Our series Before 9 explores the early morning routines of inspiring women, in their own words. Follow along for the hacks, habits, and tidbits that set them up for success during the rest of the day.
- As a crusader for non-toxic beauty and wellness, Lindsay Dahl has spent her career demanding higher standards for the products we put on our bodies, use in our households, and more. Her latest gig: SVP of Social Mission at Beautycounter, where she spearheads the brand's policy and advocacy work.
- True to her M.O., this emphasis on clean ingredients and sustainability infiltrates every corner of Dahl's life. For our series Before 9, she invites us inside her morning routine.
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If the public-facing rise of non-toxic beauty seems relatively recent, it's only thanks to decades of advocacy behind the scenes by people like Lindsay Dahl. After spending years in both Minnesota and D.C. fighting for environmental health reform—namely, calling out all the potentially harmful ingredients found in many consumer products—Dahl joined the team at Beautycounter as SVP of Social Mission, leading the brand's initiatives for clean beauty advocacy and policy change.
As you could probably imagine, Dahl very much lives and breathes the ethos of non-toxicity and sustainability that she's spent her career fighting for—and that mindfulness is highly evident in her morning routine, from the breakfast ingredients she sources from her local farmer's market to (of course) the skincare and makeup she applies. Take a look at her favorite early-hours rituals below.
I definitely identify as a "morning person."
"I’ve loved the peace of early mornings dating back to high school. Mornings have always been a time for me to have a moment of solitude. I find I can sink into those early hours before I’m hit by the frenetic energy of the workday."