As a small child growing up in a Chinese household, Melissa Medvedich would watch mesmerized as her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother undertook their daily ritual of applying face creams and treatments. In their family, there was an inherent emphasis placed on caring for your skin. As time went on, Melissa’s curiosity grew into a full-fledged passion as she began to experiment with her own skincare regime. So, after a long-term career as a graphic designer, Melissa studied to become a certified aromatherapist before launching her own brand, Supernal, in 2019. This botanically based skincare line uses high-quality, natural ingredients to create luxurious beauty staples. The brand’s two flagship products, the Cosmic Glow Oil and Illumine Restorative Serum are both created in small batches by Melissa, who carefully hand-packages each one from the family-operated studio in New York.