Location: Los Angeles, CA
Astrological Sign: Libra
Beauty product (or treatment) that changed your skin: My brightening saffron serum, Radiant Rani! I had no idea saffron was such an incredible ingredient for the skin.
Podcast you can’t stop listening to: How I Built This on NPR
Instagram account you love to follow: @stellasimona – she has the most ethereal vibe and everything she does has so much intention and purpose.
Michelle Ranavat knows what it means to search for your place, not only in the world but in the beauty space. Growing up in Wisconsin and Chicago, figuring out her identity was a big part of her life. “My parents immigrated from India in the 70’s and I spent my childhood in the Midwest,” she says. “I was always in this juggling act between trying to fit in and also understand what being Indian means.” For her, that meant earning her Masters of Science in Engineering Management while cultivating a love for Indian culture through dancing. Now, as founder of the all-natural Ayurvedic skincare line RANAVAT Botanics, she’s created a brand that is true to herself. Combining ancient Indian beauty with modern clean beauty, RANAVAT’s products strive to inspire everyone to create their own beauty rituals. Read on to learn more about her beauty philosophy, where she finds inspiration, and why she thinks work/life balance is a myth.