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Women In Wellness: Alina Mehrle of AMEON On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing

An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Understand what you love and what your body needs. I love to eat fish and berries, it’s the most healthy Nordic diet for smooth skin and a strong body.

As a part of my series about women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alina Mehrle.

Alina Mehrle founded AMEŌN, which is an innovative skincare line that has pioneered a cutting edge 3-step cryoritual with five core products activated by Frozen Essence to awaken and unveil youthful, glowing and clear skin! Alina was diagnosed with breast cancer at 30 and after going through 8 rounds of chemotherapy, her skin was left dehydrated and fragile. It was a challenge to bring her skin back to life and she spent 2 years developing these formulas that have an imaginative approach and offer powerful healing benefits that not only nourish the skin, but awaken the mind to allow your skin to reach its ultimate potential.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

My name is Alina Pimkina Mehrle, I’m a 35 year old breast cancer survivor. I’m an architect and co-founder of NYC based interior design company Asthetique. Design, art and self expression is something that was always close to my heart and cultivated in me as a child. I’m also a co-founder of AMEŌN Skin. AMEŌN is a very personal project for me and was born from my recovery after chemotherapy. At the age 30 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and it changed my life forever. AMEŌN became a healing project inspired by my journey to rejuvenate and restore my damaged skin. We have 5 products in our collection: including 2 types of Frozen Essence ™ — our award winning hero product that enhances nearly every skincare ritual. With AMEŌN I want to create the most innovative and trusted skincare brand in the US.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career? What were the main lessons or takeaways from that story?

I will share the story of how I actually started my career — it’s how I got my first serious job and it was a dream job! I loved MTV back in the day, it was such a creative, brave and fresh channel. I read an article about the MTV design team in a cool magazine and I couldn’t get over it. What they did by creating a new vision, new voice resonated with me so much that I put together my graphic portfolio on a disc (remember those), found an address for MTV and sent my portfolio with a hand written letter to the Creative Director. I never expected that they would answer, but in a few days I got a call from the Creative Director and they invited me to become a junior creative designer. The lesson I learned is to always try, even if you think it’s impossible.

It has been said that our mistakes can be our greatest teachers. Can you share a story about a mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

I would say that the best lesson I’ve learned is to believe in your own super power as an entrepreneur, creator and leader. I’ve also learned the hard way that you need to let people around you earn your trust. Lots of people will promise you the moon and to succeed you need to get very good at spotting what’s real in an ocean of smoke and mirrors.

Let’s jump to our main focus. When it comes to health and wellness, how is the work you are doing helping to make a bigger impact in the world?

At AMEŌN we teach people how to relax and enjoy our skincare rituals because we’re not creating just another skincare product. Instead, our products and the skincare rituals we teach, work synergistically to help our customers establish a healing daily routine that improves the skin and also relaxes and invigorates the mind. Skin icing has been around for centuries, we created the #icecult to make it more scientific, effective and fun to do!

Can you share your top five “lifestyle tweaks” that you believe will help support people’s journey towards better wellbeing? Please give an example or story for each.

  1. Understand what you love and what your body needs. I love to eat fish and berries, it’s the most healthy Nordic diet for smooth skin and a strong body.
  2. Build your own daily rituals that make you feel grounded. For me it’s skin icing followed by coffee in the morning.
  3. Make a habit to notice what people around you do well and thank them. Make them feel appreciated. It helps you build a strong and healthy work environment.
  4. Always find time for yourself, to contribute to your own growth. I read books — it gives me so much joy and helps me understand the world better. I sometimes also like to binge stream a TV show to relax! Scandinoir is my favorite!
  5. Practice kindness. This is what the world needs most.

If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of wellness to the most amount of people, what would that be?

I already started one, the #icecult!

What are your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” and why?

  1. Travel the world and leave time in your life for adventures and fun. Nothing recharges me more than a trip to someplace new.
  2. Make sure to save for the future. It’s hard to focus on today when you’re worried about tomorrow.
  3. Friends are important. Friends are family that you pick yourself. Make friends and build your own circle and always try to help them succeed.
  4. Try to work for one or more companies before starting your own business and analyze what they do well that makes them successful. When you do finally start your own business, the lessons you learned will help you avoid having to always learn through trial and error as an entrepreneur.
  5. Invest in your education and skills. The world is always changing around you. You have to grow and adapt with it to succeed.

Sustainability, veganism, mental health, and environmental changes are big topics at the moment. Which one of these causes is dearest to you, and why?

Mental health is critically important because it also impacts physical health and the health of society. On the level of each of us as individuals, they say stress kills and I suspect they’re right. I was diagnosed with cancer at 30 with no family history and without the BRCA gene. Looking back, I suspect pushing myself to succeed without any regard for the effect that stress was putting on my mind and body contributed to my illness. On a societal level, if each of us as individuals took better care of ourselves and the people we love, I genuinely believe we’d live in a more just world.

What is the best way for our readers to further follow your work online?

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Thank you for these fantastic insights. We greatly appreciate the time you spent on this.

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