty spots


Acclaimed natural beauty expert Tammy Fender shares her wellness secrets and favourite Palm Beach spots.


25th September 2018

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Creator of an internationally acclaimed, plant-based skincare line, Palm Beach local Tammy Fender is inspired by the natural beauty of southern Florida and the restorative and regenerating powers of botanicals. Guests staying at The Chesterfield Palm Beach can visit Tammy at her much-loved spa in West Palm Beach where the highest grade natural ingredients and essential oils are used for healing face and body treatments. Here, she describes her holistic approach to wellness and shares her favourite Florida hangouts with us.

Tammy Fender

Talk us through your process when creating a new product?

“I am a true believer in the notion that beauty comes from within, and that true wellness encompasses not only the body, but the mind and spirit. Each of my formulas addresses the specific skin concerns of my clients, but are also created with the intention to support balance and renewed vibrancy overall.”

If you had to pick three essential items from the Tammy Fender product line, what would they be?

“I'm a real minimalist, so I like to use formulas that are versatile, and I love a simple routine. It feels so good to pare down to using a gentle wash like Cleansing Milk, followed by Bulgarian Rose Water, my floral toner and then a layer of Plant Milk, a nutritive, protective serum.”

Tammy Fender

How do you like to spend your days off?

“My sanctuary is my home garden, outside of Palm Beach. I love spending time there with my husband Marc and our three children—Clay, Quinn and Savanna— as well as our English Field Setter, Luna, a backyard full of chickens and bees (from our family hive) and a big saltwater aquarium full of shimmering fish. Of course, there are also the fleets of butterflies that alight on the flowers we've planted to attract these beautiful pollinators.”

What products would you most recommend for frequent travellers?

“It's so simple: There is nothing like the power of deep sleep and lots of water to keep you at your best during travel. That said, I like to travel wearing a protective serum like Tammy Fender Quintessential Serum, which helps maintain the skin's natural barrier.”

Tammy Fender

What are your favourite things to do to boost your wellness?

“There is such natural beauty here in South Florida. I make time to take it in every day, whether I spend an early morning walking on the beach, listening to the waves or strolling in the Morikami Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida.”

Do you have any secret local spots that you’d be willing to share?

“To me the essence of Palm Beach is its quiet refinement and exquisite architecture, and I love to walk along Via Mizner, which is so lovely. I like to pick up a salad at Island Bee and can never resist the fresh juice at Meraki.”

Discover the stunning natural beauty of Palm Beach for yourself while staying at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Image credits: lead image © AAG. All other images courtesy of Tammy Fender.

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