Who we are
is the co-founder of STILA COSMETICS (a company she started in 1993 at her kitchen counter), creating what quickly became THE IT makeup brand of the decade. Awarded a four-year scholarship to UCLA where she studied theater, MAREN, IN A HOLLYWOOD MOMENT WAS DISCOVERED IN A LOS ANGELES RECORD STORE.
Recruited to become a model, she graced the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine and later became a primetime television actress. This professional chapter was cut short by a debilitating disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME-CFS). Maren turned what could have been a huge setback into an early PASSIONATE PURSUIT OF SUSTAINABLE HEALTH and life-long exploration of food and supplements as medicine, creating a solid foundation for the ethos of Glow Beauty Fuel.
Maren has been taking the beauty supplements in Glow Beauty Fuel's bars FOR OVER 20 YEARS, and in her 60’s is a testament to their efficacy. Mega-brand Stila was eventually purchased by the Estee Lauder Companies. Fast forward to now, where MAREN HAS CREATED ANOTHER BREAKTHROUGH BEAUTY BRAND, CREATING THE MOST DELICIOUS, MOST EFFECTIVE BEAUTY FOODS OF THEIR KIND.
is ULTRA-CONNECTED TO NATURE AND TO EARTH. A LICENSED ESTHETICIAN AND CLASSICALLY TRAINED HOMEOPATH, Laura graduated with honors from THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF HOMEOPATHY. She grew up in Northern California where as a teen, she was discovered by FORD Models and became a COVER GIRL, gracing the pages of ELLE, VOGUE and HARPER’S BAZAAR magazines.
Laura spent hours in the kitchen with her Grandma Lillie, who taught her the hard, rewarding work of gardening, canning and cooking homegrown food. Together they created recipes that would heal the body from the inside out. IN FACT, HER GRANDMOTHER'S CHOCOLATE COCONUT CANDY RECIPE IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE "CHOCOLATE MANIA" GLOW BEAUTY FUEL BAR.
Laura’s devotion to holistic beauty and health led to a deeper quest for education and the mastery of multiple forms of yoga and meditation. Laura is a part time homesteader in Woodstock, New York, growing and foraging most of her own seasonal organic food. She is an ERUDITE PIONEER WOMAN, AND SELF-DEFINED "EARTH GIRL" who has great reverence for our planet-putting her hands and feet in the soil daily.