The former Victoria’s Secret model turned wellness momma, Karolina Kurkova, has appeared on over 48 Vogue magazine covers internationally, and she is here to share the tips and tricks she learned in the modeling industry. We discuss her journey into modeling, hacks to nailing the perfect photo, & why she started Gryph and IvyRose – a naturally luxurious company made of herbal blends for children, masterfully crafted with over 50 years of herbal experience. She shares why the world needed a company like Gryph and IvyRose & major motherhood hacks that we all need in our life.
“I’ve tried so many different things and have been exposed to so many different cultures and their ways of wellness. When I started my company, Gryph and IvyRose, my son was 2 years old and I felt there was a space for it. My partners are herbalists and Chinese doctors and I wanted to create a line that was holistic and has great ingredients. The plants and herbs we use are very specifically combined so it creates the right performance we wanted it to achieve.”
“When I suffered from hypothyroidism it was eye opening to slow down. If your thyroid doesn’t work, nothing works. 1 out of 4 women have thyroid issues. When this was happening, I thought I was going crazy. As much as it was a painful journey, it was a great journey because it taught me so much about stress, taking care of myself, and slowing down.”
“I love beautiful skin. I love to play with makeup, but for everyday, it’s about skin, which often comes from within. What you eat is what you will get. Water and hydration are so important. When I was breastfeeding, water wasn’t enough for me so I added electrolytes. Before going to sleep, cleansing the face is a must, otherwise, your skin won’t be able to breathe and will be left with irritation and breakouts. Biologique Recherche’s P50 makes sure the top layer of the skin is smooth. I love steaming and Face Gym. It’s a great way to lymphatically drain the face. I also do lymphatic body massages and am a big fan of acupuncture–not just for the body but also for the face. It really lets your face relax.”