Deborah Burnes

Sumbody | CEO & Co-Founder

It seems that behind every hot natural beauty brand is a strong woman. And a chemist. And an industry insider, a marketing guru, an influencer and of course, a mother. It takes a village, as they say. Unless you’re CEO and co-founder of Sumbody, in which case you’re all of these things in one complete package. Meet Debbi Burnes, the pioneering natural beauty expert who has been “at the forefront of the natural beauty product revolution” for at least two decades.

Long before chocolate, mushrooms and charcoal were known beauty foods, Debbi was sharing her make-it-at-home formulating secrets in her book Natural Beauty Skin Care: 110 Organic Formulas for a Radiant You! Also the author of the whistle-blowing book Look Great, Live Green, Debbi was an early advocate for toxin-free personal care, warning millions of readers about the chemicals lurking in our beauty products.

Concerned about the rapid proliferation of chemical-laden products and convinced that nature is the ultimate innovator, Debbi married her knowledge of chemistry, biology and cosmetology with extensive studies in medicinal herbs, nutrition and environmental sustainability to launch Sumbody, an extensive range of skincare, body care and color cosmetics formulated with pure, potent and all-around wholesum natural and organic ingredients.

Regularly highlighted on TV (Access Hollywood and NBC’s Wine Country Living) and in magazines (including Marie Claire, Vogue, Lucky, Organic Style, W, and O, The Oprah Magazine), Sumbody‘s good-for-the-whole-family formulations have become a household name, and a favorite among celebrities.

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My Love Affair With Charcoal For Skin- Getting The Toxins Out

Activated charcoal acts like a magnet by adhering to gunk in our pores and drawing it out. This allows skin to breathe and function properly. When our pores are congested, nothing we put on our skin can penetrate, and anything that should be expelled can’t get out

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Skincare: Cosmetics and Transdermal Absorption

If you wouldn’t eat it, why put it on your skin? It’s widely accepted that ingesting chemicals is bad for our health, but what about transdermal penetration? The fact is, what we put on our skin can also impact our health.

Inner Work For Self Reflection: Letting Inner Beauty Shine

Inner Work For Self Reflection: Letting Inner Beauty Shine

The month of February evokes thoughts of couples, roses, chocolate, date nights, and romance. We want to impress, spoil, and dote on loved ones. During this time it’s important to remember that real love starts within. I see February as a time for self-reflection, growth, and change—a time to connect with who we are, who we want to be, and feeling comfortable in our own skin. This inner work is what illuminates our outer beauty.