Jesse Q+A - February Edition

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Thank you to everyone who sent in their questions on Instagram — I love hearing from all of you and I wish I could answer every question. Answering five of the most asked below :)

FYI I will be doing this at the end of every month so make sure you’re following my personal account on Instagram @jessegolden and subscribe to my email list HERE so you don't miss your question potentially being answered!


Q1:   Why are your products synthetic fragrance-free?

With an EWG rating of 8 (10 being the worst), fragrances can contain 3,500+ chemicals. Trade secret protection shields manufacturers from having to disclose these ingredients on product labels. Instead, you'll encounter the broad terms "fragrance" or "parfum" on the label.

Linked to:
endocrine disruption
reproductive issues
reduced sperm quality
low fertility rates in women
organ system toxicity
respiratory distress

This is why we use natural organic essential oils (zero synthetic fragrances) that work with your body, not against it. I highly recommend downloading the Think Dirty, EWG, or Yuka app to scan or look up your self-care items to see if they are healthy or toxic before use.

Q2: Can you recommend a clean concealer or tinted moisturizer?

I don't wear a tinted moisturizer. If I'm going out, sometimes I'll add a little Jane Iriredale (she's the OG clean makeup) concealer just in the areas that have shadows. I just don't like the feeling of too much makeup and as I’m getting older, I feel it actually ages me. I do have a few good choices on my Amazon Storefront that I’ve linked below. I prefer to wear Youth Beauty and mix it with a little Aphrodisiac Glow Oil for that perfect post-vacay glow.


Q3: Can I use the eyelash serum on my brows? 

Of course! We state this on our website & packaging.


Q4: How do you stay so positive? You're truly inspiring.

Thank you immensely. My journey has been filled with lots of opportunities to practice, but I made a conscious choice long ago – to be the victor rather than the victim. Embracing motherhood at a young age added perspective; I aimed to be the best mom, steering clear of burdening my son with my struggles and instead teaching him the art of navigating challenges with grace and focusing on the positive amidst external adversities. Moreover, my husband, even more positive than I am, has been a constant support, lifting me in times of need. Marrying him has allowed me to embrace vulnerability for the first time in my life and lean on his strength—giving me a sense of safety. His wise words have been a guiding light. 

I've compiled all my secrets to cultivating optimism in my Golden Secrets Guidance Cards, each offering profound insights for navigating your career, relationships, health, love life, and more.


Q5:  Have you ever done Botox? Or do you? Thoughts on these toxins?

Yes. Years ago, when I was still modeling in my 30s, I felt the pressure to keep up with the 20-year-olds I was competing with. Saying that, I don't feel like it made me look younger; I noticed mixed results. I smile with my eyes so it kind of created a ridge under my eyes that I didn't like. I did, however, like that I didn't scowl anymore, especially when having to look directly at the sun for work. I also appreciated that I didn't look worried all the time, and that genuinely had a physiological response to me and how people responded to me.

In 2019, I introduced The Golden Secrets Sorceress Gua Sha Stone, got my Gua Sha certification, and extensively researched its contrasting effects to Botox. Gua sha promotes blood flow and oxygen to the skin, rejuvenating muscles and skin naturally. In contrast, Botox paralyzes muscles and can lead to atrophy, causing the face to sag over time. The principle of "use it or lose it" applies here, as with any other muscle in the body.

Given my commitment to eliminating toxins from my life, especially with my health challenges like RA, multiple hand surgeries, and ongoing efforts to conceive, Botox seems impractical. I emphasize that wrinkles are a natural part of aging, and the normalization of Botox has led younger individuals to believe they need it without considering long-term repercussions.

Currently, I'm embracing my normal wrinkles and focusing on holistic skin health. While I remain open to evolving treatments that work with the body, I recommend that if you do choose to use Botox—opt for minimal amounts and infrequent (1-2x per year) sessions to prevent tolerance or immunity buildup. I've heard of Xeomin as an alternative with fewer complex proteins, though I haven't personally tried it. For those regularly getting Botox, exploring options like Xeomin might be worth considering.