A CONVERSATION WITH APRIL GARGIULO, Founder of Vintner's Daughter
Vintner's Daughter is a sustainable skincare brand, founded on the principles of unparalled quality and efficary, inspired by April's background in the world of fine winemaking and its uncompromising standards.
REM - Nightswimming
Radiohead - Reckoner
Patty Griffin - The Long Ride Home
Bill Withers - Grandma’s Hands
Stevie Nicks - Silver Spring
Nina Simone - Sinnerman
Routines + Rituals
What’s your daily routine?
My morning routine is treasured and something I look forward to even as I go to sleep. It starts with snuggling with my kids and then a pot of single origin oolong tea and usually toast, butter and jam. This is also when I meditate, which is a daily practice. After that it’s off to the races with family, work and friends.
How do you disconnect?
I love to spend time exploring both in nature and our built world, whether that is a walk to a nearby park, or a plane ride to Tokyo, that is where I find moments of stillness and inspiration.
What is your life motto?
I don't remember who actually said it, but a quote that I love and try to live by is “gratitude is the virtue that underscores all others.”
"We have pioneered a fewer and better skincare philosophy; fewer products that are made with the finest quality ingredients and methodical formulation techniques to drive incredible, multi-beneficial performance. As such, we do not introduce an endless array of needless products to drive an insatiable marketing engine and sales. On the contrary, we want to drive skin health, confidence and joy. To that end, we only produce game-changing products that offer extraordinary results in fewer steps. This benefits not only our skin, but our planet. Win/win."
Winemaking + Skincare
"The biggest influence that coming from a winemaking background has provided to my business is the steadfastness it has given me around staying true to our mission to create the highest quality, most performance-driven and safe skincare. Like winemaking, we rely on both age-old and new technologies to accomplish our singular level of connection with the skin. Also, like winemaking we are patient in our approach and understand that in order to make the very best, you must start with the very best raw materials and honor them through meticulous formulation processes. In a skincare world where fast and cheap alternatives are abundant, this foundation in quality and old-world process has allowed Vintner’s Daughter to service the skin in such a powerful and true way."