You Should Know Her: Kát Rudu

Kát Rudu Celebrity skin care expert Kát Rudu knew the beauty industry was her calling since early childhood. Always in awe of her mother’s beauty and fascinated by her daily regimen, she remembers the first moment she saw her mother use a fresh aloe leaf as eye gel. It was then she knew that she wanted to find ways to work with products that help women look and feel their most beautiful.

Kát’s beauty philosophy is simple. She believes that the path to vibrant skin at any age comes from choosing to be happy while living passionately, feeding the soul, feeding the body and feeding the skin well. She believes that a woman’s skin is representative of her journey; the expression of where she’s been, who she’s loved and where she’s going.

As a medical esthetician and an expert in creating glowing, age-defying complexions, Kát began performing state of the art treatments nearly 20 years ago – enhancing products and infusing customized ingredients to create mixes that were transformative. Empowered by the changes and confidence she saw with each patient who left with a glow, she started from scratch formulating and compounding crèmes with a range of innovative active ingredients and botanicals, amino acids and peptides to further amp up the results of her protocols.

Before long, she had built a full range of products paired to her signature facials that fed the skin with the most potent, nutrient rich formulas. KÁT RUDU Pure Biotic Skincare was born. The unique collection nourishes the skin at its cellular level, revealing a fresh and dewy glow and each KÁT RUDU product represents a facial with Kat – the best in luxury, chemistry and efficacy.

Kát Rudu Name: Kát Rudu
Website: katrudu.com
Twitter: @Katrudu
Facebook: @KatRudu
Instagram: @katrudu

1. What are three words that best describe you?

Free-spirited, dreamer, fearless

2. Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less.

When I want to accomplish something and I have a goal, I don’t stop until I reach and even surpass it.

3. What are your three biggest indulgences?

Fries, vegan chocolate, Epsom salt baths

4. What’s currently your favorite…

Restaurant: The Little Door on 3rd, Felix Venice

Food: Seven vegetable couscous with gigantic carrots on the side at The Little Door + I eat avocados everyday

Cocktail: Skinny margarita with extra lime

Shopping destination/store: Tom Ford, Rat and Boa, Victoria Beckham, Black Denim, Tamara Melon, Violet Grey

Fashion item: My Thomas Wylde leather jeans

Place to hangout: Tasting Kitchen & Malibu Soho House

City: Venice

Travel item: Hand sanitizer

Beauty product: Vichy Laboratories Moisturizing Self-Tanning Milk Face & Body

Skincare product: Jet Secret Mask Cream & my new product, Sanctuary CBD Glow Serum – launching this June!

Hostess gift: Vegan chocolate & Tom Dixon candle

Home décor item: On the stairway to my bedroom I have a tower of framed photos of my family & friends. I collect art as a hobby. I have flowers always surrounding me. They make me feel good inside and remind me of the simplicity of life and true beauty.

Book: The One Thing by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan

Website: Forbes.com

Magazine: C Magazine, Porter, Allure

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Please list at least three of your absolute favorite, MUST-HAVE items. (If you were stranded on a desert island, you would probably bring these with you.)

Almonds, avocados, a throw. I would also pick the fresh aloe vera and flowers and make masks and creams with the ocean water.

5. What’s the ONE thing you absolutely can’t live without?

Black liner.

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Women that sleep with their makeup on; People not making their bed.

7. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be, and WHY?

Peter Lindbergh known for his cinematic raw timeless photos. His photography is alive & breathing. His art speaks to my heart. I believe in natural beauty. I would love to listen to him speak of his passion and pick his brain – my dream!

8. What does it mean to you to have a strong, engaging brand and how has having one helped you?

Having a strong brand has empowered myself and other women to go for their dreams and believe in themselves to create. It has taken my insecurities away because I feel that owning something that you believe in strongly makes you independent. Being able to rely on yourself is the most powerful feeling! This has made me feel more beautiful on the inside & has separated me from my exterior self. I find it so utterly sexy.

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9. What is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?

The impossible can be done. Be who you intend to be. Be kind to yourself. Remember to breathe through it all.

10. What is one piece of advice you would give to women today about staying true to themselves and succeeding on their own terms?

Create something that is you! Stay true to yourself without worrying about what others will think of you. Being free of self judgement will propel you forward in what you want to accomplish. Not everyone will believe in your vision, and the bigger you become, the harder things become, so it is essential to have strength & perseverance for what you believe.

 


 

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1. Thomas Wylde Leather Jeans
Thomas Wylde’s timeless pieces defy trends and are instantly recognizable. Invest in a pair of leather jeans for an array of outfit possibilities that are both edgy and elegant.
$325 – $2,825, thomaswylde.com

2. Tom Dixon Candle
Everyone loves being gifted a candle. Next time you’re hoping to leave a bold impression, go the extra mile with a stylishly unique Tom Dixon fragrance.
$75+, tomdixon.net

3. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Learn to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, and deliver extraordinary results in every area of life when you read The ONE Thing.
$10 – $17, amazon.com

4. Jet Secret Mask Cream
From the beauty mogul herself, Kat Rudu’s go to skincare product is her Jet Secret Mask Cream. Formulated with the most medically advanced, active organic ingredients, this renovating plumping cream is truly a miracle fixer for thirsty, inflamed, tired skin.
$95, katrudu.com

5. Flowers
Kat makes sure she’s always surrounded by flowers – and that might just be what we all need to bring a bit more brightness into our days. The Bouqs Company delivers flowers nationwide, and you deserve it!
$36+, bouqs.com

6. Skinny margarita with extra lime
Kat’s cocktail of choice. Click the link for a recipe that might just be the best margarita you’ll ever have!
Around $15 for ingredients!

7. Vichy Laboratories Idéal Soleil Moisturizing Self-Tanning Milk
Want a natural looking tan effect without sitting in the sun? Apply this self tanner two to four times a week for radiant skin and an enhanced golden glow.
$20, vichyusa.com

8. AHAVA Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts
Detoxify and reset your skin’s inner balance with 21 concentrated Dead Sea minerals. These salts will relieve muscle tension and inflamation, while softening and hydrating. Now bath time is productive too.
$11 – $22, ahava.com

9. YSL Black Liner
Invest in Yves Saint Laurent black liner for a bold eye, clean line, and easy application. Opt for a colored pigment to turn heads.
$30 – $34, yslbeautyus.com

10. Endangered Species Organic Vegan Chocolate
This chocolate is not only vegan and filled with great ingredients, but a percentage of the proceeds support wildlife conservation efforts. Anyone else suddenly feeling less guilty about their sweet tooth?
Around $3/bar, chocolatebar.com

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