Proud to share our interview of the amazing series on International Women's Day by Oresta Organic Skincare in Ottawa
Today, we feature Anna Buss, founder of FITGLOW BEAUTY. As an active person with uber-sensitive rosacea skin, Anna spent over a decade researching plant based ingredients and working with skin doctors and chemists to create products that activate and nourish skin cells. Fitglow Beauty is a Canadian skin care and make-up line that contains skin-soothing and healing products with the latest fashion shades and ingredients.
1. What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
A: Growing up in 4 different countries, I've experienced the great difference in how women are treated in different societies even to this day. International Women’s Day is day to celebrate the empowerment and achievements of women. Every year this day always reminds me that we should be working towards equality for all daily and not just during special days and planned events. The greatest power we have is to raise each other up and build the type of society that we can thrive in
2. What woman has been an inspiration to you?
A: There are many great women that have inspired me but no one more than my own mom. She refused to be treated as a second class citizen in a communist country while being married to an abusive man, so she picked me up in the middle of the night to start a new life in a new country. She’s a kind and gentle woman yet underneath that sweetness she’s a powerhouse and I admire her for what she has accomplished. She didn’t feel sorry for herself or complain but took action to create a better life for herself and her child. When I face a challenge I always think that if she did it, so can I.
3. What impact does the Fitglow brand have on women?
A: We try to make beauty a kind experience for women. Beauty to us is not about spending two hours getting ready, not being able to recognize yourself or not feeling confident without makeup. Beauty should be an easy and fun part of your day that gives you that extra boost in confidence and teaches you to love the imperfectly perfect parts of your unique beauty.
4. What would you like young women to know about International Women’s Day?
A: While living in North America is a great place for women to thrive, that is not the case in other parts of the world. This is why its important to celebrate International Women’s Day and support each other not just in our communities but globally.
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