One on One With Emily Sindlinger of Sorella Apothecary

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Personal mantra: I’m thankful for the struggle, because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.

Last good book you read: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Guilty pleasure: ‘Real Housewives’

Favorite Place: Lake Tahoe

Scariest thing you’ve ever done: A tunnels hike in Kauai, Hawaii

Can’t leave the house without: Sorella Apothecary Avocado Oil Lip Hydrator

Favorite food: Anything my husband cooks

Pet peeve: Bad drivers

What’s the most fun part of your job? Product development and testing. I have a big whiteboard with all of the different Sorella Apothecary products that are in R&D. Most people don’t realize each one takes over a year to create and launch. Some items have gone through 60 different revisions to perfect the look, feel, smell—and to ensure they deliver results.

What inspires you? Seeing before and after pictures of someone with acne or sun damage looking better makes all the hard work worth it!

Tell us about your hobbies. I used to golf and ski with my husband every chance I got, but now that we have young kids we enjoy going to Lake Tahoe in California (when we aren’t at a soccer game or a birthday party).

What’s your favorite Sorella product? My favorite formula changes with the season. Right now, my skin is so dry that I’ve been sleeping in the Rehab Recovery Mask three nights a week. I’m also eight months pregnant, so I’ve been slathering it on my belly to help prevent stretch marks.

How do you find a work-life balance? I love to work out. Taking 30 minutes a day for myself—even if it’s only stretching at home—helps keep my mind balanced. I’m a better mom and boss when I feel healthy.

What’s the best part of the day? I’m a morning person! It’s my most productive time. I love going to bed early and waking up early, and I’ve been that way my whole life. My friends used to tease me in high school because I would always fall asleep first. One of my daughters gets up early with me, and I love having that extra hour or so together.

What’s your favorite family activity? Going on vacation. I love researching and planning all the details. I can’t wait to start traveling more once our third baby is a little older.

What’s in the pipeline for the company? We plan to launch several new products in 2020—and even more in 2021!

—Laura Waldon

This story first appeared in the January 2020 issue of DAYSPA Magazine. To receive the magazine, subscribe here.


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